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.

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."

Eldon Palasek - Fullerton, Nebraska

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

“From my very first call to Loma Linda I have been very pleased with the information and help I received. From finding housing to all aspects of the treatment, everything was very positive.”

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on September 22, 2000. My PSA was 6 with a Gleason of 4+3, or 7. After proton treatment my PSA was 0.1 and after the four-month check up 0.11. After the second checkup at eight months 0.1, and the same after my third checkup at one year.

Alex Plummer - Simi Valley, California

Treated 1999 • Posted 2002

African-Americans, such as Alex Plummer, are 60 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasians.

PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR ON A MISSION: Reprinted by permission of the Simi Valley Star

A routine blood test changed Alex Plummer's life. It was 1998, and the Simi Valley man was poised to retire from Plummer Security, a company he had run for 20 years. He had big plans, including spending time traveling with his wife, Betty, and the rest of the family.

Dennis Franks - Canyon Lake, California

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 · Updated 2015

“I had my last proton treatment on February 21, 2002 and haven't stopped smiling since!”

1994: PSA was 4.6. My doctor gave me Hytrin to lower PSA and keep my blood pressure in check. Blood pressure went up so the doctor stopped Hytrin, and I went back to prior blood pressure medicine. Nothing more said about PSA.

1998: New doctor. PSA 7.8. Had biopsy. No cancer found.

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."

Bob Powell - Claremont, California

Treated 2000 • Posted 2001 

“The big deciding factor for me was a much better quality of life outcome for treatment by Protons at Loma Linda.”

John Schmidt - Silver Spring, Maryland

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

“I would encourage you to go to LLUMC and relax. They may tell you to take good care of your heart and they will take care of your prostate.”

I completed my treatments 12/28/01 (40 proton), so my input will be limited to the experiences of the treatment.

Jennings Raff - Citrus Heights, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“Loma Linda's goal is "To Make Man Whole" in all respects. I felt emotional peace in their hands and that peace continues!!!”

My name is Jennings Raff; I am 71 years of age and completed my Proton radiation treatments at Loma Linda on October 1, 2002. My Gleason Score was 6, PSA 3.8 and is now .0!

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.”

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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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