Cancer Treatment Centers of America are headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, where they work as a national network of five hospitals that are committed to providing adult patients with cancer care. There are fully dedicated to advancements in the medical field aligned with treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy. They recently announced that they will be joining together with some of the NFL alumni and LabCorp to assist in prostate cancer screenings. Together, they will help raise awareness for the disease along with the educational benefits of early detection. The screenings will take place from September 1st – October 15th. Some patients that are older than 40 years of age may qualify for free screenings through any of the LabCorp facilities as long as certain criterion is met. All other screenings will be available for a $25 fee offered throughout the sign up period. The screenings must be completed within six months from the sign up date.
A devastating amount of people are diagnosed with prostate cancer. In fact, one in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease within their lifetime of existence. NFL alumni coaches will be present at the Prostate Pet Talk campaign to help raise awareness for the disease and educate on the importance of early detection screening. Risk factors will be discussed among patients with regards to their family history and race. In recent studies, it is shown that African American men are more susceptible by 70% to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The campaigns will be held at four different locations which include Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and Tulsa. For more information on the subject, make sure to listen for the public service announcements airing nationally through the month of September. Also be sure to check the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s website for more information on the screenings.