Gerneral Update

Posted by Jim Tuggey on March 3rd, 2006 — Posted in General

2006, the year when two NEW Proton centers in the USA come on line, one at MD Anderson in Houston and one at Shands Cancer center in Jacksonville, Florida.

In over six years from 1999 to today, I have spoken with or read comments from over 3,000 men who had completed Proton treatment at Loma Lindas Proton Center in California or were undergoing Proton treatment at the time we talked. Many of these men were at Loma Linda for salvage treatment using Protons after failure of other methods of treatment and some had PSA score over 50.

Many of these men were disapointed by the lack of support for their decision to go for Protons by their personal doctors, while others had doctors who suggested surgery or radiation close to home, yet supported the patient’s decision to go to Loma Linda.

Now with over 7,000 men who have completed Proton treatment at Loma Linda (LLUMC), the team at LLUMC leads the way in treating the prostate with protons.

With protons in use at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at Massachusetts General Hosp (Harvard) and the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute in Bloomington, Indiana and wonderful new Proton centers opening in 2006, the awareness of the value of Protons and their low side effects will rise quickly.

It is a great future ahead for treatment and cure of many cancers and serious benign conditions using the unique characteristics of the non-invasive Proton.

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