About Us

We provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer 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 TC survivors with support from specialist NHS staff. We have three simple aims:

  1. Support
    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.
  2. Awareness
    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.
  3. Survival
    With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 96%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and into their lives after.

With our upbeat approach to awareness we’ve reached thousands, as well as improving the wellbeing of hundreds of the South-West’s TC patients. In 2012 we won the QIC ‘Cancer Charity Initiative of the Year’ award in recognition of the real impact our support activities are having on patients’ quality of life.

See our Timeline to discover IITB’s story and get a sense of just how far we’ve come. And to learn more about how we’re achieving our aims, visit Where the Money Goes.