Jack Sosinski’s experience with proton therapy is a story of informed choice, exceptional care, and a renewed sense of life. Diagnosed with a mass in his chest, Jack was determined to find a treatment that minimized the risk of future cancers and complications typically associated with radiation therapy. His decision to opt for proton therapy was driven by its ability to precisely target his cancer while significantly reducing the impact on surrounding organs, particularly his heart. After a consultation with his radiation oncologist, it became clear that proton therapy was the most suitable option for him, and he embraced the treatment without hesitation.
Receiving his treatment at the New York Proton Center, Jack’s journey was marked by the extraordinary care and compassion of his medical team. Living in North Carolina, where proton therapy was not available at the time, Jack had to travel to New York for his treatment. Despite the challenges of relocation, the transition was made seamless and stress-free, thanks to the dedicated support of his care team. “My team at New York Proton center care immensely about the individuals that walk through the door each day. Whether it was answering the hundred dumb questions I had during the process or making sure I was comfortable at every step, my care team made me feel like I was supported and heard.”
One of the most remarkable aspects of Jack’s treatment was how it allowed him to maintain his normal lifestyle. Aside from the few hours spent at the treatment center, he was able to explore and enjoy New York City, embracing his temporary life as a tourist. The minimal symptoms he experienced did not hinder his day-to-day activities, making his proton therapy journey surprisingly enjoyable, especially when compared to his previous chemotherapy experience.
For Jack, proton therapy has been both life-saving and life-changing. It has provided him with peace of mind, knowing that he received the best possible treatment for his diagnosis. Before learning about proton therapy, Jack harbored significant concerns about traditional radiation therapy, especially the increased risk of secondary cancers. While aware that no treatment entirely eliminates risk, Jack finds comfort in knowing that proton therapy has reduced these risks substantially. The combination of advanced treatment and the exceptional care from his team at NYPC allows him to move forward in life with confidence and a diminished sense of fear.