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Torsten Koehler

CEO & Founder of Love Your Nuts, Love Your Nuts Foundation in Cape Town

Testicular Cancer Education in a Nutshell

PRESENTED ON AUG 15, 2017
IN CAPE TOWN @ VOL 45

Torsten Koehler is a testicular cancer survivor, author of a book on the subject and founder of the awareness campaign “Love your Nuts". A student said to him once: ‘Thanks to you, I went to the doctor in time. You saved my life!’ Just by talking balls he is saving lives.

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Movember

BY BRENT ASHBY
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 30, 2012

Brent Ashby explains what Movember is and why it's a great cause. He encourages people to take a moment to think about and learn more about men's health issues and support any way they can.

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Mo Ride Across Canada

BY JORDAN GILDERSLEEVE
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

When Jordan Gildersleeve found out his father had colon cancer, he was willing to go to great lengths to help out in whatever way he could. This led him and some friends to do Moustache Ride Across Canada, a 4,500 km wintertime cycling trip in support of Movember. Along the way, they had their fair share of ups and downs, from beautiful vistas to frozen bikes and a stinky RV but ultimately the trip ended up raising over $160,000 for prostate and testicular cancer research. Above all, the trip stressed the importance of being diligent and open about men’s physical and mental health.

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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Great Wall v Brain Cancer: How I Trekked for a Cure and Photographed It

BY LEIGH TURNER
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

Leigh Turner is a Townsville teacher and photographer. This story details Leigh’s journey this year to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research. 

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That's the Good Cancer, Right?

BY DAN DEAN
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Let's be straight about a couple of things: 1) cancer sucks a giant Matzo ball if you've got it; and 2) it's hard to make chit-chat with someone who does have it. In this offbeat presentation, cancer survivor Dan Dean offers you the 9 do's and don'ts of how to interact with that special cancer patient in your life. The tips will keep your feet firmly on the ground (and not in your mouth) and help you be an amazing support to someone in treatment

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Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does

BY SARAH TRIMMER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

“When life hands your friend or family member lemons, please do not tell them of someone else you know, that died of lemons!”

In "Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5, Sarah Trimmer tells us how to be a good friend to someone with cancer - and somehow makes us laugh as we learn. Sara is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and has also lost both of her parents to cancer in just one year. Tune in as she goes through the big no-nos and acceptable things to say to a person currently on a fight with cancer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.

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All of the Above: A no regrets approach to terminal cancer

BY GA RICK LEE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Ga Rick Lee shares the story of his father’s terminal brain cancer, and what happened when his family took the diagnosis into their own hands. The story is a deeply moving account about courage, perseverence, and most of all, love. 

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Breast Cancer Treatment: History and Recent Advances

BY RICHARD RICHARDSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Dr. Richard Richardson gives us a peak into the history of breast cancer, and what the future holds.