Original Publication Date: 25 November, 2013
Publication / Source: Colorectal Cancer
Authors: Peter C Elwood, William P Steward & Julieta Galante
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, with the removal of rectal and colon polyps, are proven strategies for the prevention of colon cancer, and testing for fecal occult blood helps to identify subjects suitable for endoscopy. Evidence that low-dose aspirin is associated with a substantial reduction in colon cancer risk and reduces the number and growth of colon polyps is accumulating from randomized trials and observational studies.