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Daily asprin for cancer prevention and treatment?
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
In a series of studies published in The Lancet, researchers in the United Kingdom expanded on previous research linking daily low-dose or full-strength aspirin use to a reduced risk of death from cancer over a decade of follow-up.

Have you heard of this before? Do you take a daily aspirin?

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jenna291 responded:
Haylen I just heard about this last night on Nightly News. I don't currently take aspirin, only occasional tylenols when necessary, but I do want to get thoughts from my pcp. It sounds too good to be true!~ It would be wonderful if this can help people combat these damn diseases!

Thanks -
cindy12345678 responded:
I have recently heard of this. People on asprin just don't tend
to get cancer. I am going to ask my onc on the next visit.
I don't know if it works if you already have cancer.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to jenna291's response:
Jenna - too good to be true was my thought exactly!

judyfams replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Actually I read an article last year that said that taking a baby aspirin 3X per week would help ward off recurrence of breast cancer.
The article was issued on Feb. 18, 2010 in Us News and World Report.
or if that doesn't link just google Aspirin:A Blockbuster Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors? US news and World Report

Showed my onco the article last year and he said it was OK for me to take it 3X per week - which I have been doing since last year.
The only difference is that this article says not to take a baby aspirin every day because of the stomach problems it can cause - but 3X per week is sufficient for women with breast cancer.
Good luck ladies,
pelusitadered responded:
I guess it'd be worth a try, especially in trying to beat this insidious terror of a culprit, but I'll tell you, I've been taking aspirin (not baby aspirin) daily, for over 35 years and I was still found to have DCIS three years ago. I feel that this new find can be like any other medication, in that it will work for some and not for others. It'll probably have to do with the factors involved, like the type of cancer it is, among other conditions. In my case it was being on hormone therapy for years and years. The end result; it never hurts to try!

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