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Monday, January 27, 2020


Does more aspirin mean less risk for skin cancer? A new study suggests it does.

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"Older women who regularly took aspirin - but not similar anti-inflammatory drugs - had a lower-than-average risk of developing the most dangerous form of skin cancer in a new study.
The findings are based on 12 years of data from the large, long-term Women's Health Initiative study and account for how much time study participants spent in the sun and whether they typically used sunscreen. But they do not mean all women should start taking aspirin to ward off skin cancer, according to the report's lead author.
This study... correlates use of aspirin with lower melanoma risk, but it doesn't prove it, Dr. Jean Tang, from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, told Reuters Health.
Melanoma cases have been on the rise in recent decades. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 77,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed in 2013 and just over 9,000 people will die of the disease."
Quoted from Reuters NY Daily News  3/15/13      Thanks.  New World

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