Why Women with Breast Cancer Should be Taking Aspirin
A new study is bringing hope to women who have breast cancer.
Researchers at Harvard Medical school have found that females who are suffering from breast cancer can more than double their chance of surviving if they take aspirin at least twice a week.
“This is the first study to find that aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of cancer spread and death for women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer,” said Chief researcher Dr. Michelle Holmes of Harvard Medical School. “If these findings are confirmed in other clinical trials, taking aspirin may become another simple, low-cost and relatively safe tool to help women with breast cancer live longer, healthier lives.”
However, women diagnosed with breast cancer are warned against taking aspirin for the first 12 months as it can tamper with the chemotherapy or radiation process. (Daily Mail)