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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

Conquering Breast Cancer While Balancing A Fitness Lifestyle With Fitz Koehler

4/20/2021
On this episode of WE Have Cancer, fitness guru Fitz Koehler joins Lee to discuss her journey with breast cancer. When it comes to cancer, it can happen to anyone - even those with a perfectly healthy lifestyle. That was the case for Fitz, who through early detection and a no-holds-barred attitude, has managed to make it through stronger than ever. Guest biography:Fitz Koehler is a fitness innovator with a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida who has...

Duration:00:36:36

The Importance of Male Breast Cancer Awareness

4/6/2021
Episode summary:On this episode of the WE Have Cancer Podcast, John Falk joins Lee to discuss his journey with male breast cancer. John shares his experience from first being diagnosed through his journey to beat cancer twice. John is open and transparent about his experience as a way to educate, advocate, and change the perception of male breast cancer. Learn all about John’s incredible journey and how he's looking to improve male breast cancer awareness among the population. Guest...

Duration:00:35:25

Raising Colorectal Cancer Awareness to New Audiences Through Social Media

3/23/2021
Episode summary:In this episode of WE Have Cancer, Allison Rosen joins to talk and discuss the changes that she’s seen in awareness, support, and research of colorectal cancer. Allison also discusses how social media has created a new way to reach younger people, and in turn, there is more research, treatment options, and support resources. Guest biographyAllison Rosen is a public health care worker in colorectal cancer, outreach, and education prevention. She is project director at...

Duration:00:40:00

A Mother’s Grace: How One Woman Turned Tragedy Into Something Bigger And Better

3/9/2021
After being diagnosed with breast cancer and having her son face a near-death bout with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Michelle Moore-Fanger felt devastated, broken, and tired. But she used her hurdles as motivation to continue helping others through her charity and now a book. Guest biographyMichelle Moore-Fanger is the author of “A Mother's Grace: Healing the World, One Woman at a Time” and the founder of the Mother’s Grace Foundation. Table of contents:Introduction The impact of having a nurse...

Duration:00:31:05

Surviving Breast Cancer With Music And A Positive Outlook With Summer Watson

2/23/2021
Summer Watson is a famed singer and breast cancer survivorSummer Watson was at the top of the world. She’d signed a recording contract with Sony and was living her life to the fullest until a routine mammogram found Stage 4 breast cancer in 2004. Despite being given just weeks to live, Summer has allowed her love of music and a positive outlook to propel her forward and keep her alive. Summer Watson biographySummer Watson is a classical music superstar who just released her latest EP...

Duration:00:45:52

Improving Health Literacy Among Cancer Patients

2/9/2021
Using health literacy to improve resultsGetting any type of cancer diagnosis can be terrifying, but it’s even worse when you don’t really understand what’s happening. On this episode of WE Have Cancer, Lee talks with Carly Flumer about her experiences -- from getting a thyroid cancer diagnosis herself to now advocating for medical professionals to use health literacy concepts to improve patient compliance. Guest biographyCarly Flumer received a thyroid cancer diagnosis at 27 years old and...

Duration:00:35:07

Patient Empowerment: Taking Charge After A Cancer Diagnosis

1/26/2021
Using patient empowerment to healReceiving a cancer diagnosis is nothing short of a shock -- whether it’s you personally or a loved one. But it’s how you handle the journey that can really make all the difference in what the next steps look like. This episode of WE Have Cancer is all about patient empowerment and learning how to have a healthy relationship with the diagnosis. Lee is joined by https://www.consultdranderson.com/about/ (Dr. Paul Anderson) to discuss what he means by empowerment...

Duration:00:47:26

Grief And Writing, With Guests Shelley Buck And Kathy Curtis

1/12/2021
On this episode of WE Have Cancer, Lee is joined by Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis, co-authors of https://www.leaveyourlightonbook.com/ (“Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit.”) The grieving process can look dramatically different from person to person and situation to situation. For Shelley, it took the form of writing a book with her son Ryder, and her friend Kathy. Shelley opens up about how her son’s cancer diagnosis changed their relationship and...

Duration:00:44:53

HPV In Men: Breaking The Stigma And Bringing Awareness, With Jason Mendelsohn

12/29/2020
On this week’s episode of https://wehavecancershow.com/ (WE Have Cancer), Lee sits down with Jason Mendelsohn, a Stage-4 tonsil cancer survivor and HPV advocate. Jason shares his story about being diagnosed with HPV-related cancer and his journey to becoming a well-known advocate for the HPV vaccine and awareness of HPV in men. The pair talk about the stigma surrounding the disease and how Jason has coped in the aftermath. Jason also discusses his motivation for being such an advocate and...

