Treated 2001 · Posted 2001

“What a way to be cured of cancer!”

My name is Norton Elder and I graduated from LLUMC on December 15, 2001. I just had my first four-month PSA check and am proud to say it was 0.07. When I started my treatment at Loma Linda, my PSA was 5.4; Gleason was 6 (3+3); class was T1c. I had a ten-plug biopsy, all cancerous. I had one four month Lupron shot on August 2, and started treatment at Loma Linda in late September.

I received 40 Proton treatments.

I did a lot of research before coming to Loma Linda, and it was a “no brainer” to make my decision. I have zero side effects, and everything is back to normal now that the hormone side effects are gone. I am 63 years old, and a retired airline pilot from Delta Air Lines.

My wife and I have discussed our experience while at Loma Linda, and have decided that it was a great vacation without any outside influences - real quality time together. What a way to be cured of cancer!

I cannot say enough for the staff and doctors at LLUMC. What a bunch of just great, caring people. What an asset Gerry Troy and his staff are to Loma Linda. His support group is a great part of the treatment.

Thanks to you for your dedication in creating the BOB, and the many hours you put into this wonderful online support. I look forward to your emails and Cal’s notes.

Norton Elder
 

"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 13 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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