ASA and other NSAIDs might protect against certain cancers
Increasing evidence suggests that ASA and other NSAIDs might protect against certain cancers.
The current line of thinking is that the COX-2 enzyme plays a role in cancer cell growth...and using ASA and other NSAIDs to block COX-2 might turn out to be a way to prevent cancer.
Colon cancer. Celebrex (celecoxib) is approved in the U.S. to reduce colorectal polyps in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).