Warren Johns - Brookeville, Maryland

Treated 1993 · Posted 2001 · Updated 2008, 2012, 2015 & 2016

Treated 22 years ago, Warren's PSA remains at 0.2

The following was originally posted in 2001 nine years after Warren Johns was treated with protons at Loma Linda. The last paragraph is an update as of March 2008, a full 15 years after his proton therapy for prostate cancer.

"I wish I had better news but the biopsy shows two or three malignant spots."

Robert T. Gore, M.D. - Kaneohe, Hawaii

Treated 2007 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2015

"As a practicing physician, my colleagues were unfamiliar with proton therapy and strongly urged me to have 'traditional' therapy. However, when I researched my options, it was obvious that the best choice for me was proton therapy."

Going Against the Grain

Arlind Hackett - Highland, California

Treated 2015 · Posted 2017 · Updated 2018

"As Seventh-day Adventists it was truly affirming for us to hear the 'graduation speeches' of fellow [proton] patients telling of the blessings they had received by being at Loma Linda [for treatment]. It was truly a fabulous 'radiation vacation!'"

John Gorman - Redmond, WA

Treated 2003 • Posted 2016

"I discovered something interesting along my journey: A number of treatment programs 'hide behind' HIPAA regulations as a means to not provide the names and contact information of former patients who have received that treatment. On the other hand, Bob Marckini, and the former proton patients he referred me to - all BOB members - were open, outgoing, and effusive about their total treatment experience." 

Jerry Klein - Issaquah, Washington

Posted 2003 · Updated 2009 and 2013

The following was written in response to a prospective patient’s request for information about Proton therapy. The individual specifically asked for feedback on any side effects experienced.

Pastor Leo Ranzolin Sr. - Estero, Florida

Treated 2010 · Posted 2015

“The camaraderie among the other patients going through proton treatment and the LLUCC staff was wonderful. Loma Linda’s philosophy, to ‘Make Man Whole’ changed my life. It was not just the treatment—patients were encouraged to pursue a new lifestyle."

Robert Reed - Carlsbad, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“Many aspects of this whole story have convinced me that there was Divine intervention. No one is this lucky!”

Having recently gotten very positive PSA results, I hereby submit my story. Beginning about 1996 I had a series of elevated (8 to 12) PSA readings. For a few years antibiotics brought these readings down to lower but still high readings. I avoided a biopsy because of a disdain for invasive procedures (fear!). In retrospect, it is clear to me that I was in denial.

Thomas Norman - Richardson, Texas

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

"By then my PSA was 23 and prostate size up to 142 gm. We claim everything is bigger in Texas, but I felt this was a bit extreme."

Jim Henry - Upland, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“By now, the quality of life issues were paramount in my thought process.”

The following is a description of my decision making process for prostate cancer treatment and how I chose LLUMC for proton/photon radiation treatments.


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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