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Aspirin could cut risk of cancer deaths by 20%, study suggests

Aspirin appears to deserve serious consideration as an adjuvant treatment of cancer. Photo: Pexels

(Sky News) — Cancer patients who take aspirin as part of their treatment could cut their risk of death by 20%, according to a major review of studies.

Researchers at Cardiff University said the medication – commonly used as pain relief – not only has “biological mechanisms” that help reduce mortality risk, but they also found it to reduce the spread of cancer within the body.

They said “serious consideration” could be given to using aspirin alongside other therapies to treat cancer, based on a body of evidence on its efficacy and safety. (…)

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