The Cancer Treatment Centers of America and The NFL Alumni Association are teaming up against prostate cancer. Nearly 1 in 7 men (1 in 5 Black men) are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. If left alone and not detected the prostate cancer can be a killer. That is why it is important for men to see their doctor and get a PSA (Prostate-Specific-Antigen) test that shows if there is a possibility of danger.
According to the American Cancer Society, most prostate cancers are first found by the PSA screening process. Men are reluctant sometimes to get tested because they feel no symptoms, and they won’t until it is almost too late. If the cancer spreads outside of the prostate it is much more difficult to treat.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America along with the NFL Alumni Association, and LabCorp are promoting a move to get men to their doctor and have the PSA test completed. It is a very simple blood test and it is easily done at any doctor’s office or Lab. The doctor can read the results and advise as to whether any further examination or treatment is necessary.
Beginning on September 1 of 2017 through October 15, men can receive a free screening from The Cancer Treatment Centers of America and LabCorp. After the first 2,000 free screenings are performed, tests will be available for just $25.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a well-known medical group that treats cancer only and treats each patient individually to determine the exact treatment that will work the best for that person.
CTCA uses what is called an Integrated Care Approach with not only utilizes traditional methods of treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, but other non-traditional methods. Naturopathy, nutritional therapies, immunotherapy, vitamin therapy, and other methods are included depending on the patient and his or her needs.