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debrajo
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In a news artical in our local paper, the newest "weapon" in the drug war to defeat cancer is plain old aspirin. The amounts of aspirin is not known yet and they are not saying it will prevent cancer, but it has already been proven to stop or slow down the spread of all types of cancer, especialy breast, lung, colon, and reproductive cancers. Got kind of excited to tell everyone and havent researced it yet, but you guys are better at this research than me and I thought you'all would like to know. I know it can be ruff onn the stomach for some, but for me it would be great. This was not an "ad, or junk science", this was done by a large group out of California(I think). Has anyone else heard or read of this? Debrajo

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Yes I've heard it in news and if you Google you'll find lots of this same information early 2000's. Not sure if it's more centered on helping cancer over years, but yes worth at least asking our docs about during next appt.

Baby aspirin is always the recommendation.

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Jan

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Ro10
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It did not prevent me from getting UPSC. It has not done anything to prevent recurrence....or blood clots either, maybe it has slowed down the growth!

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carolenk
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I figure the benefits of aspirin are keeping platelets from getting sticky--same benefits gotten from following an anti-inflammatory diet. It's a lot easier to track aspirin use than dietary habits I think. Forgive my grammar.

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debrajo
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That makes a lot off sence, Carolenk, and I hope this "news" isn't just a re-hash,Jazzy1.Sorry it's not helped with your health Ro10. Looking back to 2005 I had some post-menopausal spotting, but it stoped and didn't come back. Fast forward 4 years and I have upsc(1a). During those years I took MASSAIVE amounts of aspirin. I have to wonder if the aspirin could have stopped the spread of the UPSC. I think it also saved my life. During all the pre-chemo testing they found a near fatal birth defect in my heart. Eight weeks before the hysterectomy, I had open-heart surgery to replace my 95% calcified aortic valve with a bovine valve. Had my blood not been so thin from the aspirin, I would have died years befor the surgery. Thank you Aspirin!!! Debrajo

RoseyR
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Thanks, Jan. From what I've read, any kind of anti-inflammatory med might be able to help prevent cancer or slow its spread, including aspirin or simple old Ibuprofin.

If that's true, wonder why our oncs aren't prescribing it: not enough profit in it?

soromer
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since one of the worst, though rare, side-effects of the Megace is DVTs. (I'm taking two baby aspirin per day, instead of the one that was recommended.) Wouldn't it be ironic if the aspirin is adding to my recovery now, too?

RoseyR
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However forgive me, but what are DVTs?

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debrajo
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Deep vein trumbosis....deep leg(usually) blood clots I believe. debrajo

JoAnnDK
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I have been taking a baby aspirin every day for almost 15 years. I thought everyone over "a certain age" age did that.

Ibuprofen use needs to be watched as it can damage kidneys or liver. I was having joint, bone, and muscle pain for months and taking Ibuprofen sparingly. My doctor really was not happy with even that, so last week I started Cymbalta and the pain (so far) is about 75% better!

pakb56
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Adding aspirin to the regimen. Taking so many things now that, on my queasy days, I have to pick and choose what to take!

Pat

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Double Whammy
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It did not prevent me from getting cancer. Maybe it slowed the growth, but of course, I wouldn't know about that. I take only a baby aspirin, but I've taken it religiously for around 15 years. As both of my cancers were estrogen receptor positive, maybe the aspirin was useless because of that???

Suzanne

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debrajo
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I don't know if my cancer didn't spread from use of Aspirin, but you all are taking baby aspirin which is good and safe. I would be afraid to tell you how much aspirin I take in a day's time. Sometimes it scares me! But I have been doing this since I was 8-10 years old(for various reason) and I am now 60. I have always been in pain, mostly from a neck injury as an infant. Aspirin was a cheap fix for my family. I wouldn't recommend this,, but for me it works with no stomach upset, burning,or bleeding, so I will continue until I can't....maybe it will actualy do some good! Debrajo

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