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Providing stories of information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer Host and cancer survivor Lee Silverstein interviews patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals in order to share the "human" stories of those touched by cancer.

Providing stories of information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer Host and cancer survivor Lee Silverstein interviews patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals in order to share the "human" stories of those touched by cancer.
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Auburndale, FL

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Providing stories of information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer Host and cancer survivor Lee Silverstein interviews patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals in order to share the "human" stories of those touched by cancer.

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English

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813-760-7939


Episodes

A Routine Colonoscopy Saved His Life, With John Cavanaugh

10/9/2018
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[caption id="attachment_1565" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Routine Colonoscopy Saved His Life, With John Cavanaugh[/caption] in May of 2014 John Cavanaugh was diagnosed with colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy. John's story was profiled in this Colon Cancer Coalition's Faces of Blue article. On my 50th birthday, I promised my wife I would make an appointment for a full physical. On May 5, 2014, my primary physician, Dr. Troy Fate, MD scheduled a routine colonoscopy. I had two...

Duration:00:30:51

Jack's Caregiver Coalition - Cancer Support For Men In the Twin Cities

9/25/2018
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Kyle Woody is the founder of Jack's Caregiver Coalition, a non-profit organization striving to provide world-class hospitality to men who care cancer caregivers in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. The mission of Jack's is to improve the way men think, feel and act in their role as cancer caregivers. During our conversation we discussed: Links mentioned on the show Contact Jack's Caregiver Coalition via email - contactus@jackscaregiverco.org Call Jack's Caregiver Coalition - (612)...

Duration:00:31:29

How One Person Can Influence Favorable Cancer Legislation, With Michael Holtz

9/11/2018
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How One Person Can Influence Favorable Cancer Legislation, With Michael Holtz[/caption] Michael Holtz is a 6 1/2 year survivor of Stage IIIB rectal cancer and is the author of the book It's Not Harder Than Cancer. Michael first appeared on this podcast in 2015. You can listen to that interview here. Michael and I discussed the cancer advocacy work he's been doing with the American Cancer Society and as the Tennessee state representative for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action...

Duration:00:29:19

The Lung Cancer Alliance; Supporting Lung Cancer Patients for over 20 Years

8/28/2018
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The Lung Cancer Alliance; Supporting Lung Cancer Patients for over 25 Years[/caption] Andrew Ciupek is the Manager of Clinical Research at the Lung Cancer Alliance. For over 25 years the Lung Cancer Alliance has provided information, education and support to patients, survivors, caregivers and family members of those affected by the #1 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Andrew discusses the various types of support offered by the Lung Cancer Alliance and provides updates on clinical...

Duration:00:30:13

Charles Griffin Jr. Copes With His Stage IV Cancer Through Faith and Positivity

8/14/2018
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Charles Griffin, Jr. was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at the age of 32. Shortly after, he discovered the Colon Cancer Alliance through their Facebook group COLONTOWN. It opened his eyes to the wonderful community of support for those impacted by this disease! Read his story below. In my 34 years of life, I’ve earned a reputation for being a do-it-all kind of guy. I’m a husband to my college sweetheart Britni, a father to our four young daughters, a former college football star, an...

Duration:00:40:05

Fred and Heather Schiller Are Coping With Cancer Through Love

7/31/2018
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What an honor it is to share episode #100 with you. Never did I realize when I launched the podcast 3 1/2 years ago that I would someday be talking about such a milestone. I could not think of a better way to celebrate this important episode than by sharing Heather and Fred's story. I met them at Fight CRC's annual Call-on Congress earlier this year. Heather serves as an ambassador for Fight CRC. Their story touched me in so many ways. During this interview we discussed Heather's wonderful...

Duration:00:49:53

Interview With 20-Year Cancer Survivor, Randy Lopez

7/17/2018
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Randy Lopez is a 20-year survivor of Stage IV colon cancer. He was diagnosed in 1998 at the age of 34. We talked about the lasting impact that his diagnosis has had on him and how taking an integrative approach to his treatment, through the support of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, helped him tremendously. He shared the variety of advocacy work that he's done, working with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and presently, as a board member for the Colon Cancer Coalition. As...

Duration:00:45:14

Chad Schrack Is Walking Across the U.S. to Raise Colon Cancer Awareness. Allison Rosen Is One of Cancer's Rising Stars and Emerging Leaders

7/1/2018
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Chad Schrack - WE Have Cancer There are two interviews in this episode. Chad Schrack is walking across the United States, from Arlington, Virginia, to Venice Beach, California, to raise awareness for colorectal cancer. Chad's wife Sheila is a 12 year survivor of Stage III colorectal cancer. You can read more about Chad's story here: https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/cancer-stroll/ Follow Chad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CancerStroll Follow Chad on Twitter:...

Duration:00:53:28

Pride, Love and Cancer, With Paula and Lara Chambers

6/19/2018
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Pride, Love and Cancer, With Paula and Lara Chambers - WE Have Cancer[/caption] Paula and Lara Chambers are high school sweethearts and have been together for over 30 years. In October of 2014 they traveled from their home in Houston, Texas to New York City so that they could be married. Paula had been dealing with "stomach issues" for some time. Unfortunately she became very ill immediately after the wedding and soon after was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. In our conversation we talked...

