Researchers found that a daily aspirin significantly reduced the recurrence of colon polyps among people with previous colon cancers. A weaker association was seen for patients with a history of polyps but no cancer. But it is too soon to recommend that anyone -- even those at high risk -- take aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory drug solely to lower their colon cancer risk, the researchers say.
Eat very little, if any, red meat. Regular consumption of red meat results in an increased risk of developing colon cancer compared to eating no red meat at all. Regular consumption of red meat results in an increased risk of developing colon cancer compared to eating no red meat at all.
members affected by hyperplastic polyposis (multiple hyperplastic polyps), the polyps may lead to colon cancer. Other types of polyps include adenomatous polyps, from which 95% of colon cancers arise. These polyps are larger than hyperplastic polyps. Hamartomatous polyps and inflammatory polyps are two other types of benign colon polyps.
You can greatly reduce your risk of colon polyps and colorectal cancer by having regular screenings. Certain lifestyle changes also can help: Adopt healthy habits. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet and reduce your fat intake. Limit alcohol consumption and quit tobacco. Stay physically active and maintain a healthy body weight.