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Less could be more when it comes to breast cancer. Women who choose breast conserving therapy (BCT) are doing just as well—and may even be surviving longer—than others who opt for radical mastectomy, where the breast is removed.
One in five cases of breast cancer are known as triple-negative, and are the most lethal form—but a compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley, and celery and broccoli, stops them spreading, scientists have discovered this week.
Health officials have issued an alert this week about not burning toast or making potatoes too crispy. The process produces a chemical called acrylamide, and this can cause cancer, says the UK’s Food Standards Agency. But a link has never been seen in humans—and even if one is there, we’d have to eat 320 slices of burnt toast a day before a tumour started to develop.
High-dose vitamin C does kill cancer—but only when it’s given intravenously. It’s now just a few steps away from being approved as a safe and effective cancer treatment alongside chemotherapy and radiation.
Regular screening to catch cancer early may be good medical practice—but it doesn’t apply to prostate cancer. Men who are never screened are living as long as those who have annual check-ups, researchers have discovered.