Cancer Treatment Centers of America Teams Up to Spread Prostate Cancer Awareness


Earlier this year posted an article discussing how the Cancer Treatment Centers of America are working with LabCorp and the National Football League Alumni Association to help offer prostate screenings. These screenings, which started taking place in September, will help detect one of the most common forms of cancer found in men as well as increase awareness. These groups hope to meet with two thousand men who pass the eligibility requirements and offer them free prostate screenings. After the first group men can still schedule an appointment, but it will be at a discounted price.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a for-profit, national hospital network which is headquartered out of Boca Raton, Florida. Richard J Stephenson founded CTCA and it had its first hospital open in 1988 in Zion, Illinois. Since then there have been four other centers established within the United States. Stephenson was not satisfied with the treatment that his mother, who died of cancer, received while she was alive. He made a plan to create a new form of hospital that would not only use conventional approaches but also integrative therapies that would help handle the side-effects of common cancer treatments. This has earned CTCA high scores for patient satisfaction and quality.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America quickly earned Joint Commission’s Full Standards Compliance and has been counted as one of the top performers of the Magnet Award and on the Key Quality Measures. Several well known medical facilities have also established CTCA as a reputable hospital network including the American College of Radiology and the Association of Community Cancer Center. Four of CTCA centers have also received full accreditations from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center, a center which has created a list of twenty-seven standards that must be met to earn an accreditation.