When someone is diagnosed with cancer, life's focus turns to cancer treatment, quality of life, care and cure. During this journey, there are a myriad of emotions, and while the search for the right answer is insatiable, there is no greater comfort or substitute than connecting with someone who has been down your path.
Provision Center for Proton Therapy recognizes this important element of a patient’s journey and has created an Ambassador Program, where former proton therapy patients are able to serve newly diagnosed patients, those currently receiving treatment, and continue to promote the advancement of proton therapy. Our Ambassadors have experienced the frightening diagnosis of cancer, the exhaustive research of treatments and side-effects, the multitude of tests, the influx of medical bills, and finally the confusion and overwhelming emotions as they discern all of this new information. Our Ambassadors understand your needs, your anxieties, and your fears. They can provide information, direction, explanation and facilitation, while nourishing you with encouragement, inspiration and hope. They are Survivors, and they want to be there for you.
"My proton treatment for prostate cancer was a 'Radiation Vacation'. I was scheduled for treatment at 10:00 a.m. and on the golf course by 11:00 a.m.!"
"Getting your urologist to tell you the truth about Proton Therapy is similar to getting the Chevolet dealer to tell you the good points of buying a Ford. You have to take charge of your own healthcare and learn, like many of us, that Proton Therapy is the better way for the vast majority of prostate cancer patients"
"Dad had prostate cancer 20 years ago, so I was looking for it. My PSA numbers started to move, so I researched surgery, Brachytherapy, Chryotherapy and radiation therapy. I discovered PROTON and had an 8 week 'Radiation Vacation'! It killed the cancer, and all the plumbing works!"
Tellico Village, TN
Read, learn, and connect with our ambassadors here.