Current world health statistics show that cancer is the world leading killer disease. Richard J Stephenson opened the first Cancer Treatment Center of America in 1988. His mother had passed on after ailing from cancer. Richard aimed at giving cancer patients specialised care. This first centre was at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. This was only the beginning of the growth as between 2005 and 2012 four other Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) opened up.
The headquarters for CTCA is in Boca Raton having been moved from Schaumburg, Illinois. These centres serve cancer patients all over the USA. They are also opened for international patients. CTCA use various methods to treat and cure cancer patients ranging from radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and immunotherapy. They also give therapies to manage the side effects of the different treatment methods.
Prostate cancer is the leading cancer that affects men. To intensify the knowledge and why early screening is vital; Cancer Treatment Centers of America, LabCorp and the National Football League of Alumni have come together. This is to increase awareness among men and give them access to screening. This campaign aims to reach 2000 men who are 40 years old and meet other criteria to be signed up for a free Prostate Specific Antigen. This will be done by LabCorp. After this exercise, other men will get this at $25 which is a discounted price.
This campaign will also include talks from famous NFL head coaches like Bill Cowher, Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil through public announcements. These announcements will be aired through September which is prostate cancer awareness month and will be national. This will go along away to encourage men to get screened. To kick-start these campaigns there will be a press conference which will feature Edwards and Beasley Reece. In attendance also will be Jon Runyan, an advocate for cancer awareness and Mike Quick whose father dealt with prostate cancer.
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