Skip to comments.Aspirin may lower pancreatic cancer risk, Study [48 percent reduction in risk]
Posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Taking regular low doses of aspirin may lower the risk of contracting pancreatic cancer, according to research conducted at Yale University.
The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, surveyed data on 362 people with pancreatic cancer and 690 people without the disease.
According to the study, men and women who took low-dose aspirin regularly had 48 percent reduction in their risk for developing pancreatic cancer and protection against pancreatic cancer ranged from 39 percent reduction in risk for those who took low-dose aspirin for six years or less, to 60 percent reduction in risk for those who took it for more than 10 years.
Harvey A. Risch of epidemiology in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, said that older studies of aspirin use have been clouded by the use of [regular- or high-dose] aspirin for pain relief from conditions that themselves might be related to the risk for pancreatic cancer.
Risch added that only recently have people been using low-dose aspirin for long enough times [to prevent cardiovascular disease] that the use might bear on risk of pancreatic cancer development and people who are considering aspirin use to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease can feel positive that their use might also lower their risk for pancreatic cancer, and quite certainly wouldnt raise it.
I’ve gotta take it according to my doctor ...
Symptoms that are specific enough to suspect pancreatic cancer often do not appear until the disease is already in an advanced stage. By the time of diagnosis the cancer has usually spread to other parts of the body.
But it probably increases the rate of Stomach cancer.
Bump 4 later!
Who knows any longer. I think it makes sense to take a baby aspirin several times a week.
But it probably increases the rate of Stomach cancer.
Really? Then I’m doomed I’ve been taking 2 aspirins a day since the mid 1980’s!!
“But it probably increases the rate of Stomach cancer.”
Saliva causes that but only when swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time.
I think they’re talking about the 81 mg size ...
I chew one large one per day...tastes about the same as strong lemonade when washed down with water. Can’t imagine it’s any worse.
the problem docs worry about with aspirin is that it can cause irritation and ulcers in the stomach lining. the damage to tissue via that and regular acids there may lead to conditions that cancer can emerge from.
the solkution is to take aspirin with food, and water. minimizes the ability to damage stomach tissue.
29 years ago tomorrow, I turned 40. My family doc, long since retired, told me that he was telling all his men patients over 40, to take 2 a day regular aspirin (250Mg apiece).
I thought it preposterous and have taken 85Mg per day since. Maybe he was on to something who knows?
29 years of 500Mg of aspirin a day is a whole lot of aspirin for the old stomach to process.
Would taking buffered aspirin be of any help?
I take all meds with food anyway, unless specifically instructed not to.
I’m almost a year older than you, and take about 5 aspirin a year tops, no drugs whatsoever, and have zero health issues.
The big danger with regular aspirin use is increased risk of strokes, not stomach irritation.
I’ve told this story here before, but it’s been a little while, so here goes:
My Grandfather had a “three pill per day” rule: An aspirin, a multi-vitamin, and an Ex-lax. Only three pills were allowed, SO if he was taking something else temporarily, he would drop the vitamin...but mostly he just refused to take any other drugs.
He told that us he was going to live to 100 “if it killed him” and it did..at 99 years and 9 months. The last couple of months, he was in a nursing facility, and he had us smuggling in aspirin and ex-lax because the nurses wouldn’t get it for him.
He had Grandma on the same “3 pill” thing and she live to 94. I think I will start the aspirin thing tomorrow.
My 15 year old daughter and my wife were taking “one a day” vitamins, labeled “for women” and they were just too big, (horse pill size), so they quit taking them. It was a large bottle of pills and I’m a waste not, want not guy, so I started taking them. My daughter tells me that they will make me grow “man boobs”.
Oh no...LOL! Well, I have taken “gummy” vitamins because I hated those horse pills, too. I hope that you do not have any “interesting” side effects from your experiment.
I think aspirin with an enteric coating does not dissolve until it reaches the gut. Perhaps someone with more knowledge could comment?
yeah it seems that buffered aspirin doesn’t tend to collect on the stomach walls like unbuffered/regular’aspirin can. either way food and water dliute the acidity and with protein and fats bile is released intothe stomach along with stomach acids, so it’s not just sitting there by itself with nothing diluting it or nothing pushing it through to the intestines.
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