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In 2015 Lee launched this podcast as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those affected by cancer.


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Latest Podcast Episodes

Grief And Writing, With Guests Shelley Buck And Kathy Curtis

By Lee Silverstein | 01/12/2021

The grieving process can look dramatically different from person to person and situation to situation. For Shelley Buck, it took the form of writing a book with her son Ryder, and her friend Kathy. Shelley opens up about how her son’s cancer diagnosis changed their relationship and even her parenting style, and was a catalyst to share his spirit with the world. Shelley and Kathy talk about writing the book as a way to extend Ryder’s legacy while also using it as an essential part of their grieving process.

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HPV In Men: Breaking The Stigma And Bringing Awareness, With Jason Mendelsohn

By Lee Silverstein | 12/29/2020

On this week’s episode of WE Have Cancer, Lee sits down with Jason Mendelsohn, a Stage-4 tonsil cancer survivor and HPV advocate. Jason shares his story about being diagnosed with HPV-related cancer and his journey to becoming a well-known advocate for the HPV vaccine and awareness of HPV in men. The pair talk about the stigma…

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Helping Children Realize Their Dreams With Brodi Nicholas, CEO Of One At A Time

Helping Children Realize Their Dreams With Brodi Nicholas, CEO Of One At A Time

By Lee Silverstein | 12/15/2020

This week on the WE Have Cancer podcast, Lee sits down with Brodi Nicholas, the founder and CEO of One At a Time — a non-profit charity that helps create positive experiences and fulfills the dreams of children fighting life-threatening illnesses. Lee and Brodi talk about how it all started with his next-door neighbor, Samantha,…

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Mission: Trip to Disney World

Spencer is a 5 year old from Bath, ME. His journey began when his family would have nights where Spencer would cry all night long and days where he wouldn’t leave the couch. His symptoms got more complex and he started limping.

Spencer appeared to be getting better, but the limping came back. An MRI revealed that his entire pelvic area was full of lesions. About 15 doctors came to the room and told the family that they think it’s cancer. They moved forward with the CT scan and it revealed a very large tumor stemming from his left adrenal gland. Bone marrow biopsy revealed that his bone marrow was roughly 80% consumed by disease and he was later diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.

Our mission is to raise $10,000 in the month of April to send Spencer and his family to Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Click here to help Spencer's dream come true.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Don't Stop Believin'; The Story of Arnel Pineda

November 14, 2020

Arnel Pineda grew up in an impoverished neighborhood in Manilla in the Philippines. His mother died when he was 13 leaving him homeless. He earned money for food by collecting bottles, cans and newspapers and selling them to recyclers. Despite living in poverty Arnel had a gift; he could sing. Putting his gift to work…

The Healing Power of Music

October 29, 2020

I miss my mom, I miss my dad I miss the road, I miss my band Givin' hugs and shakin' hands It's a mystery, I suppose Just how long this thing goes But there'll be crowds and there'll be shows And there will be a light after dark Someday when we aren't six feet apart…

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Keep F*****g Going

September 19, 2020

After 5 years and +170 episodes of podcasting about cancer I was tired. Tired of listening and talking about cancer while dealing with my own (I've lost count how many) recurrence earlier this year. Creating each show was like the old “time to make the donuts” commercial. And then, a few weeks ago I broke…

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