About It's in the Bag
We have created this collection to raise awareness of testicular cancer. Please share it with your friends and family - the more people who are aware of testicular cancer, the more lives we can save.

Did you know

More than 98% of men who get testicular cancer will be cured.

And if every man were to follow our advice, then together we’d have the potential to save even more lives.

Now wouldn’t that be incredible?

So, what can we do now to raise awareness of testicular cancer and get more men to do that one simple thing each month - Check their Balls?

We have joined up with Cookly Bookly to develop a conversation around food - to enable us to share our recipes, and food experiences and events with an audience of like minded people and in so doing to enable our message to reach an even wider audience.

This Collection is designed to be built by you, to enable you to

  • share your recipes so we can showcase your talent.
  • ask your favourite chef or restaurant to share their favourite recipes to help them build their customer base.
  • write about your food choices and their impact on your health
  • highlight food events in your area to reach a wider audience.

All the time we can build a comprehensive online collection for our community - a conversation around our favourite recipes and topics, available to you at any time, wherever you are.

Let's build the conversation over the dinner table, raise the IITB flag and spread the word. And most importantly, let’s save lives!


It's in the Bag have created an exciting Collection to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer and support the work of our charity.

We believe that a conversation that combines It's in the Bag with Cooking will enable us to reach more people.

Please share this collection with your friends and family, and share your recipes with us.

Together, we can raise awareness, encourage early detection and save lives, and help and support those who have been diagnosed.

Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in young men and responsible for approximately 2,400 new diagnoses in the UK every year. This is most prevalent in men aged between 25 – 49 years but, crucially, more than 98% of men who get Testicular Cancer will be cured.

We are working with Chefs, Food Writers and supporters to help us create an online It’s in the Bag Digital Cookbook - a collection of Recipes and Blog posts.  We hope that this will initially build engagement with our community to encourage regular self-checking for testicular cancer. We believe that this may help to support men and their families who have been diagnosed with testicular cancer (germ cell) who are going through treatment.  We provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.

Join Us Now!

If you have one or more recipes that we can include in our collection to help us reach a wider audience please contact us by clicking here.

It’s in the Bag is run by a group of testicular cancer survivors with support from specialist NHS staff. We have three simple aims:   

Support - being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.     

Awareness - we teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure.       

Survival - with UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 98%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and beyond.

As well as improving the well-being of hundreds of the South-West’s testicular cancer patients, we’ve reached thousands of young men with a view to getting them to do that one most important thing - check your balls!

In 2012, we won the QIC ‘Cancer Charity Initiative of the Year’ award in recognition of the real impact our support activities are having on patients’ quality of life and in 2015 we won Campaign of the Year in the Bristol Post health and care awards.

See our timeline to discover It’s in the Bag’s story and get a sense of just how far we’ve come. We are a group of volunteers and whilst we give our time for free, there are costs involved in the support we provide and the inevitable costs of running a charity - so if you are able to support us financially, even in a small way, then please click here to do so. You can also learn more about how we’re achieving our aims, or visit Where the Money Goes.

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