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This week: A patient and a doctor discuss kidney cancer

What is it like to live with a dire diagnosis? Dr. Adam Stern has written extensively about his experience with metastatic kidney cancer and shares his story on this week’s “HealthLink on Air.”

He's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Upstate Medical University whose essays have been published in the New York Times and Boston Globe as well as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

During his time at Upstate, Stern received the Bruce Dearing Writing Award. He talks about cultivating gratitude and how, at the end of each day, he reflects on the times when he was mindfully engaged. "Those are the best moments of my days," he says.

Also on the show, urologist Oleg Shapiro explains how kidney cancer is diagnosed and goes over the variety of treatment options available. Tune in Sunday, June 2 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.