Health: Aspirin And Cancer

The little white pill taken by millions for headaches and to ward off heart attacks may also protect against breast cancer, particularly tumors stimulated by the hormone estrogen. In a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers tracked more than 2,800 women--about half of whom had breast cancer--and found that those who took aspirin seven or more times a week had a 26% lower risk of hormone-receptive tumors. Doctors say it's too early to recommend aspirin to all women, but those already using the drug may have another reason to keep taking it.


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