Benefits of Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer Treatment

  • It is non-invasive and therefore painless;
  • It is more accurate than other kinds of radiation because doctors are able to use a focused ray of proton particles to destroy cancerous tissues;
  • Full or higher doses of radiation can be used for treatment without damaging healthy tissues and organs;
  • Treatment is provided in an outpatient setting. Treatment can be scheduled for early in the morning and patients are able to go about the rest of their day as usual;
  • Proton radiation therapy does not require recovery time;
  • The treatment has little to no impact on a patient’s energy level;
  • Proton therapy poses minimal risk of impotency;
  • The treatment has lower risk of side effects compared with conventional treatment.

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"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.

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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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