708176196694798 The Game of Life: Cancer Edition, w/ Justin Birckbichler - Man Up to Cancer

Episode 64

Published on:

24th May 2022

The Game of Life: Cancer Edition, w/ Justin Birckbichler

Time to lighten up the mood a bit! Join me and my buddy Justin Birckbichler (AKA the uniballer) as we play "The Game of Life: Cancer Edition"

You have all played Life. Well, the cards are a bit different in the Cancer Edition.

Here's just one example from our game:

"Your nurse tells you it’s OK for you to eat breakfast, not knowing your doctor only wants you to have one sip of water. Lose your turn due to bowel obstruction."

If you are looking for a light-hearted distraction during this cancer sh*tshow, look no further, Justin and I have your back!

Justin is a men’s health activist, testicular cancer survivor, and the founder of aBallsySenseofTumor.com. He was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with stage II testicular cancer in 2016, and he underwent surgery and chemotherapy.

Through writing and speaking, Justin has shared his story to spread awareness about testicular cancer and to promote open conversation about men’s health. His writing has appeared in Cure Magazine, I Had Cancer, The Mighty, The Good Men Project, Stupid Cancer, and more, and his advocacy work has been featured by publications around the world. 

In this episode, we also spend some time talking about the need for more men to become cancer patient advocates; how to prevent advocacy burnout; and Man Up to Cancer’s upcoming Gathering of Wolves. 


A shout out to our sponsor - Natera, developers of a new kind of test called Signatera that can detect recurrence as much as a year earlier than imaging. Ask your doctor if Signatera is right for you. Natera.com/signaterapatients

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Man Up to Cancer
The show built for men facing cancer, and the people who love us!
I'm your host, Trevor Maxwell. I'm a stage IV colon cancer survivor, and I've got a message for other men: You don't have to go through cancer alone.

Every week on the Man Up to Cancer podcast, you can expect raw, unfiltered conversations about men, cancer, and our experiences. My guests will be other patients, survivors, advocates, and friends from #cancerland.

We'll tackle the topics of grief, pain, and the physical suck-fest of cancer. But .. PLOT TWIST.. we're also going to joke, laugh, and have fun.

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