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BOOK REVIEW: Patient’s Medical Journal

Posted on January 11 2016 by Pat Killingsworth

I recently ordered a copy of Sandra de Bruin and Nick Lyons’ new book, Patient’s Medical Journal. In log book format, it’s a way to record your personal and family medical history, along with documenting your medical visits and treatment plans.

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Book Review: Living Well with Chronic Pain

Posted on October 24 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

Once or twice a week I get an invitation to read and review a book. Most are about topics that don’t apply to us. But I was intrigued by Dr. Liza Leal’s new book, Live Well with Chronic Pain; a Guide to Taking the First Steps. Her publisher was kind enough to send me a copy.

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New/updated Financial Aid books available NOW

Posted on September 24 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

As promised, the updated version of my fourth book, Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers, is “hot off the presses,” and in stock through this site and Amazon.com.

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Updated version of my New Therapies book available NOW!

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Updated version of my New Therapies book available NOW!

Posted on September 18 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

What did I do while I was stuck in Iowa waiting for test results and harvesting my stem cells? I updated two of my books, New Myeloma Therapies from a Patient’s Perspective, and Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers. The New Therapies book has shipped and is ready for sale.

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Tom Brokaw and multiple myeloma: a global perspective

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Tom Brokaw and multiple myeloma: a global perspective

Posted on July 20 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

Gifted writer and cancer patient advocate, Greg Brozeit, kindly offered to share his unique perspective with us after learning I was going to be under the weather for a while. You may remember Greg’s work memorializing Mike Katz this spring:

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Baseball great Mel Stottlemyre facing relapse

Posted on June 10 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

Before I pass along information about Mel Stottlemyre, I wanted to follow-up on my post about daratumumab from yesterday; the companies involved have officially applied for FDA approval.

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What’s in a book?  How about the will to live!

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What’s in a book? How about the will to live!

Posted on May 29 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

I updated this post June 25th.  Give it another look…

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Tom Brokaw’s book about myeloma out today!

Posted on May 13 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

I went long yesterday because I wanted to free up time to preview a copy of Tom Brokaw’s new book, A lucky Life Interrupted.  Doesn’t hit news stands and sites until today.  I was very pleased.  A must read for all myeloma patients and caregivers!

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Tom Brokaw’s program about his multiple myeloma a pleasant surprise

Posted on May 08 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

I promised to give everyone an update about how I’m doing today.  The antibiotics are working and I’m doing OK.  But I’m guessing many of you watched Tom Brokaw’s one hour special about multiple myeloma on Dateline NBC last night.  I’ll put off posting details about my ongoing recovery to share information about last night’s broadcast.

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Tom Brokaw’s new book celebrates his remission

Posted on May 02 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

Fellow myeloma patient, Tom Brokaw, is back in the news again; he’s written a book about his experience.

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I’ve never planned a kidnapping before!

Posted on March 21 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

Last night was amazing!  Listening to Danny Parker address the role of spirituality in our lives opened so many eyes.  Dr. Chanan-Kahn’s easy to follow presentation helped us all better understand how current myeloma therapies work–and the ways future therapies may help extend our lives.

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Outdated financial rules could hit me hard in 2015

Outdated financial rules could hit me hard in 2015

Posted on January 05 2015 by Pat Killingsworth

It’s a new year.  For me, that means a number of challenging insurance and financial hurdles loom large.  ObamaCare has nothing to do with it.  It’s all about complications caused by something that should be making my life easier: taking oral chemotherapy.

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The Myeloma Survival Guide available NOW!

Posted on May 30 2014 by Pat Killingsworth

It’s ASCO weekend in Chicago.  For the first time in five years I’m not there; the timing with our move wasn’t good.  So I will be covering it from our new home in Fernandina Beach near Jacksonville.

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Updated versions of my first two books available NOW!

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Updated versions of my first two books available NOW!

Posted on April 09 2014 by Pat Killingsworth

I’m excited to announce that my publisher has released new and improved versions of my my first two books, Living with Multiple Myeloma and  Stem Cell Transplants from a Patient’s Perspective.

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Book Review: Integrative Oncology

Posted on March 27 2014 by Pat Killingsworth

Oncology should be more than data, clinical trials and chemotherapy.  With cancer patients living longer, it should also focus on a cancer patient’s quality of life.

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Demon dex: the indispensable drug myeloma patients love to hate (Part One)

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Demon dex: the indispensable drug myeloma patients love to hate (Part One)

Posted on January 28 2014 by Pat Killingsworth

Dexamethasone.  When compared to novel therapy agents like Revlimid and Velcade, it’s almost an afterthought.  But using it with most any myeloma therapy enhances effectiveness by 30 – 40%.

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Could I ask a favor?

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Could I ask a favor?

Posted on July 18 2013 by Pat Killingsworth

I know many of my readers here at MMB have also ordered and read one or more of my books. I continue to search-out ways to get my books in the hands of patients, caregivers, families and friends that need the information.

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Updated 2013 edition, New Multiple Myeloma Therapies from a Patient’s Perspective, available NOW!

Posted on July 10 2013 by Pat Killingsworth

My updated 2013 edition of New Multiple Myeloma Therapies from a Patient’s Perspective has just been published.  When I wrote the book less than a year ago, I knew things were changing quickly in myeloma research–and I knew that I would need to update the book periodically.  But who knew new drugs like ARRY-520 and daratumumab would vault from virtual obscurity to the chapter on “Innovative New and Promising Myeloma Therapies” in a short ten months?

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I apologize to my frustrated readers trying to order my new book!

Posted on February 07 2013 by Pat Killingsworth

I’m excited to report that the orders for my new book, Financial Aid for Multiple Myeloma Patients and Caregivers has been overwhelming!  But as is often the case, glitches have popped-up that I don’t usually have to deal with with one or two  My Cancer Store orders each day.

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Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers

Posted on February 05 2013 by Pat Killingsworth

I’m so excited!  My 4th book, Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers, is available NOW!  The short, easy read lists 42 different funding sources to help pay for travel expenses, co-pays–even the cost of your medical insurance.  Several even send you free “stuff,” ranging from complimentary hair care products and gift baskets to free tax preparation or VIP passes to Universal Studios and Sea World.

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