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Testicular Cancer Society

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Causes: Cancer

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

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89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Back on March I de ided that whatever was going kn deserved a medical opinion.
From there in a roller coaster of emotions. From diagnostic to surgery to chemo, wo many questions many without a clear answer.
Thankfully the Testicular Cancer Sociaty help me navigate the worst part. There is so much information in its forums that i was able to educate myself and not got crazier than I was at the time

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

First place I ever went for facts I knew I could trust for my own work with testicular cancer awareness. Mike is a tireless advocate and does SO much for the testicular cancer community. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for sure!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Alisa Grauwickel B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have learned a lot of important information regarding Testicular cancer and the need to make sure that you have your children check themselves and speak up about it.

Torsten OneNut K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm facinated how well connected the Testicular Cancer Society (TCS) is worldwide(!!) if it comes to connecting patients/survivors with medical institutions /charities!
I'm based in Cape Town, South Africa and a number of survivors here found me/my charity via the TCS. Thanks for connecting fellow survivors to build a stronger supportive network - worldwide!
Thanks to the founders constant follow-up as soon as someone contacts him. Much appreciated!
(I'm the founder of "Love your Nuts" - a testicular cancer foundation in South Africa)

Pam P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son, who lost has battle with TC was greatly supported by this organization. I have been given great advise and support as his care giver.

Donor

Rating: 5

Mike's resources were a huge help to our family and ranged from testicular cancer treatments to the radiation impact from CT scans.

Donor

Rating: 5

In all my years, I have never found a non profit like Testicular Cancer Society that was so helpful in a very respectful way. I will continue to support them and encourage others. I hope soon the world will be aware of testicular cancer and donate so that soon TC will have a 100% cure rate.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is so true. Our son had stage 2 testicular cancer. After chemo still showed something on one side lymph nodes. His urologist method was to take out all lymph nodes. We asked his onocologist about a 2nd opinion. Our sons file was sent to Dr Larry Einhorn at Indiana Univerity. Opinion was only a partial was needed. His urologist wouldnt do partial so we traveled to Indiana for partial lymph node. Twelve years, son is cancer free.
Sad part is local urologist said he would not treat our son anymore if he went to IN.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a young man's cancer. I hits men oftentimes in the prime of their life. This non-profit renders resources for information and can feel apart of a society that can not only help them but others as well. Educating others and promoting active participation is key to self examination and early treatment for good outcomes. I would have never know about the ball checker app. Young individuals are so connected with their social media applications. The Testicular Cancer Society understands that and conforms to their lifestyle.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my youngest son Greg was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 30, I was mentally and physically overwhelmed despite being a member of the medical world for my entire life. I was unprepared for the turmoil and sadness and felt driven to find just the right word to describe how I was feeling. After a long period of time, I decided that ANGUISH clearly defined for me how I was feeling.
Will be more than happy to talk to anyone facing a similar experience. Testicular Cancer Society helped me tremendously through the experience and also helped my son and his wife through their experience.
Claire K. Connelly

Justin64

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This a fantastic find for someone just diagnosed! I believe that everyone with TC shield find this resource.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband passed away unexpectedly at the age of 29 from testicular cancer. I can go on and on about the "What-if's", but that would do us no good anymore. I cannot change what happened to my husband, but I can try to prevent it from happening to other families. This charity is helping to spread awareness to other fathers, son's, and husbands to help them so that they don't have to fight this battle alone. I wish I had found this nonprofit sooner, so that my husband could have had a little more support in the short time he battled this disease.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TCS is awesome. For many years I've felt so alone as a bilateral testicular cancer survivor and as soon as I reached out to TCS for some help they contacted me right away. I've been in touch with two amazing guys who understand me. Now I know I'm not alone anymore. I get excited when I see an email or message on my device from TCS!! Only if I had reached out to this awesome society a long time ago!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TC Society is by far the best around!! Helping those who really need it each and every time they are called on. Please consider reaching out to the amazing people of TC Society if you know anyone affected by TC.

Kayla F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mike from TCS reached out to our family after coming across our online fundraiser. He was super insightful, offering a ton of guidance through a terrifying and confusing period. I've never had such a wonderful experience with an organization that actually cares on an individual level! TCS is really amazing - thank you, Mike!

Carlos V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The TCS helped me through one of the most overwhelming times of my life. Mr. Mike Craycraft answered all my questions regardless of the time of day or night. If he was awake, he would reply. The website was highly beneficial with the links and survivor stories.

Forever grateful.

BJ L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can speak first hand about Mike C and the supportive community of the TCS. In short, I'm a TC Survivor, and Mike was one of the first people I connected with to help me get through my process. Aside from offering advice, supportive information, and resources - he offered friendship. He went above and beyond the call of duty. - BJ L

Joey20

Client Served

Rating: 5

2013 I found I had testicular cancer, I was scared and alone (I'm a expat living in Indiana), Mike and The Testicular Cancer Society has been an invaluable form of support and information during these times. To illustrate how great there support has been, during a period before my chemo the oncologist office called me and made a ridiculous demand. After seeking TCS advice, I was informed I would be treated and it was to start the next week. They didn't have to step up for me but they did. A great foundation for people afflicted with this horrible disease.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hello -
20 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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When going through cancer, these guys were awesome help. Informing me on all that could happen and the steps along the way.