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High dose, long term aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use has been shown to decrease the risk of developing colorectal cancer and the recurrence of polyps and cancer. The medications have adverse effects, however, in the form of stomach ulcers and increased bleeding, and screening for colon disease should always be undertaken via colonoscopy.
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About: Colon cancer prevented with aspirin
Date: 24 August 2005
Source: News Day
Author: Delthia Ricks
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