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I'm your host, Trevor Maxwell. I'm a stage IV colon cancer survivor, and I've got a message for other men: You don't have to go through cancer alone.

Every week on the Man Up to Cancer podcast, you can expect raw, unfiltered conversations about men, cancer, and our experiences. My guests will be other patients, survivors, advocates, and friends from #cancerland.

We'll tackle the topics of grief, pain, and the physical suck-fest of cancer. But .. PLOT TWIST.. we're also going to joke, laugh, and have fun.

For more content, merch, and other manly cancer stuff, check us out at www.manuptocancer.com.

Man Up to Cancer Man Up to Cancer

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I'm your host, Trevor Maxwell. I'm a stage IV colon cancer survivor, and I've got a message for other men: You don't have to go through cancer alone.

Every week on the Man Up to Cancer podcast, you can expect raw, unfiltered conversations about men, cancer, and our experiences. My guests will be other patients, survivors, advocates, and friends from #cancerland.

We'll tackle the topics of grief, pain, and the physical suck-fest of cancer. But .. PLOT TWIST.. we're also going to joke, laugh, and have fun.

For more content, merch, and other manly cancer stuff, check us out at www.manuptocancer.com.

    Cancer, Anger, & Airports

    Cancer, Anger, & Airports

    Cancer, Anger, and Airplanes
    Last week, I almost got into a fight while waiting to board a plane with my family in Baltimore...
    Naturally, that regrettable encounter inspired tomorrow's solo episode of the https://www.facebook.com/cancerwolves/?__cft__[0]=AZXfi_dNaNvHAoh5C-GVFopUMjc7SXmChiA34ns00xNUaEcO8cgHcDGwaLLF-BmNim58afHuutR3hTvVjfmLUA3IrrIP1ASBx86bf7h1WORXqAF_qE-4PdZA8nfMBcpHRbSbfJnflInYOe4ACJayaY8Uand__tn__=kK-R (Man Up to Cancer) Podcast. Served up with your Tuesday morning run, peloton ride, or laundry folding.
    For better or worse, this is a solo deep-dive into the emotion of anger, and how it is experienced by people facing cancer.
    SPONSOR SHOUT-OUT!
    Today’s episode is brought to you exclusively by the good folks at Blue Note Therapeutics.
    Blue Note creates digital therapeutics to help cancer patients cope with the emotional distress associated with our disease.
    Check out their premier product, COVID Cancer Care, at https://covidcancercare.com/ (covidcancercare.com), and we’ll keep you posted on more programs that they’re going to be releasing soon.
    You can also visit their website, https://bluenotetherapeutics.com/ (bluenotetherapeutics.com), and follow them on https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-note-therapeutics/ (LinkedIn).

    • 31 min
    Blue Note Therapeutics tackles the emotional toll of cancer

    Blue Note Therapeutics tackles the emotional toll of cancer

    Man Up to Cancer is fired up to welcome Blue Note Therapeutics as a flagship sponsor!
    As someone who has experienced depression and anxiety during cancer, I’ve had the privilege of working as a patient advisor for Blue Note over the past year. They’re developing digital programs to help cancer patients cope with the emotional stress of our disease.
    For the podcast, I interviewed Blue Note CEO Geoff Eich, and head of finance/operations Mark Elfers. Take a listen and find out how two ex-fighter pilots from the US Marine Corps ended up leading a movement to help the emotional well-being of cancer patients.
    Check out their premier product, COVID Cancer Care, at https://covidcancercare.com/ (covidcancercare.com), and we’ll keep you posted on more programs that they’re going to be releasing soon.
    You can also visit their website, https://bluenotetherapeutics.com/ (bluenotetherapeutics.com), and follow them on https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-note-therapeutics/ (LinkedIn).

    • 49 min
    My three-year Cancerversary

    My three-year Cancerversary

    A solo show for today's episode... A long overdue update on my personal cancer journey, and reaching the three-year mark from diagnosis.
    OK, let’s get the bad cancer news out of the way...
    I have a peach-sized mass in my upper abdomen — nestled up against my stomach — that continues to grow despite my treatments. I call him Problem Child. We plan on getting a biopsy next week, to see if there are any clues on how to get him to settle the hell down. It may be radiation. It may be chemo. It may be both. Surgery is not on the table right now, but may be in the future.
    On to the good news!
    The rest of the small tumors in my abdomen have not grown. The one tumor in my liver is presumed dead. And I passed the THREE-YEAR MARK of my cancer diagnosis. To celebrate, I hiked Mt. Pierce in New Hampshire with Sarah and some good friends. It was a beautifully clear, sunny, 50-degree day, and I felt really good! Also, we are traveling to California in a few days to visit my dad and his fiancee, and to take in the incredible natural beauty there.
    More good news…
    Thanks to you, the https://f69e.engage.squarespace-mail.com/r?m=6075d026bba92c3c8bd00f34andu=https%3A%2F%2Fmanuptocancer.captivate.fm%2Fandw=5e13f57a37d3a42e0c6aeb7dandl=en-USands=0MdYHKexSbYpfpjEbw3AhL5vuUc%3D (Man Up to Cancer Podcast) has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since we launched last July! Huge thanks to the pod squad (Kelin, Suzi, Alice) and all my amazing guests for making this show a success. Who knew there would be such interest in a podcast about dudes and cancer?!?
    Even more good...
    Man Up to Cancer is thrilled to welcome three new sponsors this spring! I only partner with organizations and companies that I love and trust, and that provide real benefits for the MUTC community. We depend on these partnerships to carry out our mission.
    Blue Note Therapeutics
    https://bluenotetherapeutics.com/ (https://bluenotetherapeutics.com/)
    Natera
    https://www.natera.com/oncology/signatera-advanced-cancer-detection/patients/ (https://www.natera.com/oncology/signatera-advanced-cancer-detection/patients/)
    Zero Gravity Cannabis
    https://zerogravitycannabis.com/ (https://zerogravitycannabis.com/)

