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November 18, 2008

Aspirin May Mask Important Sign of Prostate Cancer

Filed under: Research

Aspirin or NSAID anti-inflammatory drugs may significantly lower PSA levels and make it difficult for blood tests to reveal prostate cancer, according to a new study.

"These results may suggest that aspirin use decreases the ability to detect prostate cancer and may contribute to prior investigations reporting a protective association between NSAID use and prostate cancer risk," [Dr. Jay H.] Fowke and colleagues wrote.

Given that many men take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, this is definitely concerning and needs to be studied further.

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I just read this story and your blog page, partly because I just made a blog about prostate cancer awareness, and because I am wondering, after doing my research, is the PSA test is really that accurate?? And if not, how long can someone go just getting a PSA test and no DRE??


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