35 minutes | Jul 19th 2018

The STANDcast 56: Testicular Cancer & Ballsy Humor with Justin Birckbichler

In episode 56 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Justin Birckbichler, founder of the blog A Ballsy Sense of Tumor. Justin discusses his experience with being diagnosed with testicular cancer two years ago, maintaining a sense of humor, and how the experience has changed him. In addition, Justin talks about how to perform a self-exam, and shares the symptoms of testicular cancer to be aware of. All this and much more on STANDcast 56. Episode 56 fast facts and info: • Special guest: Justin Birckbichler, founder of A Ballsy Sense of Tumor • Former 4th grade teacher • Diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 25 in 2016 • How to do a self-exam (only 42% of men know how to do it) • Do a self-exam monthly • 10 weeks of chemotherapy • The hard part is being a cancer “survivor” • Symptoms of testicular cancer • Most common cancer in men ages 15-44 • A Ballsy Sense of Tumor • Created a resource for men’s health and cancer • Pairs humor and education • Cancer impacts everyone in the family • Encourages friends to take care of their health • Be more open about speaking about your health and emotions • STAND magazine Music: Get Up Stand Up (Featuring Brother Ali) by Public Enemy, licensed under Creative Commons 4.0
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