    • 24 min
    Dan Duffy is Taking His Ball and Going Home

    Dan Duffy is Taking His Ball and Going Home

    Dan Duffy is a filmmaker, video producer, author, speaker, blogger, and accidental activist. He is a testicular cancer survivor, coming up on the 20-year mark.
    Dan is the author of https://www.amazon.com/Half-Book-Taking-Ball-Going/dp/1943588163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8andqid=1454425005andsr=8-1andkeywords=Dan+Duffy (The Half Book): He’s Taking his Ball and Going Home. He lives with his wife and children in St. Louis, Missouri.
    Bio material from Huff Post:
    Dan graduated from the Foundation Film program at the Vancouver Film School in 2000. He has been making documentaries, commercials, and short films since for companies big and small around the world. He has won numerous awards in his career, including a Telly Award Winner, a seven-time Telly Award Finalist Winner, and an AIR (Achievement in Radio) award, with two other nominations.
    Dan wanted to change the way people looked at a cancer diagnosis, after his own experience left him wondering about several questions that he was unable to have answered during his fight. In 2010, he and his producing partner, Joe Farmer, founded https://www.thehalffund.org/ (The Half Fund), a mission dedicated to “lifting the veil on cancer” through the use of mass-media communications, such as movies and documentaries and books and music.
    The Half Fund has achieved 501-(C)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, and has received a strong endorsement from the American Cancer Society. The mission of The Half Fund is to “…remove the myopia associated with a cancer diagnosis…to give answers to questions before someone knows to even ask.”
    SPONSOR SHOUT-OUT!
    Today’s episode is brought to you exclusively by the good folks at Blue Note Therapeutics.
    Blue Note creates digital therapeutics to help cancer patients cope with the emotional distress associated with our disease.
    Check out their premier product, COVID Cancer Care, at https://covidcancercare.com/ (covidcancercare.com), and we’ll keep you posted on more programs that they’re going to be releasing soon.
    You can also visit their website, https://bluenotetherapeutics.com/ (bluenotetherapeutics.com), and follow them on https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-note-therapeutics/ (LinkedIn).

    • 46 min
    J.J. Singleton is a cancer slaying beast

    J.J. Singleton is a cancer slaying beast

    Today’s guest is J.J. Singleton, a 33-year-old stage IV colorectal cancer patient from North Carolina. We’re honored to have him on the show!
    J.J. is an inspiration and a cancer slaying beast. He has endured 96 rounds of chemo, 10 major surgeries, hundreds of IVs, scans, blood tests, and the list goes on.
    On a recent episode of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, J.J. got a shout-out as the “GOAT of chemotherapy treatments.” He was also paired with golf legend John Daly at the 2021 PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS Cologuard Classic in Tucson.
    This guy offers a master class in perseverance. At one point, he went 450 days without eating solid food, and he's endured other grueling experiences that would test the will and spirit of anyone. He's still here, still cheering for the Hokies, still inspiring cancer patients and survivors around the globe. We love you JJ!
    SPONSOR SHOUT-OUT!
    Today’s episode is brought to you exclusively by the good folks at Blue Note Therapeutics.
    Blue Note creates digital therapeutics to help cancer patients cope with the emotional distress associated with our disease.
    Check out their premier product, COVID Cancer Care, at https://covidcancercare.com/ (covidcancercare.com), and we’ll keep you posted on more programs that they’re going to be releasing soon.
    You can also visit their website, https://bluenotetherapeutics.com/ (bluenotetherapeutics.com), and follow them on https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-note-therapeutics/ (LinkedIn).

    • 44 min
    The Ferro Brothers from Epic Experience

    The Ferro Brothers from Epic Experience

    Michael and Colin Ferro - the Ferro brothers from the mountains of Colorado
    The Ferro family founded and operates Epic Experience, a non-profit that offers free adventure camps for cancer survivors. Think whitewater rafting, hiking, XC skiing, campfires, and really an opportunity for people impacted by cancer to make deep connections and in some cases to re-define what is possible for them.
    Epic Experience also offers other survivorship programs, including regional one-day events, online fitness and mobility classes.
    All of this stemmed from Michael Ferro’s battle with a brain tumor AND testicular cancer.
    We talk to Michael and Colin about what it has been like to face the challenge of cancer as brothers, the impact Michael's disease has had on the family, and which brother really is the family favorite.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

207livin ,

Best In Class

As a cancer support professional for 7 years now, I can attest that what MUTC delivers in this podcast is spot on, well done, and much needed. The content, technical elements, variety of experiences/resources/information covered, and Trevor’s personal touch all combine to make it truly one of the best podcast resources for it’s audience - men going through cancer and the people who love and support them.

untrainedwisdom ,

Changing and Saving Lives

I’d never thought I’d be interested in a podcast about cancer - especially as someone who hasn’t dealt with the disease. But because Trevor does a great job of sharing his story and relating to his guests, who are incredibly brave in telling their unfiltered experiences and they impacted their lives. For anyone who is going through a terminal illness or is a caregiver for someone who is, this show is changing and saving lives.

Rkyz1442 ,

One of the best podcasts I have listened to

Listening to this helps me relate to my people the wolf pack that I am a part of it helps us get through the tough walks of cancer land and realize that someone might have been through the same walk.

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