Learning to Live with an Incurable, Inoperable Cancer

Jamie Cesanek

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, author Steve Kelley shares both the painful and positive moments of his journey with a rare cancer.

Steve Kelley is a professor, public speaker, grandfather and avid biker, among other things. But he is also living with central nervous system lymphoma, a rare cancer that his doctors told him is incurable and inoperable.

After being unable to find peers facing a similar diagnosis, Kelley decided to share his story in the book, “Cancer R.I.P.: The Ultimate Fight.”

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Kelley opens up about his cancer journey and offers others advice on how to get through life after receiving such a shattering diagnosis.

“If you can try to do (these) four things, M-A-T-H, do the math: meaning, action, trust and hope,” Kelley said. “You can do those things for the people in your life and for yourself. I think that will put you in this great place that enables you to couple that with grace, couple that with exercise, and now you're in a place that you can do the best you can with cancer.”

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