Boiling breast tumours kills them in 10 minutes: Doctors develop treatment using targeted electrical current

Doctors have developed a new treatment that kills breast cancer cells by ‘cooking’ them — and it works in just minutes. The procedure uses a targeted electrical current to heat tumours to 70-90c (160-190f).

Studies show this kills cancer cells in ten minutes — the woman can then go home or back to work shortly afterwards. The treatment, known as Preferential Radio-Frequency Ablation and carried out under local anaesthetic, is being pioneered by doctors at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.