Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer

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Jason Greenspan decided to set a world record for men coming together in one place to check their testicles for testicular cancer.  Hear his survival story and the event he held during his senior year in college - all to raise awareness of test
Brett Hoffland is a weekend TV anchor and reporter in the Twin Cities. He shares his testicular cancer survival story from the day his dog jumped on him to the end of chemo. Listen to his journey with insights valuable to all men, including the
Kristen Gautier is an elementary process coordinator and psychological examiner in special education and coaches junior varsity basketball. She traveled the testicular journey as a caregiver for her husband, Nate. She shares her story of caregi
It's been 5 years today - May 20 - since Max Mallory died from testicular cancer at age 22. His mother, Joyce Lofstrom, reflects on what's happened during those years and the positive outcomes Max's family experienced - including introducing Do
The correct diagnosis for Shane Kenny’s testicular cancer took almost five years. Once confirmed, he had surgery and began chemotherapy with support from his partner and fellow bartender, Sarah Pleitez. As the coronavirus shutdown began, Shane
Michael J. Rovito, Ph.D., focuses on testicular cancer research after his own cancer scare as a teenager. He discusses men’s wellness, testicular cancer, and testicular self-examination, emphasizing men's quality of life, especially after survi
Grant O'Gorman represents Canada as a beach volleyball player; he's been playing the sport for more than a decade.  He is also a testicular cancer survivor who benefited from the worldwide break in 2020 sporting events due to the coronavirus. L
Deborah Bekele is a medical anthropology doctoral candidate studying testicular and prostate cancer. Her Ph.D. focuses on men’s health promotion and advocacy. Listen to her insights on testicular cancer gained from her patient interviews on the
Anthony Mastrogiulio found his cancer family when diagnosed with testicular cancer. He used the power of positive throughout his journey of surgeries, chemotherapy, and testicular cancer advocacy.  Discover who belongs to this important group,
Karen McWhirt lost her son Ian at age 20 to testicular cancer. At Ian’s request, she wrote a book so that other young men could avoid this cancer, check their balls, and talk about their health. Now, mothers, wives, partners, and so many people
It’s never easy to lose a friend to cancer. What’s it like as young adults in your 20s when your friend, also in his 20s, dies from testicular cancer? Two close friends of Max Mallory share their memories of Max during college and after his tes
Tom Willner wrote a musical during his chemo treatment for testicular cancer. He banked sperm, and his wife was pregnant with their first child at the same time. Now, some 20 years later, he's written a book and continues to share his experienc
John-Mark Mallory lost his only brother, Max, to testicular cancer. He shares experiences during Max's illness, his grief process,  career path, and, now, plans for the Max Mallory Foundation as its executive director.  Listen to John-Mark on h
Listen to Mike Craycraft, testicular cancer survivor and registered pharmacist, who understands why men hesitate to go to the doctor when they suspect this type of cancer diagnosis. He tells you why he waited, how he survived, why pharmacists a
An avid marathon runner, before and after testicular cancer, Nate Gautier learned the power and strength of vulnerability during his cancer treatment. Learn what he means and how he managed the challenges of this unexpected diagnosis. 
Host Joyce Lofstrom shares recent facts about testicular cancer and a poem Orchids written by her son Max Mallory during his treatment.
A testicular cancer diagnosis is challenging enough, but Tim Buckland had that experience three different times. Hear from Tim how he managed this extended cancer journey and now uses his science background to help others in Alberta, Canada.
Jason Birckbichler approached his testicular cancer diagnosis with humor chronicling his journey on his blog A Ballsy Sense of Tumor. Hear from Jason as he talks about his life before, during, and after cancer...and why men should be comfortabl
Travis Garski shares his journey of survival with testicular cancer, an experience he describes, in part, as a kind of "ego-death."  After a snowboarding vacation, he went to the doctor suspecting something might be wrong. He then traversed the
Her mother dies of cancer, and then four months later, Mallory Casperson, age 24, receives her own cancer diagnosis.  Mallory's journey and survival led her to establish Lacuna Loft, a nonprofit focused on education and support for young adults
A mom talks about finding the right doctor and navigating testicular cancer treatment.  Joyce Lofstrom, the host of the Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer podcast, shares her insights based on experience during her son's cancer journey. 
Adam Johnstone shares his testicular cancer journey that included5 surgeries and 4 cycles of VIP chemotherapy.  He was 19 years old. Listen to Adam, as he shares his cancer experiences and life now - six years after his cancer diagnosis. 
Jonny Imerman, a testicular cancer survivor, talks about his cancer journey and Imerman Angels, which he established after his cancer journey to provide one-on-one support for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.  
In this first episode of Don’t Give Up on Testicular  Cancer, learn more about Max Mallory who died at age 22 from testicular cancer. His dad, Chuck Mallory, shares Max’s story and the work of the Max Mallory Foundation, established to honor Ma
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