Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk

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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/8/2010 4:42 AM (GMT -6)   
The wonder drug that keeps on giving?
"Specifically, a British research team unearthed evidence that a low-dose aspirin (75 milligrams) taken daily for at least five years brings about a 10 percent to 60 percent drop in fatalities depending on the type of cancer.
Twenty years after first beginning a low-dose aspirin program, death risk dropped by 10 percent among prostate cancer patients."

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   Posted 12/8/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting article that mirrors other threads recently.

Having had both colon cancer and PCa, I started daily aspirin (100mg) about 6 weeks ago. No side effects so far.

While these studies have mortality as their endpoint, regular PSA tests might be able to give advance notice of how effective this or any other treatment (such as diet change) might be.

If your PSA is undetectable or has remained low, then a test like this will not show much. However in my case, with a PSA doubling time of about 6 months, and no prospect of immediate further medical treatment, I should be a good guinea pig. If my PSA doubling time lengthens noticeably, I will conclude that the aspirin and/or diet changes are having an effect.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4/12 cores
Non-nerve-sparing RRP 7 March 2008 age 63
Organ confined, neg margins. Gleason downgrade 4+4=8
Fully continent
Bimix worked well; now using just VED
PSA undetectable at first but now 0.3, doubling time 7 months
No radiation but ADT coming unless I can slow down the rise...
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