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."

Eldon Palasek - Fullerton, Nebraska

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

“From my very first call to Loma Linda I have been very pleased with the information and help I received. From finding housing to all aspects of the treatment, everything was very positive.”

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on September 22, 2000. My PSA was 6 with a Gleason of 4+3, or 7. After proton treatment my PSA was 0.1 and after the four-month check up 0.11. After the second checkup at eight months 0.1, and the same after my third checkup at one year.

Thomas Norman - Richardson, Texas

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

"By then my PSA was 23 and prostate size up to 142 gm. We claim everything is bigger in Texas, but I felt this was a bit extreme."

Winston Zappe - Staples, Minnesota

Treated 2000 • Posted 2002 

“I'm now 81 years old and thanks to Loma Linda I plan to pull a few more years! I have a sister who is 94! One thing I know for sure - I won't die from or with prostate cancer!"

Harland Hughes - Renton, Washington

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“I was so excited to phone my urologist, to cancel my surgery date . . .”

Ray Arnold - Annapolis, Maryland

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

“Of course the surgeon and radiologist in Annapolis and Georgetown U. in Wash. D.C. were both convinced they could cure my cancer - and they probably could - but at what cost in side effects???”

Bill Paukert - Boulder, Colorado

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“The treatments were so easy one feels guilty fighting cancer with no more effort than that.”

Karl Herrmann - Seattle, Washington

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 · Updated 2015 

“The most important sentence in this letter was: “ WITH RELATIVELY FEW SIDE EFFECTS.” We made the decision to go to Loma Linda.”

William Jackson - Reston, Virginia

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 

“I appreciate the opportunity to share my story in hopes that it will benefit others.”

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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.

 


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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