Initially founded in 1988, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America has been dedicated throughout is operation to providing the most comprehensive treatment options for their patients. Going above and beyond the CTCA also provides some of the best available therapies that are both specially designed as well as evidence-proven to help their patients get the most out of their lives.
CTCA was founded on the principle of always providing the best range of treatment options for their patients because the founder, Richard J. Stephenson lost his mother to cancer. He felt very strongly that his mother would have had a better chance if there had been a better range of treatment options available.
There are many different forms of cancer, some that are relatively easy to treat with modern techniques but others still remain extremely devastating. One of these cancers is prostate cancer. It is one of the deadliest cancers and many times it goes unnoticed until it is too late to provide effective treatment options.
Prostate cancer is frequently missed due to the stigma associated with the exams that are performed to detect the cancer early. A Prostate Specific Antigen, PSA, exam is a simple blood test but the Digital Rectal Exam tends to get a bad rap.
The DRE is the part of the exam in which the physician inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to physically check the prostate. This exam is a vital aspect of early detection and can potentially save your life. Many men skip out on this exam at the recommended age, 40 for high-risk men, due to this stigma.
The exam can be a little uncomfortable or even painful for some men but one of the biggest factors that stops many men from getting this screening done is embarrassment. There is really no need, look at it this way guys: the physician performing the exam is more than likely of the age to have already had this exam themselves.
LabCorp and the CTCA are teaming up with the NFL to raise awareness and tackle the prostate issue by offering a hugely reduced price for the screenings for prostate cancer. As part of the Prostate Pep Talk campaign, three legendary former head coaches from the NFL are helping to spread the word.
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