Cancer Treatment Centers of America Partners with the NFL to Create Awareness

Prostate cancer is currently the most common form of cancer plaguing men around the world, and in an effort to drum up universal awareness, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently partnered with the National Football League Alumni Association for a nationwide campaign. Beginning September of this year, men aged 40 years and older who fulfill the eligibility requirements, will be allowed to sign up for a free Prostate Specific Antigen screening given by LabCorp. There are 2000 open slots for free treatment, and once they are filled, men who still desire testing will receive the test at a discounted price of $25. The rates of diagnosed prostate cancer are extremely high amongst men, and studies show that one in seven will receive this diagnosis in within their lifetime. There are many factors that may increase the chances of prostate cancer, including heredity and race, with African American men having a 70 percent higher chance of developing the disease. For men who are considered to be at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, it is recommended that regular screening begins at the age of 40. There are several notable members of the NFL alumni family that will be a part of the promo, including Dick Vermeil, Bill Cower, and Herm Edwards.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a network of five hospitals, started in 1988 by Richard J. Stephenson, and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. After Mr. Stephenson’s mother lost bout with cancer, he was moved to create CTCA after being dissatisfied with her treatment. Cancer Treatment Centers of America has received full accreditation from the Joint Commission and has garnered Five Star Quality ratings at four of its locations. The treatment at CTCA follows traditional methods, such as surgery and chemotherapy, but also implements other integrative therapies.

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