Again, you seem over-invested yo me, Doc. Now more of your dubious "support" for this aspirin argument I haven't yet joined: Now there are TWO doctors who "contradict my opinion." Sorry, but kappys thoughtful post appears to avoid taking sides.
Okay, NOW I'm ready to join the aspirin argument... my conclusion: You guys are waaaay off.
Quoted here is an analysis of recent articles in the British Medical Journal and the Lancet. Not WebMD, not Wikipedia, LANCET. Please read closely: please:
Originally Posted by Analysis of Lancet article
In 2010 papers in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Lancet showed long-term aspirin use to be the most protective cancer drug yet found.
Gastrointestinal bleeding is clearly an important side-effect of aspirin. But whatever the frequency of bleeding its seriousness does not match that of the diseases aspirin can prevent. In addition a bleed is not associated with other long-term conditions which often accompany vascular disease or cancer which make a sufferer’s life difficult. The bleeds caused by aspirin are not serious bleeds and there is no evidence that aspirin has lead to a greater number of deaths from bleeding. Furthermore there are drugs which could also be taken in conjunction with aspirin to reduce the risk of bleeding.
"The most protective cancer drug yet found." Wow. Bet you regret your quotation marks around "wonder drug." And that seems funny too ... there is broad if not universal consensus aspirin qualifies as such. There's even a book or two on the topic
ghwk, you gave up on me too soon pad'nuh!
I'd give me about an 80 percentile rank on this thread. The title and broad, somewhat overstated opinion/advice "just stick with aspirin and ibuprofen" are all that stand in way of 100