The Urology Foundation

Team Corbs Against Testicular Cancer

England and Lions rugby star Alex Corbisiero has spoken about his testicular cancer diagnosis to raise public awareness of the disease. He is now raising funds to support a future TUF research study into testicular disease.
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England and Lions rugby star Alex Corbisiero had an illustrious career playing for England as a junior before making his senior debut for England in a Six Nations match against Italy in 2011. He went on to play in four of the five games that saw England win the Six Nations Championship that year, in addition to being called up to represent England in the Rugby World Cup. The following year he was a regular in the England team for both the Six Nations and in the summer and autumn internationals. He played in the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia and memorably scored the first try in their victorious test against Australia, which clinched the series for the Lions.

Diagnosed in 2019 Alex has never been afraid of seizing the ball and has spoken eloquently about his testicular cancer and subsequent treatments.

His upfront and positive approach is making a real contribution to breaking down the stigma around urology disease and he is really helping to get the message out to a wider audience about the need for men to routinely check their balls for signs of testicular cancer and, if they feel any change, to see their GP straight away.

Alex now wants to go further and is raising money for research into testicular cancer and is looking to support a future TUF study into the disease.

He is interested in whether there is a familial link to the disease, as both his father and uncle also suffered from testicular cancer. If caught early testicular cancer has a high survival rate, so knowing if you are higher risk is very important. Other areas for exploration are research into other treatment options for the disease.

Alex has always been about the team and what can be achieved by the power of individuals pulling together. So please join the team by either making a donation or organising your own fundraising event (you can set up your own associated fundraising page by clicking on the start fundraising button on the right of the screen). Your support will enable a team of researchers and urologists to find ways to improve outcomes and invest in a better future for men with testicular cancer.

P.S. You can also show your support by wearing a charity Team Corbs t-shirt, the profits for which go to support the Team Corbs Against Testicular Cancer campaign

About the charity

We lead the fight against urology disease. The Urology Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to all urology diseases and our goal is to save lives and end the suffering caused by urology cancers & conditions. These diseases affect millions across the UK and Ireland. We want that to stop.

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