Cancer Treatment Centers Of America Teams Up With Other Organizations Against Prostate Cancer

The most common type of cancer that men get is prostate cancer. Early screening for this disease is very important as the earlier that prostate cancer is caught the more treatable it is. Three organizations have now teamed up in order to increase awareness about prostate cancer and the importance of early screening for it. These groups include the National Football League Alumni Association as well as LabCorp and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. They will combine in order to reach men that they should be looking to get screened for prostate cancer if they are age 40 or more.
Through the dates of September 1st and October 15th men who meet certain eligibility requirements will be able to obtain a free Prostate Specific Antigen screening. These will be provided by LabCorp and men can get screened at any of their 1,750 locations spread across the United States. After LabGen has provided 2,000 of these free screenings men will then be able to obtain one of these screenings for just $25 through the month and a half long sign-up period.
Statistics show that prostate cancer affects one out of every seven men in the U.S. Men who are high-risk for prostate cancer should start getting screened at age 40. High-risk factors are things such as a history of the disease in the family as well as their race. Studies show that African-American men, in particular, are at high risk as they are 70% more likely to develop this disease than other men.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America will be hosting campaign events throughout this period. These will take place in the cities in which they have facilities which include Chicago, Atlanta, Tulsa, and Phoenix. The Chief of Radiation Oncology at this organization, Dr. Sean Cavanaugh, says that getting a screening is the first defense that men should seek when dealing with this disease.

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