Navigation Links
Aspirin usage linked with pancreatic cancer

The surprising finding worried doctors, who say women will now have to talk seriously with their physicians about the risk of taking a daily aspirin.//

Pancreatic cancer affects only 31,000 Americans a year, but it kills virtually all its victims within three years.

The study of 88,000 nurses found that those who took two or more aspirins a week for 20 years or more had a 58 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer. Researchers expected that aspirin would protect against pancreatic cancer, especially since its preventive role in colorectal cancer has been well documented. However, now it appears that the need to examine the relationship more thoroughly is required.

This finding does not mean that women should no longer use aspirin. There are still important benefits to the drug; we also need other large cohort studies to confirm our finding before we can draw any conclusions say researchers.

They studied 88,378 women taking part in a large and wide-ranging study of nurses and their health. Over 18 years, 161 of the nurses developed pancreatic cancer.

Those who took 14 tablets or more per week had an 86 percent greater risk of pancreatic cancer than non-users. The nurses who took between six and 13 tablets had a 41 percent higher risk, while those who only took one to three aspirins a week had an 11 percent greater risk. The women who took the most aspirin said they were taking it not to protect against heart disease, but because of headaches or other aches and pains.

Even with the increased risk, heart disease is a much greater threat to a woman's, or a man's, health. It is by far the biggest killer in the United States and other developed nations. The American Heart Association says cardiovascular disease killed more than 945,000 Americans in 2000.

Doctors do not clearly understand what causes pancreatic cancer, or what makes it so deadly. Obesity is another risk factor, but researchers findings were held regardless of a woman's weight, whether she smoked and whether she had diabetes.

According to research one study showed that regular aspirin use may cause pancreatitis -- an inflammation of the pancreas that can sometimes lead to pancreatic cancer. Thus researchers conclude that there is urgent need to settle the biologic reasons for pancreatic cancer.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?
2. Aspirin reduces deaths
3. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
4. Aspirin - a drug after one’s own hear
5. Aspirin deflated
6. Aspirin surpasses Modern Anti-clotting Drugs
7. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
8. Aspirin Lowers Leukemia Risk
9. Aspirin Found To Reduce The Risk Of Colon Cancer
10. Aspirin Induced Asthma , A Little-Known Inducer
11. Aspirin Found To Be Effective In Reducing Breast Cancer Rates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... Caloifornia (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... present the fifth annual Business Architecture Innovation Summit in Reston, VA on March ... world who will share a range of experiences from a cross-section of industries ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... People ... can be seen on a type of MRI, according to a study appearing ... of the central nervous system characterized by tremors or trembling and stiffness in ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... According to a November 1 ... consuming too many mints or not drinking enough water, which can cause bad breath ... Care notes that good oral hygiene not only helps reduce the possibility of bad ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , ... December 06, 2016 , ... Mount Sinai Health ... the Department of Neurosurgery, where clinicians can confer and order 3D models for their ... low-cost fee-for-service basis with quick turnaround times. This resource will be the first ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , ... December 06, 2016 , ... CarriersEdge, providers of ... a new suite of Driver Wellness courses. Offered in three modules, the courses can ... point so fleets can educate drivers about how to stay healthy on the road. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... 2016  "Blood Tests replace Surgical Biopsies. Single ... The Diagnostic, Monitoring and Screening Test opportunities are ... occurring using in vitro blood testing to identify ... backing, has announced a single blood test to ... than the market. New technology that definitively identifies ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... -- The pen needles market is projected to reach ... in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 11.2% during ... the years, the pen needles market has witnessed various ... demand for safety injections in the healthcare industry. These ... needles with an aim to reduce pain, increase comfort, ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... -- BTL Aesthetics today announced the release of a ... device was effectively redesigned for more efficient, predictable ... The result: Significantly better outcomes in abdominal fat ... versus BTL Vanquish. "We are committed ... with the most highly-advanced devices on the market," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: