IU Health Proton Therapy Center Articles

Leah Snider

06/18/2014 |

In May 2012, Leah Snider was caught in the whirlwind that comes with being a high school senior—choosing a college, planning for prom and graduation, doubling down to get through classes and exams. Although the West Bloomfield, Mich., student had crossed one important task off the to-do list—she…

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Ed Hines

06/05/2014 | CancerUrology

Proton therapy helps Ed Hines end a family legacy Ed Hines, from Spencer, Ind., comes from good, hearty stock—a line of men who’ve lived long, productive lives. His grandfather was still walking to work every day at the insurance agency he and his son owned, until he died when he was just…

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Allison Pinion

01/22/2014 | Cancer

When Allison Pinion, a Millersburg, Ind., native, learned to crochet from her great-grandmother, the aspiring first-grade crafter never imagined how nurturing her crafty side would also nurture a compassionate spirit that would touch the lives of hundreds of cancer patients 10 years later. She also never…

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Megan Wegge

01/21/2014 | Cancer

Jodi Wegge of Sturgeon Lake, Minn., knows a thing or two about focus and determination. It comes with the territory when you’re a parent of four teenagers (including a set of triplets). With her husband, Dan, often out of town with his work as a homebuilder, Jodi instinctively gives those mental…

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Phil Thompson

10/21/2013 | CancerUrology

Phil Thompson was in shock when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004. "It was such a dark, negative kind of day," he said. "Just the C–word is frightening to anyone." Unlike most people, Phil already knew about proton therapy⎯the treatment he would select for his cancer. He helped…

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Rick Otey

10/21/2013 | CancerUrology

While Rick Otey was having proton therapy for prostate cancer at the Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, people in his hometown of Tremont, Ill., could not understand how he kept running several miles a day. Or where he found the energy to volunteer two days a week at a homeless shelter.…

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Jenny Siminski

10/21/2013 | Cancer

For meningioma patient Jenny Siminski, being diagnosed with a tumor was more than a matter of life and death: Hers wasn’t the only life at stake. Siminski and her husband were planning a life and a family together, and not even the shocking news she received dashed her dream of having a baby. Thanks…

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Cade Abbet

01/21/2012 | Cancer

Before the engines revved at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 27, 33 Riley Children’s Hospital at Indiana University Health kids and their families made their way onto the infield at the 2012 Indianapolis 500. It was first time in the nearly 100 year history that the Indianapolis…

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Dale Bolser

09/21/2011 | Cancer

As a runner and a biker, 54-year-old Dale Bolser is a self-described competitor. “When I race, I don’t want to lose,” says the Liberty, Ind., resident. “People may beat me, but they’re going to earn it.” In September 2011, when he learned the cause of unbearable back…

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Jonathan Bohlsen

06/21/2011 | Cancer

Ashley and Jason Bohlsen can attest—a parent’s intuition is tough to ignore, especially when it involves the health of your young child. In June 2011, the Alexandria, Minn., couple knew something wasn’t right with their 18-month-old son Jonathan. Doctors had brushed off their concerns…

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