(Undated) -- Taking a low-dose aspirin every day may do more than reduce the chance of heart attack. The National Institutes of Health is reporting low-dose aspirin may cut a woman's risk of ovarian cancer by 20-percent. Researchers analyzed data for about 20-thousand women who used aspirin and two other popular pain relievers to determine whether there was any link to ovarian cancer risk. The findings are published in the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute."
Ovarian cancer can be successfully treated if diagnosed early, but that's a challenge because its symptoms are often mistaken for digestive or bladder disorders. The National Cancer Institute says about 22-thousand new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. last year. More than 60-percent of that number will die of the disease in 2014.