Cutting Out Polyps Cuts Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Half

We thought it was true . . . and now research comes along with evidence. Colonoscopy reduces death from colorectal cancer. In a follow-up analysis from the National Polyp Study, people who had adenomas — the risky kind of polyps — removed during the study…

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Aspirin Reduces Risk of New Polyps

Taking either high or low dose aspirin reduces the chances the people with colorectal polyps (adenomas) will get more. A combined analysis of three randomized controlled trials that compared taking aspirin to a placebo after adenomas were removed found that people who took a daily…

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Two Colonoscopies Better at Predicting Future Polyp Risk

Results from two colonoscopies three years apart gave better information about whether a high-risk polyp would be found on a third exam than results from the second test alone. Even if a second colonoscopy, done three years after the first, showed no adenomas at all,…

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Vitamin D Reduces Risk for Colon Polyps

*** Update in Oct. 2015*** Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Dennis Ahnen explains that vitamin D and calcium may NOT prevent colorectal cancer polyps like previously shown in other lab studies in a study published Oct. 2015. “In addition to knowing what works, it’s important…

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