The most common kind of cancer among men is prostate cancer. In hopes of increasing awareness of this diseasesand to show the benefits of early screening, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the National Football League Alumni Association have teamed up to increase access to screenings and to educate men.
Free Prostate Cancer Screening
Starting September 1st and continuing through October 15th, 2,000 men 40 and older who meet the eligibility requirements can sign up to get a free Prostate Specific Antigen screening at any of LabCorps 1,750 locations all of the United States. After these 2,000 free PSA screening positions are filled, eligible men can schedule a screening for the discounted price of $25. The testing must be performed within 180 days from the sign-up date.
By The Numbers
It is estimated by the American Cancer Society that 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2017. One in seven men are predicted to be diagnosed with this form of cancer in their lifetime. Experts recommend that those that are considered high-risk should get screened starting at the age of 40. Risk factors for prostate cancer include your family history and your race. African-American men have a 70 percent higher chance of developing prostate cancer.
General Information About the Cancer Treatment Center of America
The Cancer Treatment Center of America is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a network of five hospitals serving cancer patients all of the United States. They follow an integrative approach when it comes to cancer care using conventional approaches including chemotherapy, surgery, immunotherapy, and radiation. They also have therapies meant to help manage the side effects of treatment including nausea, pain, lymphedema, fatigue, depression, malnutrition, and anxiety.
The Cancer Treatment Center of America is working hard to raise awareness of prostate cancer among men. Sign up today for a free or low-cost assessment to help catch this disease early.