The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 2: Justin Birckbichler

On Episode 2 of The Intersection of Cancer and Life, I talk with Justin Birckbichler. Justin is a men’s health activist, testicular cancer survivor, and the founder of the advocacy website A Ballsy Sense of Tumor. From being diagnosed in November 2016 at the age of 25, to finishing chemo in January 2017, to being cleared in remission in March, he has been passionate about sharing his story to spread awareness about testicular cancer and promote open conversation about men’s health.
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His work with awareness of men’s health has been featured by Healthline, Ball Boys, and various other organizations. In 2017, ABSOT won an award for the Best Advocacy and Awareness Cancer Blog in 2017 and Justin was recognized as one of 15 People Who Raised Cancer Awareness in 2017. In 2018, Justin was selected as a finalist in the Hilarious Patient Leader Category in the 2018 WEGO Health Awards. (Spoiler alert: He won!)

On this episode, Justin and I make an unnecessarily high number of ball puns, and discuss the whys and hows of a testicular exam. He also talks about the C101 Health Education PSA video he created for high school students about testicular cancer, found HERE, and the survey he conducted about testicular exams in the wild (or rather, how many men are actually taking testicular health seriously).

You can listen to the episode HERE, on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Twitter: @absotTC

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