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

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."

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).

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."

Robert Hillis, M.D. - Niceville Florida

Treated 2004 • Posted 2005 • Updated 2008 & 2015

Dr. Hillis is a surgeon. When diagnosed with prostate cancer, he did his homework and chose proton therapy. On September 19, 2005, The Florida Daily News did a feature story on his diagnosis and treatment at Loma Linda.

George Anderson, Ph.D. - Pleasanton, California

Treated 2005 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2015

"New technologies for accelerating charged particles promise to reduce the cost so much that one day it will be the only reasonable way to treat prostate and other cancers."

Bob Reimer - Arnold, California

Treated 1998 · Posted 2002 · Updated 2008 & 2015

"The doctor started off the conversation with, “You have prostate cancer and have one to three years to live. Go home and get your house in order." That was 17 years ago!


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 "Against All Odds" video.


"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.

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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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