Celebrex may lower colon cancer risk. Celebrex is prescribed for pain, particularly arthritis pain, but it has been associated with increased risk of heart problems.

Recent finding: Celebrex lowers risk of growths that lead to colon cancer.

Best: People with a family or personal history of colon cancer should talk to their doctors to determine if the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks. Celebrex is not appropriate for people who have only average or slight risk for colon cancer.

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