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Aspirin may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

Aspirin taken daily for two years or more could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in people with Lynch syndrome, says NICE in new draft updated guidance.

People with the condition have an increased lifetime risk – estimated to be four out of five people – of developing colorectal cancer. Regular screening with colonoscopy and polypectomy to identify pre-cancerous cells has until now been the main strategy to detect early colorectal cancer in people with Lynch syndrome and offer appropriate management. More....