Navigation Links
Commonly used painkillers may protect against skin cancer
Date:5/28/2012

A new study suggests that aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that skin cancer prevention may be added to the benefits of these commonly used medications.

Previous studies suggest that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, which include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, as well as a variety of other nonprescription and prescription drugs, can decrease an individual's risk of developing some types of cancer. Sigrn Alba Jhannesdttir, BSc, of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and her colleagues looked to see if the medications might decrease the risk of the three major types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.

The researchers analyzed medical records from northern Denmark from 1991 through 2009 and identified 1,974 diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma, 13,316 diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma, and 3,242 diagnoses of malignant melanoma. They compared information, including prescription data, from these patients with information from 178,655 individuals without skin cancer.

Individuals who filled more than two prescriptions for NSAIDs had a 15 percent decreased risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma and a 13 percent decreased risk for developing malignant melanoma than those who filled two or fewer prescriptions for the medications, especially when the drugs were taken for seven or more years or taken at high intensity. Individuals who took NSAIDs did not seem to benefit from a reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma in general, although they did have a 15 percent and 21 percent reduced risk of developing this type of cancer on less-exposed sites (body areas other than the head and neck) when they took them long term or at high intensity, respectively.

"We hope that the potential cancer-protective effect of NSAIDs will inspire more research on skin cancer prevention," said Ms. Jhannesdttir. "Also, this potential cancer-protective effect should be taken into account when discussing benefits and harms of NSAID use."


'/>"/>
Contact: Amy Molnar
healthnews@wiley.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows PRP, commonly used technique to improve healing, doesnt work in rotator cuff surgery
2. Commonly used defibrillators raise risk of problems
3. Commonly used supplement may improve recovery from spinal cord injuries
4. Commonly used 3-drug regimen for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found harmful
5. Study helps eliminate causes for joint pain linked to commonly used breast cancer drugs
6. Painkillers Lower Estrogen Levels, May Explain Cancer Reduction Risk
7. Another perk of painkillers? Decreased hormone levels may reduce cancer risk
8. Statins, Painkillers May Upset PSA Test Results
9. Painkillers in Pregnancy May Harm Sons Fertility, Study Suggests
10. Prescriptions for Stimulants, Painkillers Soaring Among Youth
11. Oxycontin, Other Opioid Painkillers Tied to Higher Health Risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/20/2017)... , ... February 20, 2017 , ... Researchers at the ... cancer, as well as a marker that may predict response to a particular class ... other types of cancer as well. The new findings were published in Proceedings of ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... announced Biscom Document Router (BDR), the first IoT device from Biscom designed to ... imaging. Biscom will debut BDR at HIMSS17 and will be conducting ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ReportingMD, a Population Health Software Company, is ... of the company. The new location will triple the size of the previous location ... the town of Sunapee, NH. , “We are excited to expand our footprint ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... ... Chuck E. Cheese’s® and Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) recently announced ... throughout New England, New York and New Jersey to provide children with autism spectrum ... Chuck E. Cheese’s in a sensory-friendly environment. , After a successful pilot run ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... February 19, 2017 , ... The ... evening undergraduate nursing students, is being led by Amelia Joseph, Ph.D. Joseph was engaged ... initial operations of the nursing department in early 2016. After a nation-wide search, she ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... New York , February 20, 2017 ... regularized absorption of calcium and phosphorous minerals in one,s ... of vitamin D ingredients in maintaining a healthy composition ... medicines containing vitamin D ingredients is growing in the ... advantage of consuming vitamin D ingredients for treatment of ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... 19, 2017  nThrive™, an independent Patient-to-Payment? solutions ... thought leadership at the 2017 HIMSS Conference. The ... award from KLAS. nThrive will host ... how market trends shape the holistic, integrated revenue ... comprehensive Patient Access solution. The panel will reveal ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. , Feb. 17, 2017 ... law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of ... device problems have prompted regulators to call for ... events in 1990. Safety concerns involving ... and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate how hospitals ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: