Urologists typically promote their specialty.

Urologists typically promote what they specialize in which is most often, surgery. We've learned that some don't fully explain the nature and degree of side effects from surgery including impotence, incontinence, strictures, etc.

Also, surgery doesn't remove microscopic cancer – which is invisible to the naked eye – in the tissue, or margins around the prostate. Even with early stage prostate cancer, there can be cancerous cells in the margins (see the Partin Tables). Proton therapy targets not only the prostate, but also the tissue around the prostate killing any cancer that may be in the margins.

Are there urologists near me that are knowledgeable about proton therapy?

Over the years we've collected information from our members as they've completed treatment and went on to search for urologists that are knowledgeable and support proton therapy as a viable treatment option. These doctors appreciate the fact that patients have done their homework, moved forward with a treatment based on their research and comfort level, and are doing well after treatment. Some have gone as far as to research proton therapy personally. 

Download the list to see if there’s a member recommended urologist near you.

Do you recommend your urologist?

Tell us about him/her! 

"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 20 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.


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 video.

Questions? Ask us anything.

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

Want to talk to former proton patients? Just ask.

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer — NEW Edition Available

Written by former proton therapy patient and BOB founder, Robert Marckini

Buy it on Amazon.