Every hour a male is diagnosed with testicular cancer and every day a life is lost.
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation was formed October 2009. We are a nonprofit organization compassionately dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by testicular cancer along with educating others about the importance of awareness and early detection and continuing to save lives.
Testicular cancer is 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, just as women are taught to preform monthly self exams for detecting breast cancer.
Your financial support helps fund our education program along with providing financial assistance to families in immediate need.
October 2007 Jordan Jones was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer (stage 4) at the early age of 13. It was during his treatment that it became apparent there was a lack of education and support for this disease
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.
"Needless to say, we never ate dinner that night."