Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

“I would encourage you to go to LLUCC and relax. They will tell you to take care of your heart, and they will take care of your prostate.”

I completed my treatments 12/28/01 (40 proton).

I had some pain during treatment that turned out to only be gas. I was advised to get Beano or Gas-X. I did, and that was the end of the problem.

One other issue I had was that I had to get up often at night to go the bathroom. I was given a prescription for FLOMAX. And that was all I needed.

I had no other side effects from my proton treatment.  As far as I could tell, they weren't doing anything. That is good! I had no discomfort at all - and no weariness.

I would encourage anyone reading this to go to Loma Linda University Cancer Center and relax. They will tell you to take care of your heart; and they will take care of your prostate.

- John Schmidt 

"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.


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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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