Success Stories

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Jan - I'm 16 and you saved my life

January 2006

I was a teacher when I had testicular cancer 1995. Since then I explained the risk of testicular cancer every year in class to make the boys aware. Jan, a former student of mine invited me for coffee in 2006 just to say thank you. He said to me: because you made us aware I went to the doctor in time. I've got testicular cancer too. I'm 16 and you saved my life. (Torsten - this is the reason I've started Love your Nuts. I realised by just talking balls I'm saving lives)


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Rikus - Thank you so much for the great work you do.

January 2017

Hi Torsten

We met at last year’s Nuts and Bolts Rally…

I had a very bad end to 2016. I was diagnosed with TC (I know….what a coincidence right…) and my orchidectomy was done a week before Christmas. I am blessed that I caught it in the early stages and my CT scans came back clean. My biopsy of the remaining testical also came back clean. I have an appointment with the oncologist next week Tuesday. I was wondering if we can meet up for coffee because I am really in the need of some guidance and advice.

I am grateful that I attended last year’s rally, especially the information session the weekend before where you shared some information about TC and how to check yourself. Who knows, if I did not attend that session I probably would not have taken the situation seriously and the cancer could have spread.

Thank you so much for the great work you do.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Rikus


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Facebook post - Awareness saves lives!

September 2017

Because of these guys running in #loveyournuts swimwear a guy saw these photos on Facebook. Via the Love your Nuts Facebook page he visited our website and watched the video clips. He felt a lump and went to the doctor immediately.

He had his surgery done in October and no chemotherapy needed. Thanks to early detection! See WhatsApp message in the image above. (I respect his privacy hence no name with this post)


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Ian - I am so grateful for your reminder.

August 2017

Torsten thanks so so much for your talk the other night [Pecha Kutcha - Cape Town]. It was my favorite of the evening as it was funny - but delivered such an important message.

I decided to go for a checkup because of it and my GP found two cysts Going to have a scan done at the urologist on Monday. He doesn't think that they're cancerous but it's still quite frightening. I am so grateful for your reminder and so just wanted to pass along my gratitude. Kindly, Ian

Hi Torsten
I'm happy to report that I got the all clear today Dr Trevor Borchers confirmed with scans that the lumps are purely cystic and not to be worried about. I must admit that I was terrified and the weekend was suuuuuper long. I'm hugely grateful to have experienced your talk and had this sorted out. Shout if you need me to write anything about the experience.
Yours with appreciation, Ian