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Can aspirin help fight cancer?

Aspirin is one of the most widely used medications in the world. In addition to its applications for pain relief and prevention of heart attacks and strokes, research is now finding aspirin may be valuable for cancer prevention. Studies have highlighted aspirin’s ability to prevent several types of cancer, including esophageal, pancreatic, lung, colorectal, prostate, skin, and breast cancers. Although it’s too early to recommend aspirin specifically for cancer prevention, this may provide an additional benefit for people who are already on daily aspirin therapy.  
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