Researchers find aspirin helps colon cancer patients - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/11/09

Researchers find aspirin helps colon cancer patients

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Aspirin gets another huge endorsement. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital studied over 1,200 colon cancer patients and found they may be able to lower their risk of dying from the disease, simply by taking aspirin. 

Researchers also discovered it didn't matter much if they were taking aspirin before the diagnosis, but those who took it regularly after the diagnosis lowered their risk of death by nearly 30%.  Aspirin blocks an enzyme called Cox-2, which promotes tumor growth and experts believe that's what could be lowering the risk of death in colon cancer.

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