While ASA is not a cancer medication, research suggests that taking ASA reduces the probability of getting many types of cancer because of its anti-inflammatory action. Inflammation in the ovaries during ovulation is thought to contribute to the development of ovarian cancer, and, because ASA is an anti-inflammatory medication, it may help to prevent it.
The standard or usual treatment for women with a high risk gene mutation, BRCA1 or BRCA2, is to have risk-reducing surgery to remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy or bilateral salpingectomy inclusive of fimbria) after they have decided not to have more children naturally.
Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) is a safe, well tolerated drug taken by mouth. ASA has been available for over 100 years and has been used mainly to relieve fever and pain, but also as an anti-inflammatory medication in order to reduce inflammation (swelling).
|Treatment||Placebo, Acetylsalicylic acid|
|Clinical Study Identifier||NCT03480776|
|Sponsor||Canadian Cancer Trials Group|
|Last Modified on||27 December 2020|
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