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Posted on: Jan 19, 2017 06:40PM

Wildplaces wrote:

Has anyone who is postmenopausal been placed on Aspirin by their oncologist and is so at what dose.

I have read SusanGKormen " beyond the heart of the matter" and it appears that Aspirin might have a beneficial effect in preventing breast cancer recurrence.

There are the obvious potential side effects of gastro-intestinal side effects but at low does the Ischemic Heart disease world ( many men over 50) have been taking 100-150 mg of aspirin for many years.

As no longer protected by oestrogen our heart disease risk increase so provided one does not have a bleeding problem or a gastro-intestinal complaint it might be beneficial.

I will ask my oncologist at the next appointment
Dx 8/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 9/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 19, 2017 08:16PM - edited Jan 19, 2017 08:17PM by Italychick

Mine did. She said take the 91 mg baby aspirin per day. Also she monitors my vitamin D level, but other than the aspirin and the D, she is strictly standard of case, doesn't discuss alternative stuff much. I figure if she is as conservative as she is and she recommends baby aspirin, I should take it. I am post menopausal.



Lumpectomy 1/27/15, TCH chemo, Finished chemo 5/27/15, rest of treatments 2/17/16 Dx 1/23/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 19, 2017 10:08PM MinusTwo wrote:

I was also told to take an aspirin a day - however I believe it was for heart & stroke benefit and not for cancer.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 20, 2017 07:38AM Wildplaces wrote:

    It seems that inflammation and the development of cancer are related.

    It also may be that there is a relationship between prostaglandins and aromatase ( the enzyme that converts androgens to Estrogen in postmenopausal women) so NSAIDs or aspirin may play a role in hormone positive breast cancer.

    Very early days - but I was curious if most oncologist recommended it's use.

    I take 100 mg a day - it's the standard cardiac dose in Australia.


Dx 8/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 9/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 20, 2017 09:27AM claireinaz wrote:

http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/aspirin-...

Since I don't have a problem with bleeding, I take 325 mg every night. Have been since dx.

Claire in AZ

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen to arimidex, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "God supposedly gives us only what we can handle. God must think I'm a badass."
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Jan 20, 2017 06:55PM Wildplaces wrote:

thank you for posting the link - my thoughts precisely

I was wondering if it reached the general medical stream...

It's simple, cheap and may help.

Dx 8/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 9/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 20, 2017 07:25PM KBeee wrote:

I take one 81 mg aspirin per day per oncologist

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 20, 2017 07:45PM Lafish wrote:

Hi there, I am on low dose aspirin daily and hoping it is helping. This past week I was hooked up with a holster monitor to access my my rapid heart rate. I should here back within 2 Weeks if all is good. Estrogen seems to be a key factor in heart health and I have been on AI's for 3 years. Hoping that that all is good but can't help being concerned this is once again another side effect.

LAF

Dx 11/8/2012, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/1/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/3/2013 Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 20, 2017 07:51PM Wildplaces wrote:

That was the second part of my question - at what dose.

We know from the heart work that 100-150mg have protective effects on the entholium of blood vessels....

But a large retrospective trial looking at low dose aspirin concluded no significant statistical benefit but noted the doses studied might be low.

I am trying to figure out how to paste into the forum.

I imagine ( and the word is appropiate) that is it not clear.

Most papers have sprung in the last two years.

Dx 8/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 9/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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