Harland Hughes - Renton, Washington

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

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

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. 

Ted Brewer - Holly Springs, NC

Treated 2012 • Posted 2016

“[Proton treatment] was "as advertised" - painless and with minimal side effects.”

I’m playing golf with my brother this Sunday. It's my 64th birthday. This birthday - and any birthday, really - is meaningful in many ways. First of all, I am above ground! I am about 4.5 years post proton therapy at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) and doing very well. 

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.

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!

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.

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.”

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.

William Jackson - Reston, Virginia

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 

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

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.

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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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