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Aspirin is underused to reduce the risk for colorectal cancer among patients with advanced colorectal polyps

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps

Only 42.6 percent of 84 patients with biopsy-proven advanced colorectal polyps were taking aspirin
An overall rise in the number of colorectal cancer deaths worldwide is expected through 2035

Number of Colorectal CA Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide

Mortality rates falling worldwide in many countries but expected to increase substantially in some
Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma remain at increased risk for developing subsequent malignant neoplasms

Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers

Survivors have 14-fold increased risk for developing a solid subsequent malignant neoplasm
In patients without broad-definition anemia and/or abdominal mass

Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen

Risk for proximal cancers low among patients without broad-definition anemia and/or abdominal mass
For average-risk patients

Long-Term Reduction in CRC Risk After Negative Colonoscopy

At 10-year rescreening interval, risks for colorectal cancer and related deaths significantly reduced
Many veterans have strong preferences against colorectal cancer screening cessation even when provided with information about the potential low benefit of screening

Many Veterans Oppose Cessation of Colorectal Cancer Screening

More than one-quarter of those surveyed not comfortable with stopping low-value screening
Fecal occult blood test screening for colorectal cancer is associated with several improved outcomes in men but not women

Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some

For men with left-sided tumors, those undergoing screening had lower N, M categories, higher survival
An individually tailored written feedback intervention at sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with small improvements in cancer-preventive lifestyle behaviors

Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors

Number of cancer-preventive lifestyle behaviors increased with TF at sigmoidoscopy screening
Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men

Significant association for men, with positive but not statistically significant link seen for women
Obesity is associated with an increased risk for early-onset colorectal cancer among women

Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Early-Onset CRC in Women

Relative risk for early-onset colorectal CA nearly twice as high in obese women as those of normal weight