Treated 2003 • Posted 2004 

"I am so thankful that God directed me to the right place for treatment of my prostate cancer."

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May of 2003 with a Gleason score of 7 and a PSA of 5.7. After carefully considering all options and doing a lot of investigative work, I opted for Proton Radiation at Loma Linda and started treatment in August of 2003.

During the entire time at Loma Linda I made daily trips to the gym, and went swimming every afternoon. I was told that I might experience some tiredness towards the end of the treatment. I experienced no side effects and I never felt tired during my entire stay in Loma Linda.

I finished treatment in October 2003 and had my first PSA follow up in January 2004. My PSA went from the 6.5 at start of treatment to 1.7. I will follow up again in May. So far I feel great and I am so thankful that God directed me to the right place for treatment of my prostate cancer.

"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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