Aspirin Cuts Risk Of Can­cer Spread

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

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.

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