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Like to Booze? You're More Likely to Get Skin Cancer

Researchers find a link between alcohol intake and non-melanoma skin cancers

(Newser) - Alcohol has already been linked to at least seven types of cancer . And while it's too early to conclude that alcohol consumption causes skin cancer, researchers report in the British Journal of Dermatology that there's a clear association between how much someone drinks and how likely they are... More »

They Kept Getting New Skin Cancer Spots. Then, a Vaccination

A new study suggests a possible link between the virus and skin cancers

(Newser) - He was in his 70s, she in her 80s. Both had had spots of skin cancer identified and removed, and both are the subjects of a very small study published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology that suggests the HPV vaccine could help protect against certain types of skin cancer. Previous research... More »

Aspirin May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Research shows dropoff of up to 15%

(Newser) - Aspirin and other similar painkillers may ward off skin cancer, according to new research. About 20 years of skin cancer data in Denmark show that people who had taken NSAIDs—nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers—were 15% less likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 13% less likely to have malignant melanoma,... More »

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