Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer - article.

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   Posted 10/25/2010 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey folks... I am assuming that reputable publications reporting on reputable medical institutions deserve some level of trust. I post this because it may matter to some of us, and I think hope is a good thing:
"Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

MONDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- One of the world's most ubiquitous and pedestrian drugs -- aspirin -- may cut the risk of dying for men who have prostate cancer that has not yet spread beyond the gland, a new study suggests.

In looking at the records of more than 5,000 men with prostate cancer, 2,000 of whom were taking aspirin or another blood-thinning drug, researchers presenting at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego report that the risk of dying from the cancer was reduced by more than half. "

Good thoughts to all.
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   Posted 10/26/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but asprin has been named in a lot of articles I have read over the last two years as helping against everything from heart attacks to breast and colon cancer.  My Dr. reccomends me taking it.  I am taking a baby asprin everyday.  Consult your dr. before you start doing this.  The breast cancer study was over something like 100,000 nurses and 10 years. It made a huge impact on breast cancer.

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   Posted 10/26/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like good news, but also one of those things to check with doctor first. (Aspirin is not good for some people's stomachs also in my family we all get nose bleeds which is another thing that makes Aspirin not such a good idea.)

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   Posted 10/26/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Kinda makes you wonder.

One hand they talk about this drug that extends life for some Pca patients by 4 months @ $90,000+ a year.

On the other they report about asprin "...that the risk of dying from the cancer was reduced by more than half. "

So for about $9 a year pca deaths can be cut in half, but for $90,000 a year we gain 4 months.

So why doesnt this report get major media coverage?

I think, because, there is so much crap out there, that nopbody knows what to think any more.

WHY isn't there a urologist private, government, US, French, etc.. or otherwise, who sponsors this pca thread, in order
to give some words of advise to the members.

Hundreds of men and their families coming here, looking for info, for hope, for news, support,, you'd think that SOME qualified entity would chime in sometimes, if even as a public service.

I donno.

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   Posted 10/26/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the heads up on this. This thread has related links, which indicate some help for colon cancer too, which I have had.

As I have no no medical problems apart from cancer, I will try the aspirin trick (low dose) for six months and see what it does to my next PSA, which I expect will otherwise continue its upwards trend.

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   Posted 10/26/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Aspirin the "wonderdrug".  I have been taking low dose aspirin every day for a long time (over 20 years) to promote heart health.  It is interesting that studies have also given aspirin credit for protection against several cancers including breast, colon and now prostate.  It still works pretty good on a headache too.
Obviously aspirin did not prevent me from getting a Gleason 8 prostate cancer, but maybe it helped to minimize it's spread.  I am a believer in this cheap old time pill's ability to do good things.  I am confident that I would have been dead by now with heart and stroke related problems had I not been taking my pill a day.
Medical science still does not have all the answers, and still does not totally understand how it  protects our bodies.  I 'think' it is a long term therapy that will do little to help if you take it for just a few months.  However, just like any other preventative, give it a try and keep it up.  If you do not have serious stomach problems, then keep taking it for the rest of your life.  Who knows, it might be helping to make you a really old man. yeah

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   Posted 10/26/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
News like this is always good news...But before you jump on the aspirin bandwagon, for SURE check with your doctor. Aspirin can be nasty stuff and going on a long-term aspirin regimen on your own can be risky...

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   Posted 10/26/2010 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Almost ten years ago I started on a aspirin regimen. It didn't last very long as I
turned out to be a bleeder. Out of the blue I would get a nose bleed. Cut down on
dosage (went to baby aspirin) and it reduced the nose bleed frequency but it did'nt
eliminate same. If I cut myself shaving, it was a pain in the butt to clear up. I gave
it up after a couple of weeks.

I ran across this article today and although it does not mention anything about the PC
attenuation factor, I thought it warranted posting as some cautions should be explored.
For example: (and I have no idea why) they do not reccomend taking daily aspirin if
you take fish oil.
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