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Protection Against Skin Cancer From Commonly Used Painkillers
2012-05-29 10:43:46

Aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer, a new study suggests. Published in the online journal 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, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin, as well as a variety of other nonprescription and...

2011-10-25 09:39:13

Researchers confirmed an association between tanning bed use and an increased risk for three common skin cancers – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, according to results presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. The popularity of indoor tanning is widespread, with roughly 10 percent of Americans using a tanning facility each year. However, use of tanning beds has been shown to be...

2011-02-09 09:06:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cardiac imaging tests, such as CT scans could be putting heart attack patients at a higher risk of cancer. According to a new study, exposure to low-dose radiation is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Typically, the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to is so small that it doesn't pose a major health risk, but when there are multiple scans the damage can start to add up. Patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease, tend to have more...

2011-02-07 16:44:34

Exposure to low-dose radiation from cardiac imaging and other procedures after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of cancer, found a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100463.pdf. The use of procedures with low-dose ionizing radiation, such as computed tomography (CT) angiography and nuclear scans, is increasing which has led to mounting concern in the medical community that patients may be...

2005-07-12 14:04:07

NEW YORK -- In a study of radiology technicians, chronic exposure to ionizing radiation, even at low levels, raised the risk of a common type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma. The risk was greatest in subjects with lighter compared to darker eye and hair color. Although ionizing radiation is a known cause of nonmelanoma skin cancer, the risk seen with chronic occupational radiation exposure and the interaction with UV radiation exposure has been unclear. To investigate, Dr....