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Protons kept Washington State man in the saddle during prostate cancer therapy

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Rich Braun has been commuting by bike to his job for seven years. In sun, rain and even snow. Forty-five minutes each workday morning, peddling a bit uphill, with the return trip a speedier 35 minutes. It’s a ritual by which Rich abides all year long. Come the weekend, Rich usually lets loose with a 50- or 60-mile trek. “Yeah, I live a pretty active lifestyle,” says the 60-year-old resident of Everett, Washington. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2012, Rich just assumed his daily commute on two wheels should stop during treatment at SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center, in Seattle, Washington. “I was kind of concerned,” Rich recalls. “I’m sitting on a bicycle, on this tiny seat right where my prostate is.” A few days into his nine-week treatment,... Full article

Keeping a Promise: Creating a Network of Cancer Treatment Advocates

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Fifteen years ago, Bob Marckini watched his older brother enter the hospital for prostate surgery a healthy, tall, and physically fit man, and emerge hours later a completely different person. He had tubes, drains and catheters seemingly everywhere and his face was gray.   “I was with him in the recovery room and what I saw there is still etched in my mind today,” recalled Marckini. “It was then I made a promise to... Full article