James Pennington - Towanda, KS

Treated 2011 · Posted 2017

"My wife and I are probably the only couple to ever receive proton therapy at the same time - me for prostate cancer and her for breast cancer. Thank you, Bob Marckini and LLUCC." 

Harold Peters - Blackfoot, ID

Treated 2003 · Posted 2017

"At the age of 79, I am in excellent health and take no medications other than an occasional vitamin B12 supplement."

Dale Wood - Taylorsville, UT

Treated 2015 · Posted 2017

"These days, I am excited to share my experience at Loma Linda. There is no place like it ... I don't know if this can be counted as a side-effect, but the only issue I have is that I miss all the wonderful people and great friends I made while I was at Loma Linda."

Robert Baersch - Palm Desert, CA

Treated 2007· Posted 2017

"I can’t say enough about my wonderful experience and my sensational results (with no side effects!)."

It’s been 10 years since I had proton therapy at Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLUCC), and my PSA is 0.2.  I’m 81 and live in Palm Springs, CA. Each time my wife and I pass Loma Linda on our way to LA, we both say, “Thank you, Loma Linda!”

Ron Yedloutschnig - Southold, New York

Treated 2000 · Posted 2001 · Updated 2010 & 2016 & 2018

“Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can believe what they read about proton therapy. All of these testimonials on the BOB website are 100% true, written by the patients themselves.”

Paul Gustafson, Ph.D. - Martinez, Georgia

Treated 2007 · Posted 2008 · Updated 2012 & 2015

"If you have not yet made your treatment decision as you read this, be sure to talk to as many guys as possiblenot just those who selected proton therapy, but also those who selected other treatments. Above all else, make sure your treatment choice is your choice. You are the one who must live with the decision."

Bob Wolfe - Oak Harbor, Washington

Treated 2005 • Posted 2016

There was some guilt involved in explaining to our family what a delightful time we had in Loma Linda. It was a vacation in disguise.

"The bad news is, you have prostate cancer and surgery is not an option because it is too advanced," my doctor told me. "The good news is that we can control it somewhat with hormone therapy."

Dan Damon - Fallbrook, California

Treated 2013 · Posted 2016

My proton therapy experience at LLUCC can be described as follows: thorough, comfortable, special comraderie among patients and staff, spiritual, educational, and even fun (due to the gatherings and meetings for patients and their families).


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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