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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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16 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

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.

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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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

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.

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!

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.

Jacob8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are a great fantastic at spreading awareness about TC. Keep up the great work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Lance2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4achef

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Jason53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Andy Anderson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organisation that is ultimately saving lives!!!!

Sam_12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a testicular cancer survivor. When I received my diagnosis, I knew very little about testicular cancer. When the Testicular Cancer Society found out about my diagnosis, they were there immediately with information that helped me gain understanding of the ins-and-outs of treatment and what to expect. I was also given support that helped me realize that the fight was worth it, and victory could be secured. Testicular Cancer does not receive enough awareness nationwide. Young men need to know what to look for and what to expect. The Testicular Cancer Society is a champion of this effort.