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  • TC-Cancer Forum Update September 2022

    Te previous update has been posted below. However, as of 9/22/22 we were able to locate a vBulletin expert and hired them to help us in migrating to vBulletin's Cloud-Based solution. This means we no longer have to manage updates and server issues on our own. As you can read below, we were left very much on our own and it has been a disaster.

    In moving to the cloud-based solution we needed to change subdomains. Thus, the forums are now located at https://forum.testicularcancersociety.org/

    We have created re-directs from the old URL format to the new one so that none of the posts have been lost, except as noted below because of the database backup issues.

    As the old URLs are crawled by the search engines and re-indexed, we won't be making any further changes but at some point will need to assess what to do with the TC-Cancer.com site overall. It is antiquated and has not been updated in years and years. We are hoping to develop a strategy for it moving forward so if anyone has any input/ideas, then we are open ears so feel free to message me privately or via email at [email protected]

    As far as I can tell, emails and notifications should all be working again so this is such a welcome change to the inconsistencies we've experienced in the past.

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    Previous Update


    If you have registered for the forums or changed your password since November 2019, then you will have to re-register or reset your password.

    It has been a long story, and we don't want to mention names, but our original host, who created the site, ghosted us in October 2020, failing to respond to any forms of communication. However, for the most part, the forums remained live, fees were withdrawn from our account and there wasn't much we could do as we had lost access to the backend of the site. When the forums went down in October 2021 we furthered our search for the host, even traveling to their office in Orlando, which no longer exists.

    Since then we were able to re-establish access to the backend of the site but the forums database was missing. We established a new host and in a Herculean effort on their part they were able to piece together tables from various partial backups to get the database restored. Unfortunately, because the previous host was not locally backing up the site we could only restore the site from November 2019 back, so posts and users since then were lost. While this was not ideal, it was the only thing that could be done and we are beyond grateful that even this could be achieved as for months we thought the entire database was lost.

    We can't thank the new host enough for their extraordinary efforts, deploying their top technical staff over tireless hours to recover this one of a kind resource. They are true heroes for the testicular cancer community. They literally took us under their wing and have all of our backups and storage now set up to prevent future losses.




    Thank you for your patience as all of this was resolved.

    Mike Craycraft
    Survivor/Founder
    Testicular Cancer Society​
    Oct. 2005 felt lump but waited over 7 months.
    06.15.06 "You have Cancer"
    06.26.06 Left I/O
    06.29.06 Personal Cancer Diagnosis Date: Got my own pathology report from medical records.
    06.30.06 It's Official - Stage I Seminoma
    Surveillance...
    Founded the Testicular Cancer Society
    6.29.13 Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro for 7th Cancerversary

    For some reason I do not get notices of private messages on here so please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] if you would like to chat privately so as to avoid any delays.

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    Glad to see forward prgress on such a valuable resource for our community, hwever this is the only post visible to a at the moment, is there a setting I am missing?,
    Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
    Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Davepet View Post
      Glad to see forward prgress on such a valuable resource for our community, hwever this is the only post visible to a at the moment, is there a setting I am missing?,
      Is anyone else only seeing this post? I am seeing all of the posts in this screenshot, in this forum alone and all the other sections are populated as well.
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      Last edited by Mike; 09-24-22, 07:06 PM.
      Oct. 2005 felt lump but waited over 7 months.
      06.15.06 "You have Cancer"
      06.26.06 Left I/O
      06.29.06 Personal Cancer Diagnosis Date: Got my own pathology report from medical records.
      06.30.06 It's Official - Stage I Seminoma
      Surveillance...
      Founded the Testicular Cancer Society
      6.29.13 Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro for 7th Cancerversary

      For some reason I do not get notices of private messages on here so please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] if you would like to chat privately so as to avoid any delays.

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      • #4
        I see all the posts too.

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        • #5
          This is great! Mike, thank you for your efforts!
          03.01.2021 Diagnosed with TC, 2cm*1.5cm
          03.16.2021 Left I/O
          03.26.2021 Pathology report: Stage I Seminoma
          Surveillance...​

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          • #6
            I am seeing all the posts today, glad it's back!
            Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
            Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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            • #7
              Thank you, Mike, for keeping this forum alive! It was a great source of information when my husband was diagnosed in 2021.
              2/2021 HB 49y/o, stage 2B seminoma, right I/O
              3/2021 covid+
              5/2021 4xEP
              10/2021 all clear
              5/2022 all clear

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