I wish I'd never read the lung cancer story in this morning's Star.
Titled Lung cancer trigger discovered, it said ...
"After sifting through the DNA of more than 60,000 people, the scientists pinpointed a cluster of genetic variations on the human genome that can boost a person's chance of getting the disease by as much as 80 per cent. And it seems the genetic variants may make smokers – as well as those who have already kicked the habit – more susceptible than others to the cancer."
So, I may have a genetic variation that will deliver me lung cancer even though I already quit? I could be going through all of this deprivation for nothing?
Or, looked at another way, I may not have the variation and be less likely to develop cancer than someone who never smoked but has the variation. Could that be right?
I want a doctor to develop a test to find these gene thingamujigs. I would pay well for such a test. If I test negative, I would probably start smoking again.