Got one of my regular emails from Cancer Research UK to members, which referred to a recent Daily Express article.
This article shows that aspirin can prevent spread in certain patients with colon cancer. As you will know from my previous posts, aspirin and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) like ibuprofen, which I am taking, can prevent cancer of various types, and can prevent spread in cancer patients (some, not all). This adds to the evidence of this. It is heartening as it specifies a dose of 80mg per day.
Other studies have shown that 75mg aspirin daily is beneficial, ie one small aspirin per day, not the large 300mg aspirin daily. So low dose aspirin is certainly beneficial in some cancer patients. Good news for those of us who are taking aspirin, or ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to try to prevent recurrence.
For more info on this, please see my other posts. For those of you new to the site, I am a retired GP who has primary peritoneal cancer, a variant of ovarian cancer.