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Scientists Told How To Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

Scientists Told How To Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

Italian scientists have confirmed the findings that taking aspirin is useful for preventing tumors of the digestive system, including those that are difficult to treat. The study is published in the journal Annals of Oncology.

Scientists conducted a meta-analysis of 113 studies on different types of cancer. The sample includes works on diseases of the esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and intestines. Head and neck tumors were also examined.

It was found that regular intake of one or two aspirin tablets a week is associated with a reduced risk of developing these types of cancer. Thus, the probability of bowel cancer is reduced by 27 percent, stomach tumors by 36 percent, esophagus -- by 33 percent, pancreas -- by 22 percent.

The work showed that the probability increases depending on the dose of aspirin, but the authors urge to treat their conclusions with caution because they are based on a relatively small body of data.

Also, the researchers remind that the drug dilutes the blood, and this can cause internal bleeding and lead to organ damage. Therefore, only a doctor can choose the correct dose.

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