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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
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Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
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Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
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Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer patients are in critically short supply. Drugs like Taxol save lives, but doctors are struggling to keep them in stock.
Doctors say because these drugs are now generic, it makes them less profitable, resulting in less production. "I'm very grateful to our oncology center and to our hospital here for understanding that this is happening nationwide and that they are doing everything that they can to make sure that we get the treatment that we need," said Breast Cancer Patient Gerriann Kennedy.
31-year-old Kennedy was diagnosed with Breast Cancer back in April. She receives treatment at the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center in Thomasville. "I have three more treatments left after this week and I'll have surgery after that and possibly radiation and than hopefully be completed."
Kennedy says she was a little worried about the Taxol shortage, but Archbold assured her they are fully stocked.
She says cancer patients should never be scared to ask questions. "If it has to do with a shortage, what other treatment options are there? There's questions that they can ask and not being afraid of asking those questions because that's what the doctors are there for."
Kennedy says the internet has been helpful as well as little scary. She suggests speaking with an oncologist instead of asking Jeeves. "Of course that's the first thing that you want to do is to go out and do all the research and find out exactly what it is and find other people who have your same type cancer."
Kennedy says going through this process as any cancer patient is not easy. But she says knowing about the many treatment options gives her hope that a cancer diagnosis no longer has to be a death sentence.
Taxol is one of 196 drugs on a shortage list compiled by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.