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Study: Aspirin Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

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Study: Aspirin Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Study: Aspirin Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Study: Aspirin Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

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A new study shows that women who regularly take aspirin may be less likely to get breast cancer. The findings confirm previous research, but goes further by pinpointing why this common painkiller — but not other painkillers — has a beneficial effect. The study's results are in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association. NPR's Joe Palca reports.