Welcome to the Testicular Cancer Network
The Testicular Cancer Network is a consortium of testicular cancer awareness, support & research charities working together to save the lives of men across the UK.
About the Testicular Cancer Network
Across the United Kingdom, charities and advocates are doing amazing work to bring life-saving awareness, support and research to young men in their communities. The Testicular Cancer Network is a consortium of small charities that have come together to share best-practise and medical information; offering a common voice to our common goal – to save lives through early detection and to improve the lives of those affected by testicular cancer.
The Testicular Cancer Network is working alongside the National Germ Cell Group – the association of the specialist clinicians, nurses and supporting professionals who treat patients with germ cell cancer in the UK. All members of the TCN have been vetted by the NGCG and are registered with the Charity Commission or CIC Regulator to ensure good governance.
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – help us raise awareness of the most common cancer in men aged 15-45. Every year 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer, but it is 98% curable if detected early. Please join us in April to raise awareness, reduce embarrassment & save lives.
Baggy Trousers UK
Services: Awareness talks, Peer support group, Survivor support activities
BaggyTrousersUK provides self-help materials on the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer and promotes the health benefits of early detection, instilling confidence to encourage boys and men to visit their GP if they do find anything. As a charity, they provide support to boys and men who have been directly affected by testicular cancer via telephone, email, social media and peer support.
Services: Awareness Talks, Chemo-care packages
Cahonas Scotland is dedicated to raising awareness about male cancers (testicular, breast and prostate cancer). We exist to educate men, and their partners on the importance of regular self-checks. We want to bring positive change in male cancer awareness, and we’re working closely with organisations and individuals in promoting men’s health issues.
It’s in the Bag
Services: New diagnosis information packs, Survivorship toolkit days, Personal development weekends ,Support grants, Awareness talks
It’s in the Bag provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West of England, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond. It’s in the Bag is run by a group of testicular cancer survivors with support from specialist NHS staff based at the Bristol Testicular Cancer Service. They have three simple aims: Support; Awareness; Survival.
It’s on the Ball
Services: Awareness talks ,Buddy system for newly-diagnosed patients, Support packs for newly-diagnosed patients, Support grants
It’s On The Ball aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer and provide support to patients and their families. Testicular cancer survivors and relatives run the charity, with assistance from members of the Oncology department at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
The Robin Cancer Trust
Services: Awareness Talks, Free Text Reminder Service
The Robin Cancer Trust is the UK’s only germ cell cancer awareness charity. Our dedicated campaigns highlight the importance of early detection, promote awareness of the signs and symptoms and tackle the ‘embarrassment factor’ in young men and women.
Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation
Services: PHSE approved cancer education video, Awareness talks, One-to-one support
For the past 21 years, the Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation has been raising awareness of testicular and breast cancers in secondary schools, clubs and work places – by ensuring young people start checking themselves regularly for the early signs of cancers and visiting their GP’s promptly, they can therefore survive cancers, thus saving lives.
Join our mission
Want to get involved with the Testicular Cancer Network? We’re always looking for new partners across the United Kingdom, so if you think the TCN is something you’d like to be a part of, please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
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