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Arianne's Story

Liposarcoma

Arianne's Story

Liposarcoma

"I’ve always been a fighter, and with Penn by my side I overcame the biggest obstacle in my life"

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Bill Barbour

Bill's Story

Prostate Cancer

Bill's Story

Prostate Cancer

"I rode my bike to and from the treatment center and I've continued a very active lifestyle post-treatment."

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Dr. Lustig's Story

Prostate Cancer
Prostate-cancer-bob-lustig

Dr. Lustig's Story

Prostate Cancer

"I came in the morning, got on the table, had my treatment, and went back to work."

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Butch, Gary, Joel and Dave's Story

Prostate Cancer

"Once I learned about proton and did all my research, I was relieved to know there was a treatment that was right for me. It took a load off my mind to know I could go to Penn and get proton done at Penn."

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Frank mcgee

Frank's Story

Prostate Cancer
Frank mcgee

Frank's Story

Prostate Cancer

"For me, I wanted to treat the cancer. I wanted to be done with it. That's why I picked proton therapy."

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Jackie Breast Cancer

Jackie's Story

Breast Cancer

Jackie's Story

Breast Cancer

“Dr. Serletti put me back together again, and that has made all the difference. I love the way I look, and most important, I am cancer-free.”

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Joanne Kaiser Smith

Joanne's Story

Optic Tumors

Joanne's Story

Optic Tumors

"Penn was developing a new treatment plan called proton therapy, so we put our heads together and determined that this would be the best course of therapy."

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Allan Shuman

Allan's Story

Lung Cancer

Allan's Story

Lung Cancer

"In last year, I have served in the Israel army, and visited Jordan and Thailand. None of it possible without the cancer geniuses at Penn."

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Kathy's Story

Lung Cancer
lung-cancer-kathy

Kathy's Story

Lung Cancer

"Penn Medicine was a wonderful choice for us. They used a team approach."

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Kim's Story

Pancreatic Cancer

Kim's Story

Pancreatic Cancer

"You need to be someplace that's going to treat your cancer," she says, emphasizing the last two words. "Penn treated my cancer. They didn't treat pancreatic cancer. They treated my pancreatic cancer."

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Martha and Bill Downing

Martha's Story

Brain Cancer

Martha's Story

Brain Cancer

"The team at Penn Medicine are all so friendly- they give you hope."

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Stanley Williams

Stan's Story

Salivary Gland Cancer

Stan's Story

Salivary Gland Cancer

"Proton therapy is the most targeted radiation therapy and allows us to deliver the highest radiation dose to a tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues."

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Ted Fitzgerald

Ted's Story

Lung cancer
Ted Fitzgerald

Ted's Story

Lung cancer

“I had a cough that just wouldn’t quit. Thankfully, neither would my team at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.”

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Tom's Story

Nasal Tumor

Tom's Story

Nasal Tumor

"After he received proton therapy for a nasal tumor at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center in 2013, local filmmaker Tom Ashley wanted to help others going through the same experience."

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