Risk of death from colon cancer lower among those with intestinal polyps

August 28, 2014 4:40 PM

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According to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, patients with precancerous adenomatous intestinal polyps have a lower risk of cancer-related death than previously thought.

Researchers in Norway used the Cancer Registry and the Cause of Death Registry of Norway to identify 40,826 patients that had undergone removal of intestinal polyps between 1993 and 2007 and followed through 2011.

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