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The Game of Life: Cancer Edition, w/ Justin Birckbichler
Episode 6424th May 2022 • Man Up to Cancer • Man Up to Cancer
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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 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.