Study links aspirin with lower melanoma risk

03/12/2013 |

Postmenopausal women who take aspirin regularly might have a lower risk of melanoma, researchers analyzing data from the Women's Health Initiative report in the journal Cancer. The protective effect appeared to grow stronger with increased duration, and a similar association was not seen with other NSAIDs. The findings were consistent with studies of aspirin and other cancers, including colorectal malignancies, dermatologist Jean Tang and fellow researchers said.

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