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Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer
42 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
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.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
55 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
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.
13 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
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.
31 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
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. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
22 minutes | May 27, 2021
Traveling the Testicular Cancer Journey as a Caregiver - Episode #23
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 (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
16 minutes | May 20, 2021
It's Been 5 Years Since My Son Died from Testicular Cancer - #Episode 22
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.
49 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Testicular Cancer – A Story of Survival, Support and an Ice Cream Company - Episode #21
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 testicular cancer and begin a business at the same time.Video podcast: Watch the video podcast with Joyce, Shane, and Sarah on YouTube. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
30 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
What to Know about Testicular Cancer and Men's Wellness - Episode #20
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.
15 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
From Beach Volleyball to Testicular Cancer - A Survivor's Story - Episode #19
Grant O'Gorman represents Canada as a beach volleyball player; he's been playing the sport for more than a decade. He is also a testicular cancer survivor who benefited from the worldwide break in 2020 sporting events due to the coronavirus. Listen to Grant's story and his efforts to raise awareness about testicular cancer on this episode of Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation.
24 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Listening to the Patient - A Researcher's Point of View - Episode #18
Deborah Bekele is a medical anthropology doctoral candidate studying testicular and prostate cancer. Her Ph.D. focuses on men’s health promotion and advocacy. Listen to her insights on testicular cancer gained from her patient interviews on the podcast Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
56 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
The Power of Positive in a Testicular Cancer Journey - Episode #17
Anthony Mastrogiulio found his cancer family when diagnosed with testicular cancer. He used the power of positive throughout his journey of surgeries, chemotherapy, and testicular cancer advocacy. Discover who belongs to this important group, why they matter, and how Anthony helps others find support in their testicular cancer journey.
45 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
From a Mom - When Will Sons and Husbands Talk about Their Balls? - Episode #16
Karen McWhirt lost her son Ian at age 20 to testicular cancer. At Ian’s request, she wrote a book so that other young men could avoid this cancer, check their balls, and talk about their health. Now, mothers, wives, partners, and so many people wonder when this conversation will begin. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
25 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Young Adults Discuss Losing a Friend to Testicular Cancer - Episode #15
It’s never easy to lose a friend to cancer. What’s it like as young adults in your 20s when your friend, also in his 20s, dies from testicular cancer? Two close friends of Max Mallory share their memories of Max during college and after his testicular cancer diagnosis in this episode of Don’t Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation.
32 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Three Kids, a Musical and a Book - After Testicular Cancer - Episode #14
Tom Willner wrote a musical during his chemo treatment for testicular cancer. He banked sperm, and his wife was pregnant with their first child at the same time. Now, some 20 years later, he's written a book and continues to share his experiences as a patient through a company he co-founded to bring his story to others. Learn more in Episode #14 - Don't Give Up on Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation.
28 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Surviving the Loss of a Sibling to Testicular Cancer - Episode #13
John-Mark Mallory lost his only brother, Max, to testicular cancer. He shares experiences during Max's illness, his grief process, career path, and, now, plans for the Max Mallory Foundation as its executive director. Listen to John-Mark on how to survive the loss of a sibling to testicular cancer. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
26 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
A Pharmacist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Tells His Story - Episode #12
Listen to Mike Craycraft, testicular cancer survivor and registered pharmacist, who understands why men hesitate to go to the doctor when they suspect this type of cancer diagnosis. He tells you why he waited, how he survived, why pharmacists are integral to the medical team, and how he established the Testicular Cancer Society. Join us on Don't Give In to Testicular Cancer from the Max Mallory Foundation.
47 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Vulnerability Is Actually A Strength in the Testicular Cancer Journey - Episode #11
An avid marathon runner, before and after testicular cancer, Nate Gautier learned the power and strength of vulnerability during his cancer treatment. Learn what he means and how he managed the challenges of this unexpected diagnosis.
43 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Who Says Men Won't Come Together for Testicular Cancer - #Episode 10
Jason Greenspan decided to set a world record for men coming together in one place to check their testicles for testicular cancer. Hear his survival story and the event he held during his senior year in college - all to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
7 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
A Poem and Facts About Testicular Cancer - Episode #9
Host Joyce Lofstrom shares recent facts about testicular cancer and a poem Orchids written by her son Max Mallory during his treatment.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
31 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Surviving Testicular Cancer Three Times - Then and Now - Episode #8
A testicular cancer diagnosis is challenging enough, but Tim Buckland had that experience three different times. Hear from Tim how he managed this extended cancer journey and now uses his science background to help others in Alberta, Canada.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60247613)
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