Researchers link Aspirin use to lower risk of colon cancer

It’s commonly known that Aspirin will help prevent heart attacks, but now a new study says people who take it over several years may be less likely to develop colon cancer.

Researchers found that taking regular Aspirin over several years was tied to a lower risk of cancer in general, but mainly colon cancer.

The pills reduce inflammation and doctors say that might be the key.

The study also describes how 17 percent of colon cancers could be prevents with regular Aspirin use for those who don’t get colonoscopies.

Doctor Laura Goetz, a Colorectal Surgeon at Scripps Clinic is leading a free public forum on Sunday on colon cancer detection and treatment. 

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