QUICK LINKS:

Study: Aspirin may help obese women prevent a recurrence of hormone-related breast cancers

Updated: 08/14/2014 1:47 PM
Created: 08/14/2014 1:41 PM WHEC.com

A new study reveals aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs may help some breast cancer patients reduce their risk of recurrence.

This protective effect was among obese and overweight women with hormone-related forms of breast cancer. Data from over 400 patients showed aspirin users had a 52-percent lower rate of recurrence and a 28-month delay in time if they did have to fight a second bout of the disease.

Researchers say these drugs help reduce inflammation in tumor cells and prevent them from growing and spreading.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Broken Clouds
74°
74° | 63°
  • Feels like: 74° F
  • Wind: SSW 17mph
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Mon A few morning showers
    57° | 52°
  • Tue Abundant sunshine
    69° | 43°
  • Wed Sunshine
    71° | 50°
  • Thu Abundant sunshine
    76° | 52°