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...”

Don Butler - Yuba City, California

Treated 1999 · Posted 2003 

“I feel like my guardian angel has been looking after me during the whole procedure.”

On February 9, 1999 I had my annual checkup and was told everything looked good except for my PSA, which was 5.9. My family doctor referred me to a urologist who said my prostate felt fine - no lumps or bumps, but to be on the safe side I should have a biopsy. Bad news. The biopsy showed cancer.

He talked to my wife and me for about an hour regarding my different options for treatment. None of them were Proton beam!

Dan M. Eicher - Waterloo, Iowa

Treated 2000 · Posted 2003 

“Now, it has been 3 years since the final treatment. I still feel great and I am thankful for it. My recent check showed my PSA at 0.2. I guess you can't get much better than that.”

William Jackson - Reston, Virginia

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 

“I appreciate the opportunity to share my story in hopes that it will benefit others.”

Karl Herrmann - Seattle, Washington

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 · Updated 2015 

“The most important sentence in this letter was: “ WITH RELATIVELY FEW SIDE EFFECTS.” We made the decision to go to Loma Linda.”

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.

Bill Paukert - Boulder, Colorado

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“The treatments were so easy one feels guilty fighting cancer with no more effort than that.”

Ray Arnold - Annapolis, Maryland

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

“Of course the surgeon and radiologist in Annapolis and Georgetown U. in Wash. D.C. were both convinced they could cure my cancer - and they probably could - but at what cost in side effects???”

Harland Hughes - Renton, Washington

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“I was so excited to phone my urologist, to cancel my surgery date . . .”

Ron Worthington - Phoenix, Arizona

Treated 2005 • Posted 2005

A former proton patient, who is a retired surgeon, recommended proton treatment to Ron, a retired Col. U.S. Air Force.

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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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