How to Check Your Skin for Skin Cancer

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Learn to examine your largest organ for five signs of cancer.

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Guys: Check Your Balls

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Are testicular exams women’s work?

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When Your Parent Dies

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What gifts of care or truth are worthwhile to the dying, and to those left behind?

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Eating Sushi at Stoplights

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Caring for his mother through treatment for a brain tumor, David Olimpio finds odd comforts in a city he used to call home.

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Invasive Testing

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A trans man’s first pap smear is a traumatizing experience.

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Out of the Cradle

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The gifts from one’s parents include passions and observations that communicate—and finally become—character and identity.

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Men, Strength, and Death

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True strength does not require denial of reality, but suppleness in meeting it.

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The Hourglass

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The people I love are grains of sand in an hourglass. And they’re starting to slip through the narrow curve at the center.

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Homer’s Hero

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Cameron Conaway offers a moving and personal dedication to his mentor, martial artist Daryn Clark, who despite fighting brain cancer still dedicates his life to helping others.

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Cancer: 8/18

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Survivors wanted: men’s stories of cancer.

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Perchance to Dream: My First Colonoscopy

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Don’t worry, Geoffrey Philp says. His first colonoscopy was like a day at the beach.

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The Idol I Remember, The Man I Never Knew

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One word does not do justice to what a father does.

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Oral HPV More Prevalent Among Men Than Women

Hat tip to Tobias.  The Internal Medicine News covers a study showing that oral HPV is three times more prevalent among men than women. Oral HPV has been linked to something called “oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma,” which is apparently cancer of the middle part of the throat (the tonsils, soft palate, and the base of the […]

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Nine Days with Cancer

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Jim Mitchem learned a lot in nine days.

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My Tribute to My Mom for Mother’s Day

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Art Eddy recently lost his mother, so he knows this Mother’s Day will be tough for him. This tribute is in honor of all of the ways she made his life wonderful.

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The Anniversary of My Cancer

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Michael Triplett’s birthday marks not only one, but two significant moments in his life — his birth and his cancer diagnosis.

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