Why Are Men Who Take Viagra More Likely To Get Melanoma?

ED-drugsA new study shows there is a link between erectile dysfunction drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors and risk of melanoma. Several types of erectile dysfunction drugs were investigated for this finding and it seems like the same men who took these drugs are the same type of men who are likely to develop skin cancer.  If that doesn’t ease your mind, checkout some tips of lowering risk of developing melanoma. For those of you looking for the “Cliff’s Notes” version of risk reduction: slip on a t-shirt, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap some sunglasses around your eyes. Why do you think men who take drugs for erectile dysfunction are more likely to get melanoma?

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