Closings and delays

Life-saving potato chip alerts woman to cancer

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- A woman in Washington says her love of potato chips may have saved her life.

Kristine Moore told KIRO she's eaten Ruffles potato chips every day for about 20 years.

In February, she was eating her daily chips when a sharp fragment felt like it was poking her tonsil. When Moore went to the doctor the following day, she was tested for strep, but the tests came back negative.

The doctor then decided to run more tests because of the way Moore's tonsils looked.

Moore's biopsy results showed a cancerous tumor in her left tonsil.

"The potato chip was a blessing in disguise," Moore told KIRO. "I probably wouldn't have found out [for] another year."

Moore said she believes smoking may have caused the cancer and quit immediately after her diagnosis.

She is set to start radiation and chemotherapy treatments in a few weeks. Doctors say the prognosis is good because they caught the cancer early on.