Taking aspirin 'cuts risk of cancer death by 30%'

Researchers from the Netherlands have found that taking a daily dose of aspirin for any length of time after being diagnosed with bowel cancer will reduce the risk of dying from the disease by 23%.

Taking a daily dose of the pain killer for at least nine months after being diagnosed cuts the likelihood of dying from the disease by 30%.

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Aspirin 'can cut cancer death'

New research shows that aspirin can reduce the chances of dying from bowel cancer by almost a third. Patients who took aspirin for at least nine months after diagnosis were 30% less likely to die from the disease.