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Can aspirin protect against cancer?
- Author: Lori Wiviott Tishler, MD, MPH,
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I read a summary of a research report on the effect of aspirin on patients diagnosed with prostate cancer: aspirin helped reduce the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer by 24% and lowered the risk of dying from prostate cancer by 39%. Aspirin”doesn’t affect the incidence, but it affects the progression.”
This is interesting and important. One would love to be able to adopt a cancer-prevention strategy, if it is there. With this debate about Aspirin issue, I suggest segregation of the poulation, be exercised. The available preliminary data points to a preventive effect on colon and breast cancer patients who carry certain gene markers, while not on the no- carriers. Also there is effect in tumors which largely express the cox2 enzyme which is acted upon by aspirin.
With a cheap price of Aspirin, and already definitive benefit in cardiac complications prevenation, I believe in selected groups of potentially low incidence of aspirin complications, and more promising benefit in selected cancer patients, use of this drug turns cost- beneficial.
Sorry Lori…there is good evidence that ASA influenced recurrence and de novo breast cancer!
Glenn Tisman, M.D.
I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read !!
this part :
“There are no good data that aspirin will prevent cancers other than colon cancer. While that evidence may be forthcoming, we don’t have it yet.”
we saw many discussions about it in media
about factory patent renew and then too many ads.
Well, not sure. After reading this article, I don’t think it can.
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