Supporting Families Today & Educating for the Future...
Every hour a male is diagnosed with testicular cancer and every day a life is lost due to lack of awareness.
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation was formed October 2009 with the mission of educating the general public on the importance of early detection, and supporting those who are affected by this disease.
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 as women are taught for detecting breast cancer.
Your financial support helps fund our education program along with providing grants 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 that 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.
"Needless to say, we never ate dinner that night."