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Add Aspirin Trial


Re: Add Aspirin Trial

Hi Helen

I hope that your doing well. I too as offered the opportunity to participate in the Add Asprin Trial and have just been randomised into one of three groups this week.

For me I felt that I wanted to help future cancer sufferers in any way I can. However, I understand your questioning. I looked at it from the angle that without a placebo control group, we will never know if asprin helps or not. If it proves not to be effective and you find out you've been given a sugar pill, at least you haven't taken a medication for five years for nothing.

The important thing is you do what feels best for you and not feel any pressure to do anything your not happy with.

Wishing you all the best.


Re: Add Aspirin Trial

Hi Helen iv just started my chemo journey but my oncologist has asked me to take part in this trial too at the end of my treatment, I had the same concerns as you after reading the paperwork and I am going to put my concerns to my oncologist when I next see him il feedback what he says x

Re: Add Aspirin Trial

Hi helen1971, 


Thank you for sharing this and I am sure any users who know anything about the trial will be along to discuss and support. 


In the meantime if you have questions you would like to talk through you can call our helpline on 0808 800 6000 who will be able to offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below. 


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Add Aspirin Trial

Hello ladies.

Hope you are all doing well and recovering nicely from chemo. Pleased to report my hair and eyebrows are doing well although still not brave enough to ditch the wig!!!

Has anyone been asked to take part in a clinical trial taking aspirin? My oncologist has offered it to me but it is possible I may be given just a placebo only. My concern is that at the end of the 5 years they will tell me that aspirin definately works only to then be told I've been on the placebo and therefore effectively "wasted" 5 years.

I know I would be helping future breast cancer patients by doing the trial but obviously I also want to do everything I can to prevent a recurrence.

Any thoughts??

Helen xx