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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Raising Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is the most popular cancer amongst men. To increase the awareness of the illness and the advantages of early diagnosis, LabCorp, the National Football League Alumni Association and CTCA are working together to enlighten men and escalate access to assessments.

With one in every seven men anticipated to get diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime, According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 161,350 new diagnoses in 2017. Specialists advocate that men who are deliberated high risk get tested starting at the age of 40 years. The risk factors incorporate race and family history, with African-American men showing over 70 percent higher probability of getting prostate cancer.

As part of the campaign, public service announcements highlighting former head coaches of NFL Bill Cowher, Dick Vermeil, and Herm Edwards will raise awareness of the risks of prostate cancer and persuade men to get tested for the illness. The announcements will be aired nationally throughout September, being the Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Cancer Treatment Centers in America, with its headquarters in Boca Raton, is a national network comprising of five hospitals that attends adult patients undergoing cancer treatment. CTCA provides a general approach to care that merges developments in radiation, surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and genomic testing and targeted cancer treatment, with proved supportive therapies created to assist patients emotionally and physically by improving their quality of life at the same time managing the side effects during and after the treatment.

CTCA works with patients across the world at its various hospitals in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Tulsa and Phoenix. CTCA’s patient-centered technique to cancer care and patient satisfaction etches reliably rate among the highest in the United States cancer treatment providers. CTCA also ranks as one of the most esteemed hospital systems in the U.S. in national consumer reviews.

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