Suzanne Somers feared she had just days to live after doctors wrongly diagnosed with her full-body cancer last year (08).
The Three's Company star announced in 2001 she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and rejected chemotherapy in favour of a natural treatment called Iscador, a mistletoe extract.
She refused after-care treatment and stuck to alternative aids and a healthy diet - but fell seriously ill in November (08) when her body began swelling, welts appeared on her skin, and she struggled to breathe.
The actress was rushed to hospital, where several doctors concluded she had lung cancer that had spread throughout her entire body.
She refused full-body chemotherapy and instead opted for surgery to remove tumours - but was amazed when surgeons later told her they cound find nothing wrong with her.
She tells U.S. TV show host Larry King, "He (the doctor) said, 'You have a mass on your lung. It looks like the cancer metastasised into your liver. You have so many tumors in your chest, we can't count them... And you have a blood clot and you have pneumonia.' Six doctors over six days confirming that I should get my things in order...
"They take me into surgery... And I'm thinking I'm about to find out if I'm going to live or die, most likely die. It's been confirmed by six doctors.
"I woke up in intensive care to hear, 'Wow, you don't have any cancer anywhere.'"
Doctors were baffled by Somers' condition, and she decided to leave their care after they made plans to test her for a number of serious diseases.
The star believes she had a reaction to a substance and she's now urging cancer patients to seek a second opinion, adding: "They were all wrong. That's why I wrote this book. That's what we lay people need to understand... I'm just saying, choose whatever you want."