Thursday, May 01, 2008

Aspirin Use May Protect Against Breast Cancer

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Might an aspirin a day keep breast cancer away? A new study finds that the same pill that doctors sometimes recommend to prevent heart attacks and strokes may also reduce the risk of developing the most common type of breast cancer, according to Reuters. Researchers found that those who took daily aspirin reduced their risk of developing estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer by 16 percent. The study was published in Breast Cancer Research.

Previous research reached conflicting conclusions on whether taking aspirin, which carries a risk of side effects such as stomach bleeding, helps prevent breast cancer. Learn what prior studies have shown about painkillers' effect on the risk of developing breast cancer. And U.S. News's Deborah Kotz explains what you need to know about hormones and breast cancer, and she ticks off three ways to lower your risk of recurrence of the disease.

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