Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), LabCorp and National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA), have come together to provide awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early screening. Cancer Treatment Centers of America estimates new prostate cancer diagnosis to be around 161,360 due to the fact that one man out of seven gets diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifespan. According to experts, men with a higher risk of getting prostate cancer should be screened from the age of forty. The primary risk factor is family history.
A Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening determines if someone has prostate cancer. Getting a PSA level that is outside the specified normal range doesn’t always mean that an individual has cancer. It also does not determine the treatment options one should receive. A high PSA test results may show an increased risk for cancer, and it should be discussed by an expert immediately. PSA screening will be conducted by LabCorp at any of their patient service centers countrywide.
The Prostate Pep Talk will have speakers such as former head coaches of NFL Dick Vermeil, Herm Edwards, and Bill Cowher. They will raise prostate cancer awareness and urge men to get early screening through public service announcements that will air countrywide throughout the Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Mr. Sean Cavanaugh, the Chief and Managing Director of Radiation Oncology, Southeastern Regional Medical Center said CTCA was happy to team up with the LabCorp and NFLA to increase public awareness on the benefits of screening, advancement on screening procedures and treatment options for prostate cancer.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America incorporates a patient centered approach to cancer treatment. It has five hospitals countrywide that care for patients fighting cancer. The hospitals are located in Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, Tulsa, and Philadelphia. Its headquarters are in Boca Raton, Fla.
Their cancer treatment and care include surgery, immunotherapy, radiation, genomic testing, chemotherapy, and precision cancer treatment. They also provide therapies to support patients emotionally and physically by handling their side effects while they go through the treatment hence improving their quality of life.
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