Patients

Eric Green

Eric Green has a quiet, confident disposition. He is the kind of person you immediately feel drawn to when you meet him. Sharing stories of his upbringing in Baltimore, Maryland, and advising on all the places to check out when visiting the area, Eric instantly puts you at ease. With three grown children out of […]

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Kimberlee Smith

Do the Research; Advocate for Yourself Kimberlee was in disbelief when the doctor told her she had breast cancer. “It was a shock to the system,” she said. She is the only one in her family to have been diagnosed with this disease. Kimberlee wanted answers to the question of why, but when doctors were […]

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Lily Rose Botham

The year is 2012, just after Christmas. While most young children are occupied playing with friends and sharing the new toys Santa brought, six-year-old Lily Rose Botham was rushed into the hospital and subjected to 16-hour brain surgery.  Plagued by headaches and too sick Christmas Day to interact with her family, Lily’s parents brought her […]

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Ginger

My name is Ginger Lynd. I was diagnosed in 2021 with a neuroendocrine tumor behind my right eye. I firmly believe that you don’t have to have an inoperable tumor anymore. You can have proton therapy and get rid of it. I was at risk of losing my optic nerve and going blind until learning that […]

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Michael McClendon

Shining A Light On Proton Therapy When Michael McClendon was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late April of 2021, he was given three options. Wait and see, surgery or proton therapy. Michael chose proton therapy to treat his cancer. If my experience sheds light on a path for sombody else, it’s the least I can […]

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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 a rare cancer of the […]

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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 stayed active and continued to pursue hobbies […]

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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 persistent itchy skin that doctors couldn’t […]

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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. My younger brother, deceased for 20 years, had significantly reduced quality of life due to radiation treatment in the sites surrounding the cancer target. Seeing […]

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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 2019, I started to notice […]

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