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Title: Testicular cancer
Post by: Newtown-Fella on February 10, 2009, 11:16:15 am
Cannabis link to testicular cancer

Rising levels of testicular cancer have tipped off international health researchers to the risk that frequent use of cannabis may trigger the disease.

A study from the United States has shown cannabis to be a significant risk factor for the disease in several countries, including New Zealand, CNN reports.

Researchers checked the link when they realised that, since the 1950s, the incidence of testicular cancer had increased by between 3 per cent and 6 per cent in New Zealand, the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, in line with an increase in cannabis use.

Compared with the same type of cancer in non-users, the risk was at least doubled for those who used cannabis at least once a week and/or who had long- term exposure to it from adolescence.

The results also suggested that the association with cannabis use might be limited to nonseminoma, a fast-growing testicular malignancy that tends to strike younger men and accounted for about 40 per cent of all cases.

Established risk factors include a family history of the disease, undescended testes and abnormal testicular development.

The male reproductive system naturally produces a cannabinoid-like chemical that is believed to have a protective effect against cancer.

The authors speculated that cannabis use might disrupt this anti-tumour effect, which could be an explanation for the possible link.


Title: Re: Testicular cancer
Post by: Lovelee on February 10, 2009, 06:48:59 pm
Thats like the articles that say smoking pot lowers the sperm count  >:D

Ive known a hell of a lot of males who smoke pot - I dont know one with TC.

Title: Re: Testicular cancer
Post by: donquixotenz on February 10, 2009, 07:57:06 pm
That puts the rasta's and the hippies as cancerous blank firerers and the love children of the 60's dont exist.
they didnt fade away they just smoked thier balls off ???

Title: Re: Testicular cancer
Post by: donquixotenz on February 14, 2009, 05:28:04 pm
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Title: Re: Testicular cancer
Post by: dragontamer on February 14, 2009, 05:39:32 pm
 ??? I thought most testicular cancer was linked to the same warts viruses that get the girls cervix.