209 episodes

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.

WE Have Cancer Lee Silverstein

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

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.

    Final Episode Honoring Lee

    Final Episode Honoring Lee

    Welcome everyone to the final episode of the We Have Cancer podcast.  Glenn Hebert from the Horse Radio Network and Katie Krimitsos of the Women’s Meditation Network pay tribute to Lee Silverstein. For those of you that may not have heard, we lost Lee a few weeks ago and we wanted to do one final episode on the We Have Cancer podcast to honor what he meant to the cancer community and also to the podcast community.
    Katie and I will talk a bit about our time with Lee and then we want to play for you one of the final interviews that Lee did with the Man up to Cancer podcast where he talked about dying, hospice and how he was at peace.  
    Rest in Peace Lee, we all love you!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Tim McDonald Is Fighting Colon Cancer and Is In Search of a Liver Donor

    Tim McDonald Is Fighting Colon Cancer and Is In Search of a Liver Donor

    My buddy, Tim McDonald, joins me to share his story of dealing with stage 4 colon cancer and is journey to find a liver donor.
    Please help spread Tim's message by sharing this link: http://timsliver.com/
    Follow Tim here:
    On Twitter: twitter.com/tamcdonald
    On Instagram: instagram.com/timamcdonald 
    On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/timamcdonald

    • 29 min
    Colon Cancer Survivor Michael Riehle on the HAI Pump and Life With N.E.D.

    Colon Cancer Survivor Michael Riehle on the HAI Pump and Life With N.E.D.

    Michael Riehle joins Lee to discuss his journey with colorectal cancer, the challenges of living NES (No Evidence of Disease) and the value of the Man Up to Cancer; The Howling Place Facebook group.

    • 27 min
    Researching Your Cancer Treatment Options and Overcoming Logistical Obstacles

    Researching Your Cancer Treatment Options and Overcoming Logistical Obstacles

    Lee provides an update on his treatment and shares exciting news. He discusses researching your treatment options and how to make treatment at a long distance facility a reality.

    • 26 min
    The Final Episode

    The Final Episode

    Welcome to episode #188, the final episode of the WE Have Cancer podcast.

    • 12 min
    David Richman Lost his Sister to Brain Cancer and Continues to Fight in Her Memory

    David Richman Lost his Sister to Brain Cancer and Continues to Fight in Her Memory

    On this episode of WE Have Cancer, motivational speaker and endurance athlete David Richman shares with Lee how cancer first touched his life through his late sister, June. To honor her legacy, David has completed countless races in search of connection, emotion, and perspective. Guest Biography: David Richman is an, author, entrepreneur, speaker, consultant and philanthropist. But before any of that, he was a brother to June. In 2007 June was battling her final stages of brain cancer, and David was ready to run beside her during Relay for Life. June passed away just days before the race, but David still went and ran. His experience at that race sparked a new passion in him for endurance sports for a cause. In the last decade, he has completed over 50 triathlons, over 50 runs longer than marathon length, and most recently, he biked 4,700 miles cycling across the country to interview participants for his new book exploring the emotional side of cancer, Cycle of Lives.
    Table of Contents:David's Story Begins with June
    David's sister June received news that she had serious brain cancer in her forties, and that it was most likely terminal. Her diagnosis changed everything. She was the impetus to David's project and nonprofit work, and remains his constant inspiration. 
    What Would June Think of David's Work?
    June said the thing that sucked the most about her cancer was that she wouldn’t get to see her kids grow up. Through David's work, June is not forgotten, and her kids get to see her legacy continue to inspire connection. 
    5000 Miles on a Bike, Searching for Answers
    Inspired by June’s Relay for Life team in 2007 (called the June Buggies), David promised her he would run right alongside her. But June passed away just a few days before the race. Over time, David wanted to meet and interview all these people touched by cancer and bring them together. So he hopped on a bike and went city to city in a matter of six weeks.
    There's So Much Hope
    Lee asks, was the biggest surprise while working on Cycle of Lives? David says he went into the project thinking it would be dark and heavy all the time, but he was surprised and inspired to find how hopeful and wise so many people were along the way.
    Seeking Connection Drives Everything
    How did David learn to dig deep and lean into these meaningful (and often challenging) conversations? He says he loves “trying to figure the puzzle out” when interviewing people, and finds true joy in doing so.
    “I was always on the outside looking in.”
    In his book Cycle of Lives, he talks a bit about how up until his thirties he felt like he was never the main character of his own story. He wanted to get out of the shadows and capture stories that would spread light, emotion, and inspiration, just like June.
    Why the Bike Ride, Instead of Picking Up the Phone?
    Dave says, “I think we’re all connected by stories, and we’re connected by emotion.” To him it felt natural and obvious to jump on his bike and ride from city to city to string everything...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

David Richman Author ,

Great host!

Lee is a great host! He is authentic, compassionate, engaging, and very inspiring. I had a great time talking to him. He did a fantastic job tackling difficult topics everyone can relate to. Good job!

KMCURTIS33 ,

A healing voice

There are people who bring healing that goes beyond medicine, and Lee is one of them. His insider's view of cancer, combined with his compassionate and reassuring voice is a gift to anyone going through this journey. The insights and experiences of the guests he interviews are inspiring and real - just what the doctor ordered to help you stay strong of mind, heart and spirit while your body is regaining its health.

Funshoppere ,

Can’t wait for next episode!!!

As a stage IV lung cancer survivor this podcast gives me hope and makes me feel part of a family. Hearing other survivors’ stories, treatments, ups and downs and strategies for moving forward gives me optimism that I can beat cancer too. Thank you to everyone who shares on this podcast and our wonderful host.

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