Survivor: Testicular Cancer (Stage II)
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Rockville, MD
About Me
My Journal
I am a Survivor
Type of Cancer
Testicular Cancer (Stage II), 2011
Treatment Information
Stage of Treatment:

Finished treatment 5 or more years ago

Treatment Types:


Lymph Node Biopsy



Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)

Side Effect:


Body Aches




Hair Loss or Alopecia



Weight Gain

Mood changes

Nausea & Vomitting


Post Traumatic Stress

Skin & Nail Problems

Sexual Complications

Swelling (Edema)

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Happy 20 Year Anniversary to US!
October 11th, 2016

Personal blog... Celebrating 20 years with the woman of my dreams today! :)

Couldn't be happier or more in love. We've been through so much together beyond just cancer, and how blessed are we in that we've only ever grown together and more closely to each other through all of this, despite all that life has thrown our way. Something to truly appreciate. So blessed. :)

My PTSD Essay Series
May 4th, 2016

I recently completed a series of essays on PTSD after Cancer, a culmination of nearly two years of writing work! These are long form essays that I put my heart and soul into, trying to heal from PTSD after Cancer, which affected me for many years. I'm happy to say that I'm spiritually cured of this, and haven't had any issues in quite a long time now! The response to these essays, published only on my website for now, has been overwhelmingly positive from the cancer community, and I'm so happy that others have been able to find themselves in these essays, know they're not alone in what they've been feeling, and that there's a way out of this misery.

If you've been suffering from posttraumatic stress after cancer, definitely give these essays a read!


Newest Blog - "Five Years and a Day Since Cancer"
March 17th, 2016

I write at both my personal website, (, and am also a blogger at the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. (, in addition to writing for I Had Cancer, so I'm always in the midst of various writing projects. Everything I've ever written is up at my website, but not all that I write makes it to either TCAF or IHC. So the best place to go is to my website, which is my writing hub.

My latest blog is "Five Years and a Day Since Cancer", which is up at my website, and was also cross-posted to the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

This is a blog about what it feels like to finally start to feel closure, and that you're mentally moving on from cancer, after a five year long journey. Mentally healing from cancer takes a whole lot longer than the physical healing does. The scars from cancer run very deep. Hope you'll give it a read!

Check out my Website -
March 17th, 2016

In addition to my blogs here at, I have an entire website filled with various writings on the topic of cancer survivorship, so be sure to check them out. Welcomed to connect with me via various social media accounts, linked via my website as well.

Instagram: @YACancerbySteve -
Twitter: @StevePake -