Aspirin May Help Protect You From Breast Cancer

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Home Team

 

Some exciting news has been reported concerning breast cancer survival.

A study from 1976 to 2006 tracked the use of aspirin verses breast cancer deaths. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35426947/ns/health-cancer/

The findings suggest that taking an aspirin 2-5 days a week significantly lowers the chance of recurrence and death.  Taking aspirin 6-7 days a week did not reach the same levels of protection.

  • "Two to five aspirins per week equaled a 60 percent reduced risk of their cancer spreading and a 71 percent lower risk of breast cancer death. Six to seven aspirins a week lowered the risk of spread by 43 percent and the risk of breast cancer death by 64 percent".


In an article on the cancer.org website it clarified the findings to say aspirin appeared to be effective in hormone sensitive tumors.

The dose was not specifically mentioned.  In the Fox report I listened to it said "regular" aspirin.  I would venture that it is not the 81 mg tablet.

  • As a two time breast cancer survivor I'm always interested in the latest research and news.  Certainly a few aspirins a week are not difficult to add to our routine.


In another article I read there is some evidence aspirin may be helpful in lung and colon cancer as well. Lung, Breast and Colon cancer

 

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Don MacLean
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Not to change subjets but they say at the first sign of chest pains (heart attack) pop 2 Bayer and if your experiencing a lack of circulation take them for a week. This helps to thin the blood

February 20, 2010 10:30 AM
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Don, my understanding is just one Bayer will improve your chances of survival.

A daily 81 mg aspirin is recommended to prevent heart attacks from clogged arteries.

February 20, 2010 10:56 AM
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Tony Toto
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Excellent post Bonnie!  From what I understand estrogen is a link to breast cancer.  The birth control pill is also a possible cause for breast cancer.  I got this information from my friend Renee who has done research on the subject. 

February 20, 2010 11:20 AM
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Reminds me to take my DAILY Bayer Low Dose aspirin * It was suggested for heart health so I'm glad if there are other benefits.

February 20, 2010 07:34 PM
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Tony,  There are genetic links as well.  Ovarian, Bowel and Breast are tied to the same gene.  My mother had Ovarian.  No one realized that I was at risk.

February 21, 2010 07:39 AM
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Wallace,  actually the study showed taking the aspirin 5 days a week was more beneficial than 7 days a week.

I had started taking aspirin and then I quit it.  Now I started it again.

February 21, 2010 07:40 AM
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Bonnie - I had not read this, and thanks for sharing this information.

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