“As a physician, I recognize the importance of early cancer detection, particularly for prostate cancer – a disease that has highly positive outcomes when discovered at an early stage. I endorse the mission of the Gift of Life and consider it an honor to contribute my time and expertise in support of the organization’s screenings and cancer education. The Gift of Life truly saves lives!”
– John Fowler, Md | 2019 Men’s Health Month Honorary Chair
During June, the organization, along with local medical providers, conducts screenings for medically underserved men at strategic sites in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange. A range of free medical services are made available, including prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests, blood glucose and blood pressure testing, HIV and Hepatitis C screenings, Cholesterol level readings and consultations with medical professionals to discuss the significance of screening and test results.
Statistics reflect that the five-year survival rate for men whose localized prostate cancer is diagnosed early is nearly 100 percent.
Gift of Life clients receive support every step of the way, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. The organization provides critical support through its Men Against Cancer Prostate Cancer Support Group for prostate cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends.