For a lot of men, treatment for testicular cancer does not mark the end of the journey. After surgery, chemotherapy or radiation you may be coping with side effects and have concerns about cancer recurrence. You may want to focus on your physical and emotional well-being, or connect with others who understand what you’re going through.
While testicular cancer is relatively rare — 9,000 men per year in the U.S. — the survival rate is 95% or better. Therefore, there are hundreds of thousands of survivors in the U.S. and thousands in this region. Johns Hopkins has an expansive network of survivors, and we are happy to provide connections to an individual survivor or loved ones who have agreed to talk to other survivors.
In addition, our team is involved with several organizations that provide educational resources, advocacy and community events for survivors and their families.
Beers, Bro’s and Balls
Beers, Bro’s and Balls is a testicular cancer survivor’s happy hour sponsored by the Brady Urological Institute and the Ulman Foundation. Happy hours are held in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area.
One of the biggest challenges for testicular cancer survivors is a feeling of alienation, as most men with this disease do not know any other survivors. The group offers a chance for survivors and their families to mix and mingle, share their stories and ask questions of other survivors going through various stages of treatment. Learn more about this event.
The Ulman Foundation is a local Maryland organization that works at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors. The Ulman Foundation works closely with our testicular cancer survivors and supports our advocacy, awareness and social events, including Grab Life by the Balls screening events, charity sporting events and Beers, Bro’s and Balls survivorship happy hours.
The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation
The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by testicular cancer through awareness and early detection. The foundation supports many Brady testicular cancer events, including annual testicular cancer survivors meetings, Grab Life by the Balls screening events, charity sporting events, and Beers, Bro’s and Balls survivorship happy hours.