Justin Birckbichler

Justin Birckbichler is a fourth grade teacher, testicular cancer survivor and the founder of aBallsySenseofTumor.com. 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 and promote open conversation about men's health. Connect with him on Instagram @aballsysenseoftumor, on Twitter @absotTC, on Facebook or via email justin@aballsysenseoftumor.com.


My Magical Reading Journey

January 02, 2019

My journey as a reader and a cancer patient/survivor were both marked with highs and lows, but now are important parts of my daily life.

Finding Forgiveness For Cancer-Related Missteps

December 18, 2018

Two wrongs don't make a right.

There's Snow News Like Good News

December 13, 2018

Winter Storm Diego delivered two things... three days off from work and a set of clean scans!

How to Help a Cancer Patient During the Holidays

December 07, 2018

Tis the season to be jolly! Here are some ways to support a loved one with cancer during this festive wintertime.

One Cancer Survivor's Views on Religion

November 28, 2018

These are my thoughts on religion and cancer, but they may not be yours. Either way, I ask you to keep an open mind.

An Open Letter About the Misuse of No Shave November

November 16, 2018

Whether you call it No Shave November, Movember or Novembeard, it's important to remember it's all about men's health.

How to Write Your Cancer Story

November 10, 2018

As an avid writer about my testicular cancer experiences, I'm sharing my writing process.

How to Make the Most of No Shave November

November 04, 2018

It's more than the beard. It's about men's health.

7 Reasons Why a Testicular Cancer Survivor Doesn't Mourn the Loss of His Left Testicle

October 31, 2018

I may be down one ball, but I've increased in many other ways

I Miss Cancer

October 26, 2018

Though it's a weird thing to say, I'm posting this to help you realize that if you "miss having cancer," you're not the only one.