Treated 2012 • Posted 2016

“[Proton treatment] was "as advertised" - painless and with minimal side effects.”

I’m playing golf with my brother this Sunday. It's my 64th birthday. This birthday - and any birthday, really - is meaningful in many ways. First of all, I am above ground! I am about 4.5 years post proton therapy at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) and doing very well. 

If it hadn’t been for my brother, who is an internal medicine doctor, I am certain that I would have had another type of treatment. My brother had a patient that he had referred for proton therapy at Loma Linda University Cancer Center in California. He had excellent results, so my brother recommended the same treatment to me. Had I not heard of proton therapy from him, I don't think I would have learned it existed. And, I would have never found Bob Marckini's book, "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer."

I was impressed with my treatment. It was "as advertised" - painless and with minimal side effects. I had minor irritation in the last few weeks of treatment, but it didn't last long and it was quickly and totally remedied by simply taking Aleve. My PSA has been on a continuous downward progression.  

My life at work, play, and socially is the same as it was before treatment. And yes, everything, still works fine. 

All in all, I highly recommend proton therapy. To me it’s the best treatment option for treating prostate cancer.

See you at the 19th hole!

"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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