Oh no, I'm not taking aspirin at all, just to see what everyone else's thought on it was. But it is sort of interesting though, even if one was not taking it on a daily basis. Makes you wonder if there could there actually be some benefit for those with UC since we are at a higher risk for cancer?
We aren't at a higher risk for all types of cancer, only for colon cancer, and that risk is reduced if we can decrease the extent and duration of our flares. Since aspirin exacerbates the colon, it is not a good idea to take it. If anything, it will increase our risk for colon cancer, not decrease it.
As for 5-ASAs. They do not reduce the risk of cancer. They reduce the increased risk of colon cancer only in so much as we are at an increased risk for colon cancer and only in so much as they reduce our symptoms. In this regard, alternative treatments, such as probiotics and diet, do the same thing. If we can get into remission and stay there using alternative treatments, then what is the point of using 5-ASAs? To reduce colon cancer? I think not.
actualy only high dose of mesalasine seem to have a role in preventing cancer.
lower dose seem to favorize tumours.
Interesting. Thanks for posting. I believe the touting about
taking 5-ASAs to reduce colon cancer is just that, touting to get people to take them every day. The pharmaceutical companies are making tons of money by having people take them every day for the rest of their life.
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