Doctor James Wright - the original TV medic shares the latest health and medical news.

Bowel cancer is one of the biggest cancer killers in the western world, affecting 1-in-25, or 1-in-5 if involving a near relative.

The main problem is lack of early warning symptoms. But a new report in JAMA, and reprinted in BMJ now shows that simple aspirin can effectively reduce mortality rate after surgical intervention. In a large trial of 1300 cancer patients, aspirin improved survival, and the sooner it was started the better.

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