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!”

Ron Yedloutschnig - Southold, New York

Treated 2000 · Posted 2001 · Updated 2010 & 2016 & 2018 & 2020

“Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can believe what they read about proton therapy. All of these testimonials on the BOB website are 100% true, written by the patients themselves.”

Paul Gustafson, Ph.D. - Martinez, Georgia

Treated 2007 · Posted 2008 · Updated 2012 & 2015

"If you have not yet made your treatment decision as you read this, be sure to talk to as many guys as possiblenot just those who selected proton therapy, but also those who selected other treatments. Above all else, make sure your treatment choice is your choice. You are the one who must live with the decision."

Bob Wolfe - Oak Harbor, Washington

Treated 2005 • Posted 2016

There was some guilt involved in explaining to our family what a delightful time we had in Loma Linda. It was a vacation in disguise.

"The bad news is, you have prostate cancer and surgery is not an option because it is too advanced," my doctor told me. "The good news is that we can control it somewhat with hormone therapy."

Dan Damon - Fallbrook, California

Treated 2013 · Posted 2016

My proton therapy experience at LLUCC can be described as follows: thorough, comfortable, special comraderie among patients and staff, spiritual, educational, and even fun (due to the gatherings and meetings for patients and their families).

Ed Solomon - Huntington Beach, California

Treated 1997 • Posted 2003 • Updated 2009 & 2016

"My current PSA is 0.03 and has been at that approximate level since completion of treatment 18 years ago."

Paul Siano - Manchester, Michigan

Treated 2004 · Posted 2016 · Updated 2019 & 2020

Have a high Gleason score?  There’s hope!

Ken Ford , M.D. - Houston, Texas

Treated 2008 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2015

"As a practicing physician, my colleagues were unfamiliar with proton therapy and strongly urged me to have 'traditional' therapy. However, when I researched my options, it was obvious that the best choice for me was proton therapy."

Charlie Hart - Portland, OR

Treated 2011 · Posted 2017

"My experience at LLUCC was great. Side effects from [proton] treatment were, in fact, minimal, and all the other patients I spoke to, who came to Loma Linda from all over the world, had similar experiences."

Jan Ruurda - Geneva, Switzerland

Treated 2013 • Posted 2016

I had 45 proton sessions in 9 weeks (including hormones due to my Gleason 9 prostate cancer). During my entire treatment, I felt perfectly fine and energetic. I had NO side effects.


"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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