Exploratory Study of the Factors
Affecting Treatment for Testicular Cancer

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what are you doing?

Testicular cancer (TC) is the most common form of cancer found in men between the ages of 15 and 35. Because of their age, gender, and the location of the cancer, TC patients can face unique psychosocial challenges. Current information indicates that TC patients face fear, uncertainty, anxiety, and self- conscious emotions. These emotions can lead to personal challenges in the areas of relationships and social support, sexuality and body image, youth and independence, and communication, and even adherence to treatment and follow-up surveillance. We need to learn more about this issue so that no man has to suffer in silence.

What do you need?

We are recruiting participants for a study with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of the unique challenges that testicular cancer and its treatment can present. If you live in Calgary (AB) and are interested in taking part in research that could help improve quality of life and treatment for future cancer patients, we would like to talk with you. This will be an opportunity to share your experience of testicular cancer with a qualified member of our research team while contributing valuable information to medical research. 

how can i volunteer?

To volunteer to participate, or to learn more about this project, please contact David Mackay at 403-702-6404 or david.mackay@ucalgary.ca.