A BALLSY SENSE OF TUMOR (ABSOT)
Mission: To change the conversation about men's health
and promote discussions about testicular cancer in everyday conversation
Justin Birckbichler is a men’s health activist, testicular cancer survivor, and the founder of aBallsySenseofTumor.com. In November 2016, he was diagnosed with stage II testicular cancer at the age of 25. Throughout his diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, and being cleared in remission in March 2017, he has been passionate about sharing his story to spread awareness about testicular cancer and promote open conversation about men's health.
When Justin was diagnosed, he had a hard time finding information written in patient-friendly terms about experiencing testicular cancer. There were a lot of clinical websites, but nothing easily digestible or relatable. He wanted to create a resource that would be helpful for a person going through what he went through.
But soon after starting his blog, his main focus shifted. Realizing that testicular cancer is not talked about enough in society, Justin shares his story from beginning to end with an open attitude. His hope, that he will stimulate more open discussion and bring a larger focus to men’s health in general.
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