Researchers at the Chicago College of Medicine say that not only has aspirin been proven to help avoid heart attacks, it may be the next step in treating certain cancers such as uterine cancer in women.
The key lies in the Cox-2 enzyme. The enzyme helps start an abnormal increase in estrogen, which is known as a main source of tumor growth.
But researchers have found that drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen may be able to block the Cox-2 enzyme. If that's true, it can be used as a form of treatment for uterine cancer when combined with other therapies.