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Derek was diagnosed with a very aggressive prostate cancer in 1995. After hormone therapy, the cancer metastasized to his spine and he underwent surgery to remove the two bad segments and replace them with donated bone. The operation took over twelve hours, and Derek was walking in three days. Miraculously, he now suffers from no back pain at all. Derek says that his wife, a healthy diet, and positive attitude helped him through it.