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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.


 
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Survivors Presentations- Many survivors are inspired to share their personal stories in order to encourage young men to take control of their own testicular health. 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.

Health Care Provider Presentations- A training course designed to assist health care providers increase their knowledge of testicular cancer, be more aware of risk factors, and build their communication and outreach skills.

  • Helps provider groups screen for TC.

  • Contains information and materials needed to create awareness of the disease, encourage self-examination, and open dialogs with patients.

  • Help understand the unique concerns of young men when diagnosed with testicular cancer.

ConclusionsRisk reduction is everyone’s job. We can save many lives by encouraging self-examination and follow through behavior. This online presentation is available as a grassroots advocacy initiative from the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation.

 
 

Start Educating Your Community Today

If you are interested in using this program to speak to your community or would like to inquiry about having a survivor speak at your

school, organization or community, please contact us by CLICKING HERE