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Testicular Cancer

Cancer is Cancer

by Gordon McKavanagh December 4, 2023

Cancer is cancer. It doesn’t matter whether it’s below the belt or above the belt. The toxicity around word usage related to it is a problem. People get, and too often die, following silence and embarrassment from lack of validation either from themselves, others, or both.


My Hidden Secret

by Matt Brown November 6, 2023

To those whom I have lost along the way, I honor you. Dwayne. Luca. Sam. Dieter. Isabella.

Anger. Pain. Resentment. Emotions of such high negative value, but the hidden side of being a Cancer Survivor.

What are the thoughts towards what it means to be a Survivor? While my story of Cancer began in February of 2020, with a radical orchiectomy (removal of testicle and surrounding tissue), I’ve known Cancer my entire life.


Where Are The Superpowers?

by Gordon McKavanagh May 3, 2021

It all started in January of 2020 when I decided I HAD to go into Urgent Care to get my groin pain checked out. I must’ve torn a muscle, or something like that….again.


Men Have No Emotions

by Justin Birckbichler March 1, 2021

As a society, we’ve decided that men are not to show their feelings while women are painted as emotionally transparent. Cancer has shown me that I can’t afford to do that.


Spilling Tea with the G’s: Season 2 – Episode 5 – Being a Guy with Cancer

by Nick Giallourakis November 30, 2020

Our long time friend Stephen Heaviside joins the G’s to spill tea on what it is like to be a guy in support groups to talk about cancer as a young adult. Both Stephen H and Steven G go way back to the early years of CancerCon to reflect on how long they have known each other and reflect on sharing emotions as a young adult male faced with cancer.


I Am Here and You Are Not

by Ryan Fuson January 23, 2020

As a cancer survivor I’ve struggled with the fact that I survived yet others who I have known and battled cancer did not. Although I’m very grateful to be alive I’ve thought to myself, “why did I survive and not them?” This poem is in honor of those who bravely fought cancer and have passed on.