Duration:00:38:40

Helping Children Realize Their Dreams With Brodi Nicholas, CEO Of One At A Time

12/15/2020
This week on the https://wehavecancershow.com/ (WE Have Cancer) podcast, Lee sits down with Brodi Nicholas, the founder and CEO of https://campaignoaat.org/ (One At a Time) -- a non-profit charity that helps create positive experiences and fulfills the dreams of children fighting life-threatening illnesses. Lee and Brodi talk about how it all started with his next-door neighbor, Samantha, and has grown into an international foundation. From beginning with some simple bracelets and helping...

Duration:00:33:47

Using Art to Open Conversations About Cancer, With Guest Eileen Powers

12/1/2020
On this week's episode of the WE Have Cancer podcast, Lee talks with Eileen Powers, an artist, cancer patient, and creator of Can You Make Hair For Me. While some view their cancer diagnosis as a battle or war as a way to cope, Eileen turned to art. With a loss of her hair and self-identity, Eileen noticed how uncomfortable her friends were with her journey and her cancer. So, she turned a negative into a positive by asking people to make hair-related art for her as a way of more comfortable...

Duration:00:34:16

How Pancreatic Cancer And The Basketball Tournament Combine, With Guest Jordan Griffith Of The Griffith Family Foundation

11/17/2020
Joining Lee this week on the WE Have Cancer Podcast is Jordan Griffith of The Griffith Family Foundation. Jordan talks about his father’s pancreatic cancer and how that helped create the https://griffithfamilyfoundation.org/ (Griffith Family Foundation), https://griffithfamilyfoundation.org/sideline-cancer (Sideline Cancer), and a massive basketball tournament. Jordan discusses the foundation and its impact, both on his family as well as what it’s doing to fight against pancreatic cancer. He...

Duration:00:35:43

Caroline Rose – A Mom, a Dog, Cancer, Hope

11/3/2020
Lee sits down with Caroline Rose in this week’s episode of the https://wehavecancershow.com/ (WE Have Cancer podcast) to discuss non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and how a rescue dog helped the healing process. Through taking care of her dog Riley, Caroline was able to find hope, forgiveness, love, and so much more during her journey with stage-4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Caroline turned a letter to her dog into so much more and now uses her story with Riley to help others find hope during diagnosis and...

Duration:00:37:25

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 https://wehavecancershow.com/ (WE Have Cancer podcast) 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 “https://wehavecancershow.com/ (WE Have Cancer)” podcast to talk about her new book “https://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Cell-Evolution-Science-Betrayal/dp/1950665305 (Rebel Cell).” 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...

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 https://wehavecancershow.com/ ("WE Have Cancer" podcast), 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, Palliation, And Making The Decision To Improve Your Quality Of Life With Guest Jeff Shufelt

8/25/2020
The https://wehavecancershow.com/ (WE Have Cancer podcast) turns to a topic we’ve never discussed before: Hospice and palliation. With Jeff Shufelt as our guest, Lee dives into hospice’s meaning and the misconceptions about hospice care. While it’s a frightening topic that’s hard to discuss, Lee talks to Jeff about his decision to go from treatment to home hospice and how that’s improved his quality of life. From what is hospice care compared to palliative care, to how the decision has...

Duration:00:36:24

Managing Peripheral Neuropathy With Dr. Dana Cardinas

8/11/2020
Dr. Dana Cardinas joins us on the WE Have Cancer podcast this week. She shares her personal experience with peripheral neuropathy and Stage 3c colon cancer, and how that’s given her a new mission in life. Dana went from having a successful podiatry practice to being forced to retire due to neuropathy that eventually led to her colon cancer diagnosis. With her medical knowledge and personal experiences, Dana has turned to help others better manage their peripheral neuropathy with some...

Duration:00:38:03

Discover Your Power With Oral Cancer Survivor Joana Breckner

7/28/2020
Joana Breckner, an oral-cancer survivor and motivational speaker, joins Lee this week on the WE Have Cancer podcast. The pair talk about Joana’s battle with oral cancer and how the difficulties of her journey helped her discover her power. After her dentist found some oral cancer symptoms during a routine checkup, Joana’s story truly began. Dealing with several major surgeries that included the loss of part of her tongue and some of her teeth, Joana had to learn how to eat and speak again....

Duration:00:34:12