Aspirin cures cancer?

It was allover the News on March 21. 2012: ONE ASPIRIN A DAY CAN HELP PREVENT OR EVEN TREAT CANCER? We all know what aspirin is good for: headache, pain, reduces fever, anti-inflammatory, prevents heart attacks, strokes, blood clot. And now cancer prevention! I knew, that there was more to the little pill….. One of the studies shows that taking a low dose of aspirin (75 or  81 mg) has a 14% lower risk of death from any cause. (???) This is very interesting! So let’s take twin sisters, one is taken aspirin every day and the second none. But oterwise their lives are much the same. First sister lives to be 100 years old, and the other only 86. Well…. You got the picture. They say,that aspirin may not only prevent cancer, but slows its growth and spreding to the other organs. But of course, there are some side effects: gastrointestinal ulcers, stomach bleeding. You have to be very careful, don’t overdose. So, shortly speaking, people who take aspirin may have lower risk of dying from cancer (or heart attack, stroke, blood clot). Good enough for me. I’m going to take one right now (81 mg) with a glass of good water. Cheers!

11 thoughts on “Aspirin cures cancer?

  1. Been taking the baby aspirins since I was 55 – 19 years ago. I think they’re part of all the many small ways I continue to positively alter my diet every day, every year.

    And keep on walking every day.

  2. A friend of mine has very complicated allergies one being a whole range of pain killers. She once told me that some who are allergic to aspirin can take natural acetylsalicylic acid instead. Apparently the ratio of left and right handed enantiomers (molecules that are mirror images of each other) is more even in natural acetylsalicylic acid that in synthetic aspirin. I have know idea how true this is, though she usually is a very thorough, but I think you might want to check it for yourself. But it is an interesting idea. A natural aspirin might also be less trouble gastrointestinal-wise.

  3. I can’t take aspirin (due to gastric reflux) but interesting nonetheless. I do wonder if the good effects balance out the side-effects or not? Persistently irritating your stomach can itself be a risk factor for cancer – something that bothers me a little, as apparently ongoing heartburn can increase the risk of cancer of the oesophagus – but there’s nothing I can do about it except keep taking my prescription and avoid eating stupid stuff.

  4. i understand that taking a baby aspirin insures that you get enough but not too much. as you age, it may be that you should take one in the mornings and again in the evenings – Always with Food to protect the stomach.
    very interesting to read in comments that there is a natural source for the goodness. i wonder how easy that is to find.
    warm regards 🙂

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