It’s in the Bag on the UH Bristol NHS website
Our medical-focused sister website is your first port of call for everything you need to know about your treatment.
The site explains the diagnosis journey, including the scans and tests used to detect and measure testicular cancer. There’s also information to help you understand what’s happening once treatment actually starts.
You can find out what it’s really like to go through ultrasound, chemo and follow-up by reading the stories of patients who’ve gone before you. There’s also a section on the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of specialists who’ll be assessing your case and deciding on the best course of action.
Cancer Research UK
As a world leader in cancer research, Cancer Research UK is an information source you can rely on. One whole section of their website is devoted to testicular cancer. Not only does it explain symptoms, causes, tests and treatments, it also gives you very sound advice on how to cope with cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan is another trustworthy source of information. Like Cancer Research, their website has a testicular cancer section, covering similar ground. There’s also a special section on teratoma that’s written specifically for teens and young adults. Macmillan specialise in getting the facts across in a way that’s clear and to the point.
We do not have our own online forum, but some of our team have used the Macmillan one. If you would like to use it too, here is the link:
The testicular cancer network is a consortium of small charities that have come together to share best-practise and medical information; offering a common voice to our common goal – to save lives through early detection and to improve the lives of those affected by testicular cancer.