As prostate cancer is the most likely cancer many men will face, getting prostate exams is very important. This especially holds true for those men at high-risk of developing this form of cancer, such as those with a family history of cancer or African-Americans who experience prostate cancer at a rate that is 70% higher than men of other races.
Three organizations recently teamed up to both make people more aware of prostate cancer but also to encourage them to get tested for it using a Prostate Specific Antigen screening. This effort is being supported by LabCorp, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and the National Football League Alumni Association. The first 2,000 eligible men that sign up to get a screening will receive it free of charge. Those who sign up after this can still get the exam at a reduced cost of only $25.
The screenings began on September 1, 2017. The screenings, which take place at one of the 1750 LabCorp locations across the United States, can be signed up for through October 15th. The screening does have to be completed within six months of the date that the man initially signed up.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has been treating people with cancer since 1988 when its first hospital opened. This hospital, the Midwestern Regional Medical Center located in Zion, Illinois, has since been joined by four other regional hospitals. They have also expanded internationally, actively advertising their services in Latin America, the Caribbean, and across the Middle East.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, they use conventional approaches to cancer treatment, using the latest technology. This includes surgery, immunotherapy, radiation, and chemotherapy. They also help their patients deal with the effects of being treated for cancer which can include both physical and mental discomfort.