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Local Briefs: Cancer screening event Nov. 21

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 CHILLICOTHE – Adena Regional Medical Center will host a free lung cancer screening event for persons 55-74 years of age.

Adena’s free lung cancer screenings are available year round, but the Health System will be conducting a special screening event in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at Adena Regional Medical Center located at 272 Hospital Road in Chillicothe.

Lung Cancer is the cancer that causes the most deaths in the United States. With screening, lung cancer can be found at an earlier stage when the chances of survival are greater.

While never smoking or quitting smoking have been proven to reduce the incidence of lung cancer, the greatest chance to survive lung cancer is by catching it early.

Experts say many people may not experience symptoms linked to lung cancer, especially in the early stages. The no-cost lung cancer screening is a simple, painless, low dose, non-invasive CT scan that can identify tumors or lesions potentially needing further medical attention.

This is the sixth year for Adena Health System’s free lung cancer screening. Since it began in 2014, Adena has screened more than 3,000 people, diagnosing nearly 100 confirmed lung cancer cases and finding a range of other critical conditions, including breast cancer, heart aneurysms, tumors and other conditions that would have gone unidentified without the free scan.   
                                                                                                                                                                         There are some requirements to be eligible to for Lung Cancer screening. Participants must between 55-74 years old, be a current smoker, someone who has quit smoking in the past 15 years or has 30 or more “pack years” of smoking in their past (a pack year = 1 pack a day for 30 years, or an equivalent).  

 Patients meeting the screening criteria may schedule an appointment for this specific event, or a future lung cancer screening, by calling (740) 542-LUNG (5864).

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Homeland Credit Union to grant five $1,000 scholarships

Homeland Credit Union annually recognizes five students within their field of membership for their past efforts and future goals through the Homeland Credit Union scholarship.

This year Homeland will not only award these five students with a $1,000 scholarship but they will also receive an additional $1,000 18-month certificate of deposit. This certificate of deposit will earn 4.07 percent during that 18-month period.

To be eligible for this scholarship applicants must be a member of Homeland Credit Union or a dependent of a member, must be a high school senior, graduate with a minimum of 2.5 GPA, must enter a two or four-year college or university and must plan to enter college as a full-time student.

In addition to eligibility requirements, applicants will need to submit information about leadership, community involvement, employment history, a letter of reference, transcripts, and complete an essay.

The complete application can be found online at www.homelandcu.com under community involvement.

Applications are due by Jan. 31, 2021, and can be submitted to scholarship@homelandcu.com or online at www.homelandcu.com/resources/upload-center . The scholarship winners will be announced in March 2021.

For questions about this scholarship or other services from Homeland Credit Union please call 740-775-3331 or visit www.homelandcu.com.

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