Researchers Find Link Between Aspirin, Risk of Melanoma

Created: 03/11/2013 10:14 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

If you take aspirin regularly for your heart, you may be warding off another deadly disease.

Stanford University researchers found women who took aspirin at least twice a week had a 20 percent lower risk of developing melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

Women who took it for five years or more lowered their risk by 30 percent.

Researchers believe aspirin may kill cancer cells and even stop new ones from forming.