Aspirin and Breast Cancer


Several studies suggest women taking aspirin or NSAIDs may reduce the risk or reoccurrence of breast cancer. These studies have shown women after menopause who took the painkiller at least twice a week over a five year period, showed a 40% reduction in breast cancer risks.

Though this studies are provocative, U.S. doctors caution that it is too early to begin recommending women to start an aspirin or NSAID regiment. This preliminary study shows an association but does not prove a cause and effect. Any long term use of aspirin can have side effects such as stomach bleeding and ulcers.

Still this is encouraging information and the basis for new studies, which may determine frequency and dosages recommendations. Please consult your physician before starting any medicine regiment.

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