Aspirin may reduce risk of melanoma

Aspirin may help reduce a woman’s risk of the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

Researchers evaluated the use of pain relievers among nearly 60 thousand post-menopausal women over 12 years.

They found that post-menopausal women who used aspirin two or more times a week had a 21 percent lower risk of developing melanoma than women who did not take aspirin.

The researchers report other pain relievers, including ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen, did not lower the melanoma risk.

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