According to a report by PRNewswire on Aug 30, 2017, prostate cancer is affecting men more than any other cancer. Due to this reason, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), the National Football League Alumni (NFLA), and LabCorp have teamed up in educating men on how to access screening for prostate cancer. There target is to reach over 150,000 men whose age is greater than 40 years.
The exercise will run through September and October 2017. The men under this category were advised to register so that they will be screened by Labcorp. The screening will be taking place in all the 1750 locations where Labcorp has its presence. During the process, the first 2000 men will be screened for free while the rest that have registered will pay 25 dollars only. The exercise is expected to run for a period of 6 months.
Men whose families have an history of prostrate cancer were advised not to miss on this exercise and also the African-American men. This campaign is also been advertised in the media so that more men are reached. Edwards, who is a legendary coach of NFLA acknowledged that he had several of his friends diagnosed with the disease and therefore he was determined to raise awareness to men.
A national conference meant for kick starting the big campaign was held on 30th August 2017. Many of those affected gave talks. During the conference, all the American cancer treatment centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and Tulsa were represented. One driving force for sensitizing men to get screened was that screening was the first step towards treating cancer. The team is screening men, advancing the screening techniques and giving treatment options for prostate cancer.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a global company that was formed by five hospitals in America to serve cancer patients. The company offers services such as screening, testing, treatment, surgery, immunotherapy, radiation and chemotherapy.