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.”

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.

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.

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."

Robert Reed - Carlsbad, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“Many aspects of this whole story have convinced me that there was Divine intervention. No one is this lucky!”

Having recently gotten very positive PSA results, I hereby submit my story. Beginning about 1996 I had a series of elevated (8 to 12) PSA readings. For a few years antibiotics brought these readings down to lower but still high readings. I avoided a biopsy because of a disdain for invasive procedures (fear!). In retrospect, it is clear to me that I was in denial.

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.

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.

Bill Mihok - Williamsburg, VA

Treated 2013 • Posted 2017 

"... I found the physics behind the proton technology fascinating: The Bragg Peak radiation theory, the cyclotron physics, and the beam steering technology ... Amazing!"

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January 2013. My PSA tests were elevated for two years prior to this, however I was still shocked and in denial when I received that diagnosis. 

Clifford Lampe - Lakeport, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

“This time my PSA was 11.5 and my Gleason was 10! ... I AM GLAD I TOOK THE CHANCE.”

John Geubtner - Gig Harbor, Washington

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

This is one patient’s account of his first day of proton treatment ...

Hello, from California - my two-month temporary residence!

I arrived in Colton, California, late Tuesday afternoon, the first of October. After finding my apartment complex, I filled out necessary rental paperwork, and went to my apartment. It’s comfortable, fully-furnished, and less than five miles from Loma Linda Medical Facility, where I receive treatment.

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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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