Patient Stories

  • Corbin



    Few people, in their lifetimes, will go through what Corbin Patton has gone through. Even fewer will have faced such an arduous battle by the age of 10. But Corbin is a fighter and has endured his journey with courage and determination. For the last few years, Corbin has battled…

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  • Bobby Bell


    Bobby Bell

    My name is Bobby Bell, and I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Summer of 2019.  Even knowing the odds increase as you grow older, you never expect a cancer diagnosis. I have always been conscientious of my health. I’ve kept up with my annual screenings. I have…

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  • Crystal Cope


    Crystal Cope

    My name is Crystal Cope. I am 34 years old and I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August 2020 I never thought something as minor and silly as itchy skin could be a symptom of cancer. That was the only symptom I had for a year. It was…

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  • Jim Olson


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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