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Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer
Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer

Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer - Last week, I traveled to Washington, DC along with nearly one hundred other ovarian cancer survivors and supporters.

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Brave the Shave at Riverdale High School - Fighting Childhood Cancer
Brave the Shave at Riverdale High School - Fighting Childhood Cancer

The event started at Riverdale when one of their students own was diagnosed with neuroblastoma six years ago.

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Early Detection, Timely Treatment Keys to Improving Breast Cancer Survival Rates
Early Detection, Timely Treatment Keys to Improving Breast Cancer Survival Rates

In Rutherford County, the breast cancer rate for women is classified as "Stable." However, in the past five years there has been a 5.6% increase in breast cancer cases. On average, 173 women in Rutherford County are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

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Special Session Possible After Proton Therapy Bill is Vetoed by Gov Haslam
Special Session Possible After Proton Therapy Bill is Vetoed by Gov Haslam

There's one last hope for Tennesseans who might benefit from a state-of-the-art cancer treatment.

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Playing golf to help families who have children with cancer
Playing golf to help families who have children with cancer

16-year-old Taylor Filorimo who died in 2012 from a rare form of cancer is still being remembered, thanks to volunteers with the Live 4 Tay foundation. Taylor attended Riverdale High School prior to passing away. Taylor had renal cell carcinoma.

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Helping Kimberly
Helping Kimberly

In September of 2017 she learned that she has cervical cancer. Doctors told her that she needed to be on medication and have surgery. To date, neither of the two have occurred. Kimberly explained, "It's so expensive to get help, so I'm not dealing with it."

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Murfreesboro woman standing strong in fight against Stage IV Breast Cancer
Murfreesboro woman standing strong in fight against Stage IV Breast Cancer

Imagine contracting Lime Disease upon your move to Tennessee... possibly from a tick bite. Then, after battling that for a full year imagine a diagnosis of breast cancer that spreads to the bones in your back, your pelvis and even your ribs. That is the life that Cathy Hoag in Murfreesboro has experienced in recent months.

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Cut-A-Thon benefiting the Live 4 Tay Foundation This Sunday
Cut-A-Thon benefiting the Live 4 Tay Foundation This Sunday

A Cut-A-Thon benefiting the Live 4 Tay Foundation will be hosted by The Beehive Salon in Murfreesboro, TN this Sunday, September 11, 2016...

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Living with cancer - By Scott Walker
Living with cancer - By Scott Walker

Tanya lives in a small motel room located in Nashville. Outside of her room a man was shot several days ago. Down the street, a similar incident unfolded in a restaurant parking lot.

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North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away
North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away

North Rutherford County businessman Tim Tomlin has passed away after battling cancer.

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New cancer treatment technology in Smyrna, Tennessee
New cancer treatment technology in Smyrna, Tennessee

In a promising development for cancer patients in Middle Tennessee, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at TriStar StoneCrest shared through a ribbon cutting event its new TrueBeam system, an innovative system that enables a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiation therapy.

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Rutherford County Relay for Life 2016 Kick Off
Rutherford County Relay for Life 2016 Kick Off

The 2015 Relay For Life of Rutherford County will kick off fund raising for the 2016 Walk officially on October 12, 2015.

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The After Breast Cancer Program with the YMCA
The After Breast Cancer Program with the YMCA

This year alone nearly one in eight of our neighbors will face a breast cancer diagnosis, and nearly 300 of them will turn to the YMCA for support during or following treatment.

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Sen. Ketron takes 'one day at a time' post stem cell transplant
Sen. Ketron takes 'one day at a time' post stem cell transplant

A little more than two weeks out of a stem cell transplant to cure his cancer Bill Ketron has his sights set on attending the MTSU-Vanderbilt football game.

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Live 4 Tay Softball Tournament
Live 4 Tay Softball Tournament

The Live 4 Tay Foundation will host its 6th Annual Play 4 Tay Benefit Softball Tournament on September 5th through the 7th in Murfreesboro and LaVergne.

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Discovery Center: What's Eating You-- Predicting Who May Get Cancer
Discovery Center: What's Eating You-- Predicting Who May Get Cancer

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring will host noted Georgia Tech and Emory University professor and researcher Dr. Manu O. Platt, Tuesday, June 16, in celebration of the museum's new exhibit: Human Plus: Real Lives, Real Engineering. Guests may tour the exhibit as well.

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Recent Relay for Life in Murfreesboro a success
Recent Relay for Life in Murfreesboro a success

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life walk that was recently held at Middle Tennessee Christian School was a huge success. Marsha Logue told WGNS that over 500 people attended the fundraiser.

