Treated 2013· Posted 2017

"I've had no side effects and all systems are normal!"

In January of 2013, at the age of 58, I was diagnosed with PCa and from the very beginning knew there had to be alternatives to surgery. I had several friends that immediately chose surgery upon diagnosis and both sadly experienced those dreaded side effects that too often are minimized by the medical world and exploited by the insurance industry with years or decades of medicines, devices, and urinary aides. All the while their manhood as it was known prior to PCa fades away.

I too was given the traditional Gold Standard book by my urologist detailing everything other than proton therap and unwilling to discuss proton as a viable alternative. Having the unfortunate / fortunate prior knowledge because of friends that had chosen surgery, I had already begun my research on proton and the fact that a proton center had been built 10 minutes from home in 2012. I drove straight from my appointment to Barnes & Noble only to learn Bob Marckini's book had to be ordered. I began researching how to get an immediate copy and discovered it was available via Kindle upload to my IPad via Amazon.

That night I read Bob's electronic book version cover to cover and the rest is history. His book became my "Yellow Brick Road " and the "Road Less Traveled."

In 2013 my Initial PCa diagnosis was Stage 1C / PSA 5.3. Fast forward four years and my PSA is .5 and I've had no side effects and all systems are normal!

"Thank You Father Proton Bob Marckini!" Your book helped save my life and gave me the courage to go against my doctor's advice and do what was right for me.

"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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You Can Beat Prostate Cancer — NEW Edition Available

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

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