A diagnosis of cancer can be extremely devastating to any patient experiencing the disease. That’s why The Cancer Treatment Centers of America are getting together with the NFL Alumni Association and LabCorp to help raise awareness. Together they will advertise a campaign for men to get screened for prostate cancer between September 1st and October 15th. It’s imperative that you get properly signed up for the screening and you must attend within six months of your sign up date. It’s extremely important, especially for men over the age of 40, to get screened for prostate cancer on a regular basis. Alarming statistics reflect that 1 out of 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within their life span. If caught early enough, it’s highly treatable and the prognosis is generally promising. That’s why prevention and detection are pertinent. Some men may qualify for free assistance if they meet certain qualifications, otherwise the fee is $25.00.
The Prostate Pet Talk campaign will include public service announcements from several legendary NFL head coaches. Herm Edwards, Dick Vermeil and Bill Cowher hope that they can help raise awareness to the world and stress the importance of screening for early detection. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a perfect time to take advantage of the offer that CTCA and LabCorp are offering. The campaign events will be held within four different large cities to assist with the screenings. Atlanta, Chicago, Tulsa and Phoenix will all be offering the latest screening services for patient’s. They educate that screening is the first defense against fighting prostate cancer and if a diagnosis is detected, they have the tools, technology and resources to aid in the fight. Cancer Treatment Centers of America have been helping people with cancer survive for years and will continue to make detection and prevention, along with life saving measures, their number one priority.