Black People : Aspirin Cuts Breast Cancer Return

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  1. Kemetstry

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    Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer
    Large study of nurses showed 50 percent lower risk cancer would spread



    updated 7:11 p.m. ET, Tues., Feb. 16, 2010
    WASHINGTON - Breast cancer survivors who take aspirin regularly may be less likely to die or have their cancer return, U.S. researchers reported Tuesday.

    The study of more than 4,000 nurses showed that those who took aspirin — usually to prevent heart disease — had a 50 percent lower risk of dying from breast cancer and a 50 percent lower risk that the cancer would spread.

    "This is the first study to find that aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of cancer spread and death for women who have been treated for early stage breast cancer, " said Dr. Michelle Holmes of Harvard Medical School, who led the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

    "If these findings are confirmed in other clinical trials, taking aspirin may become another simple, low-cost and relatively safe tool to help women with breast cancer live longer, healthier lives," Holmes added in a statement.

    Holmes and her team studied 4,164 female registered nurses taking part in the Nurses' Health Study, an ongoing analysis of a wide range of health issues.

    They started in 1976, looking at who took aspirin, watching for breast cancer and all causes of death until 2006.

    Over this time, 341 of the nurses died of breast cancer.

    Women who took aspirin two to five days a week had a 60 percent reduced risk of their cancer spreading and a 71 percent lower risk of breast cancer death. Six to seven aspirins a week lowered the risk of spread by 43 percent and the risk of breast cancer death by 64 percent.

    Most of the women were taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke.

    Ibuprofen and naproxen appear to lower risk too

    Other drugs in the same class as aspirin also apparently lowered the risks, too. These drugs, called non-steroidal inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, include ibuprofen and naproxen but not acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol.

    But there was not enough data on these drugs to give a clear answer.

    The researchers said they are not sure how aspirin and other NSAIDS may affect tumors but it could be by lowering inflammation. Other studies have shown that aspirin and ibuprofen can lower colon cancer risk, for instance.

    "Aspirin has relatively benign adverse effects compared with cancer chemotherapeutic drugs and may also prevent colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke," the researchers wrote. It affected both estrogen-positive tumors and those not fueled by the hormone.

    Holmes' team stressed that patients should not take aspirin while undergoing radiation or chemotherapy because of the risk of side effects.

    And aspirin can cause stomach bleeding so it should not be taken without a doctor's supervision.















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    you know i was reading this just the other night about Aspirins cutting the risk of cancer
     
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    Thanks for this!

    Cuz with these "girls" I got, I'll be poppin' a coupla aspirins for sure! (lol)
     
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    Your mom said, it's pay back
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    "Payback" for what??....breast-feeding?---If so, then I musta paid for all them "suckas" before me cuz I'm the youngest! :lol:


    Injustice, I tell ya, INJUSTICE! lol
     
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    .o0( Yeah. You were the greatest daughter in the world )

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    No, no, no! :nono: "Spoiled brats" were not allowed in MY mama's house!

    I got my share of butt-cuttings and a few un-fair ones, too, for something my older siblings did but I got in trouble for.

    And, as the youngest, one also survives by learning from the mistakes of the older siblings.....My mother's favorite line was..."If you DON'T believe me, TRY ME!"

    So, I strove NOT to "try" her like my older siblings did....I saw what the repercussions/consequences were for such infractions! (lol) ---- Because of my mother, POKER has never been my game of choice....BLUFF-calling just wasn't a good thing to do in my mother's house! :lol:

    But, I did see some "spoiled brats" in my childhood and knew that he or she wouldn't have lasted a DAY in my house! ----One week with my mama and they woulda went back home a BRAND NEW CHILD! :lol:
     
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    what is in aspirin?
     
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