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Alternate-Day, Low-Dose Aspirin and Cancer Risk

Peter M. Rothwell, MD, PhD
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From University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1272.

Requests for Single Reprints: Peter M. Rothwell, MD, PhD, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom.


Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(2):148-150. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-2-201307160-00013
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In this issue, Cook and colleagues examined treatment with alternate-day, low-dose aspirin in middle-aged women in the Women's Health Study. The editorialist discusses the study's findings and concludes that they should temper any recommendations for widespread use of aspirin in healthy middle-aged women and reinforce the need to consider the risks and benefits of aspirin separately in men and women.

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aspirin ; cancer risk

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