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Each year more than 12 million people will hear the devastating words "you have cancer." In each episode of WE Have Cancer we share the stories of patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer. The host, Lee Silverstein, is a survivor of a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer and has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since 2011.

Each year more than 12 million people will hear the devastating words "you have cancer." In each episode of WE Have Cancer we share the stories of patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer. The host, Lee Silverstein, is a survivor of a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer and has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since 2011.

Location:

Auburndale, FL

Description:

Each year more than 12 million people will hear the devastating words "you have cancer." In each episode of WE Have Cancer we share the stories of patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer. The host, Lee Silverstein, is a survivor of a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer and has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since 2011.

Language:

English

Contact:

813-760-7939


Episodes

Testicular Cancer and Bucking the Stigma to Improve the Survival Rate With Jason Greenspan

10/20/2020
Jason Greenspan joins Lee on this week’s episode of the WE Have Cancer podcast (https://wehavecancershow.com/) to talk about his personal story battling testicular cancer at a young age, and how he’s become an advocate. Jason shares how he first found a lump and received a testicular cancer diagnosis at the age of 18. From there, Jason’s story goes into how testicular cancer impacted and ultimately shaped the relationship he has with his mother, to a world record-setting event and his...

Duration:00:33:49

Combating The Perceptions Of What Is Cancer And Why Do People Get Cancer, With Guest Kat Arney

10/6/2020
Kat Arney joins the “Rebel Cell (https://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Cell-Evolution-Science-Betrayal/dp/1950665305).” As a self-identified developmental geneticist, Kat discusses what is cancer, why do people get cancer, and how it differs from the perception most have of the disease. From viewing cancer as a one-off personal event to how a more evolutionary outlook on treatment might just be the answer to curing cancer, Kat Arney uses her Ph.D. and experience to flip your idea of the disease on...

Duration:00:46:25

What Is Mesothelioma and Surviving With It Long Term With Heather Von St. James

9/22/2020
We have Heather Von St. James joining us today on the WE Have Cancer Podcast to explain what is Mesothelioma and her unique path through the disease to the advocacy she does now as a survivor. Heather shares her story about how she first realized something was wrong after giving birth to her daughter through to her Mesothelioma prognosis, to finding the right Mesothelioma doctors and treatment. Table of contents: WE Have Cancer podcast intro (0:00) Passing of former guest Pat Beauregard...

Duration:00:32:56

Colon cancer and Dealing With the Emotional Turmoil Men Go Through With Cancer Survivor Joe Bullock

9/8/2020
In this episode of the "WE Have Cancer" podcast (https://wehavecancershow.com/), Lee talks with Joe Bullock about his personal experiences with colon cancer and the creation of groups to help men share during their cancer diagnosis, treatment, and after-effects of survival. From getting his diagnosis and how cancer impacted his relationship with his wife to creating the Howling Place group, Joe talks about the sense of isolation and the loss of personal identity many men go through when...

Duration:00:43:15

Hospice Care; Deciding When the Time Is Right, With Jeff Shufelt

8/25/2020
Hospice is a frightening word for many people. Making an end-of-life decision is one that's difficult and scary. Jeff Shufelt made this decision after dealing with colon cancer for over 10 years. During our conversation he shared many of the misconceptions about home hospice, how it's helped him improve the quality of his life and why so many people wait too long to make this difficult decision. WE Have Cancer LinksSubscribe to the WE Have Cancer Podcast -...

Duration:00:36:24

Managing Peripheral Neuropathy With Dr. Dana Cardinas

8/11/2020
Dr. Dana Cardinas was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352061) two years before being diagnosed with stage 3c colon cancer. During our conversation she shares how her neuropathy ultimately led to her cancer diagnosis and the work she and others are doing to minimize the often debilitating effects of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer PodcastWE Have...

Duration:00:38:03

Discover Your Power With Oral Cancer Survivor Joana Breckner

7/28/2020
From Joana's website: My name is Joana Breckner. I am a mom, wife, business owner, three-time oral cancer survivor turned advocate, accidental (https://www.dypyourway.com/speaking-and-coaching), and founder of DYP™. My cancer journey began with that simple cancer screening and several loooooooonng years later, I entered remission January 22, 2018. As difficult as it’s been, this extraordinary experience has been more than a journey of health, but a journey to discover my power. Rather than...

Duration:00:34:12

No Tan Is Worth Dying For; An Interview With Stage IV Melanoma Survivor, Becca Pendarvis

7/14/2020
We revisit this episode which was originally published in July, 2019. As a teenager growing up in Kansas, Becca Pendarvis spent her summers doing everything she could to get as tan as possible. Now a mother of a seventeen year-old daughter, she has spent the last eight years dealing with Stage 4 Melanoma skin cancer. During our conversation we discussed: Why she loves living in New York City and how living there helped her cope with her cancer. The common misconceptions about Skin Cancer....

Duration:00:29:14

Prostate Cancer; What Every Man Needs to Know, With Dr. Garrett Pohlman

6/30/2020
Dr. Garrett Pohlman (https://www.kearneyregional.com/profile/garrett-pohlman-md/) is a board-certified Urologist still actively practicing in a Midwest Urology group. Every day he is helping men in diagnosing and managing their prostate issues – including but not limited to robotic prostatectomy for men with prostate cancer. He is also the founder and host of the newly launched Prostate Health Podcast. With the podcast – he is helping men and those who care for them better educate themselves...