Duration:00:31:52

Rafael Martin Is Walking 50 Miles To Raise Awareness For Prostate Cancer

6/11/2018
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Rafael Martin - WE Have Cancer[/caption] On June 15, 2018, Rafael Martin, a Special Education Teacher at Cypress Creek High School and a Cancer Survivor, will march 26.2 miles from a Subway in Davenport to Universal City Walk in Orlando. He will be finishing a 50 mile march he started on Memorial Day. He attempted to walk from the Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center to Orlando on that day, but almost halfway through he was overcome from fatigue due to his cancer treatments and he...

Duration:00:13:35

Losing Fear In The Face of Cancer, With Jessica Buscho

6/5/2018
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Jessica is currently undergoing treatment for Stage IV colon cancer. Despite the fact that her symptoms were dismissed by doctors for years, she approaches life with positivity and gratitude. During our conversation we discussed how her cancer diagnosis has been the impetus behind her living a life less driven by fear and more focused on presence. One of the guides that has helped Jessica navigate her disease is the book Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly...

Duration:00:49:05

Joe Mahaffey Is Working Hard to Honor His Brother's Memory

5/22/2018
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After his brother Doc's death in 2017 from colorectal cancer, Joe Mahaffey has assumed the role of passionate advocate. In March of 2018 Joe traveled to Washington, D.C., along with close to 200 fellow patients, survivors and caregivers, for Fight CRC's annual Call-On Congress. Back home in North Carolina Joe has been working to fulfill one of his brother's dreams; to have a colorectal cancer license plate available for North Carolina residents. The Blue Ribbon Warrior license plate is...

Duration:00:48:35

WE Have Cancer; Our Story, With Lee and Linda Silverstein

5/8/2018
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In March of 2011, just four months after Lee and Linda began dating, Lee was diagnosed with Stage II colon cancer. He underwent a partial colectomy and was able to avoid chemotherapy. In December of 2012 Lee and Linda got married and spent their honeymoon in Jamaica. When they returned, it was time for Lee's six-month CT scan. The scan revealed a slowly growing spot on Lee's liver. His oncologist ordered a biopsy. On New Year's Eve at 4 pm Lee and Linda received a call from their...

Duration:00:37:45

Big Announcement - We're Expanding Our Reach

5/2/2018
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For over three years The Colon Cancer Podcast has shared stories of information, inspiration and hope of those touched by colorectal cancer; your stories, your family members' stories, your friends' stories, your doctors' stories. As I've reflected back on all of these incredible interviews I realized that the whole world can be inspired by these stories. The messages contained within these deep, and often emotional conversations, can touch more people, not just those within our...

Duration:00:06:36

Honoring Her Husband’s Memory Through Her Advocacy Work, With Dana Georges

4/24/2018
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dana at the 12th annual Call-on Congress. She became very involved in cancer advocacy efforts after losing her husband Jean to colon cancer on Mother’s Day, 2015. He was only 43-years-old. Her 7-year-old son will need to begin screening at age 25. Also, her32-year-old brother recently had precancerous cells […] The post Honoring Her Husband’s Memory Through Her Advocacy Work, With Dana Georges appeared first on The Colon Cancer Podcast.

Duration:00:26:10

Teaching Hope and Happiness in the Face of Cancer

4/10/2018
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This story of Gina’s journey appeared in the 2017 issue of On The Rise and was written by our late friend, Dr. Tom Marsilje. Gina Benedetti may be about the happiest and most hopeful person diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) that you have ever met – and her hope and happiness are infectious! This […] The post Teaching Hope and Happiness in the Face of Cancer appeared first on The Colon Cancer Podcast.

Duration:00:32:26

Honoring Her Husband’s Legacy With Nikki Moore of #LiveMoore

3/27/2018
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Matt and Nikki Moore met while they were in college. They fell in love and were married a short time later. In late 2015, while pregnant with their first child, Matt was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer at the age of 32. Before his death, Matt wanted to inspire people to live life to […] The post Honoring Her Husband’s Legacy With Nikki Moore of #LiveMoore appeared first on The Colon Cancer Podcast.

Duration:00:33:55

Talking Colon Cancer Screening and Awareness With Dr. Andrew Albert

3/19/2018
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In this bonus episode Dr. Andrew Albert returns to the show for an informal conversation about colon cancer screening and awareness. He and I talked about embarrassment, stigmas, poop and more. How do we get young people, and their doctors, to recognize their symptoms and understand that there’s no such thing as “too young” for […] The post Talking Colon Cancer Screening and Awareness With Dr. Andrew Albert appeared first on The Colon Cancer Podcast.

Duration:00:37:36

Getting Men To Discuss Their Colon Cancer Symptoms, With Paul Shadle

3/13/2018
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Paul Shadle was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2016 after noticing symptoms on a family vacation. He had dismissed prior feelings of fatigue and chalked it up to getting older. On vacation, he had bloating and cramping in his abdomen, later noticing blood in his stool. When Paul was diagnosed, the disease had […] The post Getting Men To Discuss Their Colon Cancer Symptoms, With Paul Shadle appeared first on The Colon Cancer Podcast.

Duration:00:33:28

Colon Cancer’s Tattooed Pinup Girl, Tara Principali

2/27/2018
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Tara (pronounced Tar-uh) Principali was diagnosed with Stage 2 rectal cancer five years ago at the age of 30. Though she once lived an unhealthy lifestyle, weighing as much as 270 lbs., she dedicated herself to fitness and healthy eating prior to her diagnosis and lost 130 lbs. In addition to the rectal cancer diagnosis Tara […] The post Colon Cancer’s Tattooed Pinup Girl, Tara Principali appeared first on The Colon Cancer Podcast.

Duration:00:47:38