Woman credits potato chip for helping find her tumor

SEATTLE, WA (WFLA) – A woman says she found a tumor in her mouth thanks to a Ruffled potato chip, CNN reported.

Kristine Moore always takes a pack of ruffled chips to eat with her lunch. This February, a sharp edge of the chip poked her in the throat. When she came home and asked her husband to check her throat, he said her tonsils looked all swollen and there was something on them.

Moore went to a clinic thinking she might have a strep throat. The test for strep came back negative, but her doctors ordered a biopsy. The diagnosis came back as cancer. Moore’s doctors said if not for the chip, she may not have felt the tumor until it got much bigger, and cancer was farther along.

“The potato chip was a blessing in disguise,” Moore told KIRO. “I probably wouldn’t have found out for another year.”

Moore’s husband called Frito-Lay and told them about the incident. They sent a promotion package with t-shirts and coupons.

Moore says years of smoking may have caused her cancer. She’s already quit ‘cold turkey,’ but she will continue eating the chips.

Her husband will be calling Frito-Lay to see if they can get a lifetime supply of the chips from Frito-Lay.


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