How aspirin could halve risk of dying from breast cancer: Powerful effects of drugs seen even among women taking very small doses

July 3, 2014


By Fiona Macrae



Powerful effects: The promising results were seen despite most of the women taking a ‘baby’ aspirin, with a dose many times smaller than that used to ease headaches



  • Aspirin already widely used to prevent heart attacks and strokes
  • It could more than double survival chances of women with breast cancer
  • 50,000 women are diagnosed a year and it claims 1,000 lives a month
  • Drugs can produce side effects and doctors warned against self-treatment





THURSDAY, JUNE 03, 2014.  5:11 A.M. [GMT]



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