The following letter was received some 20 years ago by FACT President and Co-founder Ruth Sackman from a recovered cancer patient, an M.D., now retired:
I wanted to share with you some basic truths I discovered when waging my successful fight against cancer. First, it is no different from any other disease in that host resistance is the ultimate requirement for survival. Diet and selected supplements, periodic detoxification, sufficient rest, daily exercise – as well as prayer and the replacing of negative stress with positive thinking, all contribute to strengthening that resistance.
A diagnosis of cancer shouldn’t be received as a death sentence, but as a renaissance of one’s life. The earth’s beauties, once taken for granted, become newly appreciated. Each day is seen as a new opportunity for accomplishment and the cancer patient experiences a respect for the true greatness that the gift of life represents.
John J. Fisher, M.D.