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Does aspirin help prevent colorectal cancer?

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Maybe, but the research doesn't show that for sure, or what dose you'd need. Also, taking aspirin for a long time can have side effects. So ask your doctor about your risk for colon cancer, what you can do to lower that risk, and whether taking aspirin might help.

From: Preventing Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ)."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ)."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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