Shane Beaulieu

Testicular Cancer

Shane is a 40-year-old Air Force Veteran who was diagnosed with testicular cancer which spread to his lymph nodes. Shane underwent a right orchiectomy which revealed he had testicular seminoma. To attack the cancer, Shane endured chemotherapy and took Cisplatin, a platinum-containing drug, which in turn caused serious side effects, severe chronic pain known as neuropathy. Despite taking pain medicine, Shane still experienced severe pain and eventually was referred to a hospice facility. Although Shane now lives cancer-free, to this day he suffers with mild pain in his hands and feet.

Portraits of Pain: Shane Beaulieu