46 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 • 8 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.

    Two Brothers and Their Dad Survive Testicular Cancer

    Two Brothers and Their Dad Survive Testicular Cancer

    For our Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer podcast during Movember 2022, the Max Mallory Foundation talked with Jordan Stine who found a lump on his testicle two weeks after his wedding.

    He knew about testicular cancer because his dad and his younger brother survived this disease. Jordan followed the advice of his sibling, who told him to get through the day and what was right in front of him. He did, and he banked sperm as well.

    Now, eight years after his diagnosis and the father of three children, Jordan tells his story of cancer treatment, IVF, the grant he and his wife received to help cover IVF expenses, and life with a young family.

    After his testicular cancer journey, he looks forward to T-ball practice and living life where his feet are that day.

    From the Max Mallory Foundation team: We met Jordan Stine through our support for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where Max Mallory earned his bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) in 2015. The Foundation provides an annual, two-year scholarship for a junior in the MAGD program and a cash prize for the annual MAGD Expo. Jordan is the Director of Philanthropy at the university.
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    • 22 min
    It Started in Biology Class – A Dad Shares His Testicular Cancer Story

    It Started in Biology Class – A Dad Shares His Testicular Cancer Story

    Something in his first semester, freshman college biology class, triggered Matt Froestad to visit the local hospital emergency department and ask about the lump on his testicle. His intuition paid off because he had testicular cancer- Stage 1A diagnosed in 2009. He returned to the hospital in 2011, his senior year, to learn cancer had returned in his other testicle – again Stage 1A. But Matt banked sperm before his surgery for this second go-round with cancer. Listen to Matt’s story of cancer, sperm banking, IVF with his wife, and the birth of his daughter.  
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    • 28 min
    The Healing Power of Motorcycle Track Racing for Testicular Cancer

    The Healing Power of Motorcycle Track Racing for Testicular Cancer

    Matt Finch grew up in a family that rode and raced motorcycles. He continues this tradition that helped him heal from his testicular cancer diagnosis and treatment at age 29. He had two children, aged 7 and 5 when he learned about his cancer.

    Four years later, he’s added another child to his family and spends his time as a police officer in Woodbridge, Suffolk, in the UK, with his children and partner Lucy, and on his bike to help raise awareness about this disease. Find Matt on Instagram at 445oneballracing. 

    Listen to this episode of the Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer  from the Max Mallory Foundation. 


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    • 25 min
    A Testicular Cancer Survivor Goes from Baseball to Culinary School

    A Testicular Cancer Survivor Goes from Baseball to Culinary School

    Caleb Kerbs played second base for a Division 1 baseball team at the University of Maine. His testicular cancer diagnosis happened during his junior year of college in 2018. He was lucky since his cancer was at Stage 1. Now, four years later, he tells his story of survival, meditation with Buddhist monks in Thailand, and culinary school. Listen to Caleb’s story on Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation. 
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    • 32 min
    Navigating Cancer and Stem Cell Transplants

    Navigating Cancer and Stem Cell Transplants

    With a master’s degree in social work, Christina Merrill saw how managing a transplant diagnosis upended the lives of patients and their caregivers. She founded the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation (BMCF) in 1992 to help patients and their caregivers facing bone marrow and other transplants. In 2018, she expanded all services to cancer patients and their caregivers. In 2022, BMCF introduced Cancer Buddy, an app to connect transplant and cancer patients across the globe with another person, a cancer buddy, facing the same diagnosis. Christina talks about the BMCF financial and community services available to cancer patients, including testicular cancer patients, in this episode of Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation.
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    • 22 min
    What Are You Reading about Testicular Cancer – Trends and Topics

    What Are You Reading about Testicular Cancer – Trends and Topics

     | In 2022, 10,000 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer. Podcast host Joyce Lofstrom discusses testicular cancer headlines from news alerts and her experiences talking with cancer survivors. She covers the topics of harmful forever chemicals – PFAS as one – linked to testicular cancer, life after completing the cancer journey, healthcare insurance coverage, and finding and receiving the needed care during and after cancer. 
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 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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