“Daily Aspirin Therapy Can Be A Life Saver”
Aspirin is used across the globe to treat a number of health conditions, ranging from short-term pain relief to long-term prescriptions. Significant research has been done regarding aspirin use and prevention of cancer and heart attacks. Long-term aspirin use reduces the incidence of digestive cancers by up to 47%. Those prescribed with aspirin showed a 47% reduction in liver and esophageal cancer incidence, a 38% reduction in gastric cancer incidence, a 34% reduction in pancreatic cancer incidence and a 24% reduction in colorectal cancer incidence. The effect of long-term use of aspirin on cancer incidence was also examined for cancers outside of the digestive system. Here, a significant reduction was shown for some (leukemia, lung and prostate) but not all (breast, bladder, kidney and multiple myeloma) cancers. Although opinions differ, an analysis of previous clinical trials showed that people on aspirin were less likely to die of cancer than those not on the medication, with a 37-percent drop in cancer deaths observed from five years onwards.