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.
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.
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
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.
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.
They are fantastic go above and beyond what you would expect to help you.
super great people who will help get ya any all info they can.
When I was diagnosed with testicular cancer the Testicular Cancer Society contacted me personally to let me know that if I ever needed anything just to let them know. Throughout the whole process they were there to give support and encouragement. They are one of the best!
I want everyone to know that since I was diagnosed with testicular cancer it was my worst fears the thought of having cancer was so scary I never knew it would be me but it happened and now I have met the Testicular Cancer Foundation. I met them through web search them and about 4 others. I emailed them all asking for info and just advise. Right away I was responded by this foundation and with so much compassion and such warm hearted talks , it has gotten me through some of the worst days ive ever had. Everyday they talk to me asking me how I feel, giving me great advice, and even an ear now and then. I sit here crying as I write this because when iwas diagnosed I really thought I would be alone through the whole process but I am not I have the foundation. They are truely the best and recommend it to even people that dont have cancer because they are there to help every life.
The TCS is an amazing organization that meets the needs of men how are fighting or have survived TC. They provide a platform for information, a space for public discussion, and ultimately a community for men who may feel isolated or who are seeking to become more involved in the effort to spread the word about TC.
As I pondered my diagnosis of testicular cancer in June 2013 I had a lot of questions. This was the first site I went to for further information. That 'OMG why me' feeling went to 'hey it might not be that bad after all.' Thank you for that.
I am a testicle cancer fighter. And this organization has helped me greatly in so many ways. They've helped me to know what questions to ask at doctor visits. To understand the information I've been given from the medical staff. Helped me get testosterone replacement therapy. Such a great tool for cancer patients.
Not to mention having a group of guys to lean on during chemo, and RPLND recovery. To know I'm not alone and others are on the very same path as I am. A great brotherhood to be surrounded by in what could otherwise be such a time of seclusion, inadequacy, fear, and desperation. I'm blessed to have had their support and in turn given me an outlet in my wish to be of some help to others in the same situation.
Plus a great resource to most importantly help spread awareness to young men to do self checks. It's a wish of mine to help this organization get access to the NFL. What better way to reach men aged 17-40 to be more aware of testicle cancer and to get to their doctor as soon as something starts to happen to their body than with the far reaching fan base of the NFL. We all know of the NFL's support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Wouldn't it be a perfect match for the Testicle Cancer Society and NFL to reach BOTH OF THEIR TARGET AUDIENCE?
I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in June of 2013. Needless to say I was terrified. The first website I visited for information was their well written and useful "Just Diagnosed Now What" page: http://www.testicularcancersociety.org/just_diagnosed_now_what.html
Testicular Cancer is rare but serious. Many people don't consider the symptoms as serious until it's too late. They do an excellent job of helping to get the word out in a non-intimidating way. With LiveStrong getting bad press for the Lance Armstrong steroid fiasco it's important to support groups like this.
The info this group provides by raising awareness saves lives. I'm happy I found them during a scary and dark time.
Great group, very supportive . The organizer shares very important cancer information with people dealing with testicular cancer.
Testicular cancer society is a wonderful charity. As a testicular cancer survivor I know first hand the struggles and fear that comes with this diagnosis. The testicular cancer Society made itself available, alleviated my fears and I have since developed a great support system and friends. There are many testicular cancer charities out there, but this 1 is the most inclusive, does not exclude, does not promote a personal person or agenda and is run with integrity.
I wrote to Mike letting him know we were having a Golf Tournament in memory of a friend who passed away due to complications from testicular cancer, simply asking for some pamphlets to be made avaialable to our attendees. Mike sent those pamphlets, along with beer koozies and self exam cards to every participant! He also advertised the tournament on his website. Mike went above and beyond what we asked for and we can't wait to continue working with him and the Testicular Cancer Society!