An Aspirin a Day to Keep Cancer Away

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Did you know adults who take a low-dose aspirin daily over an extended period of time appear to have a lower risk of certain cancers? Yuppers.

Men and women who were part of two studies reported on aspirin use biennially for 32 years. The Nursess Health Study and the Health Professionals follow-up study found regular aspirin use was associated with a lower risk for overall cancer, especially gastrointestinal tract tumors.  The findings were reported online March 3, 2016 in JAMA Oncology.

My oncologist put me on aspirin (81 mg) and I’ve been on it for seven years now. WOWZA! I am not at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, and am hoping to stay on it for as long as I need to.

It is recommended that you speak with a physician before taking aspirin daily because of the significant risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Remember, your doctor knows best.

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