While COVID-19 has understandably been at the center of the dialogue concerning officer health and wellness throughout the past year, it’s important to remember the devastating effects cancer continues to have on law enforcement officers around the country. First responders have a significantly higher chance of succumbing to cancer compared to the general population due to high stress, toxic exposures and other factors. For this reason, I want to inform our members about the Vincere Cancer Center, which offers a first responder screening program that has helped countless police officers since it was established in 2018.
The best part is that the Vincere Cancer Center offers a thorough screening, complete with a body scan MRI and lab work, for free.
The program was created by Dr. Vershalee Shukla after research she conducted showed that cancer diagnoses had reached an epidemic level among first responders. As a result, Dr. Shukla and her team of doctors have made it their mission to help our members overcome the fear and uncertainty that comes from a possible cancer diagnosis. The best part is that the Vincere Cancer Center offers a thorough screening, complete with a body scan MRI, CT scan and lab work, for free (must be enrolled in an active City health insurance plan). This free screening also allows members to meet with Dr. Shukla and her team to ensure all questions and concerns are answered. All you need to do is visit vincerecancer.com/screening to fill out a short form. Within one business day, you’ll be contacted about setting up an appointment. (Please note, this is currently not available to our retired members due to agreements between Vincere Cancer Center and the City of Phoenix.)
Of course, if a more comprehensive screening is needed afterward or you are referred out to a specialist, normal co-pays would apply. Your health is their absolute top priority, and these are some of the best medical professionals in the state.
This incredible program is a huge benefit to the men and women of the Department, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Vincere Cancer Center today at (480) 306-5390 or by visiting vincerecancer.com. The center is located in Scottsdale at 7469 E. Monte Cristo Ave.
Even if you feel perfectly healthy and believe a cancer diagnosis could never happen to you, do your loved ones a favor by taking this opportunity to schedule a free appointment. With most any medical issue, the earlier it is detected, the better the chance of beating it. As always, if you have any questions or comments, I am available at the PLEA Office via phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.