How can Aspirin prevent cancer when it causes stomach irritation and ulcers?

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A lot of people say that Aspirin prevents cancers but it also causes stomach irritation or gastritis and can cause ulcers. Both these things actually increase the risk of stomach cancer, because tissue damage can cause DNA damage.
Unless Aspirin prevents all other cancers except stomach cancer?
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There is no definitive evidence to say that aspirin prevents cancer
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I’ve never heard of aspirin preventing cancers. Do you mean cardiovascular disease, perhaps?
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As someone who works in healthcare - aspirin does not prevent cancer. No medicine 'prevent's cancer.
Aspirin is an antiplatelet medicine which is indicated for various cardiovascular diseases such as acute coronary syndrome.
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As someone who works in healthcare - aspirin does not prevent cancer. No medicine 'prevent's cancer.
Aspirin is an antiplatelet medicine which is indicated for various cardiovascular diseases such as acute coronary syndrome.
So taking an aspirin each day is unlikely to reduce cancer risk.
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So taking an aspirin each day is unlikely to reduce cancer risk.
More likely to give you gastritis or an ulcer...
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So taking an aspirin each day is unlikely to reduce cancer risk.
You've possibly got the wrong end of the stick. Heart attacks and strokes... And then for daily use it's usually prescribed at a low dose 75mg compared to the supermarket headache pill dose of 300mg per tablet.
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A lot of people say that Aspirin prevents cancers but it also causes stomach irritation or gastritis and can cause ulcers. Both these things actually increase the risk of stomach cancer, because tissue damage can cause DNA damage.
Unless Aspirin prevents all other cancers except stomach cancer?
I’ve never heard of aspirin preventing any types of cancer. It has been suggested to perhaps aid in cardiovascular issues such as heart attacks
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There have actually been a lot of studies done about the link between daily aspirin and reducing risk of cancer-they aren’t quite as conclusive as the newspaper articles on them would lead you to believe but a link has been shown to exist in certain cases.
However it’s not something that doctors recommend as, like you said there are a lot of other issues that can come from it.
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So taking an aspirin each day is unlikely to reduce cancer risk.
No it will only increase your risk of bleeding and GI discomfort.
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