TESTICULAR CANCER SOCIETY

Rating: 4.96 stars   55 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: Cincinnati OH 45230 USA

Mission: To reduce the burden of testicular cancer by increasing education and awareness and providing support services to fighters, survivors and caregivers.
Results: See what we do at www.TesticularCancerSociety.org

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I was diagnosed with testicular cancer the Testicular Cancer Society contacted me personally to let me know that if I ever needed anything just to let them know. Throughout the whole process they were there to give support and encouragement. They are one of the best!

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When my husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer the doctors were very skeptical at helping him because our jobs don't offer insurance. Everything became about researching on the internet to find our answers and Mike from TCS and the TCS website were so helpful and informative! Mike has encouraged us and answered questions for us all along the way and at the worst time of our lives. He and TCS are absolutely the best testicular cancer website out there! We contacted others and never heard back, so so so thankful for Mike and TCS! Now, we volunteer at different events to give back what we were given. Thanks Mike!

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My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January. Our lives were turned upside down. We didn't have insurance and the doctors were refusing to see my husband because we had no insurance. We couldn't even find out the pathology of his cancer until the doctors office approved our visit. We contacted the Testicular Cancer Society and Mike Craycraft emailed us personally and offered so much information, was a voice of reason in midst of the storm because he had walked the same road, and was so personable, caring, and empathetic through it all. Mike even offered to contact the doctors to advocate for us for care. I emailed the pathology report and Mike was so helpful to explain so many things that when we finally did meet with the doctor we felt informed, armed with pertinent questions, and able to take charge of my husband's health in a positive manner. TCS and Mike are a life line in the midst of a difficult storm. Praising God for both!

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Hello -
18 years ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I was 30 years old, newly married, a new house and a brand new career. How can this happen? Why me? What about the family that my wife and I wanted to start? Why now? I did not have time in my schedule to fight this battle with everything new in my life. How long will it last? How is this going to end?
Over his lifetime, a man’s risk of testicular cancer is roughly 1 in 250 (0.4%). It is the most common cancer in males between the ages of 20 to 39. The good news, testicular cancer has one of the highest cures rates of all cancers. The bad news, between 7,500 and 8,000 diagnoses of testicular cancer are made each year in the United States. It’s time to find a cure to prevent other young men from enduring the same thing that I had to.
After my first surgery to remove my left testicle, it was determined that I had an aggressive type of cancer. Crap, what does that mean? That means a second surgery. It was decided to go in and remove my abdominal and pelvic lymph nodes to determine if the cancer had spread. It did not. Over the next year, every month, I went in for blood tests and chest x-rays. In the second year, it was every three months for blood tests and chest x-rays. All looked good. For the following three years, I went for a yearly blood test and chest x-ray. Still negative! My doctor made the prognosis that I was cancer free. I could not have made it through this dark period of my life without my amazing family, super friends and outstanding doctors. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your love, concern and support!
My story had a happy ending but what about those that doesn’t? It was time for me to get off the sidelines, step up and help make a difference. Not only am I doing this for myself and all those young men out there, I am doing this for all of us that have been affected by this disease.
The Testicular Cancer Society is an organization that raises awareness of a type of cancer that many are afraid or embarrassed to talk about. The Testicular Cancer Society helps educate people about the disease and provides support for those that have been diagnosed, that are survivors and that are caregivers. I am honored to be part of such organization.
Thank you,
Jeff Miller

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Rating: 5 stars  

18 years ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I was 30 years old, newly married, a new house and a brand new career. How can this happen? Why me? What about the family that my wife and I wanted to start? Why now? I did not have time in my schedule to fight this battle with everything new in my life. How long will it last? How is this going to end? So many questions. I did not have an organization like this that could help. This organization helps young men and their families understand the impact that testicular cancer can have on them and the steps that they can take to help detect this disease. And, if detected, a wonderful support group that they can reach out to for advise from those of us that have gone through the same thing they are experiencing.

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I would like for them to expand into other markets. I am in the Columbus area so it would be great to have a chapter here so that I can be more active in volunteering.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son is a healthy, athletic 28 y/o who just beat testicular cancer with early detection, surgery and effective chemo. Thank God for groups like Testicular Cancer Society to bring awareness to young men. It was heart wrenching to see my son and so many others fighting the battle.

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Doing some great work educating young men about testicular cancer, so they can catch it early and get treated successfully! Contributing to our own motto, "Don't be embarrassed to death!" www.jaimesonjones.org

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They do an amazing job of bringing a sensitive and extremely important subject to the forefront to help save lives of men of all ages.

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