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Risk of Prostate Cancer Death May Be Cut in Half with Aspirin

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Prostate cancer is a diagnosis that not only affects the individual but the entire family. It can prevent a sufferer from working or maintaining any substantial gainful activity. While you are disabled, Social Security disability benefits may be available if the disability is expected to last 1 year or more.

A new study done by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego, California, suggests that prostate cancer death may be cut in half by taking aspirin in cases where the cancer has not spread beyond the gland.

This comes after research of 2,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer who took a blood-thinning drug or aspirin. It was also found that it was most beneficial to those who had high-risk disease, which is when the tumors have become more aggressive, increasing the likelihood of death.

Researchers indicate that many patients with cancer have a tendency to develop blood clots in their lungs and legs, which the aspirin, an anticoagulant medication, helps to combat.

It is also believed that aspirin helps to prevent the cancer from spreading into the bones and to reduce what is a marker for advanced cancer, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Despite these findings, no one is ready yet to recommend aspirin as a daily routine since there are risks to taking it on a regular basis, including bleeding of the stomach.

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