Prostate cancer fears have been overblown, but for some men, the risk can be life threatening. Unfortunately, we as patients are never given enough information to understand when we require a medical intervention or if we are just seeing a sign of aging. The PSA test is highly unreliable and in older men where prostate growths are common, many men have been made incontinent after having surgeries or other interventions to cure the “what if” disease.
In rare occasions, the “what if” disease is real, and we may require medical intervention.
Prevention is always a good idea and recently, The Daily Mail had shown that a daily dose of aspirin can greatly reduce the risk of prostate cancer. For those who worry about cancer, this may be a low cost and low risk preventative measure.
While nobody knows if they will contract a disease such as this, taking something like aspirin may be a safe and effective way to reduce your risk of developing the disease.
Check out the article here
Prostate cancer kept at bay by aspirin: Study shows chance of getting disease dropped by more than half in those who regularly use drug
Study says drug blocks enzymes involved in growth of cancerous tumours
Group of 13,000 cardiac patients focus of the research by Italian scientists
Nearly 50,000 new cases of prostate cancer every year and 11,000 deaths
By ROGER DOBSON FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
PUBLISHED: 17:02 EST, 5 March 2016
A spokesman for the Italian team that carried out the study said: “Our findings indicate that low-dose aspirin might be associated with a reduction of risk of prostate cancer in patients with cardio or cerebrovascular [stroke causing] diseases.
“Raising patients”™ awareness of its beneficial role in the prevention of prostate cancer might help improve adherence to the long-term therapy for the prevention of vascular problems.”™
Aspirin, a painkiller and anti-inflammatory, is widely prescribed to people at risk of heart disease.
In patients whose blood vessels are narrowed from atherosclerosis, or “furring”™ of the arteries, fatty deposits on the lining can cause a blocked artery and a heart attack.
Aspirin works by interfering with blood clotting by reducing the clumping together of platelets or clotting cells.
Studies have also suggested it may help prevent colorectal cancers in heart patients.