Main Line Center for Skin Surgery
191 Presidential Blvd, Suite LN24
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Phone: 610-664-1414 
Fax: 610-572-7262

Aspirin found to protect against melanoma

The Womens Health Initative study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health found that post menopausal women that regularly used aspirin had a lower risk of developing melanoma. Long term use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents like ibuprofen have been shown to reduce the risk of other types of cancer such as breast,colorectal, and gastric. This effect probably occurs through the reduction of inflammation that has been implicated in cancer development.
2012 Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology