Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

"The only side effect has been tiredness when I overdue it."

I arrived at Loma Linda on 6/14/01 for the first of 38 proton treatments. My psa had been steadily rising from under 4.0 to 5.6 and a Gleason score of 6 [3+3]. A biopsy confirmed prostate cancer and a catscan and bonescan found the cancer to be contained.

My urologist offered Loma Linda as one of the choices for treatment. My wife, who is a RN, was familiar with proton at Loma Linda and as far as she was concerned it was the only place to go and I agreed.

My final treatment was 8/9/01. My psa at the 4-month follow up was 0.7. I just had my 10-month follow up and it was 0.6. The only side effect has been tiredness when I overdue it.

The Loma Linda staff, doctors, nurses, gantry gentlemen, support groups and everyone else involved made what could have been a unpleasant experience a pleasant one.

I can only say THANK YOU to Loma Linda for another success story. I would also like to give a huge THANK YOU to you Bob and to Cal for the very helpful info you provide to all of us. I cannot imagine how much time you spend doing this but it is greatly appreciated.

Carl Anthony, Apple Valley, CA

"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. 

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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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