John P. Ebin - Longboat Key, Florida

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

"A quick call to Joe. 'Hi, John. How are you?' 'Not so good, Joe. A little case of PCa!' 'No big deal!' says Joe."

Dennis Hollars - San Jose, California

Treated 2001 · Posted 2002

“Protons are heavy, penetrate without scattering, and dump nearly their entire dose in a small volume of tissue (like the prostate), with almost no collateral damage. You really don’t need to understand anything other than this.”

Charles Bingham - Veyo, Utah

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

"I wholeheartedly recommend this treatment for everyone."

Doug Ayer - Greenwich, Connecticut

Treated 2001 · Posted 2002

"I went into high gear learning all I could about options and outcomes. This involved talking to friends and their friends; reading all the books and articles; researching on the web; and visiting Memorial Sloan Kettering, Massachusetts General, Johns Hopkins and Columbia Presbyterian."

Harvey Olson - Idaho Falls, Idaho

Treated 2000 · Posted 2004 · Updated 2015

“My prostate cancer has been in remission for 15 years now.

Wilmer and Marjorie Eicher - Helena, Montana

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

"As far as we are concerned Loma Linda is the only place to go for prostate cancer treatment. Wilmer’s most recent PSA is 0.76, he has had no side effects and all is well so far."

Bill Hansel - Athena, Oregon

Treated 2000 · Posted 2002

“Two years later my PSA is 0.4, the size and texture of my prostate is normal, and the roughness is gone.”

Prior to being diagnosed with prostate cancer, my knowledge of the prostate was virtually nil. It took me awhile to even pronounce it correctly, prostate versus prostrate. The only thing I really knew about this gland, was that checking it was the least favorite part of my annual physical.

Warren Kalkhof - Shepherdsville, KY

Treated 2013 · Posted 2016

I visited my urologist for my annual checkup. A week later, he called to say that my PSA was in the normal range, but he was concerned because my count had gone up the last four years in a row. He felt I should have a biopsy. My biopsy came back with 1 out of 12 samples with cancer.

Steven Hodgdon - Hatley, Wisconsin

Treated 2006 • Posted 2006 • Updated 2009

Like many of our members, Steve's initial treatment for prostate cancer was surgery. When his cancer returned, he chose proton therapy for salvage treatment.

Following is an email sent to me by Steven Hodgdon, a former surgery patient whose cancer had returned. He chose proton therapy at Loma Linda for salvage treatment.

"Hello Bob,


The Purcell's fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. Little did they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor 1,200 miles away risked his entire career to pioneer proton treatment with virtually no side effects. “Against All Odds” follows a couple’s desire to fight cancer and unveils the historical account of a doctor’s passion to discover a better treatment option.

Watch the "Against All Odds" video.


"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 13 years post-proton treatment."
- Wayne Swartz, BOB Member
"You owe it to yourself and to those who love you to safeguard your quality of life. Surgery will not do that ... proton therapy can."
- Jeannie Chase, Spouse
- Warren Johns, BOB member
"15 years have passed since exposure to the penetrating power of the proton and the superb medical skills of the 'beam team.'”
"The procedure was a breeze. It has been 10 years and I feel GREAT.”
- Tom Wright, BOB member
"As long as I live, I will do everything I can to spread the word about proton treatment.”
- Jim Tuggey, BOB member
"I am celebrating 8 years post-treatment with no recurrence, no side effects, and not one more penny for medications."
Robert T. Gore, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

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Proton Therapy Advantages:

· Less damage to healthy tissue
· Non-invasive, painless

· Outpatient setting
· No recovery time
· Lower chance of recurrence
· Few, if any, side effects

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