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Is Aspirin the Answer to the Cancer Question?

Who in their wildest dreams would have ever thought that taking one little aspirin a ...

Aspirin and Skin Cancer Prevention

It may be that some steps to preventing skin cancer could be as easy as including aspirin in your health plan.  While there are no concrete recommendations at this point, there are some very interesting conclusions from research into the link between aspirin and skin cancer prevention. Skin cancers can come in several types and [...]

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Is Aspirin the Answer to the Cancer Question?

Who in their wildest dreams would have ever thought that taking one little aspirin a day might not only help prevent some cancers by 25%; reduce the risk of dying from cancer by up to 37%; AND, prevent the spread of cancer to other parts of the body by as much as 40-50%? Could it [...]

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Known Beneficial Effects and Ongoing Research

The studies discussed in the article presented in The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology on March 21 revealed that taking low doses of aspirin for 2-5 years may reduce the risk of having cancer in certain at risk populations by up to 25%; reduce the risk of death from cancer by 37%; and, prevent metastasis [...]

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Unusual Human Uses for Aspirin

Athlete’s Foot:  Fungal skin irritations are easily treated by grinding 3 aspirin tablets until they are completely pulverized, and then mixing that powder with talcum powder.  Apply to feet two times a day to treat the fungus, and eventually help with the irritation. Blemishes:  Make a paste with some water and powdered aspirin.  Apply to [...]

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Parting Words To Consider

In 2003 the World Health Organization predicted that global cancer rates will increase by 50% BY 2020. In 2010 the President’s Cancer Panel reported that approximately 41% of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. “Because aspirin prevents the spread of cancers, it could potentially be used as a [...]

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The Risks and Problems

How Much Trouble Can One Little Pill Cause? First we should look at exactly what aspirin is. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID, sold over the counter. Other aspirin containing NSAIDs, found at any drug counter are Excedrin, Bufferin, and Ecotrin to name a few, and those are just the ones sold over [...]

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See Your Physician First!

If you do not currently have cancer, the first thing you and your doctor will determine is if you are a good candidate for low dose aspirin cancer preventive therapy.  If you are not in a high risk group – are under the age of 50 with no familial history of cancer – there may [...]

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A 2,000 Year History of Benefits

It’s noted that as early as 400 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed willow bark and leaves for his patients to relieve pain and fever.  The active substance in the willow bark that made it effective was salicin, much like acetylsalicylic acid, which is what we know today as aspirin. It was developed into its [...]

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