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    Posted: Feb 16 2010 at 9:41pm
I saw this on the news today. 

Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer.  Large study of nurses showed 50 percent lower risk cancer would spread.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35426947/ns/health-cancer/


Edited by 123Donna - Feb 16 2010 at 9:41pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dmwolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 16 2010 at 9:57pm
I suspected as much - I take 1 low dose tablet each day.  I wonder how much we should be taking, and whether a cox inhibitor like Vioxx would be better?  (I have some of that too, though I haven't taken it because I'm afraid of heart damage).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 123Donna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 16 2010 at 10:10pm
Denise,

I'm going to ask my onc about taking a low dose aspirin when I see her on Monday.  It makes sense when we read about reducing inflammation in our bodies through diet, etc. that aspirin could help also. 
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My onc told me to take nothing but Tylenol.  I'm assuming the problem is stomach irritation since the Taxol already does a number on my stomach.  Of course, my cancer has already spread, so maybe this doesn't apply to me anyway
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 123Donna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 16 2010 at 11:21pm
Susan,

I agree with you.  Aspirin may interfere (or cause irritation) with Taxol or other drugs so it's probably best to check first before taking it. 

I've added this question to the list I've created for my meeting with my onc.  It's funny, but I make a list for each appointment.  I limit myself to no more than 10 questions - LOL!

Donna 
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Looks like aspirin wont work for us
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 123Donna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 17 2010 at 7:43am
Jax65,

Your link is from a study in 2004.  This latest study sites, "It affected both estrogen-positive tumors and those not fueled by the hormone."  This new study seems to include some benefit for triple negative.  It's something that's worth keeping an eye on.  I plan on talking to my onc about it.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jax65 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 17 2010 at 8:01am
Donna your right I didn't realize the date was 2004 on my link. It would be great if this benefits us also. I too will be talking to my onc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote trip2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 17 2010 at 10:16am
I also saw this study.  They did point out this is only preliminary results.
 
I do take a low dose aspirin everyday which was suggested by my Cardiolgist.
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Dr. Gupta on CNN this morning put in the caveat that this was the same group that recommended the Vit E & the hormone replacement therapy. He said to note that it's more of an observation than any kind of formal study.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 123Donna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 17 2010 at 10:24am
Good caveat.  I guess if your doc recommends it for the heart and they find out there is added benefit to bc, then it won't do any harm.  I know not everyone can tolerate aspirin or should be taking it without talking to their docs first.
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Isnt a low dose of asprin good for lots of things anyway?  If you want to do it, but are afraid to interfere with your Taxol, just start a few weeks after you are done with your Taxol. 

Im wondering what effects that would create when combined with Tylenol?  I need that for the joint pain.

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IMPORTANT!  I have been doing alot of research on this subject and one doctor made it VERY CLEAR that you SHOULD NOT take ASPRIN while you are going through CHEMOTHERAPY or RADIATION...so if you are undergoing either of these treatments PLEASE check with your doctor b4 taking any asprin, it could really interfer with your treatments!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 123Donna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 18 2010 at 9:31pm
Jody,

Good advice for those still going through treatment.   What about after treatment?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 18 2010 at 9:45pm
123Donna, this particular doctor recommended that you don't take any asprin for the first year after being diagnosed. I don't know why he thinks that we should wait a whole year though because most of us are finished with treatments the first six months after diagnosis.
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Thanks.
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I met with my onc today and asked her about this study.   She said she saw no harm with me taking a baby aspirin.  I'm 5 months past treatment and 9 months from diagnosis.  I asked her about the article saying waiting until a year after diagnosis and she thought it was one of the parameters of the study.  She also mentioned that there were similar results with people taking Celebrex.  It makes me wonder about the anti-inflammation relationship.


Edited by 123Donna - Feb 22 2010 at 9:25pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote krisa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 22 2010 at 9:06pm
there has been talk about the inflammation connection and cancer years ago and aspirin was mentioned as a useful med to take for blood thinning as well as cancer prevention.  could it be as simple as taking vitamin d3 and baby aspirin?
i can't take baby aspirin, when i did, i bruised so easily.
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Susan,

I was also told to take only tylenol.  I actually thought this was to do with the Avastin.  Since the Avastin limits healing and the aspirin acts as a blood thinner.  Though after reading some of the other responses, it may also have to do with the already inherent issues with blood counts

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