Research: Aspirin boosts cancer survival

18 Jan 2021 - Research

Taking aspirin three times a week increases the chances of surviving breast and bladder cancer by up to a third, a study has found. The over-the-counter pill is taken by millions daily to protect against heart disease and strokes because it thins the blood and reduces the risk of clots. Now researchers from the National Cancer Institute in the US have found that people with breast cancer who took one pill a day, at least three times a week, were a quarter less likely to die than those who never took it. Experiments have suggested the drug combats inflammatory processes in breast and bladder cancers. The findings are published in the JAMA Network Open journal.

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