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.
Testicular cancer, the leading cancer in men 15-35, can strike at any age, yet it's hardly talked about. When detected early, it has a survival rate of over 95%. We encourage monthly testicular self-exams for men, knowing this is the most effective method of early detection.
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In October 2007, Jordan Jones was diagnosed with stage 4 (medical reference 3c) of an aggressive form of testicular cancer at the early age of 13. During his treatment it became apparent to his family that there was a lack of education and support for this disease. This lack of information and support lead Jordan's mother to found TCAF.
It was around eight o’clock the evening of Oct. 22, 2007, when my family and I were finally sitting down to dinner after Jordan’s football practice. He had just showered and come to the dinner table without a shirt. I immediately noticed a lump on the side of his neck, which was half the size of a grapefruit and soft to the touch.
As I reached out to touch it I said, “Oh my gosh, Jordan, what is that on your neck?” He shrugged his shoulders like it was no big deal and said, “I don’t know, it just showed up." My first thought was that he was having a problem with his thyroid.
Within five days we were shocked to find out that it had nothing to do with his thyroid. He would soon be diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer - inoperable. (read full story here)