Richard D. Whalen - Gresham, Oregon

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“I would tell every one to make every effort to go Loma Linda if you want the best way to treat your cancer.”

Doyle Rogers - Hanford, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“I started this treatment undecided if it was right, knowing that with His guidance it would be.”

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.

Sid Shanks - Camargo, Illinois

Treated 2000 · Posted 2001 · Updated 2008

“I completed proton treatment in June of 2000. My current PSA is 0.3 and I have experienced no side effects from treatment.”

Roger Brown - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Treated 1996 · Posted 1997 · Updated 2009

My case: In July 1995 during a routine physical, my PSA was 11. A retest produced 11 again, so a biopsy was set up. Four samples later, the Gleason was determined to be 7. Something had to be done. I was given all the options except proton treatment, about which little was known by this urologist surgeon. Being a surgeon, he recommended a radical prostatectomy over all other treatments.

Norton Elder - Waynesville, North Carolina

Treated 2001 · Posted 2001

“What a way to be cured of cancer!”

My name is Norton Elder and I graduated from LLUMC on December 15, 2001. I just had my first four-month PSA check and am proud to say it was 0.07. When I started my treatment at Loma Linda, my PSA was 5.4; Gleason was 6 (3+3); class was T1c. I had a ten-plug biopsy, all cancerous. I had one four month Lupron shot on August 2, and started treatment at Loma Linda in late September.

I received 40 Proton treatments.

Mark Podob - Southampton, Pennsylvania

Mark Podob - Southampton, Pennsylvania

Treated - 2010 - Posted - 2012

"I qualified for the hypofractionated proton therapy clinical trial (a shorter course of treatment), so I went ahead with it. It turned out great."

Robert Crudup - Haverford, Pennsylvania

Treated 2011 · Posted 2011

"The news (diagnosis) hit hard—like a ton of bricks. If I knew then what I know now, it would have been much easier to deal with."

I was the picture of health—no cancer in the family. And I was leading a clean "California life style." The last thing I expected to hear from my urologist was, "Bob your test came back positive for prostate cancer. Your PSA is 5.76 and your Gleason score is 4+3 for a total of 7. You have no palpable tumors and your stage is T1c."

Halvard Thomsen - Clinton, Massachusetts

Treated 2002 · Posted 2002 · Updated 2015

“I DO NOT regret choosing Loma Linda and I encourage anyone to explore it to the fullest!”

Jim Henry - Upland, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“By now, the quality of life issues were paramount in my thought process.”

The following is a description of my decision making process for prostate cancer treatment and how I chose LLUMC for proton/photon radiation treatments.

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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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