Treated 2007 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2015

"As a practicing physician, my colleagues were unfamiliar with proton therapy and strongly urged me to have 'traditional' therapy. However, when I researched my options, it was obvious that the best choice for me was proton therapy."

Going Against the Grain

My decision to have proton therapy for prostate cancer in 2006 was met with skepticism and rejection. As a practicing physician, my colleagues were unfamiliar with proton therapy and strongly urged me to have "traditional" therapy. However, when I researched my options, it was obvious that the best choice for me was proton therapy. In March 2007, I went to Loma Linda University Medical Center in California and received 44 treatments with minimal side effects.

Not only did I receive the highest quality of care, I also experienced the healing effects of love, compassion, caring and faith. The weekly meetings, the excursions for local events and dining, the fellowship of the Balloon Brothers, the expertise of all the staff, and the access to the Drayson Center all helped in my healing. I experienced no side effects: No incontinence, no impotence and no bowel issues.

In 2010, three years after my proton therapy treatment, I reunited with my highschool sweetheart at our 50th class reunion. We married on 11/11/2011 at 11:00! Since then, we have traveled over 150,000 miles together - she teaches Hawaiian healing and shares the healing power of Aloha! Together, we work to help people forgive, release the past, and discover who they are created to be.

Now my wife faces breast cancer and we are having all our care at Loma Linda University Medical Center (although we live in Hawaii). My wife has helped many women in her healing center deal with the radiation and chemotherapy challenges and this was a strong impetus for us to investigate the option of proton therapy for breast cancer.The healing of the whole person is very important to us and we find that LLUMC best meets our desires. It appears she will be a candidate for 10 days of proton therapy and will avoid the conventional 6 week radiation treatment with its associated sequelae.

My wife will share her story in the future and we hope our experience will assist others in their difficult choices.

-Robert T. Gore M.D. FACOG

Update 2015

I am celebrating 8 years post-proton treatment with no recurrence, no side effects, and not one penny for medications. As a physician, I was surprised at the lack of knowledge in the medical community about the benefits of proton therapy. After much research, I chose this modality and I awaken daily with a thankful heart. Thanks to Dr. Slater and his colleagues at Loma Linda University Cancer Canter, to Bob Marckini, founder of the BOB, for his leadership, and to all the courageous men who did not listen to the "party line" and chose instead to seek the truth. Blessings on all my "Brothers."

Robert and his wife, Brenda:

Proton Therapy Testimonial - Robert Gore

"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.

 


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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