2008-03-07 Study: Aspirin Decreases Risk of Breast Cancer


It has been proven that taking aspirin can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, and a new report says it can reduce the risk of breast cancer, too, the AFP reported.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, could cut the risk of breast cancer by 20 percent, according to the report, which was done in England and published by the International Journal of Clinical Practice.

And, such drugs also could help women who already have the disease, said Ian Fentiman of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital in London, who compiled the study.(Read entire article)


2008-03-07 Aspirin Could Reduce Breast Cancer And Help Existing Sufferers, Review of Studies Suggests



Anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin may reduce breast cancer by up to 20 per cent, according to an extensive review carried out by experts at London's Guy's Hospital. But they stress that further research is needed to determine the best type, dose and duration and whether the benefits of regularly using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) outweigh the side effects, especially for high-risk groups.


"Our review of research published over the last 27 years suggests that, in addition to possible prevention, there may also be a role for NSAIDs in the treatment of women with established breast cancer" says Professor Ian Fentiman from the Hedley Atkins Breast Unit at the hospital, part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. (Read entire article)