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Cancer survivors Pat and Pattie Killingsworth are both lucky to be alive! Both have long outlived projected median life expectancies for their cancers.

Pat was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in April, 2007 at the age of fifty-one. There is currently no cure for this cancer of the plasma cells that are found in bone marrow. Pat experienced a temporary remission after a year of intense steroid, radiation and oral chemotherapy. He remained in remission for more than two years. Unfortunately, Pat's multiple myeloma slowly crept back.

He recently underwent a stem cell transplant, using his own harvested and stored stem cells. He is doing fine so far.

Pattie was first diagnosed with cancer in 1996. Everything looked good following successful surgery. But six years later, doctors discovered that she had developed ovarian cancer. Despite a poor prognosis—and a close call in 2009—Pattie remains cancer free today.

The Pat and Pattie have dedicated their lives to helping other cancer patients and survivors learn to cope with their disease.

Pat is an author and freelance medical writer. He has written a book called Living with Multiple Myeloma. His second book about stem cell transplants from a patient's perspective, will be available in November of 2011. Pat travels often, attending important medical conferences and speaking to cancer support groups.

Pattie now works with cancer patients at a Florida dialysis clinic, taking time to help Pat operate My Cancer Store.

The couple lives just north of Tampa in Weeki Wachee Florida, with their rescued dogs and cats. Pat often jokes that “My wife is trying to save the world, one stray cat at a time.” But one could argue that they are helping improve the lives of cancer patients and caregivers, too.

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