Testicular cancer (germ cell) is classed as a rare cancer and is treated at a specialist centre. There are only 13 specialist centres in the UK, Bristol being one of them, which means that men often have to travel quite a distance to receive treatment and attend appointments and investigations. Due to the curative intent of testicular cancer, men often do not qualify for financial assistance that may help towards travel, so It’s in the Bag are happy to contribute towards the travel costs for patients who live more than 10 miles away from their treatment centre and receive a limited income.
Grant application forms are available in the following hospitals:
- Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
- Cheltenham General Hospital
- Royal Devon and Exeter
- Derriford Hospital Plymouth
- Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro
If the application is successful, a cheque will be sent directly to the patient at the address provided on the application form.
There are other grants available to patients with more complex issues – please ask your medical team for details.
NB: Grants are only available to patients treated in the South West of England.