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Aspirin decreases Melanoma risk?

19th April 2013

Here at sk:n we're always fascinated about the new developments in the world of skin care. A new study recently informed us that women who take aspirin could have a reduced risk of developing melanomas. This new discovery suggests that the anti-inflammatory effect that aspirin has could help protect us against skin cancer.

Dr Tang of Stanford University School of Medicine researched the positive benefits of aspirin looking in particular at women and melanomas. Tang decided that “aspirin worked by reducing inflammation and this may be why using aspirin may lower your risk of developing melanoma" Interestingly, Tang found that other pain medications, such as acetaminophen, did not lower women's melanoma risk. In her research Tang factored in other varying effects that could have an effect on developing melanomas but still found that women who used aspirin for five or more years had a 30% lower melanoma risk than women who did not use aspirin.

Of course looking after your skin and staying out of the sun can help protect you from developing melanomas. We take UV damage very seriously here at sk:n and can't stress enough how important it is to keep an eye on your moles. If you want to know how to get rid of moles then simply pop in and one of our doctors can help assist you to ensure you're in no danger. It will be interesting to see if Dr Tang's research has any significant impact in the safety and welfare of our skin.

If it's more the visible appearance of your skin that you're worried about, having abused it with UV rays over the years then we also offer a selection of skin peels, ranging from the intense TCA to the more mild, depending on your skin complaint.

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