Dudley Adair - Lincoln, CA

Treated 2021 · Posted 2021

 "I have no regrets. Proton therapy was definitely a terrific decision. The procedure was painless and the staff at CA protons was fantastic. My wife and I are looking forward to a cancer-free future!"  

Patrick Purcell - Sammamish, Washington

Treated 2011 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2016

"It's not tragic to have cancer - the tragedy is not knowing what your best approach to treating it is - especially if it's a decision you'll be living with for the next 50 years."

Jeff Philbin, PhD - Albuquerque, NM

Treated 2013 · Posted 2016

"Today, I am a healthy, fully-functional, 74 year-old man with no adverse side effects. My PSA is declining steadily."

My PSA had been increasing about 0.5 mg/mL per year for several years late in the 2000-2010 decade – I was in my late 60s.

Mike Tinker - Ester, Alaska

Treated 2011 · Posted 2016

"Our experience at LLUCC was certainly the most positive medical experience of our lives."

Dave Brown - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Treated 2008 • Posted 2017

"Since treatment, in all aspects, I am fortunate to have a completely normal life. I've had absolutely no (ZERO) side effects."

Larry Hagemann - Raleigh, North Carolina

Treated 2007 • Posted 2018

“I was married in 2006 just before my diagnosis. Recently, Karen and I celebrated both our eleventh wedding anniversary along with my proton anniversary. I am pleased to report that my love for her has grown over this time, just as my PSA has diminished to flat-line levels. I could not be happier. There have been no proton side-effects at all."

Wayne Swartz - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 • Updated 2015 & 2016 & 2020

“I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 14 years post-proton treatment. I have friends and colleagues that have had other modes of prostate cancer treatment and they all had follow-up treatments with much expense and physical problems.”

John L. Richard, Ph.D. - Cave Creek, Arizona

Treated 2004 • Posted 2016 • Updated 2017 & 2018

"These days, 12 YEARS after my proton treatment, I stay pretty active as I belong to the Y and attend yoga classes, lift weights, and swim three days a week (plus yoga at home and walking around the neighborhood)."

Scott Wilcox - Morro Bay, California

Treated 2012 · Posted 2012 · Updated 2016

"The medical assistant asked me if I had any side effects [at my urologist appointment 4 months post-treatment], incontinence, etc. I told her I had none. I asked her how many patients at 4 months that had either surgery or conventional radiation also told her that they had no side effects from treatment. She said none."


"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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