Radiosurgery: A treatment you can live with

Grand Island, Neb. — Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center today announced they are offering a free community webinar about Radiosurgery at noon CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Painless and non-invasive, Radiosurgery treats several types of cancer. Webinar attendees will learn about the benefits of Radiosurgery including, reduced treatment times and improved quality of life. Don't miss this special opportunity to hear Dr. Kevin Yiee, radiation oncology medical director for St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln share his valuable expertise on this topic.

"It's important to learn about all forms of cancer treatment so people know what options are out there," said Max Norvell, Cancer Treatment Center director. "We hope that our August webinar will increase knowledge and educate cancer patients about this painless form of treatment."

Webinar highlights:

• Overview of radiation oncology

• Different forms of radiation treatment

• When Radiosurgery is appropriate

• Side effects of radiation treatment

Event details:

• Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

• Noon CDT

• Register online at StrongAndSmart.org or call 1-800-278-7837

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer online webinar series is presented by Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center. This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 1-800-278-7837 or register online.

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 counseling, 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.