The National Football League Alumni, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and LapCorp are joining forces in an effort to spread awareness of prostate cancer. From September 1st- October 15th they are offering free screenings to the first 2000 men eligible. The remainder could still be seen for only $25, as long as they sign up within the time frame. The men were required to have the screening completed within 6 months of their sign-up date.
Prostate cancer isn’t something to procrastinate with. Men should get checked at 40, especially is they have a high risk. 1 in 7 men are predicted to get prostate cancer, with African-American men having a 70% greater chance.
Prostate Pep Talk will have several speakers talk about their experiences with prostate cancer as part of their campaign. NFL coaches such as Herm Edwards, Dick Vermeil, and Bill Cowher, some NFL players, and Chief of Radiation Oncology Sean Cavanaugh, will be among them. Early screening provides the best defense against prostate cancer and the people behind this campaign want to stress that message.
The campaign will be setting up additional events within cities housing a Cancer Treatment Centers of American hospital. Those cities are Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, and Tulsa.
Founded in 1988 Cancer Treatment Centers of America specializes in all forms of cancer. All of their facilities employ cancer experts to utilize their leading treatment technologies, including surgery, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. The centers also offer support therapies that have been shown to help manage cancer side effects.
The CTCA’s goal is to treat the whole individual. The striving of this goal can be seen in their ratings from patients (highly satisfactory) and their accreditation. CTCA has earned awards from prestigious organizations such as the NABPC, the Joint Commission, and American College of Radiology, to name a few.