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Can an aspirin a day help prevent colon cancer?

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Amanda Xi
General Practice
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Amanda Xi
Amanda Xi
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Dr. Paul Cohen
The evidence is being studied and i agree with Dr. Rosen. Ask your own health provider before you start on Aspirin to determine if it is right for you.
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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