According to researchers from the National Cancer Institute, women who follow a daily aspirin regimen may be at up to a 20% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. This type of cancer is often so life-threatening because it can be disguised as less serious disorders like gastrointestinal and bladder conditions. By the time the cancer has been detected it has often reached progressive stages, resulting in poor prognosis. Because of this, preventative measures are the best option for women. Ovarian cancer has been shown to be associated with chronic inflammation, and so NSAIDs like aspirin can reduce the irritation and therefore cancer risk.
What preventative strategies do you discuss with your female patients to reduce ovarian cancer risk?
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