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."

Charles Asbury - Boothbay, Maine

Treated 2000 · Posted 2003 · Updated 2015 

When Charles was first diagnosed, he chose hormones and Cryosurgery. Then his PSA rose to 15. Next came Proton. PSA is 0.02 four years after treatment.

Most everybody already knows this. Prostate cancer is a big business. It became apparent to me that many physicians are quite narrow-minded when it comes to offering advice.

Pastor Fred Agnir - Wesley Chapel, Florida

Treated 2003 • Posted 2003 • Updated 2015

“Loma Linda has changed me from a cancer victim to a cancer survivor, from a person filled with fear of death to a person joyfully celebrating life - past, present and future . . .”

Below is Pastor Agnir's graduation speech from January 8, 2003: 

Marvin Graham - La Puente, California

Treated 2011 · Posted 2016

I would love to share my wonderful experience of proton treatment at Loma Linda University Cancer Center in California. While we were there, my wife and I felt very special. The staff was marvelous. They were so kind to us.

Bill Vancil - Madison, Wisconsin

Treated 2004 • Posted 2005 • Updated 2015

"The doctor told me, "Your PSA is 7.15 … your Gleason score is 8. I recommend surgery; that's the gold standard. I chose proton instead and I'm doing great ... Having started 2004 with a cancer diagnosis, little did I know that it would turn into perhaps the best year of my life."

Reverend Ewing W. "Bud" Carroll, Jr. - Hong Kong, SAR, China

Treated 2006 · Posted 2015

About Bud's proton treatment at Loma Linda University Cancer Center: “The Best holiday I’ve ever experienced ... As a Christian pastor and social activist, I’m not worrying about going to heaven … I’m already here!”

Charlie Mack - Las Vegas, Nevada

Treated 2012 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2015

"Treating cancer shouldn't be this easy and this much fun."

"It's a darn short movie. How'd we ever get here?"

Michael Seidler - St. Louis, Missouri

Treated 2011 · Posted 2015 · Updated 2016 & 2021

As a whole, my treatment was an unbelievable experience that I will never forget. LLUCC, the BOB, and the friends I have made along the way will be in my heart forever."

Ivan Dassenko, M.D. - Salem, Oregon

Treated 2011 · Posted 2014

"It is now two years since I finished proton treatment at LLUCC and my PSA is 0.27 which is .02 lower than six months previously."

Bob Gibbons - Stewart, FL

Treated 2017 · Posted 2017

"I completed eight weeks of proton therapy on April 21, 2017 and my PSA has already decreased substantially. Throughout my proton treatment, I have had no side effects and I feel great. I am very grateful for the miracle of proton therapy!"

At age 76, my PSA went from 8.8 to 14.0 and my doctor did a biopsy, which found 9 of 12 samples had cancer. My Gleason score was 7 (3+4).


"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.

Watch the video.

Questions? Ask us anything.

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

Want to talk to former proton patients? Just ask.

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer — NEW Edition Available

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

Buy it on Amazon.