Aspirin is used to relieve fever, headaches, pain, and…cancer fatalities?
According to US News, “certain compounds increase the risk of cancer,” however, studies found that taking an aspirin a day is found to reduce the number of deaths.
British researchers studied over 25,500 patients, finding that after several years, patients had an average 21% decrease of dying from “stomach, lung, and other solid tumor cancers decades later” (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/managing-your-healthcare/cancer/articles/2010/12/07/health-buzz-daily-aspirin-could-reduce-cancer-deaths.html). Furthermore, taking a daily aspirin for 20 years lowers the risk of lung cancer deaths by 30%, colorectal cancer fatalities by 40%, and esophageal cancer deaths by 60%, the site notes.
Although taking an aspirin a day can be beneficial, it is not foolproof. Long-term use can
“nearly double the risk of internal bleeding to one in every 2,000 to 3,000 people,” US News explains.
Road Scholar Transport supports initiatives leading to a cure for cancer, which is why we have several awareness trailers dedicated to cancer organizations including Alex’s Lemonade, the American Breast Cancer Foundation, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Prostate Cancer Awareness, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation. Check out these trailers at www.roadscholarawareness.org.