At Long Last – A Proton Treatment Center Coming to Dallas

Posted by Jim Tuggey on September 3rd, 2013 — Posted in General

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Today in Dallas, Texas comes news of a proposal to build a Dallas Proton Treatment Center that is estimated to provide proton treatment to 2,000 patients annually.

This will be a long overdue gain for Dallas and treatments would be slated to begin in 2016 when the facility is completed.

I often forget that my Prostate was a “Cancer” problem and that the Loma Linda Proton treatment facility’s capabilities in Loma Linda California was the answer in 1999.

For over fourteen years since my Proton Treatment I have held a PSA of 0.1, down from my PSA of 15.9 in 1999 before my proton treatment started. This week I had a final check with my Urologist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and he sent me on my way after a final visit. Always makes an eighty-three year old happy.

You can read about this Dallas Proton facility in today’s Section B of the Dallas Morning News, September 3, 2013. Scott Goldstein, staff writer.

Aside from proton center development, the usual debates are going on that try to denigrate the value of “Proton Therapy”. The over 50 men that I have personally sponsored since early 2000 are happy with their treatment and it is amazing that Loma Linda has been successful with Protons in over 6,000 men.

Thank you for reading. Keep looking at the many “Videos” on this site – I always learn a lot from them.

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