Pastor Leo Ranzolin Sr. - Estero, Florida

Treated 2010 · Posted 2015

“The camaraderie among the other patients going through proton treatment and the LLUCC staff was wonderful. Loma Linda’s philosophy, to ‘Make Man Whole’ changed my life. It was not just the treatment—patients were encouraged to pursue a new lifestyle."

Jerry Klein - Issaquah, Washington

Posted 2003 · Updated 2009 and 2013

The following was written in response to a prospective patient’s request for information about Proton therapy. The individual specifically asked for feedback on any side effects experienced.

Murray Rosenblatt - Chicago, Illinois

Treated 2003 • Posted 2003 

“The people, the techs, the doctors, the patients afforded me an experience which I never will forget.”

My name is Murray Rosenblatt arriving from Chicago with PSA 6.5, Gleason 3.3.

Dr. Bernard Hindman – Cambria, California

Treated 2007 • Posted 2007

We ran a Featured Member Story on Dr. Bernard Hindman in our BOB Tales newsletter, and with Dr. Hindman’s permission, we have posted it on our website as his testimonial. Dr. Hindman is a man of considerable intellect and accomplishment. His story and his rationale for choosing proton therapy should be of great value to recently diagnosed men.

James Bowling, Maryland Heights - Missouri

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

"I give proton treatment five (*****) stars."

Lupron just didn't work for me so it was off to Loma Linda for proton treatment. I cannot recommend proton treatment too highly. All the staff who worked on my treatment or supported same were the ultimate in customer service and caring. I give proton treatment five (*****) stars (the highest).

Howard Glenn - Santa Barbara, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2008

Howard is a physicist. Here is his response to an individual who made an inquiry about proton therapy:

A reason to select a particular treatment approach for prostate cancer:

Bob Foster - St. Croix, USVI

Treated 2003 • Posted 2003 

"The stranger who overheard my conversation with the nurse and told me about Loma Linda and Proton treatment was Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed, Undersecretary General for the United Nations, former proton patient and member of the BOB!"

A rising psa can be dangerous to your health. Anyone with prostate cancer knows that. Hopefully my testimonial will help people learn how problems can develop if you put too much trust in the wrong doctor.

Don Lake - Cherry Valley, California

Treated 1992 • Posted 2003

Don wrote this 11 years after his proton treatment. At the time of writing, he said "I feel great; I haven't experienced any side effects, and at age 81, I play golf several times a week."

Since my diagnosis was way back in 1991, I had forgotten my Gleason number. People always talked about PSA, which was 18.6 back then. I have checked with Loma Linda about what my Gleason number was and it only says, well differentiated. The number 5 is pretty close to what I remember was the figure.

Homer Lamborn - Redding, California

Treated 1996 • Posted 2003 • Updated 2009

"My PSA has remained at the 0.3 level and I feel just fine."

A short note from one of your newer members but someone who was "beamed" in 1996. In the spring of 1996, while I was living at Tucson Arizona, I was scheduled for Prostate surgery at Mayo, in Scottsdale. I had a PSA of 10.8, a T2c stage, a Gleason Score of 7 and biopsy confirmation of cancer throughout my Prostate.

David Leighton - Foresthill, California

Treated 2009 • Posted 2011

When David's radical prostatectomy failed, he chose proton treatment to go after the cancer cells the surgery had missed. 

Proud to be aboard the Brotherhood. This is an outstanding program. I am a solid believer in the "Proton," and your organization is right on track getting the message out to all those in need. Keep up the good work! Early detection and Proton treatment is the way to go!

10-17-95, the prostate biopsy came back hot in the upper left quadrant of the prostate.

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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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