Lewis Wilson - Fargo, North Dakota

Treated 2012· Posted 2016

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Loma Linda University Cancer Center in California is like no other medical facility in the world. I made lifelong friends during my experience there, both fellow patients and staff.

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."

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)."

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." 

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."

Harold Peters - Blackfoot, ID

Treated 2003 · Posted 2017

"At the age of 79, I am in excellent health and take no medications other than an occasional vitamin B12 supplement."

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!”


"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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Written by former proton therapy patient and BOB founder, Robert Marckini

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