Treated 2000 • Posted 2001 

"I decided to go back to the urologist in Yuma and he told me, if you were my Dad . . . I would send you to Loma Linda."

My cancer was found "by accident". I needed an internist but was send to a Urologist Since I haven't had any checkup in a long time I decided, I might as well. Well the Doc, after looking at my PSA, which had jumped to 9, decided to do a biopsy. He knew very well it would be hard to find so he took "only" 14 snips. When it came back with a malignancy I decided to go back up north to Virginia Mason in Seattle. There they gave me three choices: seed implant, radiation or surgery. I decided on seed implant. But my prostrate was too large so they put me on hormone shots (lupron).

After 10 months of that, my prostrate was still not small enough for the seed implant. I decided to go back to the urologist in Yuma and he told me, if you were my Dad (that tells you how young he was!!!) I would send you to Loma Linda. Well I asked for their 800 telephone number, called them, and the rest is history.

Ron DePoule

"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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