My Prostate Cancer Story


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Why I decided to get treatment in another city and LIVE there


I live in Newnan, Georgia and decided to go through two months of proton therapy in Knoxville, Tennessee. My wife and I decided to rent a home 10 minutes away from the treatment center, and we ended up making the best of the adventure and enjoyed Knoxville!

I made this decision for 2 simple and important reasons:

  • Trusted & experienced facility

  • Renting a house seemed better than sitting in traffic for 4 hours every day

Dr.Joe Busch recommended the Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center, and we have learned to take his advice! This center has been up and running for several years. Opposed to the Atlanta options which are very new and do not have experienced technicians.

When we were looking for a house to rent, we were blown away with how many resources there are for people going through cancer treatment. Including discounted hotel rates, short term house rentals, etc. The proton center gave us a huge book and we were able to decide the best option for us. We rented a home only 10 minutes away from the center so we could have our own space, and it was close to the river.

If I went through treatment at a place in Atlanta it would have taken several hours of sitting through traffic to get there and back to Newnan every day. If you’re from Atlanta, you know what I’m talking about.

I had to be at the center for a minimum of 30 minutes everyday, Monday - Friday, so living close to the center was important. The Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center ended up being a great decision. The technicians were incredibly helpful, caring, and fun! Can you believe that? We actually cracked jokes and make the experience not so depressing. If you’re interested in proton therapy, I recommend looking into this center in Knoxville, TN.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have any questions about my experience living in a new city for treatment.

- John