My PC Surgery is proud to support It’s in the Bag

You know, there are some things that even the PC Surgeon can’t control!

I was diagnosed with a rare form of testicular cancer in April 2008. Fortunately for me, here in Bristol we have a tremendous testicular cancer service team working within the NHS. With first class medical care, coupled with some fairly intensive chemotherapy sessions and great love and support from friends and family, I managed to put this horrible disease behind me.

Like a lot of people who have been through a brush with cancer and survived, I wanted to give something back and help others facing a similar situation. Hence my involvement with Its in the Bag.

What is It’s in the Bag?
It’s in the Bag is a fully independent charity supporting men with testicular cancer in the South-West. It was originally formed by an enthusiastic group of patients and staff from the Bristol Testicular Cancer Service, and has just grown and grown.

Its 3 main aims have been to:

  • Raise Awareness about Testicular Cancer
  • Raise Money
  • Support and Celebrate Survival

One of the biggest advantages of It’s in the Bag is its focus on patients and services in the South-West. Whilst there are other charities which fundraise for male cancers and research, this money is primarily spent on services in and around London. Some research and information provision does benefit patients nationally, but it is not specific to testicular cancer. It’s in the Bag hopes to change this by targeting support, information and awareness resources to the South-West

Please check out the IITB web site for more information.

It’s in the Bag

Oh, and of course, to all you blokes out there…

Keep calm and check your balls regularly!