Diagnosed With Stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer, But Focused On Hope - WE Have Cancer
Diagnosed With Stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer, But Focused On Hope
In the spring of 2016 Chris Lawrence was diagnosed with stage 4 Bile Duct cancer. While laying in his hospital bed, his father wrote "Hope Has Arrived" on the whiteboard. Thus the non-profit organization hopehasarrived.com was born.
During our conversation we discussed:
- How Chris came to be diagnosed with stage 4 Bile Duct cancer.
- Why he created Hope Has Arrived
- The decision to move back to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he was originally from
- How Genomic Sequencing saved his life
- His thoughts on the future of his health
- The future plans for Hope Has Arrived
- The important role that his faith plays in his life
- The positive things that he's experienced since his diagnosis
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Hope Has Arrived - https://www.hopehasarrived.com/
Hope Has Arrived on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hopehasarrived/
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WE Have Cancer
Providing information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer.
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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Lee & Linda Silverstein
In 2011, just four months after they began dating, Lee was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer. A year and a half later, 17 days after their honeymoon, they learned that Lee’s cancer had spread to his liver; he was now Stage 4. Through numerous surgeries, chemotherapy infusions and assorted other treatments, Linda has been by his side. Despite cancer, Lee and Linda say unequivocally these have been the best years of their lives.
In 2015 Lee launched this podcast as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those affected by cancer.
Lee and Linda live in Florida with their Westie Terrier, Fergie.
The WE Have Cancer podcast is supported by The Colon Cancer Coalition - https://coloncancercoalition.org