Cancer Treatment Centers Of America Forms Partnership To Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness
The most common cancer to occur in men is prostate cancer. Seeking to raise men’s awareness of prostate cancer and prompting them to get an early screening for it, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The National Football League Alumni Association, and LabCorp formed a partnership. This partnership is seeking to educate men about the importance of catching prostate cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable.
From September 1st to October 15th, 2,000 men over the age of 40 will be able to receive a free Prostate Specific Antigen screening provided they meet eligibility requirements. They can sign up at any of LabCorp’s offices across the country, which is comprised of 1,750 locations. After all of these spots are filled, it will still only costs $25 to get a prostate screening for any male that is eligible.
About one in seven men will develop prostate cancer. Men who are in the high-risk pool should start getting exams for this cancer at the age of 40. The risk factors that can make a male more likely to develop prostate cancer include a family history of cancer as well as race. African-Americans, in particular, have a 70% higher chance of developing this disease in comparison to other men.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a network of five regional hospitals that are focused on cancer. The network is comprised of hospitals in Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Tulsa. Each location has dedicated health professionals who work with leading-edge technology to treat those who have developed cancer.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America , they use conventional methods to treat cancer. This can include chemotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy depending on the case. Cancer Treatment Centers of America was established in 1988 and is able to treat every form of cancer. They take an individualized approach to each patient in order to achieve the best outcomes.