Sep 24, 2012 - 3:19 pm
I had my regular 3-month checkup with my oncologist last week, and everything looks good (yay!).
He brought up some recent research on patients taking low-dose/baby (81 mg.) aspirin for cardiac issues, which found that it also seemed to reduce their risk for breast and colon cancers. He feels the research is strong enough to recommend that his breast cancer patients who can tolerate aspirin (and don't have any other medical conditions that would make taking aspirin a bad idea) take one low-dose aspirin a day.
So -- yippee -- I've added another pill to my morning "ritual." I haven't taken aspirin since I was a child, and I've always had a sensitive stomach, so I bought the coated ones, which are supposed to be gentler on your stomach. And I take all my pills with breakfast, so never on an empty stomach.
Anyone else's oncologist recommend this for you? Anyone have any problems with it, or suggestions for me? Do the coated ones really help with stomach issues, or is that just a bunch of marketing? What convinced me to at least give it a try is the fact that my oncologist brought this up himself during my visit, and really felt that the research in this area is compelling.