There’s really no such thing as a good cancer. But some forms of cancer are far more worrisome than others. Prostate cancer is especially worrisome due to how common it is. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America are teaming up with National Football League Alumni Association and LabCorp to help people tackle this difficult condition.
The groups are coming together to offer free Prostate Specific Antigen screenings for men over 40. The screenings can be taken at any of the 1,750 LabCorp locations in the US. It’s expected that in 2017 alone that there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer. A full one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
As one might expect from awareness campaigns, there’s a lot more to it than raw diagnostics. There’s also a collection of events which tackle the surprisingly difficult task of educating the public on the need for medical attention. Even giving away screenings for free will usually fall on deaf ears when people aren’t aware of just how much danger they’re actually in.
The groups are also teaming up to help create and promote the Prostate Pep Talks. These PSAs feature notable figures from the sports world who come together to talk about prostate cancer. In the process of doing so they’ll be able to help make men more aware of just how important the issue is to their long term health.
This event highlights one of the most important things about the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. They understand that there’s more to cancer treatment than pure medical intervention. Educating people on the need for early detection is one of the best ways to help save lives. This and similar events allow them to vastly increase the chances of saving people from cancer.