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Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer

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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

Testicular Cancer Survivor Byron Lane Lives Life with Humor, Honesty and Hope

6/17/2022
Byron Lane is an author, playwright, screenwriter, and testicular cancer survivor diagnosed in 2015 and 2020. His award-winning web series LAST WILL & TESTICLE, released in 2016, provides a humorous and introspective look at Byron’s testicular cancer experience. Lane shares his perspective as a cancer survivor and advocate in this podcast. In April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he learned cancer had returned, a diagnosis received two months before the release of his debut novel, A...

Duration:00:29:33

Back in the Air after Testicular Cancer - A Pilot's Story - Season 2, Episode 11

6/6/2022
Richard Kentish is a UK training captain and examiner with Ryanair and a professional "with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry," per his LinkedIn profile. He learned he had testicular cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic and managed his health with support from his wife and two young daughters. Now back in the air, Richard shares his emotional story of surviving testicular cancer, returning to a job he loves, and telling his story to as many people or...

Duration:00:32:25

The Path Forward for this University Swimmer to Testicular Cancer Survivor - Season 2, Episode 10

5/20/2022
Alex Obendorf learned he had advanced testicular cancer in 2020 during his senior year of college at the University of West Virginia. He left school and the final year of his swimming scholarship to return home for treatment. It's crucial to know Alex had a 10-pound tumor wrapped around his aorta and other organs, a situation that required an 8- to 10-hour surgery. To show their support, his university swim team, coach, and team psychologist showed up at Alex's door during his cancer...

Duration:00:28:42

On the Other Side of Testicular Cancer – Helping Kids with Cancer - Season 2, Episode 9

4/28/2022
Byron Geldard learned he had testicular cancer at age 18. He survived and went on to a career with Young Lives Versus Cancer, a charity in England where Byron is the Fundraising Engagement Manager. He’s also a stand-up comedian who uses comedy to talk about cancer and survival. Find out how Byron moved on from his testicular cancer diagnosis to help children and other young people who have cancer. Visit the Max Mallory Foundation for more information on testicular cancer and to hear this...

Duration:00:22:11

Twice a Survivor, This Man’s Mission in Life: Stop Cancer - Season 2, Episode 8

4/15/2022
Todd Koza survived testicular cancer twice – once in high school and again some years later. He’s been cancer free for nine years. Now, he spends his free time raising awareness about all cancers, but especially testicular cancer, to help as many people as he can. Todd shares more about his story of cancer, survival, and his Facebook support group SHORTY KOZA N' THE SURVIVORS. Visit the Max Mallory Foundation website, and listen to other episodes of Don't Give Up on Testicular...

Duration:00:15:19

Biking Across the World and Giving Back as a Testicular Cancer Survivor Testicular Cancer - Season 2, Episode 7

3/31/2022
Connor O'Leary was 19 and a professional cyclist when diagnosed with testicular cancer. After treatment, he and his dad David, a cancer survivor, qualified for Amazing Race 22. This competitive biking event took this duo across the world in 2014, and they won the competition. Connor joined the Testicular Cancer Foundation as Chief Mission Officer in 2015, where he helps other survivors and their families have the resources and community so crucial during this health journey. Hear more from...

Duration:00:27:22

A New Book and a Testicular Cancer Diagnosis – A Survivor’s Cancer Saga - Season 2, Episode 6

3/18/2022
It happened at the same time. Andy Storch released his book Own Your Career, Own Your Life and learned he had Stage 2 testicular cancer. Instead of promoting his new book, this testicular cancer survivor spent the next few months managing chemotherapy, adjusting his diet, and adding alternative treatments to his care regimen. Hear Andy's story on Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation. Learn more from this husband, father, and business owner who is on a mission to...

Duration:00:38:26

How to Keep a Sense of Purpose, Navigate Testicular Cancer and Start a Business - Season 2, Episode 5

3/2/2022
Nathan Kaufer joins Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer between his first and second cycles of high-dose chemo and stem cell replacement treatment. An entrepreneur, he founded CatchItEarly to “deliver cancer awareness and information along with creative gear styled for a dream-chasing generation.” Nathan is a psychology student in his final quarter at the University of California – Davis. He shares his testicular cancer journey to help other young men who face a cancer diagnosis. Support the...

Duration:00:23:50

Run, Run, Run – Top Canadian Marathon Athlete Shares His Testicular Cancer Story - Season 2, Episode 4

1/18/2022
Running, teaching, running, testicular cancer…teaching….thyroid cancer…Jonathan Bradnam finished first among Canadian men in the 2021 New York City Marathon on Nov. 7. A teacher from Welland, Ontario, Canada, Jonathan survived two cancers, continued running during his journey, and began a running group for his students. His athletic ability and healthy living are part of his testicular cancer story, which he shares in this episode of Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory...

Duration:00:49:43

Taking Care of Life with Non-Traditional Yoga and Optimism – A Testicular Cancer Survivor’s Story - Season 2, Episode 3

12/17/2021
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 likes and teaches nontraditional yoga. Listen to Tim on the Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer podcast from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the...

Duration:00:38:16

Be Vocal - From Testicular Cancer to Volleyball Championships to Giving Back - Season 2, Episode 2

11/29/2021
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 participant in Movember and the American Cancer Society. Owen is a Solutions Engineer for Sprout Social in Seattle and leads a team to support clients and...

Duration:00:21:05

A Family Comes Together to Support Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer - Season 2, Episode 1

11/3/2021
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 adolescents and young adults with cancer. Now, 16 years later, Steven has survived four cancer diagnoses...and the family continues to work together...

Duration:00:30:05

What Every Man Born with One Testicle Must Know - A Cancer Survivor's Story - Episode #27

9/13/2021
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 Cancer, a podcast from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the show

Duration:00:42:19

Genetics and Testicular Cancer – Insights from a Public Health Researcher - Episode #26

7/30/2021
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 Harvard School of Public Health. Listen to Charleen on Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer, a podcast from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the show

Duration:00:54:44

What Happens on My Cancer Anniversary? Episode #25

7/3/2021
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 Lofstrom shares her thoughts and ideas in Episode 25 of Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the show

Duration:00:13:07

A Testicular Cancer Survival Story with a Dog, Quality Care and Giving Back - Episode #24

6/18/2021
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 website to listen to this and other episodes of Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer. Support the show

Duration:00:30:41

Traveling the Testicular Cancer Journey as a Caregiver - Episode #23

5/27/2021
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 to arrive. Listen to Kristen's story here on Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the show

Duration:00:21:44

It's Been 5 Years Since My Son Died from Testicular Cancer - #Episode 22

5/20/2021
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 established by Max's dad, mom, and brother. Support the show

Duration:00:16:13

Testicular Cancer – A Story of Survival, Support and an Ice Cream Company - Episode #21

4/15/2021
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 pastry chef), and Shane approves the flavors, all designed with favorite profiles of Irish foods. See what it takes to navigate and survive...

Duration:00:48:49

What to Know about Testicular Cancer and Men's Wellness - Episode #20

4/7/2021
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. Support the show

Duration:00:29:54