A 36-year-old member asked:
Can an aspirin a day help prevent colon cancer?
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amanda Xianswered
General Practice 6 years experience
Possibly: A recent study (burn et al 2011, lancet) suggests that an Aspirin a day reduces cancer risk in carriers of hereditary colorectal cancer. Further studies need to be completed to evaluate an Aspirin regimen for risk reduction of sporadic (non-inherited) colon cancers.
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General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: There is some evidence that certain medications that reduce inflammation (called cox-2 inhibitors) may lower colon cancer risk. This has not been proven with aspirin.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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