NSAID use may be associated with decreased risk of skin cancer

A meta-analysis has found that the use of NSAIDs—including ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen—was associated with a decreased risk of skin cancer.

“This study is interesting, but a concern of long-term use of NSAIDs includes renal and gastric complications.”
-Saumen Chaudhuri, MD, medical officer, State Public Health Services, South Dinajpur Hospital, Balurghat, India

The study, which took place in Denmark, analyzed the medical records of nearly 20,000 skin cancer patients and compared the data with the records of nearly 180,000 adults without skin cancer.

Researchers found that people who had filled 2 or more NSAID prescriptions during the study period were...

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