Sam Hastings - Silver Spring, Maryland

Treated 2004 

This is an article written by Sam for a Newsletter and for his local Newspaper. It is entitled, “Sharing My Good Fortune.”

John Stevens - Vancouver, Washington

Treated 2009 - Posted 2012

"The more I studied prostate cancer, the more I felt drawn to proton therapy as my treatment path."

Below is the first full entry from John Stevens' blog titled, "On the Path with Prostate Cancer." He wrote the blog soon after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and in it, he processes the highs and lows of his journey.

Brian Butchko - Carlsbad, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

"I was rather stunned by the enormity of the word 'cancer', but felt a certain calmness brought about by a sense that it was very treatable and that this was all part of 'God's Plan' for my life."

Mark Podob - Southampton, Pennsylvania

Mark Podob - Southampton, Pennsylvania

Treated - 2010 - Posted - 2012

"I qualified for the hypofractionated proton therapy clinical trial (a shorter course of treatment), so I went ahead with it. It turned out great."

Holden Markle - Roseville, California

Treated 2012 · Posted 2012

"Cancer no longer has to be the destroyer of lives and families. Cancer can bring about the possibility of a life changing experience physically, mentally and spiritually, and of course it can be beaten."

Tom Ross - Verona, Virginia

Treated 2012 · Posted 2013

"It was as if we had had a vacation in Southern California and received the cure for my cancer at the same time."

Allan Kaufman - Owings Mills, Maryland

Treated 2006 • Posted 2007 • Updated 2011 & 2014 & 2015

Allan's "proton graduation" speech:

Note that Allan spells the word, God as "G-d." When we asked why, Allan said, "I use G-d as according to the Jewish religion, we are not supposed to spell out G-d with the 'o'. If we do, then the paper can never be thrown away." A week before his graduation speech, he gave a presentation on public speaking. Here is Allan's graduation Speech:

Dr. Bernard Hindman – Cambria, California

Treated 2007 • Posted 2007

We ran a Featured Member Story on Dr. Bernard Hindman in our BOB Tales newsletter, and with Dr. Hindman’s permission, we have posted it on our website as his testimonial. Dr. Hindman is a man of considerable intellect and accomplishment. His story and his rationale for choosing proton therapy should be of great value to recently diagnosed men.

Richard Shein - Providence, Rhode Island

Treated 1996 • Posted 2004 

Following is a short letter Bob Marckini received from Richard Shein following his treatment at Loma Linda:

Dear Bob,

Howard Glenn - Santa Barbara, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2008

Howard is a physicist. Here is his response to an individual who made an inquiry about proton therapy:

A reason to select a particular treatment approach for prostate cancer:

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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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