29 episodes

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.

Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer The Max Mallory Foundation - Joyce Lofstrom host

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

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.

    Be Vocal - From Testicular Cancer to Volleyball Championshps to Giving Back

    Be Vocal - From Testicular Cancer to Volleyball Championshps to Giving Back

    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 their social communication strategies. Listen to Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer, a podcast from the Max Mallory Foundation. 


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

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

    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 to help teens and young adults with cancer.

    Listen to the Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer podcast from the Max Mallory Foundation.  
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    • 30 min
    What Every Man Born with One Testicle Must Know - A Cancer Survivor's Story - Episode #27

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

    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.
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    • 42 min
    Genetics and Testicular Cancer – Insights from a Public Health Researcher - Episode #26

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

    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.
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    • 54 min
    What Happens on My Cancer Anniversary? Episode #25

    What Happens on My Cancer Anniversary? Episode #25

    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.

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

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

    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.  


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

JimPeabo ,

The people

These interviews are fascinating, even if you’re not interested in cancer or health issues. The resiliency of the human spirit, and change of direction many people take after diagnosis make for a great podcast. The half-hr length is ideal too.

LizSB17 ,

Excellent info

Excellent podcast for anyone with a loved one fighting or at risk for testicular cancer. The medical information is accurate, reliable, and very well explained. The support, advocacy, and awareness information is interwoven to provide you with tangible steps for what you can do, no matter your situation.

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