Patients

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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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 a child, which had exacerbated over […]

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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 most of my life in higher […]

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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 seizure and blacked out completely, […]

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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 six, we would go into […]

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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 Nycke White about it, and […]

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Richard Hoe

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 received radioactive seeds (brachytherapy), prostate removal, and traditional radiation. Virtually […]

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