Lee Silverstein

Patient Leader

Cancer has been a part of my life for most of my life. I was first diagnosed with a Wilm’s Tumor, a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer, when I was five years old. I remained under a doctors supervision into my mid-twenties. In 2011, at the age of 50, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and I remain in active treatment to this day. In 2012 I launched a podcast as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer. Today the WE Have Cancer podcast has shared the stories of close to 200 patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals and has been downloaded in over 70 countries around the world.

Location

Auburndale, FL

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Twitter Best Kept Secret

Finalist

Best in Show: Podcast

Lee’s selfless service to the cancer community of survivors, families, health care providers, and ancillary caregivers is inspiring, motivating, and uplifting. He has taken Cancer on, running headlong into the battle to raise awareness and build familial camaraderie among all those affected in any way by the collection of cancer diagnoses.  — Jason

Lee has a great way of connecting cancer warriors with one another and sharing their stories. He does all this while still fighting his own cancer diagnosis.  — Jessica

Lee Silverstein

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