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Aspirin/NSAIDs for Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: Preventive Medication

Release Date: March 2007

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

(What's This?)

The USPSTF recommends against the routine use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anit-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) to prevent colorectal cancer in individuals at average risk for colorectal cancer. 

The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits

Related Information for Consumers

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

There is no Clinical Summary for this recommendation.

Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Aspirin/NSAIDs for Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: Preventive Medication. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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