Ga. FF back to work after battling brain and kidney cancer
Cherokee County Lieutenant Dave Burnaugh faced two tumors at once
By Bill Carey
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia fire department is celebrating the return to work of one of its firefighters after a battle with two cancerous tumors.
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services stated in a Facebook post that Lieutenant Dave Burnaugh was diagnosed with a stage 3 astrocytoma brain tumor and a stage 1 kidney tumor after falling ill 10 months ago.
Stage 3 astrocytomas are cancerous and usually removed through a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Burnaugh has been with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services for 16 years.