Common painkillers could decrease skin cancer risk

By Nicki Russell, Editor at the Conversation and Reema Rattan, Health and Medicine Editor at The Conversation


Common over-the-counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, can decrease risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, according to a study published today in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer. The results mean these drugs may have potential as skin cancer preventative agents, especially ...

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