Dr. Linda Kennedy, the principal for the Smyrna Middle School has died. Kennedy had primary peritoneal cancer. Primary peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer that starts in the membrane which lines the inside of the abdomen, clinging to and covering all the organs in the abdomen. This rare form of cancer affects between 2,000 and 10,000 women a year.
It is the second time Dr. Kennedy has had cancer. In 2009 she had uterine cancer and was able to overcome that disease. Sadly, she was not able to beat primary peritoneal cancer.