WE Have Cancer
About This Show
Hosted by Lee Silverstein, the show was created to provide survivors, caregivers, and professionals a vehicle to share their stories of struggle, hope, and survival in the face of cancer and to provide information, inspiration, and hope to those affected by the disease.If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard on the WE Have Cancer podcast, I would truly appreciate your rating and review in iTunes and Stitcher. Doing so helps us reach more people who have been impacted by cancer and increases our visibility in the digital world.The WE Have Cancer podcast is supported by the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Most Recent Episode
WE Have Cancer; Our Story, With Lee and Linda Silverstein
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 oncologist, Dr. Jonathan Strosberg with the news they were hoping wouldn't come; Lee's cancer had metastasized to his liver. He would need to undergo liver resection surgery followed by six months of chemotherapy. In this first episode under the new title, WE Have Cancer, Lee's wife shares her story. She talks about the emotions she's experienced as a caregiver and new wife. She discusses where her positive outlook comes from and how she believes "We have cancer; it doesn't have us."