Author Archives: Brittney Prince

  • Jim Tincher

    12/30/2020

    Jim Tincher

    My name is Jim Tincher.  I was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2019. You might say the way I found out about it was … well, an accident. I was standing outside one day – and the next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital. I had a…

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  • Pastor E. Jennings Tyson

    12/04/2020

    Pastor E. Jennings Tyson

    My name is Pastor Edward Jennings Tyson. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, March 2019. You assume when you’re diagnosed with cancer, the first thing you figure out is how to get rid of it. But that wasn’t my experience. My Urologist said that because my Gleason score was a…

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  • Vickie Weigel

    12/03/2020

    Vickie Weigel

    My name is Vickie Weigel. My introduction to the Oklahoma Proton Center in 2010 was not when I was battling cancer, but when I accompanied a family member for a consult.  From the very first day, I felt drawn to the center and desired to work there.  I talked with…

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  • Richard Hoe

    11/12/2020

    Richard Hoe

    Richard Hoe, Prostate Cancer Survivor In late 2010, after being diagnosed with cancer of the prostate, I began researching my options. With so many treatments available, my first step was to speak with men who had been treated for prostate cancer in various ways. I spoke with men who had…

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  • Lung Cancer Awareness Through a Pandemic

    11/04/2020

    Lung Cancer Awareness Through a Pandemic

    Oklahoma Proton Center Offering Free Lung Screening for High-Risk Individuals in November Lung cancer is the 2nd most common cancer amongst men and women in the United States and is by far the leading cause of cancer-related death. “It’s a difficult disease, with potentially difficult outcomes,” says David Raubach, Chief…

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  • AMY'S HEART: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY TO PROTECT WHAT MATTERED MOST

    10/13/2020

    AMY'S HEART: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY TO PROTECT WHAT MATTERED MOST

    My name is Amy Gray. I am a mother, a wife, a nurse. There are so many words to describe me, yet, cancer survivor wasn’t something I ever imagined I would add to the list. I found out I  had breast cancer in October of 2019. It was DCIS with…

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  • Facing Cancer: A Problem to be Solved

    07/28/2020

    Facing Cancer: A Problem to be Solved

    Freddie Pike, Prostate Cancer Survivor As a retired minister, I had spent years counseling those facing cancer. I never felt concerned about that dreaded diagnosis. For me, cancer was something other people went through. My job was to be there should someone need me. With that mindset, you can imagine…

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  • Proton Therapy Safer Than Conventional Radiation Treatment Per Stanford Study

    06/18/2020

    Proton Therapy Safer Than Conventional Radiation Treatment Per Stanford Study

    Proton Therapy reduces the risk of a second cancer diagnosis by 69% versus other forms of radiation treatment according to a paper recently released by a team from Stanford University. The study looked at 450,373 patients in the National Cancer Database who received either 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), Intensity…

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