A little later when Mom told me that his cancer spread to his lymph nodes, my heart dropped. I knew that wasn't good at all. Mom, Dad and Justin all told me that he was going to be perfectly fine but it's so scary knowing someone you love so much has cancer and you can't do anything to help. Mom told me he has to go through chemotherapy which is another word I don't like because it's very scary. I know everything is going to be okay, but I'm still terrified that something will go wrong. Being told that your brother has cancer is one of the worst things I've ever been told. I know I have to be strong because I know he is, but it's just so hard when you don't know what's happening.
Testicular cancer isn’t just affecting me; it’s affecting those closest to me. Every Saturday, one of my friends or family members will be sharing about their reactions to my diagnosis. I hope these posts serve as a reminder to talk to the men in your life about performing regular self-checks and their health in general. Together, we can lessen the impact of testicular cancer. Check out Healthy But Aware posts here.