Justin Birckbichler, founder of aBallsySenseofTumor.com and columnist for The Good Men Project writes weekly on men’s health issues. As a survivor of testicular cancer—which is the most common form of cancer affecting young men—Birckbichler reminds readers of the importance of attending yearly physicals and administering self-exams. And he does it using enough puns to make any English teacher chuckle.
Reading his posts makes me wonder how many men suffer needlessly by refusing health care, even when they can afford it. Are men overconfident about their health? Is it rooted in manhood to refuse to ask for help (medical or otherwise) unless it’s an emergency? Is it a source of pride to go without a doctor or a dentist? (I once went ten years without visiting the latter, and I don’t recommend it).
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