Kristine Moore has eaten Ruffles potato chips “every day of my life for the past 20 years,” she tells the Everett Herald. That may not seem like the healthiest lunch habit, but it’s one that she now says saved her life.
On Feb. 28, the Marysville, Wash., woman felt a “sharp pain” when a ridge of a chip poked her throat, reports CNN. When her husband took a look, he noted an inflamed left tonsil spotted with sores, Moore says.
Thinking she might be coming down with strep throat, she visited her doctor. What two biopsies revealed instead: squamous cell carcinoma, a throat cancer. Moore, who tells KIRO 7 the chip was “a blessing in disguise,” says she had a tumor the size of a quarter.
KIRO 7 reports her doctors say that, without the chip, it may have been some time before she felt the cancer; Moore predicts it could have been another year before she found out.
Do you suppose eating potato chips every day for 20 years might have contributed to the cancer that was discovered while eating them?
Mike and Mike have some insight on this!