Khevin Barnes

Khevin Barnes is a writer and breast cancer advocate living in Vail, Arizona with his wife, two cats and a desert tortoise. He is a retired stage magician and now, a hopelessly obsessive five-string banjo player. He was diagnosed with male breast cancer in 2014.

Getting Back to Nature With Cancer

February 08, 2023

I don’t think of nature as a distraction to my cancer, masking the symptoms or the reality of my disease, but rather as a therapy that offers comfort and serenity with no negative side effects.

Pink's Missing Link: Male Breast Cancer

October 18, 2021

October reminds us that men get breast cancer, too. A male breast cancer survivor shares his thoughts about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Controversy creates conversation, and conversation incites action,” he writes.

Remembering Loved Ones Lost to Cancer on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2021

A cancer survivor remembers his wife who died of complications from ovarian cancer on Valentine’s Day several years ago. His advice to everyone: Holidays gradually become positive reflections of all that was good before cancer took it away.

Cancer Burnout and The December Blues

December 01, 2020

The holidays are different this year for everyone, but for patients with cancer and cancer survivors, the holidays in 2020 are a unique challenge that presents difficult thoughts to contemplate.

Filling Their Hearts With Song

July 31, 2020

One cancer survivor finds health and healing in the gift of music.