Suzanne Somers wages war on conventional cancer treatments

Gina Roberts-Grey

Suzanne Somers isn't one to necessarily shy away from controversy. Her latest book, "Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer," out today, is stirring up its fair share.

It seems Somers is advocating for cancer patients to skip mainstream treatments like chemotherapy -- an option she exercised when battling breast cancer eight years ago. Somers has gone on record saying she treated her cancer with a mistletoe extract in conjunction with surgery and radiation -- a move that didn't please her doctors.

Somers says her book, the 19th she's authored, is about options. Opponents say it's a bunch of "hooey."

The American Cancer Society is concerned that celebrities might be using their voices irresponsibly; to dispense medical advice. Interestingly, the more than 10 years and $2.5 billion that have been devoted to researching alternative cancer treatments have yet to prove the remedies like those Somers champions have much merit.