Run your pants off!

Well done to all who Ran their pants off in aid of It's in the Bag - Supporting men with Testicular Cancer in the South West. We had 17 runners, as a few guys had injuries before the race. Thank you so much for your running, donations and helping us to continue to do the work we do.

23rd September 2018

Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in men aged between 15-45 years.

Approximately 240 young men in the South West (Hereford to Truro) are diagnosed with the cancer each year (2,400 diagnosed across the UK as a whole), with early diagnosis  key to effective treatment and survival.  As 98% of young men diagnosed with testicular cancer are cured, raising awareness of the disease  and encouraging men to check their testicles on a monthly basis is essential. 

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It's in the Bag

We provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer (germ cell) in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.

It’s in the Bag is run by a group of survivors with support from specialist NHS staff. We have three simple aims:

Being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.

We teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure.

With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 98%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and into their lives after.

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