Regular aspirin intake may reduce oral cancer risk

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Dental Tribune

“The findings of a new study suggest that regular use of aspirin could cut head and neck cancer risk by almost a quarter…”

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A British clinical study based on the US  National Cancer Institute’s Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, has found an indication that taking aspirin daily or even weekly may reduce the risk of some kinds of cancers.  Please note that this isn’t an absolute clinical result – just an indication that aspirin may help, in particular with the reduction of risk for some head or neck cancers.  The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF).

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the BDHF stressed that it is important to see your dentist if you happen to notice ulcers that do not heal within 3 months, lumps, patches, or swelling in the mouth.  These are early possible symptoms of head or neck cancer and need to be diagnosed if you happen to experience them.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, Cerec and General Dentist, Denton, TX