U.S. panel advises against aspirin, NSAIDs to prevent colon cancer

A federal task force advised people at risk for colon cancer to avoid taking aspirin or NSAIDs in an attempt to prevent the disease, including those with a family history of colorectal cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued the warning in a journal study, saying daily doses of more than 300 milligrams carry an increased risk of bleeding, stroke or other problems, risks that outweigh the anti-cancer benefits of the drugs.

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