Archive for August, 2005

Six Years

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

On August 27th, 1999 I completed my Proton treatment for Prostate Cancer. I was treated at Loma Linda University’s Proton Treatment Center by wonderful people who are today the best I’ve ever met. Here six years later I do not have any side effects and thank Dr. John Griswell and Steve Zogg for pointing me in the right direction in early 1999.

The lack of any side effects has been most impressive and my PSA today at (less than) .1 has raised my expectations for no more trouble from my prostate. Thank you Dr. Carl Rossi and R.N. Sharon Hoyle for my care in your remarkable hands and the team from Gantry 3.

I am absolutely delighted to see M D Anderson coming on line in early 2006 with more power added to the Proton Therapy base. God bless you all.

Jim Tuggey
August 27, 2005

Dr. Komaki MD Anderson

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

There is a fine article in the New York Times, August 2, 2005 written by Claudia Dreifus.
Dr. Ritsuko Komaki, Radiation Oncologist, and wife of Dr. James Cox who heads MD Anderson radiation facility, experienced Hiroshima and led to her interest in radiation. She tells about successes in radiation at M.D. Anderson and increased survival rates, and she speaks of the new Proton Center about to open, ” And next year, we have the proton beam therapy machine going at M.D. Anderson, and with it we can do even more precise and effective treatments. The protons hit only the diseased tissue and nothing else.”
Since I am about the complete my sixth year since treated for prostate cancer with protons at Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA. I can attest to that. Jim Tuggey, August 6, 2005