Aspirin 'cuts breast cancer risk'

Posted by Puteri | 3/09/2008 06:54:00 PM | 0 comments »

TAKING drugs like aspirin regularly can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer, says a new report published in Britain.

The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could cut the incidence of the cancer by 20 per cent, said the review of 21 studies into the issue over the last 27 years.

Such drugs could also help treat women who already have breast cancer, said Professor Ian Fentiman of Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London, who compiled the study.

“NSAIDs may well offer significant protection against developing breast cancer in the first place and may provide a useful addition to the treatment currently available to women who already have the disease,” he said.

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Aspirin is indeed turning out to be quite the wonder drug!

However, this news story does not say how often aspirin has to be taken and in what dosage for it to be helpful for those with breast cancer or hoping to reduce breast cancer risk. I think it would be best for anyone who is taking an aspirin regimen should consult her physician and read further the result of this study.

I know, however, I would like to share this bit of news to a friend who is undergoing breast cancer treatment. She'll need every tool she can get to ensure the cancer cells do not ever return.