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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.”

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