According to "HealthDay News" (Oct25), the risk of dying from prostate cancer has been reduced by more than half if one takes a daily aspirin. They comment as I quote "...... 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 ...." The news comment that these fidings come from 10 years records of more than 5,000 men with prostate cancer, 2,000 of whom were taking aspirin or another blood-thinning drug.
I may well be one of those that had some benefit from these "miracle" tablets, as I have been taking a daily 100mg since my RP in 2000.
You may well be interested in reading the all news published in Reuters.
Wishing the best to all
Age: 50 at Dx on May/2000; PSA=22.4;
Asymptomatic; Negative DRE and MRI & Bone scan
6x cores biopsy positive; Gleason (2+3)=5
RP surgery performed Aug/2000 Dr Komatsu, Toranomon, Tokyo
Voluminous tumor; seminal vesicles & pelvic lymph nodes (9) negative; capsular penetration
Adenocarcinoma, well-differentiated; pT3apN0
Post-op lowest PSA=0.18 on Oct/2000;
Jan/2001 PSA=0.26 Biochemical Recurrence; Classified as Micro Metastasis
Watchful Waiting until PSA=3.55 on Sep/2005 (PSADT average of14 months)
Nov/2006 SRT (3D IMRT; 68Gy in 37 fractions) Dr G. Vieira, CRMN, Portugal
Post RT PSA=2.28 on Jan/2007
Feb/2008 lowest nPSA=0.05
Aug/2008 MRI negative to metastasis
May/2009 Biochemical recurrence PSA=0.26
Aug/2010 PSA=0.79 (PSADT of 8 months)
Ten years Asymptomatic ; never incontinent
ED since RP; proctitis symptoms during first year after SRT