Hi I am on the add Asprin trial, I started that in January this year after completing my RT in Nov it is offered to those that are/have just ended RT for early stage cancer.
It is being conducted over four cancer groups: Breast, Prostate, Colon/Rectum and Stomach/Oesophagus.
It involves 11,000 participants and is to find out if Asprin taken on a regular basis, after early stage treatment, can prevent cancer from returning. There are many GP's that believe that taking Asprin is beneficial but there is no clinical evidence to support the theory, hence the trials.
They are being undertaken from five hospitals.
Bristol Oncology centre.
University hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
Royal Lancaster infirmary.
I was the second person in Worcester and fifth in GB to start the trials and my reasons for going on it is twofold, one is that it will benefit me in the long run ( but will not harm me whatever tablet I am taking). The other is that I am able to give something back to research as I have benefited up to now from other people's trials etc.
I am sure I am taking,one,of the Asprins, either 100mg or 300 mg. as I bruise very easily and if I cut myself I bleed for longer. Even my oncologist is sure that I am on one of them rather than the placebo.
For those that are taking the Asprin I would say carry on and if you have a GP that will prescribe Asprin then great or if you self fund Asprin it is not expensive, but if anyone is approached to go on the trials then why not give something back just to show one way or the other that it works.
Best wishes to all,
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