We all know broccoli is good for us and we should eat more of it. That said, here is some information about broccoli and cancer. Broccoli has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and both are important to the person dealing with cancer. Both are also important in helping to prevent cancer.
Sulforaphane, a well-studied phytochemical in broccoli, appears to slow the growth of leukemia and melanoma cells. Another metabolite, glucosinolate, can inhibit the growth of breast cancer. If you are battling any of those three mentioned cancers, be sure to make broccoli an important part of your diet.