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."

Loveen Weeks (Wife of BOB Member, Eugene Weeks) - Chandler, Arizona

Treated 2009 · Posted 2013

"I learned that the list of possible side effects from the urologist's recommended treatments were scary. I could not sleep. I woke Gene up one night and told him, 'I think we should go to Loma Linda.'"

Gene and I returned home September 14, 2009 after 45 days of proton treatment at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.

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."

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:

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.

Cherry Young - Houston, Texas

Husband Robert Treated 2005 · Posted 2012

"We are so thankful that our urologist here in Houston didn't think he could remove all the cancer with an operation back in 2005 — that prompted me, Robert's wife, to do further investigation."

Robert Young, age 66 now, was diagnosed with protstate cancer in the summer of 2005. His Gleason score was 8 and his PSA 114. He was T3b and possibly N0-N1.

Richard (Dick) Machlan- Hillsboro, Oregon

Treated 2009 · Posted 2012

"My wife started reading [Bob's book, "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer"] while I was busy with something else. ... When she finished, she turned to me and told me to read it and she knew what my decision would be."

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:

Herbert Klein, M.D. - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Treated 2006 • Posted 2006

Dr. Klein is a nuclear medicine physician, biochemist and medical researcher. He chose proton therapy after much research and “based on the elegant physics of protons."

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."

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"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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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

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

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