Can Aspirin help in the cure of Prostate Cancer?

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Baptista
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   Posted 10/26/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
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
Baptista

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

bsjoplin
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   Posted 10/26/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
hadn't heard that one before, but sounds like good news since so many guys are taking that daily dose..
thanks for sharing
bob
 

MistyCoffee
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   Posted 10/27/2010 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Aloha Baptista,
Again, I think the use of aspirin depends on the individual. For other reasons I've been a heavy 325 mg aspirin user for the past 35 years. In the past 10 years I've back off a bit because I've learned to control my environment and do not need to be in the recovery mode as much. My PCa was aggressive, but still with in the prostate. I don't know how long I've got until it returns.
Joe
Late 06 presented with night voids, PSA 8
Diagnosed May 07, PSA 14, 12 of 12 cores, 4 to 70%, G9 started ADT
EBRT/IMRT Sept 07 four wks pelvic cavity, Oct 07 four wks to prostate
Feb 08, hemorrhoidictomy + staple job, start of bleeding, mucus, incontenance, two Argon laser treatments, still blood, clots, mucus
Aprl 08 last 3 mth shot of Lupron Depot

Drums
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   Posted 10/27/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Saw this article just the other day.
 

Aspirin May Help Reduce Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer.

HealthDay (10/25, Gardner) reported, "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." Indeed, there "has already been some evidence that cancer and the body's coagulation system might be linked in some way," researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School pointed out. "Cancer patients tend to develop clots in their legs and lungs more frequently and also patients who develop clots in their legs and lungs tend to develop cancer more frequently," realities that prompted the current study.

        Investigators looked at 5,275 men who had tumors that had not gone beyond their prostate gland, Reuters (10/26, Fox) reports. Anticoagulants were being taken by 1,982 of the participants.

        Some "10 years after diagnosis, 10% of men not taking one of these medications had died from prostate cancer vs. 4% of those who took an anticlotting medication," WebMD (10/25, Laino) reported. The "risk that cancer spread was also reduced by anticlotting medications, from 7% to 3%," and "43% of men who didn't take anticlotting medications had a recurrence of their cancer, compared with 33% of men who did take them." What's more, "men who took aspirin gained the greatest benefit."

        Notably, the UK's Daily Mail (10/26, Hope) points out, the "findings come a week after a study found that healthy people can cut their risk of bowel cancer by taking 75mg of aspirin a day for five years. And earlier this year US researchers said the painkiller could help women with breast cancer."

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