Q: Aspirin has long been thought to have anti-cancer benefits. What has changed?
Marla Ahlgrimm: Previous reports touting aspirin’s cancer prevention properties were preliminary, with no hard evidence behind them. These preclinical studies also failed to consider previous aspirin use. The Perelman School of Medicine’s project was more in depth and found no correlation between reduced instances of cancer and women taking low-dose aspirin.
Q: What benefit does aspirin have for women with dense breast tissue?
Marla Ahlgrimm: Aspirin may decrease breast tissue density which can aid in the early detection of breast cancer.