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Aspirin before colon cancer screening doesn’t boost test accuracy

Aspirin before colon cancer screening doesn’t boost test accuracy Research we’re watching Popping an aspirin before taking a common test designed to detect blood in the stool, a sign of colon cancer, doesn’t improve test accuracy, according to a study published May 7 in JAMA. Some observational studies had found that taking an aspirin before the test improved its sensitivity. Study authors speculated that this could be the case because aspirin’s blood-thinning effects made it more likely that…

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