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Should I take aspirin therapy after pancreatic cancer surgery?

There have been studies that show that aspirin is an effective chemopreventive agent that perhaps may have a role in minimizing the risk of cancer in people at high risk for pancreatic cancer. But, as with everything, we’re always trying to weigh the risks and benefits, and aspirin has risks.

There is no standard of care guideline for using aspirin in people who have had pancreatic cancer surgery. You may get a benefit from this, but what's the appropriate dose? We just don’t know.

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