Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A breakthrough new lung cancer treatment is available at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. It's the second hospital in the world to use the treatment. The one patient who has undergone this surgery so far says it's nothing short of a miracle.
64-year-old Glinda Hunter says she has a new lease on life. She recently became the first cancer patient in Georgia to undergo mesh brachytherapy surgery using the DaVinci robot. "My two sons they were like oh mama. What is this gonna mean? And I said it's gonna mean a miracle," said Hunter.
For many patients with stage one lung cancer, treatment options are severely limited. Poor pulmonary function and other health problems have prevented many patients from undergoing major surgery.
This new minimally invasive procedure dramatically lowers risk factors for both doctors and patients. Using the robot, surgeons can implant the isotope Cesium-131 directly into the affected area. "They operated on me like two o'clock on Thursday and Friday three o'clock I went home," said Hunter.
Radiation Oncologist Doctor Steve Johnson says the hardest part of his job is having to give a poor prognosis. "It really is a hard thing to do to talk to a patient and tell them they have a 20 to 30 percent cure rate and they're 60 years old. That's a very difficult conversation."
Johnson says without this surgical option, Hunter really could not have been treated. "We would have done a small radiation field with a much lower likelihood of controlling her tumor so we've given her a 90 percent chance of control versus a 30 percent."
Hunter says she was hesitant at first, but believed in her doctors. "I was afraid to have it. I thought wow I'm the first one to have this, but I believe in Dr. Johnson with all my heart."
Hunter says she recommends this surgery to everyone. She says it saved her time, saved her money, but most importantly, it saved her life.
Doctors say they soon plan to use this technique on many patients with lung, pelvic, and abdominal cancers.