Aspirin Cuts Risk Of Cancer Spread
Taking aspirin can boost the survival of cancer patients and reduce the risk of the disease spreading to others parts of the body, say scientists. Researchers analysed 71 medical studies, which looked at the survival of 1,20,000 patients with cancer who took aspirin, compared with 4,00,000 patients who did not. They showed that at any time following the diagnosis of some cancers the proportion of patients who were still alive was 2030% greater in those taking the drug. The spread of cancer to other parts of the body was substantially reduced in patients using aspirin.