Duration:00:27:54

Power to Persevere; An Interview With Cancer Survivor Alexa Cucchiara

6/16/2020
Alexa was diagnosed with Power to Persevere (https://www.amazon.com/Power-Persevere-Inspiring-Stories-Challenging-ebook/dp/B08287DLYG#:~:text=Power%20to%20Persevere%20is%20a,achieve%20and%20exceed%20their%20dreams.&text=Power%20to%20Persevere%20is%20a%20collection%20of%20inspiring%20stories%20from,achieve%20and%20exceed%20their%20dreams.) and become a public speaker. From Alexa's website https://alexacuc.com/about/ (https://alexacuc.com/about/) - "Alexa has found a deep passion in...

Duration:00:35:44

Sex and Intimacy While Dealing With Cancer, With Dr. Sage Bolte

6/2/2020
In this episode we revisit my 2017 conversation with Dr. Sage Bolte. Dr. Bolte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an expert on sexual health in oncology. She currently serves as the Chief Philanthropy Officer and President at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (https://www.inova.org/cancer). During our conversation she talked about sex and intimacy and the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have, not only the patient, but the caregiver as well. We discussed the different challenges that...

Duration:00:32:25

Sex and Intimacy While Dealing With Cancer, With Dr. Sage Bolte

6/2/2020
In this episode we revisit my 2017 conversation with Dr. Sage Bolte. Dr. Bolte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an expert on sexual health in oncology. She currently serves as the Chief Philanthropy Officer and President at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. During our conversation she talked about sex and intimacy and the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have, not only the patient, but the caregiver as well. We discussed the different challenges that men and women face along with...

Duration:00:32:25

Life After Cancer With Howard Brown

5/17/2020
May of 2019 (https://wehavecancershow.com/two-time-cancer-survivor/) where he shared his story of being a two-time cancer survivor. Howard has recently had several "clean" scans and is now N.E.D. - No Evidence of Disease. During our conversation we discussed the challenges of transitioning from cancer patient to cancer survivor as well as his book, Shining Brightly, due to be released later this year. WE Have Cancer LinksSubscribe to the WE Have Cancer Podcast -...

Duration:00:33:12

1 Habit to Beat Cancer, With Cort Davies

5/4/2020
Cort Davies has been battling stage 4 here (https://www.1habitsummit.com/). Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast1 Habit to Beat Cancer summit- https://www.1habitsummit.com/# (https://www.1habitsummit.com/) Imerman Angels - https://imermanangels.org/ (https://imermanangels.org/) Jake Bailey speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9G1Swk26ac (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9G1Swk26ac) Burkitt lymphoma - https://lymphoma.org/aboutlymphoma/nhl/burkitt/...

Duration:00:36:45

Revisiting Stacy Hurt – Overcoming Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Through Integrative Medicine, Diet and Faith

4/21/2020
Stacy was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer on her 44th birthday, September 17th, 2014 after experiencing symptoms of abdominal pain and bleeding. Stacy put off a visit to her doctor since she was a health-conscious, athletic, non-smoker who maintained a normal weight. The symptoms were merely “an annoying inconvenience.” At the time, she was balancing a full-time job with raising her 2 sons, Griffin (now 13) and Emmett (now 11). Emmett suffers with a rare chromosome disorder (one of...

Duration:00:35:30

Molecular Photos; Supporting the Cancer Community Through Artwork

4/7/2020
Michael Willoughby founded Molecular Photos (https://www.molecularphotos.com/) in May of 2019. In this interview we discussed: How the idea for Molecular Photos was conceived. Why having a "give back" component with the sale of the photos was important to him. The process of converting slides of tumor cells to works of art. His long term goal for Molecular Photos. Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer PodcastMolecular Photos - https://www.molecularphotos.com/...

Duration:00:26:05

Supporting Men Touched By Cancer, With Trevor Maxwell

3/25/2020
Trevor Maxwell was initially diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in March of 2018. During his journey he discovered a need for online support for men touched by cancer. In our conversation we discussed: How Trevor's diagnosis resulted in his clinical depression and how he's been working through it. The support he received from The Colon Club. The void in online support for men touched by cancer and how he created Man Up to Cancer. Why he chose the Wolf as the symbol of Man Up to Cancer....

Duration:00:30:24

Supporting Men Touched By Cancer, With Trevor Maxwell

3/24/2020
Trevor Maxwell was initially diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in March of 2018. During his journey he discovered a need for online support for men touched by cancer. In our conversation we discussed: How Trevor's diagnosis resulted in his clinical depression and how he's been working through it. The support he received from The Colon Club (https://www.facebook.com/colonclub/). The void in online support for men touched by cancer and how he created Man Up to Cancer. Why he chose the Wolf...

Duration:00:30:24

The Anticancer Lifestyle Program; An Interview With Founder Meg Hirshberg

3/10/2020
Meg Hirshberg was first diagnosed with cancer - stage 3 breast cancer - in 2001. She had recurrences in 2008 and 2018. During our conversation she shared how the book, Anticancer Lifestyle Program (https://anticancerlifestyle.org/about/) and how the program can greatly benefit those affected by cancer. Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer PodcastThe Anticancer Lifestyle program - https://anticancerlifestyle.org/ (https://anticancerlifestyle.org/) Anticancer; A New Way of Life by...

Duration:00:34:53

Pastor Dan Nicewonger, Author of The Journey Continues; One Man’s Journey Through Terminal Illness

2/25/2020
Dan Nicewonger (https://www.danielnicewonger.com/who-am-i/) was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in May of 2016 while serving as Pastor of the First Baptist Church Kennet Square, Pennsylvania. We discussed his book, The Journey Continues, (https://www.danielnicewonger.com/the-journey-continues/) the challenge of serving and caring for a community while battling colon cancer, the power of language when working with your medical team and more. Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer...

Duration:00:33:49