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Annual Relay for Life Moving Inside MTCS Main Gym
Annual Relay for Life Moving Inside MTCS Main Gym

Weather will force this year's Relay for Life event indoors. It will be held Friday (May 29th) at Middle Tennessee Christian School. They'll hold the event inside the main gym.

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UPDATE: Congressman DesJarlais beginning treatment this week for cancer

Congressman DesJarlais will be receiving care in Chattanooga, which will begin this week with the majority of it occurring during the August Congressional recess.

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Country Giant Jimmy C. Newman Passes Away
Country Giant Jimmy C. Newman Passes Away

Grand Old Opry star Jimmy C. Newman passed away at age 86. Many WGNS listeners will remember him as a frequent guest of his friend Truman Jones on the Truman Show.

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11-Year old Kobe Lowe passes away on Wednesday in Murfreesboro
11-Year old Kobe Lowe passes away on Wednesday in Murfreesboro

11-Year old Kobe Lowe passed away on Wednesday (5/14/14). Kobe had been fighting cancer since 2013. The short life of Kobe touched many in the past 8-months. WGNS’ Robert Rickman reported…

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Despite Cancer, Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Still Works Regular Shift
Despite Cancer, Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Still Works Regular Shift

Cancer patient Deputy Gaither still works regular shifts at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, offering to help others in need and never complaining about his medical condition.

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We featured this story in March, and this is possibly one of the BEST Mother's Day type stories!
We featured this story in March, and this is possibly one of the BEST Mother's Day type stories!

This is a great Mother's Day for Meghan Smith. This is an amazing story of recovery. A story that has a positive ending. A story about a family that is closer today then ever imagined before. This is a story about the healing of childhood cancer. This is the story of Sadie Smith in Murfreesboro. 

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Sadie Smith had cancer this past summer, but is doing far better today
Sadie Smith had cancer this past summer, but is doing far better today

This is an amazing story of recovery. A story that has a positive ending. A story about a family that is closer today then ever imagined before. This is a story about the healing of childhood cancer. This is the story of Sadie Smith in Murfreesboro. 

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Chili Fundraiser at Barfield Elementary School Raises $11,000 and Benefits Families of 2 Children Fighting Childhood Cancer (See Pictures)
Chili Fundraiser at Barfield Elementary School Raises $11,000 and Benefits Families of 2 Children Fighting Childhood Cancer (See Pictures)
The dinner will help the local families of Sadie Smith and Kobe Lowe who are facing time off of work to be with their children on a daily basis as they undergo treatment. 
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The Bra's For a Cause is TONIGHT (See the Homemade Artistic Bra's)
The Bra's For a Cause is TONIGHT (See the Homemade Artistic Bra's)
WOW - We have some real local talen in bra making. Take a look at some of these wild brassier photos made right here in Rutherford County....
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Affordable Care Act is New Tool in Fight Against Breast Cancer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year's event marks a major shift in women being able to access the health care they need. 
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Help Devin Cairo
Help Devin Cairo "Win the Game"

We have information for those who would like to help the family of the Oakland baseball player, diagnosed in mid-September with lymphoma. Devin Cairo has Stage Four Hodgkins Lymphoma. He's currently undergoing chemotherapy and the 17-year old senior is determined to win the game. 

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UPDATE: What Wines Will Be Offered at Wine Around the Square?
UPDATE: What Wines Will Be Offered at Wine Around the Square?
Thanks to Charlie Patel, owner of Stones River Total Beverages, the wine lineup for the second annual Wine Around the Square (WATS) promises to exceed the wonderful wine offerings sampled at last year’s event.
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Camp Horizon Pediatric Oncology Camp that Helps Pediatric Cancer Patients in Rutherford County and Beyond to Hold Airsoft Competition
Camp Horizon Pediatric Oncology Camp that Helps Pediatric Cancer Patients in Rutherford County and Beyond to Hold Airsoft Competition
The camp serves pediatric cancer patients from all over Middle Tennessee, including children from Rutherford County. 
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Pray for Sadie Benefit was a Huge Success (See pictures and video)
Pray for Sadie Benefit was a Huge Success (See pictures and video)
The “Pray for Sadie Benefit” on Sunday afternoon in front of the Beehive Hair Salon was a huge success for the family of Sadie Layne Smith. 
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GET INVOLVED: Special Benefit for 11-Month Old Child Suffering from Cancer in Murfreesboro
GET INVOLVED: Special Benefit for 11-Month Old Child Suffering from Cancer in Murfreesboro
“She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”  - Proverbs 31:25
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Past Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Allen Dies
Past Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Allen Dies
Roger Allen who served as the director of the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency for 12-years has died. Allen had a 2-year battle with cancer.
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