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 Us

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 the early detection and to improve the lives of those affected by testicular cancer.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – help us raise awareness of the most common cancer young men.

 

Every year 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer in the UK, but it is 98% curable if detected early.

 

Please join us in April to raise awareness, reduce embarrassment & save lives.

 
 

Our Members

Click the links below to learn more about our Members who are at the forefront of testicular cancer community in the UK. These fantastic charities work tirelessly to raise awareness, deliver education, offer support, fund research and save lives.*

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Baggy Trousers UK

North West

Baggy Trousers UK 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.

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Cahonas Scotland

Scotland

Cahonas Scotland is dedicated to raising awareness about testicular cancer. We’re here to shout the benefits of education and self-checks! Early detection means more effective treatment. Regular checks are important for every man you know. And every man needs to know what to look for. You’ll find us doing our work at schools, colleges, community hubs and events.

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It's in the Bag

South West

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 Haematology and Oncology Centre. We have 3 simple aims: Support, Awareness & Survival.

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It's on the Ball

East Anglia

It’s On The Ball raises awareness of testicular cancer and provides support to patients and families. We distribute information leaflets, give talks in schools, colleges and businesses, and attend various health and wellbeing events. We also provide a ‘buddy’ system for newly diagnosed patients and families, supply a support pack to all patients undergoing treatment and offer financial support on a case-by-case basis.

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Orchid

Greater London

Orchid is the UK’s leading charity working on behalf of anyone affected by or interested in male cancer. Orchid exists to save men’s lives from male cancer through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a pioneering research programme. We offer a comprehensive, free of charge,  information service staffed by specialist Male Cancer Information Nurses.

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The Robin Cancer Trust

Online

The Robin Cancer Trust saves lives through our award-winning cancer campaigns, educational programmes and online support services. We educate young people on the signs & symptoms of testicular cancers through our digital campaigns and life-saving educational programmes. We provide free materials to newly diagnosed young people & we create meaningful connections with survivors though our Ambassador programme.

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Urology Cancer Research & Education

Oxfordshire

UCARE is an independent charity committed to improving the treatment and care of cancer patients through research and education. We support research into the causes, prevention and treatment of urological cancers and to promote the development of new technologies to improve diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients. We also educate the public about greater awareness of these cancers and support those with the disease and their families. 

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Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation

Online

The Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation raises awareness of testicular cancer in secondary schools, clubs and work places – ensuring young people check themselves regularly for the early signs of cancers and visit their GP’s promptly. We do this by providing a range of educational materials and leaflets which you can download from our Resources page. We also offer help and guidance throughout diagnosis and treatment.

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Contact Us

Please get in touch If you'd like to support our mission to save the lives of men across the UK. This could be as a corporate partner, media partner, governing body or as a charity or advocate hoping to learn more about becoming a Member.

Founding Members: BaggyTrousersUK, Cahonas Scotland, It’s in the Bag, It’s on the Ball, The Robin Cancer Trust and Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation

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