Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Aspirin taken daily 'cuts bowel cancer death risk'

Bowel cancer patients who take daily aspirin could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about a third, experts believe.
A study in the British Journal of Cancer looked at 4,500 bowel cancer patients living in The Netherlands.
All of the patients on aspirin were taking a low dose - 80mg or less a day - something already recommended for people with heart disease.

But experts say it is too soon to start routinely offering it for bowel cancer.

Read details: BBC News Health


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