Treated 1998 · Posted 2011

"Last month I had a follow-up with my radiation oncologist. He said, 'Bill, as much as I enjoy seeing you, I don't need to see you medically again. It's as though you never had cancer!'"

I was diagnosed in November 1998 with a 7.5 PSA and after a ton of intensive research, I chose proton beam therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital. I had a follow up with my oncologist last week. My doctor, a resident, an intern and a student came in looked at my tests and did DRE's.

My doctor said, "Your prostate is perfect; PSA is negligible. I don't need to see you again. You are cured."

I've had no side effects whatsoever, and my wife and I travel a great deal and sail summers! Thank the Lord for the proton beam!


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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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