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Donald Factor Cured of Carcinoma to the Lung

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Donald Factor

Donald Factor

Donald Factor, the son of cosmetic’s entrepeneur Max Factor had carcinoma of the lung with metastis to the liver and spine.  In a letter dated November 1, 1999, he tells how Metabolic Therapy in Dr. Contreras’ Oasis of Hope Clinic saved his life.

“My name is Donald Factor.  I was living in London in November of 1986 when I was diagnosed with carcinoma of the lung that had spread to my liver. Basically the doctors in England didn’t hold a lot of hope for me. They were very apologetic and offered a treatment which they thought might extend my life for a little while, but not for very long. I didn’t feel like accepting that prognosis and decided to go and see Dr. Contreras. 

I’d met Dr. Contreras a few years before in a conference in England and was very impressed with his approach. He told us they used modern medicine combined with other natural things and a lot of love and faith. My wife and I moved from England to Los Angeles and then we drove down to Tijuana to the Oasis Hospital where I was treated.

When I arrived I was in an extremely weak condition. It was 10 days after the original diagnosis and the cancer had spread to my spine. I was in excruciating pain with my sciatic nerve affected so I could hardly walk. I was losing weight rapidly too. They took a look at me at the Contreras clinic and were quite concerned. They too were not very optimistic about my future, but as Dr. Contreras Sr. said, because both I and my wife were very committed to doing everything possible to beat the cancer, they were prepared to work with us.

To make a long story short, it succeeded… I was very impressed with the Contreras clinic [Oasis Hospital] when I went inside and met the people; I had never experienced a hospital where the doctors would treat me as a human being instead of a bunch of symptoms or a disease walking through the door. Suddenly, there was a team of people there who were interested in me and they were involving me in the course my treatment I would take. I was being asked, I was being informed and suddenly I was part of the team that was treating me. I wasn’t just an object that was being treated. And that was tremendous and I realized there was another side to Tijuana that I never imagined possible in my youth.

This all happened in 1986 so it will be 13 years this November. After the initial metabolic treatment and about a year of home therapy, I was totally clear of any sign of cancer. I went back regularly for check-ups and after about three years of being in remission, the doctors said I was cured. I said, ‘I thought in the cancer business you were never cured.’ And they said,’ Well it is silly to keep writing down ‘Remission’ year after year. We’ll see you whenever you want to come back.’ And that was that…”


Metabolic Therapy:  The dictionary definition of the word metabolic is that which pertains to the physical and chemical processes involved in the maintenance of life.  There are two kinds of metabolis: anabolism (process by which simple substances are symthesized into complex ones); and catabolism (the process by which complex structures are broken down into simple ones).  Anabolism is associated with the growth and repair of healthy tissue. 

Catabolism is associated with the disease state and the breakdown of tissue.  When the term metabolic therapy is used by doctors of alternative medicine, it denotes, not a specific therapy, but a category of treatments which are non-tocix, non-invasive, and which support the anabolic process.  Diet and enzymes are key in this type of therapy.  Dr. William Kelly and Dr. Nicholas Gonzales are well known for their use of metabolic therapy in treating cancer.  Dr. Kelly’s book is online at or you can order it from Christian Cancer Volunteers at 316-290-2128.

Source:  The Cancer Cure – Cancer Victors


Written by Tracey

September 13, 2008 at 3:05 pm

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