Study details anti-cancer protection from aspirin

Aspirin not only appears to reduce the risk of developing certain cancers (colorectal, esophageal, stomach and lung), it also might reduce the likelihood that cancer will spread (PLOS ONE online, April 20, 2016). No one should start aspirin without medical supervision, though, as it can cause serious side effects and might interact with other medications.

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