An Aspirin Every Other Day Cuts Colon Cancer Risk for Women


July 17, 2013

Bruce Giantonio, MD, associate professor of Hematology/Oncology in the Abramson Cancer Center, is quoted in an MSNBC.com story about new data from the Women's Health Study showing that women who took low dose aspirin on alternate days for 18 years saw a 20 percent drop in their risk of developing colon cancer. Despite the promising implications of the findings, Giantonio hopes people don’t take the wrong message from the new study. “People taking aspirin or NSAIDs shouldn’t interpret these findings as meaning they can avoid screening,” he said. “I think there’s going to be a temptation to do that, but you still have to follow the recommendations.”

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