Recent studies have shown that a moderately low dose of asprin prevents the formation of a range of agressive cancers. Here's a few links to background articles.. http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/12December/Pages/aspirin-and-cancer-risk.aspx http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/12December/Pages/aspirin-and-cancer-risk.aspx http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...hkCZ9W4w_ic1UcA6Q&sig2=5yT0DlbjO9JYwFDx0d6J4w http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so..._k5_Wq0ydQ94rMRYg&sig2=a8furnAroNIUrwUbFXyCxA For as little as a penny a day, a low dose of asprin, 75mg, can reduce the formation of these cancers. This would ideally be taken by people in thier early forties as it is at this age that precursor cells form that later develop into cancer. The thinking is that taking just a quarter of a standard tablet every day over a number of years provides a reduction in malignant cancers by as much as 40% However, people with stomach ulcers and similar problems should avoid asprin as it can lead to internal bleeding. In most cases, this is not serious but can be problematic or even dangerous. Therefore people sensitive to asprin should not take it without proper medical advice. People taking Warfarin also need to take advice as asprin also thins the blood. Many people take asprin in lieu of Warfarin for its blood thinning and anti-clotting properties. I personally have started a regimen consisting of one 300mg dose a day even though I have had stomach problems in the past. However, as little as a quarter of a tablet has a measurable benefit. I feel the risk of a small bleed is outweighed by the overwhelmingly beneficial anti-cancer properties. The drug has to be taken over a period of years to maintain its protective shield. To me, this is no hardship, and with a history of cancer in the family it just makes sense. I am also happier knowing asprin is a naturally derived compound. (originally from the ark of Willow tres) I certainly thought I'd share this information here in case you'd not heard about these amazing new-found properties of a familliar old analgesic.