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Cancer Treatment Center offering tobacco cessation class

Grand Island, Neb. — Saint Francis Medical Center’s Cancer Treatment Center is offering a Freedom From Smoking® tobacco cessation class that will meet for eight sessions in seven weeks beginning Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The class is open to anyone in the community who is interested in quitting tobacco use. The Freedom From Smoking® program was designed by the American Lung Association® and teaches participants how to quit for good in a supportive setting.

Freedom From Smoking® will be co-led by certified facilitators Ann Tvrdy, MSN, CRNI, and Connie Hameloth, RN. Both are employees of the Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center.

Class dates: Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 1, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center’s Telehealth Room (2nd floor)

Registration is encouraged by Monday, Oct. 1, as the class is limited to 16 participants. Anyone interested can contact Ann Tvrdy at (308) 398-8923 or Connie Hameloth at (308) 398-8912.

About the Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center

Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center in Grand Island, Neb., is accredited by the Commission on Cancer from the American College of Surgeons with commendation for excelling in every aspect of cancer care. The Cancer Treatment Center offers medical and radiation oncology treatment, a dedicated pharmacy, clinical trials and a cancer rehabilitation team, all in one location - a convenience not typically found in other cancer centers. On the leading edge of cancer care, the Cancer Treatment Center is the first facility in the state of Nebraska to offer RapidArc, the fastest, most accurate technology for radiation therapy. The highly skilled team at the Cancer Treatment Center offers certified genetics counseling, tobacco cessation classes, nurse navigation, survivorship services, an educational library, support groups and educational seminars.

Bringing the Best Cancer Care to Your Communities

The Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center is among an elite group of 21 community cancer centers in the nation selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a pilot site in the NCI Community Cancer Center Program (NCCCP). The NCCCP is a network of community hospitals focused on expanding cancer research and delivering the latest, most advanced cancer care from prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship to more Americans in their home communities.