Tag Archives: colon cancer

Nuts and bolts on colon cancer screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force tells us who and when and how to test for which disease.   Their research takes into account patient population characteristics and the evidence. Who should be screened for colon cancer? All adults 50 to … Continue reading

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Aspirin has beneficial side effect

Aspirin, when taken every other day for at least 10 years, decreased colon cancer in women by 20%.  Women who took 100 mg of aspirin every other day were found to have this benefit.  The study was specifically performed in … Continue reading

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Does aspirin help avoid colon cancer?

Yes.  An article published in Lancet 2010 revealed aspirin (75 mg or more) a day decreases your risk of some types of colon cancer.  This article combined results of four studies totaling 14,000+ patients.  The caveats are that aspirin must … Continue reading

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