Low-dose aspirin did not prevent cancer in healthy women

January 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a clinical study according to which low-dose aspirin did not prevent cancer in healthy women. 39,876 women greater than 45 years of age without a history of cancer, cardiovascular disease, or other major chronic illness, were included in the study. Aspirin and placebo groups did not differ for incidence of total invasive cancer. Groups also did not differ for incidence of breast, colorectal, or lung cancer or for total cancer mortality or site-specific cancer mortality, except for lung cancer mortality, which showed a reduction with aspirin.


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