Read personal success stories and watch the video interviews from our Proton Treatment Center patients who share their experiences.
When June Jamerson received diagnosis that she had a lesion on her lung that would require surgery, she told her surgeon she was,"...going to call Loma Linda first, before there is any cutting." Mrs. Jamerson knew there were other alternatives to surgery. Her husband Paul Jamerson received treatment for prostate cancer at Loma Linda Medical University Center Proton Treatment Center in 1996 and has been healthy for the last 17 years after treatment.
Alan and Shelly Holt found they were able to strengthen their marriage through their time at Loma Linda.
Alan Holt's urologist recommended that he come to Loma Linda University Health for proton treatment. "You almost forget you have cancer here," Mr. Holt says. He explains his life-changing experience at Loma Linda and how it brought him closer to his wife.
Location: New Mexico
Erwin de Graaff speaks about his experience at Loma Linda.
Location: Loma Linda, CA
A life-long athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Jennifer Gardner wasn't ready to let brain cancer get in the way of her passions. Painless, non-invasive proton radiation treatment for brain cancer allowed her to keep her energy high. Although she was not able to surf, due to brain surgery, sports remained part of her daily routine. "I was still running track, cross-country. I was doing all the things a normal person would do," she says.
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
As a physician, Dr. Terry Wepsic understood why proton therapy was the best choice for his cancer treatment. He also recognized the value of staying healthy and active while undergoing treatment. By taking advantage of the many recreational opportunities available to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) patients, he was able to keep his body in top condition. Doctor Wepsic noted, "I spent about two hours a day exercising, then I would get in my car and go home."
Vicky Ramirez and Ann Hughes, both local residents and recent patients at the James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment and Research Center, tell of their experiences with their proton therapy treatments.
Mrs. Ramirez was one of the 50 women in the first LLUMC clinical trial to receive proton therapy treatment for breast cancer. she has been cancer free since ocmpleting her treatments in April 2005. Ann Hughes remarked, "The hardest part for me was getting fitted for the immobilization form...Everyone was just wonderful: very professional, yet very warm."