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Could Cancer Be Obsolete For Patients Under 80 By 2050?

First Posted: Jan 15, 2015 03:22 PM EST
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Medical science continues to make incredible head ways in treating and preventing cancer. Now, some health researchers estimate that it's likely that no one under the age of 80 will die of this health problem by 2050.

Many believe that the simple secret could involve take a daily low-dose of aspirin every day.

"It is realistic to expect by 2050 nearly all cancer related deaths in children and adults aged up to (say) 80 years will have become preventable through life style changes and because of the availability of protective technologies and better pharmaceutical and other therapies," the study authors noted, via the Telegraph.

However, not all experts agree. Some studies have linked aspirin to intestinal bleeding as well as a heightened risk of other health issues.

Lead study author Professor Jack Cuzick, however, said he believes that taking a daily 75mg aspirin was the best positive step to lower disease risk. Furthermore, he cited the findings, that showed for every death caused by aspirin, another 17 were saved.

"If everyone aged between 50 and 65 took aspirin daily for 10 years, there would be a 9% reduction in the number of cancers, strokes and heart attacks in men, and around 7% in women," he told the Daily Mail.

Researchers hope to learn more about the use of aspirin as more cancer treatments develop.

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