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Testicular Cancer Society

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Nonprofit Overview

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

Community Stories

121 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Chuck S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit provides Amazing Advocates for this underserved cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate in my story but if it were not for this and other web pages then I might be in a giggling academy. I have over the past few years found several lumps on each of my testes. 1 time was a cyst. 1 time was a pea sized hard lump that was a cyst gone hard and 1 time was a pea sized lump that turned out to be benign. each time I have had surgury and each time is just as scary as the last. I am dreading the day that it is the big C. but with pages like this that men can help each other just makes it that little bit more bearable

2 Jared Cody S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I lost my brother to testicular cancer and began raising funds for this organization after learning about them. Their founder, a survivor, was very friendly and informative when I would speak with him about their organization and what they do for testicular cancer patients and their families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Testicular cancer society is one of the greatest nonprofits there is. There outpouring support during my trial with chemotherapy was beyond amazing!

1 Tom S.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Testicular Cancer Society helped me get through treatment to living again. 3.5 year remission!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great charity to help survivors cope and share their stories!

Donor

Rating: 5

This group does a great job of continually getting the word out about early detection and gets involved with individuals that need help navigating the complicated medical bureaucracy.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This group does a great job of helping those dealing with testicular cancer. They do whatever is necessary to help, ensuring rides to appointments, linking patients with doctors as well as tirelessly getting the word out that this cancer is treatable if detected early.

Matt G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This team was crucial to helping me understand and navigate my diagnosis, treatment, and subsequent recovery.

TeJay Ann H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bringing awareness and support to the Testicular Cancer patients and survivors

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I contacted this nonprofit many years ago asking if there was any way that I could help. I received so much support and guidance throughout my relationship with TCS. I know that I didn’t reinvent the wheel but with the help of TCS, I was able to educate and make many young men in my area aware of this disease and the important monthly self exam.

Esther M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It’s an amazing group that helps spread awareness and information on testicular cancer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I knew nothing about this non-profit until my son was diagnosed with TC. We came across TCAF about the same time and we signed up for the Conference that was in Denver. What a great experience. My husband, my son, daughter-in-law and myself attended. We learned so much. There are a lot of great staff and board member ms that were so knowledgeable.

Eula H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son, 17, was diagnosed Sept 2018 with 3c non seminomas with widespread metastasis. We were so scared and had no knowledge of this horrible disease, or what came next. I found the group online, immediately realized the importance of this foundation and the research and education they provide for families like ours!! Its been a blessing!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I knew nothing about testicular cancer until a family member was diagnosed. I found this organization to be very helpful and full of information. Thank you for all you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mike is a passionate and knowledgeable leader . I found TCS after my diagnosis and treatment, but having spent some time with Mike, I’ve seen first hand the impact his charity has made. His enthusiasm has helped me in many ways and inspired me to spread the word about TC. There are many men alive today and families more at peace because of TCS and the man behind this non-profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

I know first hand how difficult it has been for this charity to be functional.
Many of the bigger cancer charities receive donations and support because of their exposure in the media and nation wide events held. Getting professional help for the patients requires a lot of resources and co-ordination, no matter their locations.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great charity helping early diagnosis of a super curable disease when caught in time!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

We have started a non-profit organization as well called Schwetty, Inc. Our organization is also involved in the fight against Testicular Cancer. TCS has been very helpful in assisting us with our organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredible leadership advocating for men with testicular cancer. A great resource and support system.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TCS provides great education and support to those with TC and their families.
it also is helpful for care providers and educators.

Brad P.2

Donor

Rating: 5

TCS walked me through a variety of scenarios on my journey. Never once asking a thing from me but always giving, and Mike Craycraft always made me feel like my situation was his #1 priority!

Thank you
Brad Palmer

Board Member

Rating: 5

Two time survivor of testicular cancer (seminoma) with two primary tumors 15 years apart.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When my son was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2009, this organization has helped me understand many of the treatments he went through. Plus it helped me understand how to talk to an adult son about something that was potentially awkward.

Donor

Rating: 5

This was a great resource when i got diagnosed with cancer and got me through a tough time.

Tom M.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit is literally life changing and Mike is so passionate about helping those afflicted by this terrible disease.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very responsive, helpful, and a good source of information.

Client Served

Rating: 5

not knowing who to turn to when I was first diagnosed with seminoma I was searching for people who could relate to what I was going through. the good people at Testicular Cancer Society and their wealth of resources helped me immensely. I was able to educate myself and my family because of all the great info Testicular Cancer Society has.

James H.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome! As a onenut and TC survivor, I am so grateful for my brothers!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This society was definitely a good resource for me when I was diagnosed!

Donor

Rating: 5

My son is a testicular cancer survivor! We are so glad to have organizations such as this one to help with this disease. I support this organization so much that my Amazon Prime sales have a percentage donated to them. I am glad we don't have to travel this journey alone.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TCS isan invaluable dource if information gor patients and their families.
By getting all the people together discussing the effects of these illness, the allow information to spread and also bring calm to prople who is hoingbthrough a terrible time.
Their help is invaluable

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit has been great in building awareness for a lesser-known, but still devastating disease in Testicular Cancer. This disease impacts young men ranging 18-38 in age and guys in that demographic normally don't like to talk about health issues. The founder, Mike has been wonderful every since I have met him.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non-profit has been great in awareness for TC.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Testicular Cancer Society has been extremely helpful in given me the information I needed to proceed with this awful disease and the support I needed to move forward with life.

Matt99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

While Battling thru Testicular Cancer, and now being 5 months Cancer Free. You have alot of time to do alot of reading about Testicular. I came across the Testicular Cancer Society on Facebook and immediately followed them. Have since joined Twitter and follow their as well. I immediately had members reach out and ask about my My Story! This is a great Organization. Talking and Learning, Listening to others who have gone thru the same thing I have helped Tremendously while going thru and even after beating Cancer. Thank You #HankStrong #Testicular Cancer Society

Client Served

Rating: 5

As I walked through my testicular cancer and life afterwards the Testicular Cancer Society has been a great resource for education and community. They have provided my encouragement and resources to better educate my those around me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer (02/15) and this agency has provided me with tons of insightful information including immediate responses to my emails. I hope to survive and grow with them to help others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Testicular Cancer Society is a great resource that provides support and education for survivors and caregivers. Their outreach is amazing and the personal response I received helped me deal with my own diagnosis better than I could have imagined.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am writing a paper for a class and the topic I picked was testicular cancer. I wanted to know more about it and how I can help. The website gives you lot of information in a fun way. They also have a great app that is very easy to use and every male should have it on there phone.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Testicular Cancer Society does so many great things. They help bring awareness about testicular cancer. They help with access to care and with the quality of care. All of these things and much more that they do are very important in the successful treatment of testicular cancer. Thanks for all you do!!!

Jessica215

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in October 2013 I was completely blindsided. The Testicular Cancer Society was a great resource that helped me understand what to expect and what to look for. They also gave me the confidence to take on my treatments head on.

Parker3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I connected with TC Society over Twitter and immediately felt like they were able to help me on the road to recovery. I was diagnosed in October 2014 and wanted to be able to connect with other survivors to share my story and educate others about Testicular Cancer. TC Society really tries to connect with survivors and offer help in anyway and you really feel like they want to make a difference in the Testicular Cancer field.

Brian51

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are fantastic go above and beyond what you would expect to help you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

super great people who will help get ya any all info they can.

Brian128

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.