Tod Carroll

Prostate Cancer
Treated by Carl Rossi, MD

The hardest part about therapy at California Protons was convincing everyone worried about my diagnosis how seriously un-worried I felt in the care of Dr. Rossi and his staff. The advanced, pain-free precision of the technology, combined with the good hearts and great skills of everyone I came in contact with, elevated treatment to a truly remarkable experience. Not only reducing side-effects to nearly zero, but best of all, my PSA to 1.0.

The second hardest part about this therapy, after learning about it from a physician friend treated by Dr. Rossi, was navigating around advice from urologists locked into specialties like surgery and conventional radiation. Fortunately, an oncologist at a university hospital explained how ideally cancer like mine, fully contained within the prostate, was targetable by protons. Assuring me enough to simply call California Protons, send them my records and make an initial appointment.

The whole process was extremely easy. Dr. Rossi also encouraged continuing normal exercise during treatment, which in my case–since I live out of state–amounted to basically a six-week beach vacation cycling along the coast around La Jolla, when my wife and I weren’t enjoying all there is to do in San Diego. Certainly, not everyone’s situation or overall health is the same, but I found the positive possibilities of a journey like this made it all the more worthwhile. Hence, absolutely wholeheartedly, I recommend as much research, doctor-grilling and communication with California Protons as possible to see if you’re a candidate.


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