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Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer

The Max Mallory Foundation - Joyce Lofstrom host

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This podcast is all about testicular cancer--the survivors, medical researchers, stories from caregivers, those who didn't make it, awareness advocates, and much more. It covers the whole subject with compelling stories about this cancer--which, though rare in general, is the number one cancer hitting young men. "Don't Give Up" fighting this wildfire-like form of cancer, because great strides have been made and with more awareness and effort, we can BEAT testicular cancer for good.
 
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Tim Kenny decided to take care of life after testicular cancer with a positive outlook and nontraditional yoga. Learn more about this home inspector and yoga instructor who talks about his approach to life in Chichester, England, UK. His optimism provides insights valuable to everyone touched by cancer, and listeners will learn more about why he li…
 
Owen McAndrews is a testicular cancer survivor, athlete, and experienced fundraiser for cancer. Diagnosed in high school with testicular cancer and during volleyball championships, Owen continued playing volleyball then and during college, where his team won championships in 2014 and 2015. Giving back became part of his life as an active participan…
 
Learn from a sibling's perspective, that of Nick Giallourakis, about the cancer diagnosis of his brother Steven at age 15. The family came together and established the Steven G. Cancer Foundation to raise money for cancer research. Nick now serves as Executive Director of Elephants and Tea, a media company designed to build awareness of and help ad…
 
Michael Acosta was born with an undescended testicle. Even with the removal of that testicle as a baby, Michael had a higher risk for testicular cancer. He shares his story of cancer diagnosis at age 17 and now, more than 11 years later, his dedication to raising awareness about the disease. Listen to Michael's story on Don't Give Up on Testicular …
 
Geneticist and cancer epidemiologist Charleen Adams, Ph.D., shares her insights on the genetics of testicular cancer and cancer, in general. She began her career as a chaplain in Manhattan, NY, a position that led her to study disease prevention through genetics. She is now a bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Lemos Lab at the Harva…
 
It's been 43 years since I had my first cancer surgery. It was for thyroid cancer, and I was 25 years old. I always honor that day - in my mind and with something special - be it something as simple and delicious as a hot fudge sundae or lunch with a friend. What should any cancer survivor do on a cancer anniversary? Listen as podcast host Joyce Lo…
 
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 role of his dog Scoobie in finding his cancer early in the process. Go to the Max Mallory Foundation webs…
 
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 caregiving and the importance of taking care of herself during the journey and now, with their first child soon …
 
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 Don't Give Up Testicular Cancer, a podcast produced through the Max Mallory Foundation, which was establishe…
 
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 and Sarah introduced their new company...Big Shane's Ice Cream. Sarah develops the recipes (she's also a p…
 
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 surviving testicular cancer. He is an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida.…
 
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. Listen to Grant's story and his efforts to raise awareness about testicular cancer on this episode of Don't …
 
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 podcast Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the show (https://www…
 
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, why they matter, and how Anthony helps others find support in their testicular cancer journey. Support the …
 
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 wonder when this conversation will begin. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)…
 
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 testicular cancer diagnosis in this episode of Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Founda…
 
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 experiences as a patient through a company he co-founded to bring his story to others. Learn more in Episode #14 - …
 
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 how to survive the loss of a sibling to testicular cancer. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron…
 
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 are integral to the medical team, and how he established the Testicular Cancer Society. Join us on Don't Gi…
 
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. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)The Max Mallory Foundation - Joyce Lofstrom host
 
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 testicular cancer. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)…
 
Host Joyce Lofstrom shares recent facts about testicular cancer and a poem Orchids written by her son Max Mallory during his treatment. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)The Max Mallory Foundation - Joyce Lofstrom host
 
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. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)…
 
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 comfortable talking about their health. It's all in this episode from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the show (…
 
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 with cancer. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)…
 
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. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)The Max Mallory Foundation - Joyce Lofstrom host
 
Adam Johnstone shares his testicular cancer journey that included 5 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. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)The Max Mallory Foundation - Joyce Lofstrom host
 
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. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)The Max Mallory Foundation - Joyce Lofstrom host
 
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 Max and build awareness about testicular cancer. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6024761…
 
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