Lung Cancer with Metastasis to the Liver and Spine Healed with Integrative Therapies (Donald Factor)

“First do no harm.” This is one of the healing principals followed at the Oasis of Hope Hospital

Donald Factor heals from stage 4 lung cancer with integrative therapies

In November of 1986, Donald Factor, the son of cosmetics entrepreneur Max Factor, was diagnosed with carcinoma of the lung which included metastasis to the liver and the spine.  He says that his conventional doctors couldn’t offer him any hope, saying that he would be dead within 4 months, although his doctors did offer him chemotherapy, saying that it might extend his life by an additional 6 months.

Donald Factor

Donald says that he was unwilling to accept that prognosis, and subsequent research led him to the Oasis of Hope Hospital, located in Tijuana, Mexico where he received a variety of immune-stimulating therapies that included intravenous vitamin therapy, high dose intravenous vitamin C, laetrile, pancreatic enzymes, changes to his diet, coffee enemas to detoxify his liver, and intense emotional support. Donald says that he also received very limited doses of chemotherapy and radiation, but he reports that it was only done as part of a larger protocol. 

In a letter dated November 1, 1999, he shares details of his experience at Oasis of Hope Hospital, followed by a video testimonial of his experience. 

“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 of Hope 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. 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…”

Donald Factor passed away July 15, 2017 at the age of 86, this was over thirty years after he was given only 6 months to live.  His obituary mentions the treatments he was given at Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana Mexico that saved his life.  Link to his obituary.

The Oasis of Hope Hospital

Oasis offers a comprehensive website boasting impressive cancer survival statistics for stage 4 breast, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancers compared to statistics provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (a leading cancer center). Stage 4 statistics are given because that is when most cancer patients arrive at the Oasis of Hope Hospital.

An interview with Dr Fransisco Contreras from Oasis of Hope

More information from Dr Contreras

Additional Resources

Oasis of Hope Website

Read an article about Oasis of Hope

Read a news report on Donald Factor’s cancer experience

Read more about Laetrile

Read more about enzyme therapy

Read more about coffee enemas

Read more about intravenous vitamin C

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