Find everything you need to know about testicular cancer; awareness, education, support, treatment, resources, signs & symptoms, self exam, and more.
We are a national non-profit organization compassionately dedicated in the fight against testicular cancer; through awareness and outreach, promoting the importance of monthly self-exams for early detection, support and guidance to patients and families, a resource for the medical community, providing financial assistance to those in need, 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 Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.
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)
"Needless to say, we never ate dinner that night" Kim Jones, Founder of TCAF
June 30, 2015 Jordan was diagnosed with late recurrence, late stage testicular cancer once again. Cancer has spread to most of his liver, large abdominal mass, more than 100 tumors in his lungs, and a spot on the soft tissue of his spine. You can read about his current updates here.