Researchers at Oxford University say yes! But hold on. Their research findings do not suggest that you immediately start taking aspirin (low dose), but that you talk to your health care providers to review risks (i.e. bleeding) vs. the protective benefits to see if it makes sense for you.

The researchers at Oxford University released findings about more than 20,000 patients from the UK who took a small daily dose of aspirin, they had a 25% reduction in their risk of dying from cancer, and a drop in death rates from any cause by 10%! One of the researchers also said that this study might have “underestimated” the number of deaths, if studied for a longer period of time. The risk of dying from cancer was reduced by 20% over 2 decades. The cancers that had the biggest drop included intestinal or colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and cancers of the esophagus.