Harvard Health Blog
Can aspirin protect against cancer?
By: Lori Wiviott Tishler, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School The other day, a fit 50-year-old man came to me for a visit to review his health. As we discussed his (generally good) efforts to take care of himself, he said, “I’ve been wondering if I should take an aspirin every day. I read somewhere that it can prevent cancer.”