PRINTED & DIGITAL AWARENESS MATERIALS
SKTCF has and will continue to donate Shower Cards to individuals, schools, health clinics and other institutions around the country in hopes of reaching the young demographic that we need to educate.
If you are interested in receiving shower cards please e-mail your request to Natalie Shivdat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Downloadable Resource Material
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation provides information resources to support community awareness programs.
ALMOST EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY IN THE UNITED STATES, ONE YOUNG MAN WILL HEAR “YOU HAVE TESTICULAR CANCER” … THEY NEED TO HEAR “WE CAUGHT IT EARLY.”
You can help increase their chances by sharing this information through either a public forum or one-on-one.
WHO CAN DO THIS TRAINING?
Programs are designed to provide useful and current information on TC, and can be presented by community leaders, teachers, parents, survivors, nurses, physicians, community health representatives, or anyone who desires to proactively help educate on risk reduction strategies related to TC. Programs can be presented in classrooms, informal, formal, or community group settings.
CONDUCTING COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Presenters are encouraged to urge others to help spread the message through presentations, the use of resource materials included, and train the trainer meetings. If “train the trainer” programs are utilized, the trained trainers should be evaluated to be sure they have adequate and factually correct knowledge and that they know how to utilize the materials.
Presentations should allow time for discussion.
A pre / post test is available to presenters who wish to see how much people learned from the program.
Community Presentations- Provides local advocates and leaders with resources to inform young men and women about testicular cancer. Information includes:
Understanding risk — educating about family health history, symptoms, risk factors, and talking to health care providers.
Knowing what is normal — Everyone’s body is different. Knowing how one’s testicles look and feel, and reporting any changes to health care providers right away can catch the disease early and make a difference in treatment strategies and survival rates. Remember TC has a 95% survival rate when diagnosed and treated early.
Seeking Medical Advise — asking providers about risk factors and having clinical testicular examinations.
Self Exam Brochure
Whether attempting to reduce your risk or educate a friend or loved one, our easy to understand brochure, created pro-bono as a public service by Barker/DZP, provides basic information about testicular cancer including risk factors, symptoms, and an easy to understand 4-step instructional guide to performing a TSE. View & download here