Low-dose aspirin may reduce risk of pancreatic cancer

June 29, 2014 6:59 PM

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Low-dose aspirin may reduce risk of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer may be fought with medicine as common as aspirin. A new study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, examined the correlation between aspirin use and risk of pancreatic cancer. Each year of low-dose or regular-dose aspirin therapy was linked with an additional decrease in risk for pancreatic cancer. Terminating aspirin use resulted in an increased risk.

However, the correlation does not mean that taking aspirin actually causes a decreased risk. WebMD reports that experts are cautioning that these results are not conclusive and people should not begin taking aspirin just based on this study. On the other hand, the study did show that three years of ...

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