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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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80 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!