Aspirin Combats Ovary Cancer!


She belongs to a group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that can block the effects of chemical Cox-2.  Researchers in the United States discovered that the protein helps in the growth of cancerous tumors of the ovary.  During a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research, the scientists said that these drugs such as aspirin, could combat the disease.

This is the latest in a series of studies indicating that aspirin, available in the market for more than one hundred years, could be used in the treatment of cancer.

According to previous studies, it could protect against several types of cancer, including breast and colon.

A growing number of scientists are involved in tests to see if the theories are correct.

This most recent study, done by Dr. Mike Xu and a team of researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center, is being welcomed with particular enthusiasm.

“It is very difficult to diagnose and treatment options are relatively rare,” said Dr Elaine Vickers, the British charity organization Cancer Research UK.

“Many women respond to chemotherapy, but they may develop resistance to treatment. It would be fantastic if we could reduce the risk of the disease,” he added.

Vickers said, however, that more research is needed to establish a concrete connection between the use of aspirin and fighting cancer.

“We do not recommend that people take aspirin regularly.”

Earlier this year, was published a study saying that the use of aspirin in the long term may increase the risk of cancer of the pancreas.

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