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Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer

In case you didn't see on MSN today. Link to full article.

WASHINGTON - Breast cancer survivors who take aspirin regularly may be less likely to die or have their cancer return, U.S. researchers reported Tuesday.
The study of more than 4,000 nurses showed that those who took aspirin - usually to prevent heart disease - had a 50 percent lower risk of dying from breast cancer and a 50 percent lower risk that the cancer would spread.
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Re: Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer

A follow-up to the benefits of aspirin for avoiding and battling cancer.

This article is from "Doctor Oz" who has his own health show in the USA. He got his start on the Oprah show.

YouDocs: The little pill that battles cancer, and could win

January 10, 2011 You Docs

It was the David-versus-Goliath smackdown of 2010: In a pair of headline-grabbing studies, ordinary low-dose aspirin slashed the risk of dying from nine scary cancers by an average of 30 per cent. The humble headache tablet took down cancers of the colon, prostate, brain, lungs, pancreas, esophagus and more.

Wow. The news made us smile as we swallowed our daily aspirin, washed down with warm water (we’ll tell you why in a minute). Should you be doing the same? We’re betting plenty of people who ought to be taking aspirin aren’t — and that some people who’d be better off not taking it are, despite the risks.

Risks? Yep. Weighing the ins and outs of aspirin therapy is a lot like trying to solve your first Rubik’s cube. It’s already proven to reduce risk for heart attacks and strokes, which is why aspirin’s recommended for most men over 45 and women over 55. But regular use can trigger major, even fatal, stomach and intestinal bleeding. So deciding about aspirin requires sorting out your personal risks and benefits. Does adding “cancer protection” tip the balance for you? Here’s what you need to know:

1. Aspirin can prevent cancer. While there have long been indications of this, the sturdy new data analyzed cancer deaths among 25,570 people who had been in a string of aspirin studies. Over 20 years, aspirin cut the risk of dying from esophageal cancer by 60 per cent, colorectal cancer by 40 per cent, lung cancer by 30 per cent, and prostate cancer by 10 per cent. The studies didn’t distinguish between developing cancer and dying from it, but other research shows that regular aspirin use protects against getting breast, colon, esophageal, prostate and ovarian cancer in the first place.

2. If you develop cancer, aspirin could keep it from killing you. A fistful of studies has found that: Women with breast cancer who regularly take aspirin are 64 per cent less likely to die. Among men with prostate cancer, regular aspirin use cuts death risk by 50 per cent. And people with non-small-cell lung cancer who take aspirin live longer after surgery.

How aspirin beats cancer

Basically, it throws the kitchen sink at the disease. First, aspirin blocks COX-2 enzymes, which help many cancers grow (COX-2 levels are high in colon, prostate, breast, pancreas, bladder, uterus and some lung cancers). Aspirin also shrinks estrogen production, starving breast cancers that feed on this hormone. In lab studies, aspirin flips a biochemical switch that tells cancer cells to die. And it also seems to clean up genetic mutations before they turn cancerous.

So is aspirin right for you? The short answer is yes if you’re a man over 45 (for heart attack prevention) or a woman over age 55 (for stroke prevention; it may also protect against heart attacks in women over 65). Consider starting aspirin earlier if you’re at high risk for heart disease or stroke, or have a family history of cancer. We think it’s also a great idea if you have diabetes or you’re a woman taking hormone therapy. Both raise your risk for heart attacks and strokes; HT can also make you vulnerable to some cancers that aspirin fights.

The answer is no if you’ve already had a scare with gastrointestinal bleeding from taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. It’s also no if you take steroids or regularly take an NSAID for, say, arthritis. It might be no if you’re at super-low risk for a heart attack or stroke.

GOTCHA THINKING? TAKE THESE 3 STEPS

1. Get a second opinion. Talk with your doctor about aspirin. Take the RealAge Test beforehand ( www.realage.com). It weighs your personal health risks and benefits, and will help you discuss it.

2. Take aspirin the right way. We recommend 162 mg daily (but consult your doctor first). That’s two low-dose tablets, one in the morning, one at night, or half a regular tablet. The cost? About a penny—talk about bargains! Drink half a glass of warm water beforehand, the rest afterward. Warm water dissolves the tablet faster, which makes it less likely to trigger serious bleeding. (Enteric-coated or buffered aspirin may keep your tummy comfy but neither protects against bleeding.)

