Patient Stories

  • Jim Olson

    06/20/2021

    Jim Olson

    My name is Jim Olson, and I was treated for prostate cancer with proton therapy in 2019. After learning about my prostate cancer diagnosis, I had some decisions to make.

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  • Rissie Parker

    05/11/2021

    Rissie Parker

    My name is Rissie Parker, and I was diagnosed in March of 2019 with chordoma – a rare type of cancer that can appear on the spine, tailbone, or brain areas. I am a stay-at-home mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, whom I homeschool. Around the beginning of…

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  • Moses Schilling

    04/21/2021

    Moses Schilling

    My name is Moses Schilling. I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2017. The story begins at the beginning of 2017. A lot was going on in our lives. We were preparing for my wife to have a couple of very intense back surgeries. She had some scoliosis as…

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  • Gail Wilcox

    02/05/2021

    Gail Wilcox

    My name is Gail Wilcox, and I was diagnosed with breast cancer, July 2019. What a way to start a story! If I were to rewind only a year, I would be telling you how I’d just began a new career as a nursing home administrator. That after spending…

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  • 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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