Doctors recommend aspirin medication in case of fever. But do you know that it can also help reduce the risk of disease like cancer. According to recent studies, it prevents tumours of bowel cancer from growing.
At the same time, it also reduces the chance of recurrence to a certain extent. New research can also help develop new therapies for treatment for this dangerous disease. According to researchers at the City of Hope, a US non-profit clinical research centre, aspirin has the potential to prevent diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and arthritis. Ajay Goel, co-author of this study, said, “Aspirin is not currently used for the prevention of these diseases, because more use of any anti-inflammatory drug leads to gas and other problems.” “We are close to finding the right dose of aspirin for the prevention and treatment of bowel cancer without any serious side effects,” he said.
Scientists experimented with mice during their studies. Also, through mathematical modelling, we tried to figure out how many doses of aspirin would be appropriate. They found that increasing the dose of aspirin increases the mortality of cells while decreasing the rate of cell division. Researchers speculate on the basis that aspirin’s effects are more likely to die than to grow tumour cells. Goyal said, ‘We are working with some people experimenting on humans to study data. We are using mathematical modeling for this calculation. This process is expected to yield good results for the future. He told that globally, of all types of cancers, the maximum amount of bowel cancer is detected every year. From this perspective, this study is considered to be very important.