Archive for November, 2008

It’s not the doctor’s cancer; it’s all yours

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

My PSA on November 17th, 2008 is 0.1 and there is NO evidence of disease by physical exam. Nine years, 2 months and 20 days after being treated with Protons at Loma Linda, CA – and those are my current results.

New Proton Centers are emerging in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and uses for the Proton are expanding to many body sites. Loma Linda’s Proton experts are leading the way with over 8,500 men treated for Prostate Cancer alone and nearly 5,000 others with Protons for various cancerous and benign tumors at Loma Linda.

All the existing centers are making advances in their use of the Proton and I personally stay in fairly close contact with the Proton Institute in Jacksonville, Florida largely due to my friend and patient advocate there, Mr. Gerry Troy.

    When I consider the fact that I have seen the birth of two new granddaughters since treatment in 1999, it’s a wonderful result.

Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), Hampton, Virginia claims to be the World’s Largest Free-Standing Proton Therapy Center, expects to begin patient treatment in 2010.

ProCure Treatment Centers plans openings in Boca Raton, Florida, Boca Raton Proton Therapy, LLC (BRPT), Oklahoma, Illinois, and Michigan. Oklahoma City is well on the way.

DO NOT let detractors keep you from this positive experience – many I have heard about are protecting their current business interests and if the Hippocratic Oath, an oath traditionally taken by physicians pertaining to the ethical practice of medicine, means anything – your doctor should have the information so you can make your own choice.

It’s not the doctor’s cancer, it’s all yours.

Fighting Illness From ‘The Edge Of Medicine’

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Interesting piece (link) on NPR today. There is some discussion of Proton Therapy, and it starts 8 minutes into this piece.