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Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer offers free 12-week rehabilitation program for breast cancer patients



smr-home-03-2-300x64-2692310-4152412A unique 12-week program will be offered at no cost to women who have recently received treatment for breast cancer for the first time. A Time to Heal is a rehabilitation program that assists women with regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual health.

The program begins on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Registration is free, and information can be obtained by calling 770-7414.

“Survivorship is a part of the cancer journey at Saint Mary’s, and this program offers women the ability to activate their life after cancer,” said Dolores Cooler, social worker at Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer. “Our goal is to give women the tool they need to be healthy and provide them with an outlet to heal.”

A Time to Heal is offered to women who have completed surgery and chemotherapy and/or radiation for a first diagnosis of breast cancer. Participants meet weekly to discuss topics such as nutrition, relationships, coping, regaining strength, spirituality, femininity and happiness. The multi-week program is lead by a team of certified oncology nurses and therapists who utilize healing techniques customized for each participant.

The next course will be offered every Wednesday beginning on Aug. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All classes are held at Saint Mary’s Center for Health at 645 N. Arlington Ave., Suite 120. For more information and to register, call 770-7414.

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care and general medical/surgical hospital providing quality patient care since 1908. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region’s only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Cardiology Program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group with six primary care offices, four urgent care facilities and two retail clinics and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit www.saintmarysreno.com.

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