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Do you use aspirin regularly? It might make colon cancer harder to treat

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Do you use aspirin regularly? It might make colon cancer harder to treat

Daily aspirin use  known to reduce the risk of colon cancer   could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, say researchers. The new findings based on mathematical modelling, if confirmed statistically and in the lab, would mean that the aspirin’s ability to ward off colon cancer may come at an unacceptably high cost. Taking aspirin regularly “has been shown to reduce the incidence (of) a variety of cancers,” including of the colon, noted the authors of a study in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. But at the same time, the drug may render the cancer “more difficult to manage therapeutically,” they added. “This indicates a potential trade-off.”


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