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.”

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."

Don Gardonio - Maidstone, Ontario, Canada

Treated 2016· Posted 2017

"I found it hard to believe how easy the process was. I waited for the other shoe to drop, but it never did."

Canadian Reality of Proton Therapy

David Locey - Gig Harbor, Washington

Treated 2009 · Posted 2015

"I have been and continue to be healthy and blessed thanks in no small part to my experiences and relationships at Loma Linda. That part of my life began a little over six years ago and the adventure continues today."

Bill Forbes - Carlsbad, California

Treated 2011 · Posted 2012 · Updated 2016

"Two thirds of the way through my nine week [proton] treatment, I had so much confidence in the future that I booked myself on a 14-day tour of Argentina and the Antarctic."

James Pennington - Towanda, KS

Treated 2011 · Posted 2017 · Updated 2020

"My wife and I are probably the only couple to ever receive proton therapy at the same time - me for prostate cancer and her for breast cancer. Thank you, Bob Marckini and LLUCC." 

Robert B. - Palm Desert, CA

Treated 2007· Posted 2017

"I can’t say enough about my wonderful experience and my sensational results (with no side effects!)."

It’s been 10 years since I had proton therapy at Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLUCC), and my PSA is 0.2.  I’m 81 and live in Palm Springs, CA. Each time my wife and I pass Loma Linda on our way to LA, we both say, “Thank you, Loma Linda!”

Dale Wood - Taylorsville, UT

Treated 2015 · Posted 2017

"These days, I am excited to share my experience at Loma Linda. There is no place like it ... I don't know if this can be counted as a side-effect, but the only issue I have is that I miss all the wonderful people and great friends I made while I was at Loma Linda."


"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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