Aspirin Can Help Treat Cancer

Posted: Apr 22 2016, 8:53am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Aspirin Can Help Treat Cancer
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  • A Daily Aspirin may Aid in Recovery from Cancer

It has been found that daily intake of low-dose aspirin may aid in the recovery from cancer.

Those patients who are in the recovery process from such a deadly disease as cancer may find that taking an aspirin a day keeps the fighting forces of the body alert against this malady.

It would need to be a small dosage. However, as they say, a little goes a long way. The chances of recovering from cancer can increase by 20% thanks to a sub-minimal dose of aspirin.

This did not mean that the other drugs associated with the cancer treatment had to be avoided in any way. They were to be continued. The study involved a five year follow-up of cancer patients.

Aspirin did manage to play a role in reducing the symptoms of the cancer and sending it back into dormancy. The study was published in a journal PLOS ONE.

Although low doses of aspirin may reduce the symptoms of cancer and help fight it, we don’t know whether aspirin may end the cancer altogether or not.

All the scientific literature on the matter was studied. Among the cancers that were studied may be included: prostate, colorectal and breast cancers.

Aspirin does reduce chances of death in patients with cancer. The reduction rate is 15%-20%. Also the cancer is stopped from undergoing metastasis.

A mutation known as PIK3CA was involved in the patients and it caused a reduction in mortality rates. There are concerns about aspirin causing intestinal bleeding in patients.

However, in this study, there was no intestinal bleeding whatsoever. Random trials need to be carried out for further information that will elucidate the matter. Whatever the case, aspirin does seem to play a role in the prophylactic measures against cancer.

Patients are advised to speak with their doctors concerning the taking of aspirin as a possible anti-cancer agent. It could even spell the difference between life and death.

The low dosage that is necessary to change the cancerous state does not cause intestinal bleeding so it would be okay to take it on a daily basis. Other factors that were of key importance included: a healthy lifestyle, exercise, a good diet, abstention from tobacco, standard BMI and low alcohol intake.

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