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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.

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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.

    Surviving Mesothelioma Long Term With Heather Von St. James

    Surviving Mesothelioma Long Term With Heather Von St. James

    Diagnosed with Mesothelioma at the very young age of 32 in 2005, Heather Von St. James was told she had 15 months to live. During our conversation we discussed:
    How she came to be diagnosed
    The unlikely way she acquired Mesothelioma
    How she lost a lung to the disease and the impact that has on her today
    The impact her family had on her recovery
    The tireless advocacy work she does for https://www.curemeso.org/ (https://www.curemeso.org/)
    Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer PodcastMesothelioma Applied Research Foundation - https://www.curemeso.org/ (https://www.curemeso.org/)
    WE Have Cancer LinksSubscribe to the WE Have Cancer Podcast - https://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.X2fAemhKjIU (https://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.X2fAemhKjIU)
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    Instagram - https://instagram.com/HeatherVSJ (https://instagram.com/HeatherVSJ)
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    Follow WE Have Cancer on Social MediaLike our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/wehavecancershow/ (https://www.facebook.com/wehavecancershow/)
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    Know someone touched by cancer who has an inspiring story? Email Lee -  (mailto:Lee@wehavecancershow.com)

    • 32 min
    Colon Cancer Survivor, Joe Bullock, On Looking Out For the Needs of Cancer Patients

    Colon Cancer Survivor, Joe Bullock, On Looking Out For the Needs of Cancer Patients

    Joe Bullock was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2018. In early 2020 he, along with Man Up to Cancer - The Howling Place (https://www.facebook.com/groups/manuptocancer) Facebook Group, inspiring men to avoid isolation throughout their cancer journeys.
    Joe talked about:
    How he came to be diagnosed.
    Why he felt the need to create an online forum for men affected cancer.
    The role his wife has played in his cancer experience.
    Why caring for others is important to him.
    Joe also talked about the possible warning signs of colorectal cancer which include:
    Blood in your stool
    Unexplained weight loss
    Change in bowel habits
    Persistent cramps or low back pain
    Feeling bloated
    Anemia
    Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer PodcastInterview with Charles Griffin - https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e22df3fe-0b24-426d-a0c5-75e93aae847e (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e22df3fe-0b24-426d-a0c5-75e93aae847e)
    The Colon Club - https://www.facebook.com/colonclub (https://www.facebook.com/colonclub)
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    Join our private Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wehavecancershow/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wehavecancershow/)
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    Know someone touched by cancer who has an inspiring story? Email Lee - Lee@wehavecancershow.com (mailto:Lee@wehavecancershow.com) 

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

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

    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.

    • 36 min
    Managing Peripheral Neuropathy With Dr. Dana Cardinas

    Managing Peripheral Neuropathy With Dr. Dana Cardinas

    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 Cancer LinksDana's blog - https://nervesmatter.com/ (https://nervesmatter.com/)
    https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/188651/abstract (https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/188651/abstract)
    Colontown - https://www.facebook.com/COLONTOWN/ (https://www.facebook.com/COLONTOWN/)
    Nerve glide exercise video - https://youtu.be/loUuq7rPTH0 (https://youtu.be/loUuq7rPTH0)
    Subscribe to the WE Have Cancer Podcast - https://www.facebook.com/wehavecancershow/ (https://www.facebook.com/wehavecancershow/)
    Join our private Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wehavecancershow/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wehavecancershow/)
    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/wehavecancerpod (https://twitter.com/wehavecancerpod)
    Follow us on Instagram - https://instagram.com/wehavecancerpod (https://instagram.com/wehavecancerpod)
    Follow us on LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/company/wehavecancer (https://linkedin.com/company/wehavecancer)
    Know someone touched by cancer who has an inspiring story? Email Lee - Lee@wehavecancershow.com (mailto:Lee@wehavecancershow.com) 

    • 38 min
    Discover Your Power With Oral Cancer Survivor Joana Breckner

    Discover Your Power With Oral Cancer Survivor Joana Breckner

    Joana is a three-time oral cancer survivor turned advocate. She was diagnosed after a routine dental checkup. She entered remission in January, 2018.

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

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

    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.

    • 29 min

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