Cancer prevention could be as close as the as your household medicine cabinet.

FOX News Radio's Bill Vitka reports:

The new weapon in the battle against skin cancer is a very old weapon: Aspirin.

People who take aspirin lower the risk of squamous cell carcinoma by 15%. The risk of malignant melanoma, the most life-threatening kind of skin cancer, is lower by 13%.

Protection seems to be amplified when people take aspirin for at least seven years, with "high-intensity use".

Not only Aspirin, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers also appear to help according to the journal "Cancer", but not Tylenol.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.