American Lung Association

Weston Woman Tells Story Of Lung Cancer's Effects

Nov 10, 2016
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WESTON, Wis. - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and for one young mother and widow in the Wausau area, it's a time to encourage others to tell their stories, so more people become aware of how deadly lung cancer can be.

The American Lung Association says lung cancer kills more than 400 people every day.

In Jennifer Kislow's case, her husband - a non-smoker - was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. He died four months later, leaving his wife and two young daughters. That was five years ago.

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Lincoln and Langlade County residents have a chance to upgrade older woodstoves and get a rebate. 

Wisconsin Public Service is urging people in some areas to exchange inefficient wood burning stoves for newer, cleaner ones. 

WPS Spokesperson Lisa Prunty says woodstoves have a big effect on air quality.

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People with lung-related health problems really have a hard time in heat and humidity. An official from the Wisconsin chapter of the American Lung Association says people with lung conditions should take extra precautions.

Dona Wininesky says it's not so much the heat and humidity as it is the byproducts of those conditions...