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.

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