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If you’ve had breast cancer, what’s the best lifestyle for you to follow to lower your chances of it coming back? Not surprisingly, it’s all the usual suspects: don’t put on weight, exercise five days a week, and take vitamin supplements, say researchers.
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.
Women are more likely to survive breast cancer if they have a strong social network of friends and family—but those who are more isolated are twice as likely to die from the disease.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have replaced heart problems as the major killer in the UK—at least for women. A similar pattern has been seen in the US, too, where the rate of coronary heart disease has fallen by 20 per cent since the 1980s.