Study Links Marijuana to Testicular Cancer
Without trying to be too alarmist, I thought I’d open this article with a few statistics about testicular cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the disease is in fact relatively rare, affecting approximately 1 in 300 men. But, it also has to be said that testicular cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in men aged 15 – 39. What’s more, the incidences of the disease are on the rise – with between 3 and 6 percent more cases being reported year after year. Reason enough then, to frequently check the old nut sack for abnormal lumps and bumps.
The reasons for the ever increasing rates of testicular cancer have remained much of an enigma. However, researchers at the Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle believe they may have solved part of the puzzle.
According to their new research, published in the journal
The study, which compared frequency of
The researchers suggest that younger users of the drug may be more vulnerable to potential adverse environmental factors – including the chemicals in
This is the first study to show any correlation between
Dr. Stephen Schwartz, one of the principle authors of the trial, emphasized that youngsters should be made aware that little is known about the long-term consequences of smoking