Should patients take aspirin for cancer prevention?
Taking aspirin may have a protective effect against a number of cancers, research shows.
New findings support existing evidence from three papers published in the Lancet last year.
In those studies, Oxford University researchers found that for people in middle age, a daily dose of aspirin can cut the risk of developing several cancers, with effects starting after only two to three years rather than the 10 or so previously thought.
Now Chinese researchers say their trial involving more than 600,000 people came to a similar conclusion,