Testicular Cancer Society

Rating: 4.97 stars   62 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  

Such a wonderful organization! My communication with the survivor/founder has been so warm and welcoming. I am proud to be part of the team!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

On July 15, 2015 I will be a 10 year testicular cancer survivor. Even though this society was not around then, I was able to find out information to help me to better understand what to do and how to help others understand this type of cancer. I recommend everyone to donate/volunteer to this foundation to help keep everyone informed about this type of cancer.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I personally have not been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but that does not mean that it shouldn't be recognized. I knew that the Testicular Cancer Society was a small society, and not a lot of people talk about the cancer itself, so I wanted to try and make a difference.

Last year I started a charity walk for testicular cancer, and without help from the society, it would have never been able to happen. That was the first walk for testicular cancer that I have ever known of and hopefully it won't be the last. It is a great organization that connects one on one with anybody who needs help, advice, or guidance.

It is definitely one of a kind.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Last February I looked into doing a charity walk of some sort, but I didn't know what to do it for.
There were already so many walks done for breast cancer, and ahlzeimers. However I thought that nobody does anything for testicular cancer. I looked up the Testicular Cancer Society and sent in a form to be contacted about doing a walk. The next day I was called back by the President of the society himself. We talked for a while and that was the day I started organizing The First Annual Twin Cities Walk for Testicular Cancer. Having never organized a walk before, the Testicular Cancer Society was crucial in helping me every which way that I needed to complete my goal. And on October 26th 2013, The First Annual Twin Cities Walk for Testicular Cancer happened. It was a great event and a life changing experience in which I learned more than I could have ever imagined.

The Testicular Cancer Society has helped me reach my goal, and went above and beyond the call of duty to do so. Thanks to them, my dream was able to happen.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would try to make the society bigger, and reach more people to spread awareness.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

TCS has done a excellent job of raising awareness and being in the community. It is clear that this is a very personal mission and that TCS jumps in and gets involved with people who are struggling with testicular cancer and need guidance and support.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Once I was diagnosed, this group reached out and called me at home. Great support and information. Met many great people and survivors. Helped me get back on track and get me back to a good frame of mind. Met many great guys that have helped me through some tough times. Encouraged me to reach out in my home state to others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None, unless I could give them more exposure

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is a god send. The support & comraderie given to any and all who are in need is amazing. I am honored to have been a part of volunteerism!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

TCS is Such a worthy organization. They do so much good for so many people!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We are a small group based in Birmingham, Alabama. We have been working for the past year to raise awareness of the same disease. With expert guidance and leadership from Testicular Cancer Society we are bringing awareness to the young men of our area of this disease. Mike Craycraft is not only a survivor but someone that is dedicated to helping others with their journey to defeat cancer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organisation that is ultimately saving lives!!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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