A WOMAN is lucky to be alive after her husband realised she had breast cancer when she developed a bizarre addiction to LETTUCE.

Elsie Campbell, 59, suddenly decided she couldn't get enough of the green stuff eating four a day but had no idea why.

Husband Jim, a forensic scientist, realised there must be a reason behind his wife's constant lettuce munching and discovered her body was trying to fight off the cancer with vital nutrients found in the salad leaves.

Jim, 59, realised that a lack of an anti-oxidant called sulforaphane, found in lettuce, can often be a sign of breast cancer.

He encouraged his worried wife to visit her GP straight away and Elsie, of Derby, was diagnosed with cancer. ...