Cancer

High aspirin doses needed for colon benefit

Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer and the recurrence of colorectal adenoma, but only at doses high enough to incur risk of GI complications, a new study shows (Gastroenterology. 2008;134:21-28). For 18 years, researchers collected data on aspirin use and the diagnoses of colorectal cancer among 47,363 male health-care professionals 40-75 years old.…

Too many colonoscopies?

Evidence shows that clinicians recommend post-polypectomy colonoscopies more often than necessary.

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