• low dose aspirin

    Asked by reginak on Monday, June 10, 2013

    low dose aspirin

    Does taking low does aspirin reduce chances of cancer recurrence? One doc said yes, but I'd like to hear from others in this group.

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    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I've never heard of that...it sounds too simplistic to be true. I take a low dose aspirin every day to avoid heart/stroke problems.

      about 5 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      I was diagnosed with Carcinosarcoma. I didn't ask my doctor specifically about low dose aspirin, but it was not something he suggested when I asked how to fend off recurrence. He did say Vitamin D may help, but there is no solid proof.

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      When I hear these things, I usually just ask myself, if that was the case, wouldn't it be a standard part of treatment? And wouldn't everyone be taking aspirin to keep from getting cancer. Just my opinion, but I wouldn't think so.

      about 5 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      This actually came up with my Oncologist several years ago. He told me at the time that there were no definitive studies that proved it but there was some interesting hypotheses about how it helped and with all of the other benefits to low does aspirin, he takes one daily. That being said anyone on active treatment should consult with their Dr before starting any med even over the counter meds like aspirin as there can be reactions or other bad effects.

      about 5 years ago

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