Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Kevin Holmes

Kevin Holmes received proton therapy treatments at the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) after being diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 54. Holmes, who is from Washington DC, drove about two and a half hours just to receive treatment at HUPTI. “I believed so strongly in Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute that… Read more “Kevin Holmes”

Kevin Holmes
Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR

Billy Pulliam

Billy Pulliam, a 2020 HUPTI Graduate and Prostate Cancer Survivor from Williamsburg, shares his story about being treated using proton therapy. “I’m so glad I could get proton therapy treatment. I want to let them know I really appreciate them.

Billy Pulliam
Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR

Julie Olafsson

In 2016, I was a junior in college at Christopher Newport University. In my spring semester, I was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, Anaplastic Ependymoma. As a 21 year old student, we looked for the best, most minimally invasive option available to treat my young brain. When we heard about Proton Therapy… Read more “Julie Olafsson”

Julie Olafsson
Brain Cancer SURVIVOR

Stuart Goodman

Stuart-Goodman

Back in June of 2016, I had a high PSA and my doctor recommended a biopsy; prostate cancer was discovered during that biopsy. When I was diagnosed, I was devastated. I thought that was a death sentence. This disease runs in my family. My uncle and my cousin both had prostate cancer and both opted… Read more “Stuart Goodman”

Stuart Goodman
Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR

Gloria Cox

Gloria Cox

The possibility that I had breast cancer was suggested during a doctor’s exam back in 2016. They thought they suspected something, but they weren’t totally sure. At this point, I went to have a mammogram and found out I had breast cancer. Proton therapy was presented to me by one of my sisters and then… Read more “Gloria Cox”

Gloria Cox
Breast Cancer SURVIVOR

Alfred Scott

Alfred-Scott

In July of 2009, I received a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Because I had many friends who had issues with conventional radiation, I wanted to seek an alternative treatment. I decided on proton therapy at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) and I am very happy with my decision. My appointments lasted about 30 minutes… Read more “Alfred Scott”

Alfred Scott
Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR, Hampton, VA

Dave Lum

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After five years of a slowly increasing PSA and a number of biopsies, I was notified on September 16, 2010 that cancerous cells were detected. I had read and conducted a lot of research on the Internet — just in case I was ever detected as positive. I immediately called Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute… Read more “Dave Lum”

Dave Lum
10-Year Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR