Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation

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We are a nonprofit organization compassionately dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by testicular cancer; educating others about the importance of awareness and early detection, and continuing to save lives. We stress the importance of early detection through the practice of monthly testicular self-exams, just as women are taught to detect early signs of breast cancer through monthly breast self-exams. We are fighting to make TSE part of education classes taught at the jr. high and high school levels. We seek to reduce the great stigma and taboo associated with talking about testicular health. Most teenagers and young men are embarrassed to openly talk about their bodies and the changes taking place, therefore testicular cancer goes undetected and for some, it's too late. We navigate patients to the best protocols for testicular cancer that yield the best outcomes. Because testicular cancer is not as common as many of the other cancers, some medical facilities are inexperienced in the treatment of this disease and maybe unaware of the most effective protocols. It is crucial that the newly diagnosed have access to the most knowledgeable medical centers to help them beat this disease quickly and effectively. We empower the patient with resource information for financial assistance through the use of online fundraising tools. We provide limited funding to those in immediate financial need. Through social media, we connect the newly diagnosed with others who have been affected by this disease. Many men and their families feel completely alone when they are first diagnosed not knowing tc has touched thousands of lives. Support is very important.

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