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Keith D. Guernsey: Once you've beaten cancer, develop and follow a life-long plan for better health

I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in March of 2018 and had successful surgery that fall. A subsequent blood test revealed high levels of protein and led to a second cancer diagnosis, Multiple Myeloma. After being treated for nine months at North Georgia Diagnostic Clinic in Gainesville and Northside Hospital in Atlanta, I graduated from the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and was sent home to continue maintenance treatment.

I am now in my second year of remission and feeling better and healthier at 69 than at any time since I stopped playing hockey at 28. I strongly believe I owe my health to a six point plan that I developed and follow faithfully:
1) Get the best medical care possible (and get a second opinion if necessary).
2) Surround yourself with family and friends who will help when necessary.
3) Follow medical advice on prescriptions.
4) Get proper nutrition. I eat lots fruits and vegetables.
5) Get lots of exercise. Walking is great!
6) Take vitamins. I take five different types every day.

I am very proud to be a two time cancer survivor.

Keith is a published author and has told the story of his cancer journey in a number of ways. You can find his work on Amazon.

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