He said his prognosis remains bright, but he realizes that things could always change.

"Once you've had it, you're always going to have it," he said. "You're always looking behind you to make sure it's not chasing you down again."

Wilson said dealing with the disease and his own mortality was an emotional, eye-opening experience for him and his family. He remembers seeing a commercial with a female breast cancer survivor talking about worries of missing out on her children's lives if she were to die.

"Dads think about those things too," he said. "Nobody ever thinks a guy will have those feelings, but we do. It's a very real and very emotional thing."

However, he said he refused to let the disease get him down and vows to just enjoy life one day at a time. He recalls receiving a call from a Chicago man referred to him after calling the Nick Foundation. The man was diagnosed as Stage 4 and was "scared to death," he said.

"I told him, 'Dude, everybody's terminal,'" Wilson said. "I told him, 'You will outlive someone that has nothing wrong with them right now.' You just can't get caught up in it."

Having had the opportunity to take part in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events, Wilson said he has nothing but respect for female breast cancer survivors, calling them the "true warriors" in the fight against the disease.

"I just feel like we are fighting the same enemy in the same war, I'm just wearing a different uniform," he said.