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Erectile dysfunction drugs and skin cancer — should you worry?

June 5, 2014

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Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

Daniel Pendick is a former executive editor of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus On Healthy … See Full Bio
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August 3, 2014

When I lived in Az. they found out virtually 90 % of all men in sun city ( over 75) were using Viagra. All these men had some sort of melanoma issues to start with . Most men who do you this drug are over 50. Thus the likelihood of them getting some kind of melanoma is also enhanced. Come on.. show a direct correlation in men younger than 40 then I’ll take it seriously. Older men take Viagra. .Older men have melanoma . end of discussion.

August 3, 2014

I remember when I lived in Az. every man over 70 started using Viagra .. most men over 70 have some kind of melanoma risk already. Come on.. . show some correlation directly in younger men. There is none . This is a terribly flawed experiment.

July 29, 2014

Could be as a result of men taking Viagra are those that spend more time in the out of doors in strong sun.

June 6, 2014

I think it is a matter to taken very seriously. There should be more serious studies before rejecting or assuming something..

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