It’s in the Bag have worked with the Bristol Testicular Cancer Service to provide information packs for all men in the South West of England diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.
Each pack has leaflets about the operation, what to expect to happen, how the MDT works, contact details of the Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Truro and Gloucester teams.
If you have not received a pack please contact GermCellNurses@uhbw.nhs.uk
OUR SUPPORT LINE IS NOW OPEN
Have you been diagnosed with Testicular Cancer (Germ Cell) and fancy a chat. Our Support Facilitators are here to help.
Give us a call on 0117 325 96 86 and press option one.
One of our team will call you back.
email@example.com if you prefer to email.
All our trained team have had a diagnosis of Testicular Cancer and can offer you some support. Sometimes it helps to speak to someone who has had the same and understands the issues you have.
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.
Chemotherapy Support Packs
We provide those who are having Chemotherapy a Support Pack full of lots of goodies to help during that difficult time. It includes some It’s in the Bag treats and some things that our team have been told are useful during the sessions. Get yours today! Ask your nurse of cancer support worker for details.
It’s in the Recovery Sessions
We will be announcing our new session in 2024!
First It’s in the Recovery afternoon is on Sunday 14th April 2024 at Ashton Gate Stadium.