Screening Season with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

While a cancer diagnosis isn’t the death sentence it used to be, the simple mention of “cancer” strikes fear into most Americans. Prostate cancer, one of the more common ones, is no exception. That’s where the Cancer Treatment Centers of America come in. In partnership with the National Football League’s Alumni Association and Labcorp, CTCA will offer free prostate cancer screenings at any Labcorp location from September 1 to October 15.

The first 2000 eligible men get a screening for free, and anyone wanting a screening afterwards will be charged a nominal fee of $25. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making early screenings crucial.

The risk of prostate cancer for African-American men is 70 percent higher than other races, and family history plays a huge role in determining if a patient is at risk.

A kick-off event for the screenings was held August 30 in New Jersey, and featured the likes of former NFL coach Herm Edwards, former defensive linebacker Beasley Reece, former NFL player Jon Runyan and former US Representative Mike Quick.

The Cancer Treatment Centers were founded in Zion, Illinois in 1988 by Richard J. Stephenson. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, the CTCA provides traditional cancer treatment like surgery and radiation, in addition to therapies to help offset other cancer symptoms like fatigue and depression.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America treat all forms of cancer and offer round the clock insurance and patient support.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America have locations in Zion, Illinois, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Newnan, Georgia, Goodyear, Arizona, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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