Prostate cancer is the leading type of cancer among men. In America, one out of seven men is likely to have prostate cancer in his lifetime. According to these statistics, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 there will be 161,360 new prostate cancer cases. To this end, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has embarked on a mission to increase awareness about prostate cancer screening.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is promoting the Prostate Pep Talk Campaign alongside the National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA) and the LabCorp. LabCorp will offer 2,000 free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening from September 1 to October 15. Besides the free spots, men can still sign up for PSA screening at a discounted price of $25. Some members of NFLA will participate in public service announcements to encourage men to get tested.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a non-profit organization that offers its service to cancer patients across the United States. The Boca Raton, Florida-based company has five hospitals. Cancer Treatment Centers of America uses conventional cancer treatment methods like radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and immunotherapy. In addition, they employ integrative therapies to manage side effects like fatigue, pain, nausea, depression, anxiety and malnutrition. CTCA’s first internal patient concierge and information office was established in Mexico City. Notably, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has an active presence in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Their branches include Western Regional Medical Center-Arizona, Midwestern Regional Medical Center-Illinois, Eastern Regional Medical Center-Oklahoma and Southeastern Regional Medical Center- Georgia. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is endorsed by the Joint Mission and the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The organization received Five Star ratings from the U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Besides earning recognition from various health care organizations like the American College of Radiology, CTCA has been the recipient of different awards such as the Magnet Award. These awards reflect the organization’s superior patient satisfaction scores.