21st Century Cancer Awareness Through Multiple Avenues

The fight against cancer has been a long, grueling process throughout the years. Among men, prostate cancer is actually the most common form of cancer. Creating awareness is the key to help cut down on new cases. The National Treatment Centers of America has teamed up with the National Football League Alumni Association and LabCorp for the greater good of mankind. These three progressive thinking powerhouses are creating awareness, are providing education and are increasing access to screenings. Men who are at least 40 years old and can meet the specific criteria can sign up to receive Prostate Specific Antigen screenings between Sept. 1 through Oct. 15. The American Cancer Society predicts that over 160,000 men will be diagnosed this year alone. That’s equal to one in every seven men.

African-Americans are at a higher risk than other races of men. The numbers state that there is a 70 percent likelihood for these men to develop this disease. All testing will go through LabCorp since this company provides world-class health & diagnostic solutions. The NFL Alumni Association is forward thinking also as former players, coaches, cheerleaders and staffers will assist and inform other players. Leading a healthy life is the end goal and the (NFLA) will offer numerous financial, medical and social programs.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America specializes in serving adult cancer patients. The organization’s headquarters is in Boca Raton, Florida, but it has a network of five hospitals across the nation in:

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Tulsa
  • Phoenix
  • Philadelphia

The (CTCA) uses conventional approaches such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation to fight cancer. The organization was founded back in 1988 by Richard J. Stephenson, and it has grown dramatically over the years thanks to its progressive approach to fighting cancer.