I've been taking a full dose of aspirin once daily since 2 weeks after chemo ended four years ago this past Aug. That's 2 full strength aspirin.
October 01, 2013 at 7:41 PM "The second pathway, revealed by our results today, is more involved in metastasis, by influencing the platelets in the bloodstream. Although speculative, it may be that the interaction of platelets with HLA positive tumour cells circulating in the blood promotes the metastatic potential of these cells. Aspirin interferes with this interaction, thereby decreasing the risk of metastatic disease and colon cancer-related death."
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The second study found that aspirin helped prevent the spread of cancer – or metastasis – to other organs, which is a serious threat to the patient's survival. Aspirin reduced the proportion of cancers that spread instead of staying localized by 48%. The drug also reduced the risk of being diagnosed with a solid cancer that had already spread by 31%. For patients initially diagnosed with a local cancer, the risk of later metastasis was reduced by 55%.
Aspirin's ability to slow metastasis may be linked to its effect on platelets, the clotting bodies in the blood, said the scientists. The role of platelets in promoting cancer spread in mice was reported more than 40 years ago. Rothwell said the effect of aspirin on the spread of cancer was unique and might be useful in treatment. “Previously, no drug has ever been shown to reduce metastasis as a specific effect,” he said. “It opens up a completely new therapeutic area.”
Stage III cc surgery 1/7/09. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IV PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12
11 years since dx and 7 3/4 years post liver resection.
Pronounced CURED and discharged by onc
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” Psalms 30:2