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Rates of testicular cancer have increased sharply in the past three decades, especially among young men who probably thought they had no reason to worry about the dreaded “C” word. This was confirmed in a major Canadian research study, reported by ABC News. On Feb. 15th ABC's 20/20 devoted a segment to the issue.
The Testicular Cancer Resource Center is the one-stop information and resource site. A testicular cancer Primer, TC Self-examination, detailed interview with a TC oncologist, info on treatment approaches, over 40 personal stories, faith and spirituality, individual e-mail support, TC and sex, the humorous side and a lot more, by a survivor who put it together when he couldn't find in one place the info he needed.
During his illness and convalescence from testicular cancer, World Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong decided to redirect his misfortune. Instead of turning inward, he decided upon a more profound mission.
From these beginnings, the Lance Armstrong Foundation was founded. The Foundation, created in the fall of 1997 by Lance, is based in Austin, Texas and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of some of the most effective business and medical leaders of this country. The Foundation is 501(c)-3 approved, has already raised a substantial amount of resources and is conducting this Spring its first major event, the Ride for the Roses. Many other national events are planned, most based upon a cycling theme.
The mission of the Lance Armstrong Foundation is "Fighting Urologic Cancer Through Education, Awareness and Research" Each of these three aspects will be promoted by the Foundation by traditional and unique ventures.
The Foundation will support a variety of medical endeavors as directed by the Board with direct advice from the Scientific Advisory Committee. The Foundation is privileged to have some of the world's leading authorities in Urologic Cancer as members of the Scientific Advisory Committee.
Other activities of the Foundation will be patient focused. These will include educational resources, a network for communication with an emphasis so that all patients will have access to the latest advances in screening, diagnosis and treatment of Urologic cancer. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will become distinguished in the realm of philanthropic organizations. From the near calamity of cancer striking a young man has been created a Foundation that will bring achievement to the realm of Urologic Cancer!
Testicular cancer information from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute. Topics include:
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