You may have heard that Proton Therapy is still in its experimental stages – or maybe that your insurance company would deny coverage for that reason. Review this short 90 second video that addresses these questions. Courtesy of the folks at Procure in Oklahoma.
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Below is a very well done video from the folks at ProCure that seeks to discuss the various common methods used to treat prostate cancer, and compares them to how Protons are used for treatment. The animations are helpful in understanding what the differences in the approaches are.
I am pleased to announce that we now have Videos on the web site that show you exactly how Protons work. The distinction is that all radiation treatments use X-Rays up to and including “Cyberknife”. They are unstoppable and pass all the way through the body and given the fact that the X-Rays must be strong enough to kill the cancer, there will be damage to adjacent tissue in the process of using X-rays.
These videos will show you that Protons, that are not X-Rays, are extremely accurate, and have the unique capability of being more precisely controlled for application to the cancer or benign tumor being treated. Watch the videos and you will begin to understand the significance of this precise control of the Proton in treating your cancer and the lack of collateral damage. Here are links to the videos:
In the meantime I will complete nine years and 10 months since my treatment with Protons in 1999, my PSA stays at 0.1 without side effects and the Proton process gets better each day. The following picture shows the new Robotic Positioning arm for the patients, this will accelerate the number of patients that can be treated each day for Prostate cancers.
This NEW device will be the carrier for you to the painless Proton treatment that I had in 1999:
NBC’s George Lewis appeared on NBC TV with a report on his experience at Loma Linda’s Proton Treatment center. The link may not be available for long if not accessed quickly.
Nine years ago this August 27th, 2008 I was treated for Prostate Cancer at Loma Linda University’s Proton Treatment Center, in California. The treatment involved 40 work days for about 30 minutes including undressing, into a hospital gown, treatment and re-dressing, started on July 6, 1999 and finished on August 27th, 1999. Each day, the actual Proton treatment was less than 5 minutes. I understand now August, 2008 that the treatment length is 45 work days.
My case is explained on my web site at www.prostateproton.com and further via the “links” page. Another powerful web site is Proton Bob where many testimonies from men who were treated with protons can be read. Bob Marckini runs this site.
Based on my personal experience at Loma Linda, proton treatment in my opinion, and that of many others treated with protons whom I have met, is the new Gold standard without the unpleasant side effects often mentioned in articles on other “radiation” or surgery of any kind. I firmly believe that the “detractors” are SELLING what they have and see Protons as a threat.
If you follow the money you would be impressed by the funds allocated to the new Proton centers coming on line as you read. University of Pennsylvania, Hampton University, Northern Illinois University, a center under development at Oklahoma City and funding for the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis Missouri to build a Proton facility.
Note: “Jeffrey Bradley, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology, has been named the first director of the Kling Center for Proton Therapy, a facility for treating cancer patients with a new, highly precise form of radiation therapy. The center is scheduled to open in summer 2009 at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.”
Good news for the “to be” diagnosed.