Body Mass Index (BMI) may affect how well aspirin use protects against colorectal and ovarian cancer
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This study looked at the impact of daily aspirin use on the risk for many types of cancers and whether this effect can be modified by risk factors such as obesity, smoking, physical inactivity or a family history of cancer. Daily aspirin use: 

(posted 3/19/21)

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Expert Guidelines

The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines on exercise, nutrition and weight for cancer prevention recommend the following: 

Diet and nutrition



Other experts, including the following, also provide guidelines for exercise, nutrition and health: 

According to the American Cancer Society and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), you may be able to lower your risk of colorectal cancer by doing the following: 



Aspirin as a preventative measure

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and NCCN support the use of daily low-dose aspirin as a preventative measure against colorectal cancer. Daily aspirin protects against colorectal cancer when it is taken at a low dose for at least five to 10 years. The USPSTF and NCCN recommend the following:

Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider

Open Clinical Trials

The following are studies looking at colorectal cancer screening or prevention.  ​​​​​

Other colorectal cancer screening and prevention studies may be found here.


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