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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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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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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I met Testicular Cancer Society's founder, Mike Craycraft online many years ago after my son had succumbed to testicular cancer and while I was just starting to take my own steps toward creating awareness about testicular cancer. Mike helped me not only with my own efforts but in a personal respect as well by sharing his experiences with me in comparison to my son's struggle with the disease. When the book I wrote about my son's experience with testicular cancer was ready for publication, Mike was happy to endorse the book, and I had his endorsement printed on the back cover with an extended version on the inside pages of the book. I was honored by Mike's compassion and insight toward my book and my son's story. Mike is a caring and giving person who understands testicular cancer treatment and therapies by his own experience and by his profession as a pharmacist, and these qualities are evident in the way he has structured the Testicular Cancer Society and its operation. I have seen his organization grow stronger each year by Mike's resolve to make a marked difference in the lives of others who are faced with the challenges of testicular cancer. When I meet someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, I often suggest they visit Testicular Cancer Society's website.

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They help many recently dianosed patients with answers to their questions when it is most needed, and provide a guiding light in their most troubled time.

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