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WEB REVIEW – Proton Therapy, a new way of fighting cancer

Mike Buettner prostate cancer survivor thanks to Proton Therapy
When Mike Buettner learned he had prostate cancer, it was a scary shock. As a pastor, he had presided many cancer patients’ funerals. Now he’s cancer-free, after undergoing a newer kind of radiation therapy in an Oklahoma City clinic. He now wants to get the word out about being aware of prostate cancer. And he is an advocate for the treatment he received : proton therapy. Buettner’s story began with an annual physical. His blood showed elevated PSA levels (a test that measures proteins produced by the prostate gland). Levels continued to rise during the next months, indicating an aggressive cancer. A biopsy confirmed it. Although 67, Buettner is active, with eight adopted children. He was very concerned about being slowed down by possible side effects of treatment or... Full article

Friend’s regret about prostate surgery moves Wisconsin man to protons

Bill Friedlander Proton Therapy
You could say it was a good friend’s buyer’s remorse that prompted Bill Friedlander to change the course of his cancer care. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in early 2013, the retired organic chemist was all set to begin photon radiation treatments. “I had the appointments and they gave me the Lupron,” he said. Lupron is taken to stop testosterone production in preparation for prostate cancer radiation... Full article