Clifford Lampe - Lakeport, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

“This time my PSA was 11.5 and my Gleason was 10! ... I AM GLAD I TOOK THE CHANCE.”

John Geubtner - Gig Harbor, Washington

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

This is one patient’s account of his first day of proton treatment ...

Hello, from California - my two-month temporary residence!

I arrived in Colton, California, late Tuesday afternoon, the first of October. After finding my apartment complex, I filled out necessary rental paperwork, and went to my apartment. It’s comfortable, fully-furnished, and less than five miles from Loma Linda Medical Facility, where I receive treatment.

Jennings Raff - Citrus Heights, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“Loma Linda's goal is "To Make Man Whole" in all respects. I felt emotional peace in their hands and that peace continues!!!”

My name is Jennings Raff; I am 71 years of age and completed my Proton radiation treatments at Loma Linda on October 1, 2002. My Gleason Score was 6, PSA 3.8 and is now .0!

Doyle Rogers - Hanford, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“I started this treatment undecided if it was right, knowing that with His guidance it would be.”

Richard D. Whalen - Gresham, Oregon

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“I would tell every one to make every effort to go Loma Linda if you want the best way to treat your cancer.”

Robert Reed - Carlsbad, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“Many aspects of this whole story have convinced me that there was Divine intervention. No one is this lucky!”

Having recently gotten very positive PSA results, I hereby submit my story. Beginning about 1996 I had a series of elevated (8 to 12) PSA readings. For a few years antibiotics brought these readings down to lower but still high readings. I avoided a biopsy because of a disdain for invasive procedures (fear!). In retrospect, it is clear to me that I was in denial.

John Schmidt - Silver Spring, Maryland

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

“I would encourage you to go to LLUCC and relax. They will tell you to take care of your heart, and they will take care of your prostate.”

I completed my treatments 12/28/01 (40 proton).

I had some pain during treatment that turned out to only be gas. I was advised to get Beano or Gas-X. I did, and that was the end of the problem.

One other issue I had was that I had to get up often at night to go the bathroom. I was given a prescription for FLOMAX. And that was all I needed.

Bob Powell - Claremont, California

Treated 2000 • Posted 2001 

“The big deciding factor for me was a much better quality of life outcome for treatment by Protons at Loma Linda.”

Alex Plummer - Simi Valley, California

Treated 1999 • Posted 2002

African-Americans, such as Alex Plummer, are 60 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasians.

PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR ON A MISSION: Reprinted by permission of the Simi Valley Star

A routine blood test changed Alex Plummer's life. It was 1998, and the Simi Valley man was poised to retire from Plummer Security, a company he had run for 20 years. He had big plans, including spending time traveling with his wife, Betty, and the rest of the family.

John P. Ebin - Longboat Key, Florida

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

"A quick call to Joe. 'Hi, John. How are you?' 'Not so good, Joe. A little case of PCa!' 'No big deal!' says Joe."

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"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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