Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought to play a role in the disease.
Aspirin could help prevent skin cancer. Women are being advised against hormone replacement therapy after menopause. And male birth control could be coming soon.
Taking common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen may dramatically reduce a person’s chances of developing skin cancer, a new study found.
Many doctors recommend that patients take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce their risk for a future heart attack or stroke. Now three new studies suggest taking the cheap powdery pill every day can also reduce a person’s risk for cancer, or prevent the disease from getting worse in patients who already have it.
A new study suggests aspirin can actually help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. The American Association of Cancer Research describes the findings as “significant.”
A new report from British scientists suggests that long-term, low-dose aspirin use may modestly reduce the risk of dying of certain cancers, though experts have a warning about the study.