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Aspirin Helping Breast Cancer Patients

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(NBC) A new study reveals aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs may help some breast cancer patients reduce their risk of recurrence.

This protective effect was among obese and overweight women with hormone-related forms of breast cancer. Data from over 400 patients showed aspirin users had a 52-percent lower rate of recurrence. A  28-month delay in time if they did have to fight a second bout of the disease.  

Researchers say these drugs help reduce inflammation in tumor cells and prevent them from growing and spreading.
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