Cancer Treatment Centers Of America – Teams Up With NFL Alumni and LabCorp
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is proud to announce that they will be teaming up with the National Football League Alumni Association and LabCorp to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. An alarming amount of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and the numbers continue to increase. Together they will provide access to screenings at more than 1700 LabCorp locations that will screen more than 2,000 men between September and October. Many may be eligible for free screenings if they meet certain requirements. Others will be charged $25 for the screenings and have up to six months to fulfill their appointment after signing up. Statistics show that one in seven men are predicted to become diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be even more cases evolve in 2017, with over 150,000 new cases. Men who are at high risk and over forty years of age should be screened for prostate cancer on a regular basis. Risk factors include past medical history, race and family history. African Americans have a 70 percent higher chance of developing prostate cancer.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America are headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. They currently have a national network of five hospitals. Their goal and purpose are to help people fight cancer with an integrative approach. They provide a combination of advancements in genomic testing, treatments, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. They work with each patient to help them emotionally and physically by increasing their quality of life. They also help to manage the side effects that are associated with the treatments of cancer. CTCA’s hospitals are located in Atlanta, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Tulsa. They currently rank as one of the highest hospitals in the world that care for cancer patients successfully.