What it’s like being a man affected by cancer

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Being diagnosed with cancer at 17 years of age changed my perception of what it means to be a man. Initially, I believed that being a man meant I had to hide the sadness and anger I experienced as a result of my diagnosis in order to appear ‘strong’ and ‘tough’ to all my friends and family. However, I gradually learned that true strength and toughness comes from being able to express your vulnerability as openly and honestly as possible.

In this latest blog on You Can Connect, myself and other young cancer survivors share further insight on what it’s like to be a man affected by cancer.

Cancer Advisor has a range of content for men with cancer, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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