Welcome to 2004 and continuing good news about Prostate treatment over the last twelve and one half years, at LLUMC using “Protons” with more and more men offering testimonies about their “Proton” experience. You can read their stories at www.protonBob.com.
I’m not a doctor, but I have been treated successfully using the Proton at Loma Linda University, Proton Treatment Center (LLUMC) in 1999. I just returned from Loma Linda in November 2003 with a PSA at 0.2 after four years and three months with only minor side effects and no pain. I started at a PSA of 15.9, Gleason 6, and Stage T1C.
On investigation I think you will find that Proton success rates are equal or better than other methods of treatment including radical prostatectomy without the pain. From my point of view, one of the distinct advantages of treatment using the Proton, is the maintenance of your “Quality of Life”.
New uses are being found for the proton in treating “Lung” cancer, “Wet” Macular Degeneration of the eye and other cancers and benign tumors, are all exciting with more to come including protons for breast cancer.