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BY JMichael Shipman

Before scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro in June 2018, I’d never climbed a real mountain. I live in Beaumont, Texas, which is only around 30 feet above sea level. So, getting to the top of Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet) was going to be a real challenge.

But after seeing two-time cancer survivor Sean Swarner’s story on TV while recovering from testicular cancer treatment myself last year, I was determined to go on a trip of my own one day to celebrate...

Testicular cancer survivor JMichael Shipman, atop Mt. Kilimanjaro

BY JMichael Shipman

Before I was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 21 last year, I only did self-checks in the shower when I remembered to. That translated...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

BY James Coulson Jr.

One of the things that I learned as a testicular cancer patient at MD Anderson is that distraction is the name of the game. Our brains are not good at doing two things at once, so anything that requires a fair amount of analytical thinking or concentration can help keep your mind off your problems.

Here are five ways I have found to distract myself during cancer treatment.

Throw a party. What do you do when you don’t know...

Cancerwise blog post: James Coulson Jr. shared how he distracted himself during testicular cancer treatment.

BY James Coulson Jr.

Before I had testicular cancer, I was a really cynical person. I looked at the glass as half-empty. And I saw everything in life as just a...

BY Lany Kimmons

Patients' fertility can be affected both during cancer treatment – when an unplanned pregnancy could be a serious problem – and later, if...

BY Clayton Boldt

Sexual problems are one of the most common long-term side effects that cancer patients face. In a survey of MD Anderson cancer patients, almost...

BY Shane Scott

I have always been an athletic guy. I played football in high school and college. But after my testicular cancer treatment, I was overweight...

BY Shane Scott

I had been married to the love of my life for about two years and we were just getting our feet on the ground when I received my testicular...

BY Ashley Smith

We hadn't even been engaged for two months when I got the call from Austin. He had just been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Austin...