Atoms – They’ve Been Around Since the Beginning of Time

Posted by Jim Tuggey on August 4th, 2009 — Posted in General

At least one web site marks up Protons as an older technology and does not seem to understand that this wonderful option has continuously evolved into the powerhouse treatment that it is today. (I think they are the ones behind the times and fear the Protons impact on medicine.) These detractors cite “current studies” that portray the Proton in ways that are actually just the opposite of the real impact of this wonderful treatment.

This is the month that I reach 10 years since treatment that ended on August 27, 2009. I have had no further visits to my Urologist regarding Protons and I DO NOT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS!

Talk to a PROTON EXPERT, at Loma Linda, CA; MD Anderson, Houston, TX; Proton Institute in Jacksonville, Fla. The new Procure Center in Oklahoma City the just opened in May 2009. Ultimately, you have to make the decision regarding your treatment.

These detractors sell what they have to sell recommend surgery including “Robotic” and radiation oncologists seeds (Brachytherapy) or traditional radiation with all of its new names. The problem is that almost all radiation treatments use X-Rays up to and including “Cyberknife”.

Today’s Protons on the other hand are NOT X-Rays, are extremely accurate, and have the unique capability of being more precisely controlled for application to many cancers or benign tumors.

Worldwide over 50,000 people have been so treated with Protons for many cancerous and benign tumors.

Read “The Edge of Medicine”, Proton therapy is on that edge and meets or betters any other treatment.

I am not a Doctor, only a happy former patient, I HAVE NO SIDE EFFECTS! Seems like a no-brainer when you have a non-invasive treatment that works.


Comment by Dennis

Why does the proton sucess rate calculation use the less stringent ASTRO standards instead of the PSA <2ng/mltr standard used by other treatment options. I would like to know my individualized cure rate for poron therapy using the more stringent standard, so I could compare apples to apples with the surgical option.

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 10:48 am

Comment by jjtug

Dennis – To specifically answer your question, you should speak with the Physicists at Loma Linda’s Proton center, or MD Anderson, or Florida’s Proton Institute. What I say is from my own experience and other men I have personally talked to who have had Protons and other types of treatment. At venues where I speak about Protons, the men who have had surgery (both standard and “Robotic”) and are going back to their urologist for control of urinary incontinence.

And just as a reminder, my disclaimer says: NO MEDICAL ADVICE – Material appearing here represents opinions offered by non-medically-trained laypersons. Comments shown here should NEVER be interpreted as specific medical advice and must be used only as background information when consulting with a qualified medical professional.

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Comment by Dennis Beaudry

I have 13 days left of treatment at the ProCure Proton Center in Oklahoma City. My Urologist listed all the treatment options, icluding one only offered out of the United States and yet he never mentioned Proton therapy. I heard about it from a friend and started doing research on the web. I have visited with 2 local residents who took the treatment at Loma Linda and they didn’t have the side effects of incontinence or impotence, and it has been several years since they were treated and their PSA results continue to be excellent. The other guys I talked to who had other types of treatment, from seeds to robotic surgery, all had problems with the mentioned side effects. Although I am only about 2/3 through with my treatments I have had no problem with either of those problems.

We men being treated for prostate cancer at the Oklahoma City location have started our own web site: (since they don’t use balloons in the treatment at this center, but we do carry blue bags to treatment)

We have just started the website but plan to give patients the option of providing information about their treatment.

Dennis Beaudry

Posted on January 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm

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