One of the greatest things you can do for your health is something you can do in literally half a second. If that's not incentive, we don't know what is. A half a second a day can translate into extra years of life.
Taking 162 milligrams of aspirin a day (that is two baby aspirins or half a regular, and do take with half a glass of warm water before and after) can decrease the risk of getting colon cancer, esophageal cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer all by 40 percent. (And it probably decreases the risk of stomach, throat, and several other cancers as well.)
Aspirin provides this through the reduction of inflammation throughout the body, although other cell repair mechanisms may be active as well. We know aspirin has side effects, but the benefitsa younger arterial system and decreased risk of at least four big cancersoften outweigh the risks. So discuss with your doc whether it's worth it to you.