The most common type of cancer in men is prostate cancer. Statistics show that more approximately 11.6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Currently, an estimated 3,085,209 men in the United States are battling this condition, and the numbers are increasing every year. In order to increase the survival rate, and improve the quality of life for those battling prostate cancer, we must ensure that proper education on the condition is provided to all men.
This Fall, Cancer Treatment Centers of America teamed up with the National Football League Alumni Association and LabCorp to raise awareness for prostate cancer, and make screens more accessible. On September 1, the trio launched the new program, which allows men ages 40 and over to receive a free Prostate Specific Antigen screening at any LabCorp location. After the first 2,000 free screening slots are filled, screenings will continue to be offered at a discounted rate of just $25 throughout the remainder of the sign-up period.
The first step to fighting cancer is proper screening and diagnosis. Founded in 1988, Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a national, for-profit network of five specialty hospitals. The centers use approaches like radiation, surgery, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy along with a combination of integrative therapies for cancer treatment. Cancer Treatment Centers of America was founded by Richard J Stephenson after he lost his mother to cancer. Dissatisfied with the treatment options available for cancer at the time, Stephenson began looking for ways to revolutionize cancer treatment. Cancer Treatment Centers of Amerca is accredited by the Joint Commission and a top performer on Key Quality Measures.