Daily Aspirin Increase Cancer Risk in Men

May 22, 2018  Source: Ddu 121

A research team led by Dr. Beatrice Nardone, research assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discovered that daily consumption of aspirin could significantly increase the risk for melanoma (skin cancer) in men, compared to women. Similarly, the risk was nearly double that compared to men who don’t consume aspirin. Hence, periodic skin check-ups were suggested for men who consume aspirin.

Dr. Beatrice Nardone said, "This does not mean men should stop aspirin therapy to lower the risk of heart attack.”

There were many findings that aspirin would reduce the risk of gastric, prostate, colon and breast cancer. Previous studies also reported that female aspirin consumers were at higher risk compared to male aspirin consumers.

Nardone said, "These lower levels of protective enzymes suggest that a higher level of resulting oxidative cellular damage in men might contribute to the possibility of developing melanoma.”

Dr. Beatrice Nardone further added, "Given the widespread use of aspirin and the potential clinical impact of the link to melanoma, patients and health care providers need to be aware of the possibility of increased risk for men."

By editor