3. Start now. Cancer protection doesn’t kick in immediately. It takes a while. How long isn’t clear. Some data say five years, but in two randomized colon cancer studies, aspirin-takers had significantly fewer cancers in 90 days. We don’t let a day go by without our aspirin dose. Time to find out if it belongs on your daily list, too.

Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen are authors of YOU: On a Diet. For more, visit www.RealAge.com



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Re: Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer

Oooo big pharma's media mafia is on another pill push...
anyone interested in Natural News, please check out this link search about aspirin:

http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResults.html?q=asprin&cx=0105793491005 83850635%3Aw_kzwe9_yca&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&sa=Search&siteurl=www.naturalnews. com%2Findex.html#1088
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Oooo big pharma's media mafia is on another pill push...
anyone interested in Natural News, please check out this link search about aspirin:

http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResults.html?q=asprin&cx=0105793491005 83850635%3Aw_kzwe9_yca&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&sa=Search&siteurl=www.naturalnews. com%2Findex.html#1088
I don't really think the "big pharma" angle is valid. You can buy generic ASA for pennies/centimes so the big companies are not interested in pushing it when they can be pushing other very expensive products to "treat" cancer and other diseases.

Yes, ASA is a drug and should be treated with respect. However, anyone with a history of heart disease or certain other diseases in the family would be well advised to carefully review the research results. The article above gives some of those research results within the context of cancer prevention and treatment.

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Oooo big pharma's media mafia is on another pill push...
anyone interested in Natural News, please check out this link search about aspirin:

http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResults.html?q=asprin&cx=0105793491005 83850635%3Aw_kzwe9_yca&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&sa=Search&siteurl=www.naturalnews. com%2Findex.html#1088
Aspirin is natural. If used incorrectly, it can be dangerous, and so of no use to unlicensed witch doctors, who prefer to push useless products at a premium with with no risk of liability for their actions.
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Re: Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer

Even used correctly it can be dangerous. A family friend required life saving emergency surgery after a serious bleed in her stomach was caused by asprin that had been prescribed by her Dr and taken as directed. No medicine, natural or not, is totally safe or without side effects. Everyone needs to weight up the potential benifits against any potential risks.

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anyone interested in Natural News, please check out this link search about aspirin:

http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResults.html?q=asprin&cx=0105793491005 83850635%3Aw_kzwe9_yca&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&sa=Search&siteurl=www.naturalnews. com%2Findex.html#1088
I hear that if you just introduce a glass of water to a willow tree, it remembers the chemical composition of aspirin. And because it's so diluted, the effect is magnified a bazillion times!!!!
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Re: Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer

As an aside, if you are a first aider in the U.K., aspirin is the only drug that you are allowed to administer, and only in the case of a suspected heart attack.

In this scenario, it can be a life-saver and the patient's going to go to hospital anyway so any possibility of stomach bleeding is secondary anyway.
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Re: Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer

Stomach bleeding tends to be a side effect of long term aspirin use, AFAIK there is no risk with taking the odd dose of it unless you already have an ulcer. In the case of a heart attack the benifits would outway any risks.

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As an aside, if you are a first aider in the U.K., aspirin is the only drug that you are allowed to administer, and only in the case of a suspected heart attack.

In this scenario, it can be a life-saver and the patient's going to go to hospital anyway so any possibility of stomach bleeding is secondary anyway.
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Stomach bleeding tends to be a side effect of long term aspirin use, AFAIK there is no risk with taking the odd dose

People who take long term aspirin usually take a 75mg dose. For the odd dose it is usually 300mg. I have taken a 75mg dose daily for years but always take it on a full stomach after a meal and luckily no problems
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People who take long term aspirin usually take a 75mg dose. For the odd dose it is usually 300mg. I have taken a 75mg dose daily for years but always take it on a full stomach after a meal and luckily no problems
If you take Aspirine Cardio they are sugar coated and pass through the stomach and disolve in the intestine. Your Swiss doctor can prescribe them and the health insurance pays. 90 tablets cost CHF 16.60 ---- I have heard there are cheaper versions but not recognised by the insurance.
http://www.aspirin.com/scripts/pages...spirin_cardio/

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