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Anyone on aspirin?

Postby LabLover » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Seems to have promising results especially for people like me (with Lynch). If you are on aspirin therapy what is your dosage?
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Re: Anyone of aspirin?

Postby Lee » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:47 pm

I take 1 baby Asprin once a day. Have for several yrs now

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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby chemo sabe » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:08 pm

Yes, one 81mg tablet per day. My oncologist manages that for me. I asked him about it and he said - yes, take one 81 mg tab per day and I will manage it for you". I do not have underlying medical issues (other than the rectal cancer). From a cancer perspective it sounds pretty dopey but believe it or not, aspirin can be dangerous and I would not start taking it every day without a doctors opinion.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby orcasres » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:15 pm

I have taken an 81mg aspirin for about 7 years; it started for heart health reasons before I ever had cancer. My 84 year old mother has been doing the same thing for over 25 years.

I had a talk with my oncologist recently about whether there was enough evidence regarding colon cancer to change the dosage. He said that most of the research about CC and aspirin involved a daily 325mg dose and it was not sufficiently conclusive, in his opinion, to take that large of a daily dosage. There is always a risk of bleeding, and since I had a lower platelet count on chemo, I stopped my daily aspirin during treatments per the oncologist.

You need to always check with your general practitioner and/or oncologist before starting a daily aspirin regimen.

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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby Sunwaterandsky » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:46 am

I am on a trial and may, or may not, be getting 200 mg for three years.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby very worried husband » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:51 am

My wife is taking 81mg since Aug 2011 when she finished her chemo.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby weisssoccermom » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:02 am

Like most others who have answered, I also take a baby aspirin once a day and have been doing so for years. I remember reading a study a few years back on aspirin and the cancer connection and it stated that the higher doses weren't as effective as the lower dose. Besides the potential cancer benefits, aspirin also has been recommended for preventative heart benefits as well. Such a simple and inexpensive little pill that could hopefully offer a lot of benefit - who wouldn't take it?
Hubby is on it as well. With both of us having family heart problems - I'm not taking any chances.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby dianetavegia » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:06 pm

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."

Read more: Aspirin’s Secret in Improving Survival Among Colon Cancer Patients may Have Been Discovered | Medindia ... z2gaPtMN98

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.”
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby Bob_Weiss » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:57 pm

My oncologist suggested taking one 325mg daily, but 81mg is OK if I have problems with 325mg. I decided to take 325mg every second day. It seems fine, but I take a blood stool test occasionally, to check if I'm having a bleeding problem.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby ab123 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:13 pm

I take 1 regular strength (325mg) aspirin per day as recommended by my oncologist.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby Oneeyeddog » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:17 pm

I don't, but will after chemo finishes. BTW, there was another recent study on aspirin, which was encouraging and might provide some more insight. ... 093520.htm
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby Ehut » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:30 pm

I've been taking the 81 mg once/day also for about a year. No problems at all. I still have somewhat low platelets from chemo, but I haven't had any issues with cuts healing or anything.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby dianetavegia » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:19 am

I'm way older than all of you and aspirin was the med given to us even as a small child. My mother would crush up a full strength aspirin, mix with water in a teaspoon and give it to us for fever, muscle aches, headaches. Aspirin has been around since the mid 1800's and it's really pretty darn safe!

I've taken Tylenol maybe twice in my life.The last time was early Sept. after having a tooth pulled when I refused strong pain meds and the oral surgeon said no aspirin but Ibuprofen for pain if needed. I took it for a couple of days but not as often as directed. That stuff ruins livers and we need our livers!

My onc, gastro and primary all know I'm on 2 full strength aspirin daily and approve. Also, aspirin has been proven to reduce the risk of SCC and Melanoma. I've recently had two surgeries for dysplastic nevus. One was 'severe' and had pre cancerous cells so probably would have become melanoma at some point.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby Patience » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:30 am

In consultation with his Cardiologist and Oncologist, my husband was taken off his 81mg daily aspirin due to the potential for bleeding problems.
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Re: Anyone on aspirin?

Postby mstults » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:52 am

I would be taking aspirin if my platelets weren't dangerously low. So for now if I need anything Tylenol is all I can have. I rarely need anything thankfully.
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