Bud Ralston - Kaneohe, Hawaii

Treated 2011 · Posted 2014

"[My wife and I] give daily thanks for our good fortune in discovering proton beam therapy at Loma Linda and for the positive outcome of my treatment."

I discovered I had prostate cancer in August 2010. My PSA had risen from 4.1 to 6.5 in six months - to 7.4 by the time I began proton treatment in December. My Gleason score was 6. One of twelve biopsy cores showed cancer.

Peter O'Connell - The Villages, Florida

Treated 2008 · Posted 2014

"I believe the issue which separates my situation from many others is that I came to proton therapy AFTER failed surgery—five years after surgery. Men in my situation are faced with reliving the trauma of prostate cancer all over again. My goal is to tell them that proton therapy can drive a stake right through the heart of that cancer and you can get on with your life."

Warren Kalkhof - Shepherdsville, KY

Treated 2013 · Posted 2016

I visited my urologist for my annual checkup. A week later, he called to say that my PSA was in the normal range, but he was concerned because my count had gone up the last four years in a row. He felt I should have a biopsy. My biopsy came back with 1 out of 12 samples with cancer.

Roland O'Brien - Fort Pierce, FL

Treated 2012 • Posted 2017

“I have nothing but positive things to say about the entire procedure.” 

I was 71 years old and my PSA had jumped a bit so my General Practitioner sent me to a local urologist in Vero Beach, Florida, who performed the common 12 hollow needle cuts.

Only one of the cuts showed cancer, however, the cancer was found to be a Gleason 8, which means it was an aggressive form.

The urologist said, "I operate using robotics, and I can take it out whenever you are ready."

Steven Hodgdon - Hatley, Wisconsin

Treated 2006 • Posted 2006 • Updated 2009

Like many of our members, Steve's initial treatment for prostate cancer was surgery. When his cancer returned, he chose proton therapy for salvage treatment.

Following is an email sent to me by Steven Hodgdon, a former surgery patient whose cancer had returned. He chose proton therapy at Loma Linda for salvage treatment.

"Hello Bob,

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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.

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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.

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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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