It’s in the Bag – Supporting men with Testicular Cancer in the South West
It’s in the Bag provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer (Germ Cell) in the South West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond. They are run by a group of TC survivors with support from specialist NHS staff base in the Bristol Testicular Cancer Service.
They have three simple aims:
- Support –
Being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.
- Awareness –
We teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure.
- Survival –
With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 96%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and into their lives after.