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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - New technology in Thomasville is helping to detect cancer sooner and is saving lives. Archbold Memorial Hospital has added new digital mammography service. It uses digital images as opposed to traditional X-ray film, which has benefits for patients.
One in eight women in America today has breast cancer. That's why doctors recommend a mammogram every year after the age of 40.
"The type of breast cancer I have was in the very early stages, and it was so far back into the chest wall, back of the breast that it was undetectable by hand examination. So if I had not had a mammogram it would have gone undetected," says Janice Beckham who was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 months ago.
It's stories like Janice Beckham's that have radiologists at Archbold Memorial Hospital thrilled to have a new digital mammography service.
Archbold got the new machines this summer. It has several benefits doctors appreciate that traditional mammograms don't offer.
"It is beneficial because it has great contrast resolution which aids in viewing dense breast tissue which a lot of women under 50 have," says Dr. Jacqueline Smith.
Doctors aren't the only ones enjoying the new machine. Patients like it because it's fast and easy. It takes 10-15 minutes to process conventional film mammography. These images are acquired in less than a minute.
The hospital is hoping the new technology will draw more women in for their annual screenings. Archbold is holding a women's health fair this Saturday from 9 to noon with health screenings and demonstrations.