Aspirin to prevent skin cancer in some women!

This is big news from the medical world! Not only is Aspirin good for your heart but it also helps to prevent skin cancer in some women. According to studies involving women ages 50-79, those that took aspirin twice a week had a 21% lower chance of developing Melanoma. Women studied for over 5 years that were taking Aspirin had a 30% lower chance!

Aspirin has been a medical favorite for years when it comes to helping prevent heart attacks, but now it seems that this wonder drug is preventing skin cancer as well.  In fact according to a study done in 2012, Aspirin and Ibuprofen help in the prevention of three types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. This is thought to be due to aspirin and ibuprofens anti-inflammatory properties.

As with any medication, you should always consult with your physician to make sure it is a safe option. Aspirin and Ibuprofen can be problematic to the stomach and can cause bleeding for some. Overall, this is really exciting news!

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