Virgil Schulenberg - Eugene, Oregon

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 

“We had one of the best two-month vacations we've have ever had. That minute and 45 seconds out of each day for treatment was a piece of cake...”

Winston Zappe - Staples, Minnesota

Treated 2000 • Posted 2002 

“I'm now 81 years old and thanks to Loma Linda I plan to pull a few more years! I have a sister who is 94! One thing I know for sure - I won't die from or with prostate cancer!"

Thomas Norman - Richardson, Texas

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

"By then my PSA was 23 and prostate size up to 142 gm. We claim everything is bigger in Texas, but I felt this was a bit extreme."

Ron Parker - Pollock Pines, California

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“I share my experiences with many, both here at home and away, in hopes that they too may enjoy the positive results of life renewal. I would like to express my appreciation to the BOB and all who so openly share and support each other. LIFE IS GREAT.” 

Allan Kaufman - Owings Mills, Maryland

Treated 2006 • Posted 2007 • Updated 2011 & 2014 & 2015

Allan's "proton graduation" speech:

Note that Allan spells the word, God as "G-d." When we asked why, Allan said, "I use G-d as according to the Jewish religion, we are not supposed to spell out G-d with the 'o'. If we do, then the paper can never be thrown away." A week before his graduation speech, he gave a presentation on public speaking. Here is Allan's graduation Speech:

Judge Willima M. Auslen - Carlsbad, California

Treated 1997 • Posted 2004  • Updated 2010

Judge Auslen was treated with proton therapy in 1997. He has the distinction of being the 1,000th BOB member. Judge Auslen's PSA remained at 0.1 for the rest of his life. Sadly, in 2010, he passed away from causes unrelated to prostate cancer.  

Below is Judge Auslen's testimonial:

Herbert Klein, M.D. - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Treated 2006 • Posted 2006

Dr. Klein is a nuclear medicine physician, biochemist and medical researcher. He chose proton therapy after much research and “based on the elegant physics of protons."

Aaron Leno - College Place, Washington

Treated 1994 • Posted 2003 • Updated 2004 and 2009

"It's been 9 years since Proton treatment; my PSA is 0.23; I have no problems urinating and no side effects; the treatment did not render me either impotent or incontinent. "

In 1991, I had an exam in Wenatchee, Washington; the digital exam showed enlargement and some hard spots. The PSA was 4, but the doctor said they didn't pay much attention to that, it didn't usually mean too much.

Jimmie Mitchell - Nokesville, Virginia

Treated 1994 • Posted 2004 • Updated 2009 

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May of 1994 at 62 years of age. My PSA was 101.6, and the Gleason score was 6. The Gleason score wasn't too bad, 6 and below indicating a less aggressive cancer. I have since learned that it is a good idea to get at least a second opinion on Gleason as it is a subjective judgment and the more experienced the rater the more accurate the rating.

Ray Kamka - Sun City West, Arizona

Treated 2003 • Posted 2004 

If I have one suggestion it is do your homework. Take some time and do your research. Look at all options and select the one that is best for you.

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June of 2003. My PSA went up over 4 years from a 2.8 to a 4.3. My doctor suggested this could be a signal and suggested I see an urologist even though a DRE (digital rectal exam) was normal.


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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