Aspirin aids woman tackles colon cancer

Aspirin aids woman tackles colon cancer - With low-dose aspirin every other day is known to reduce the risk of colon cancer in women, according to recent research. The results obtained after the researchers observed 40,000 women aged 45 years and over.

However, the effect of aspirin seems not immediately appear. Researchers found that the effects begin to be seen after use for 10 years.

"After observation for 18 years, we found a reduced risk of colon cancer by 20 percent. Was observed over a span of 10-18 years, the reduction could reach 42 percent" said Nancy Cook, professor of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as reported by U.S. News.

Even so, Cook asserts that some aspirin-related risks such as bleeding in internal organs must also be considered. During the aspirin is known to have protective effects against heart disease, but this effect was also seen in colon and rectum cancer.

Researchers found no difference in the risk of death from cancer. Although this study was done on women, but Cook believes that this also applies to women.

To date researchers have suggested taking aspirin to ward off colon cancer in patients. Previous researchers will figure out how to reduce side effects such as bleeding that aspirin can have serious consequences.