Community Stuff 12/23/13

Free Community Lung Cancer Screening

Initial Screening at Gloucester Police Department

January 6 and January 9th

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women worldwide; however, it is currently the only one of the top four deadliest cancers (lung, prostate, breast and colorectal) that is not screened for routinely.
Based on the published findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), Addison Gilbert Hospital, a member of Lahey Health, now have confirmation that we can save lives of people at high risk for developing lung cancer through CT screening.
While private insurers and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) do not currently cover low-dose CT lung screening, and most hospitals charge a self-pay of at least $350 for this screen, Addison Gilbert Hospital is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at high-risk at no charge.
Addison Gilbert Hospital will offer a FREE low-dose chest CT screening to any individual who meets the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) high-risk criteria.  Persons between the ages of 50 and 74 who have
smoked at least an average of one pack per day for twenty years may meet these criteria and qualify for a free screening.

Those who would like to see if they meet the criteria for the screening may attend this event that will be held at the

Gloucester Police Department, 197 Main Street, Gloucester, Conference Room

Monday, January 6 and Thursday, January 9, 2014

from

7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are not necessary.


For more info www.easternpointlithouse.com

 

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One comment

  • Capt Joe…could you post this for the troops who are far away – and missing their families – just like the ones back home who work for Fire Department-Police-Coast Guard who are on duty on all serving their communites and country many are former veterans also this includes the fisherman, lobstermen Men& Woman like our services…Thank You!

    “Please-Don’t forget the veterans both (Active and Retired) who are far from their homes serving their country still in many ways Say a prayer for those who have lost their life in support of motherland America and those countries who we help!

    “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope

    Mac Davis – Song Painter Album – “Home” (Mac Davis wrote this song)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-AZYyh7obk
    Home – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (another version)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwRlbTDbtg

    Poppy Skaines
    Uploaded on Feb 20, 2011
    Serving in Viet Nam in 1970 I came across an album from an unknown songwriter at the time named Mac Davis. One song in particular that really moved me was a song called “Home”. Made me real homesick. Many years have past. I am thankful to all who sacrificed for our country.

    No where could I find this song or lyrics on the internet. I dedicate this song and video to all the veterans who have served in the past and are serving our country today. God Bless them all.

    “Home” – Mac Davis

    And every night they lie awake
    And dream of Momma’s chocolate cake
    And wonder if there’ll be a tomorrow
    And will they ever see their home and their family
    Oh will they ever be back home, Oh

    And boys who never learned to pray
    Look to the heaven’s everyday
    And stumble through a simple little prayer
    And ask the Lord above
    To send them home to the ones they love
    Oh God I hope they make it home

    And everyday some young boy dies
    And in the night some young girl cries
    He’ll never hear his baby’s laughter
    He’ll never ever see his home and his family
    But I guess he’s finely free
    And at last he’s on his way back home, Oh

    When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” “-Bob Hope”

    God Bless – and have a safe holiday season :-) Dave Ret Vet South Korea

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