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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7869709.stm

    Marijuana testicular cancer link

    Frequent or long-term marijuana use may raise a man's risk of testicular cancer, American research suggests.

    The study of 369 men, published in the journal Cancer, found being a regular marijuana user doubled the risk compared to those who never smoked it.
    The results suggest that it may be linked to the most aggressive form of the cancer.
    A spokesman for Cancer Research UK said that no previous studies had found a link between marijuana and the disease.
    Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in younger men, with approximately 2,000 new cases each year in the UK.
    Incidence in Europe and North America is far higher than in some other parts of the world, and has been rising steadily for no apparent reason.
    Known risk factors for the cancer include previous injuries to the testicles, a family history of the disease, or suffering from undescended testicles as a young child.
    The study from scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle is the first to look specifically at marijuana use in relation to the disease.
    They studied 369 men aged 18 to 44, who had been diagnosed with testicular cancer, and quizzed them about marijuana use.
    Their replies were compared to those from almost 1,000 apparently healthy control subjects.
    Even after adjusting the figures to take account of the other known risk factors, marijuana use remained a clear risk factor for testicular cancer.
    Just being a marijuana smoker seemed to carry a 70% extra risk, while those who smoked it regularly, or had smoked from an early age, had twice the risk compared to those who had never smoked it.
    A connection was made to nonseminoma, a fast-growing form of testicular cancer which accounts for approximately 40% of all cases, and tends to strike younger.

    Puberty chance
    Dr Janet Daling, one of the authors, said that puberty might be a "window of opportunity" during which boys were more vulnerable to environmental factors such as the chemicals in marijuana.

    "This is consistent with the study's findings that the elevated risk of nonseminoma-type testicular cancer in particular was associated with marijuana use prior to 18," she said.
    Another research, Dr Stephen Schwartz, said: "What young men should know is first, we know very little about the long-term health consequences of marijuana smoking, especially heavy marijuana smoking, and second, our study provides some evidence that testicular cancer could be one adverse consequence."
    The next step, he said, would be to look more closely at cells in the testicles to see if any of them had receptors set up to respond to cannabis chemicals.
    Henry Scowcroft, from Cancer Research UK, said: "As the researchers themselves point out, this is the first inkling that there is any association between chronic marijuana use and testicular cancer.
    "But the researchers only interviewed a relatively small number of men.
    "So before we can reach any firm conclusions about whether this is a cause-and-effect relationship, rather than a statistical blip, the result needs to be replicated in a much larger study."
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    found being a regular marijuana user doubled the risk compared to those who never smoked it.

    so people who dont smoke then?
    so rolling bacci in a joint is going to raise the risk of cancer?

    fuck me, im ringin the news of the world, ill be rich!


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    thats an interesting result considering this study run in spain that shows THC is an effective chemical in killing brain cancer cells.

    http://www.webmd.com/cancer/brain-ca...ss_advancedmed
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    so if your brains are in your bollocks your okay?

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    More government bullshit telling you it causes what it cures so they can make a mint out of you while you die ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironlung View Post
    More government bullshit telling you it causes what it cures so they can make a mint out of you while you die ..
    WORD to that m8

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    I'm sure I could write an arguement that shows smoking weed causes it to rain in Bhutan if i used enough 'seem's and 'most's.

    If I only asked weed smokers in Bhutan during the rainy season that might help (about the same as testing under 400 18-44 year olds from the Seattle area).

    At least the article is honest about its sources, I'm not about to stub out. ;0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Hunter View Post
    so if your brains are in your bollocks your okay?
    Well I think with my cock so I'm okay!

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    I wouldn' worry about it lads, you can get cancer from every fooking thing these days........even Bacon and burnt toast (apparently)

    If we listened to everything they told us to do we would be robotic square heads.

    Anyway 1 in 3 people will get Cancer at some point suring their lives. So we may aswell do what we fooking well like!

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    Boiling hot tea gives you throat cancer!

    hahha

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    Lets just admit it,

    No-one has a fucking clue what causes cancer...

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    Obviously, this is bad if it's true, but there are some things to consider:

    They studied 369 men aged 18 to 44, who had been diagnosed with testicular cancer, and quizzed them about marijuana use.
    Their replies were compared to those from almost 1,000 apparently healthy control subjects.
    Even after adjusting the figures to take account of the other known risk factors, marijuana use remained a clear risk factor for testicular cancer.
    This leaves out something crucial: the rate of marijuana use among the healthy population in the area and the rate of marijuana use among the testicular cancer patients. If there is no increased marijuana usage rate among cancer patients when compared to the rate of marijuana usage among healthy subjects, that is if both testicular cancer patients and healthy people smoke the same amount, then you can't reach the conclusion that marijuana usage increases the cancer rate. Can someone check my logic?

    And, sure enough, from a CNN article on it:

    Overall, 26 percent of the testicular cancer patients were pot smokers (15 percent who used daily or weekly) at the time of diagnosis, compared with 20 percent of men without cancer (10 percent who used daily or weekly).
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    26% of the testicular cancer patient population vs. 20% of the healthy selected control population? 15% heavy use in the cancer patient pop vs. 10% heavy use in the control pop?

    The way they probably got the increased risk of 2.3 times is by comparing it to the marijuana usage rate for the entire population of the US, not just those with similar characteristics of the patients (namely age and gender). Since age and gender are the two biggest risk factors for testicular cancer (you know, girls don't get testicular cancer and have a significantly lower rate of marijuana usage), I'm calling bullshit.

    Anyone else agree?
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    yeah but smoking anything is bad for ya, doesnt mean you cant vape or consume in other ways


    i couldnt give a fuck anyway

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    if your worried I would advise giving them a massage daily, i'm 39 and it's worked for me so far..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty Bong View Post
    if your worried I would advise giving them a massage daily, i'm 39 and it's worked for me so far..
    id rather just ignore them and hope for the best, but i should probably get in the habit. im a bit of a hypocondriac tho so that doesnt help much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opiate View Post
    thats an interesting result considering this study run in spain that shows THC is an effective chemical in killing brain cancer cells.

    http://www.webmd.com/cancer/brain-ca...ss_advancedmed

    Its more than Just Spain that has found these types of results. The most visual of which I can show you is The Seth Group

    http://www.sethgroup.com

    Seth Group is located in San Fransico CA, and they are probably having a hard time getting more samples from the University of Minnisota where all American weed is controled for supply to researchers.

    This is a good landing page if you are looking for medical proof that THC neutralizes cancer cells from all ranges of cancer. Dont fucking believe that politically influenced study when they obvious fucked the numbers.

    So here is a good source of Info if you really want to know the trueth;

    http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=748

    There are over 30 independant research studies with links to their medical papers and journal publications regarding their results on the use of THC to fight all types of cancer ranging from brain cancer to colon cancer...

    http://safeaccess.ca/research/cancer.htm

    Before believing that THC causes testicle cancer read the above journals
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    Quote Originally Posted by D View Post
    Boiling hot tea gives you throat cancer!

    hahha
    so does oral sex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironlung View Post
    More government bullshit telling you it causes what it cures so they can make a mint out of you while you die ..

    you know the score big time!
    because they cant patent the constituants that are in marijuana they have to synthesis it (GW Pharmacuticals).

    I hate my countries government so much, that un democratically elected wierdo (Brown) was on morning TV and he said something like...we need to eradicate these "lethal" strains of cannabis from our streets....

    since when has cannabis been anywhere near as lethal as fucking tobacco or alcohol
    lethal means it can kill you....this guys running our country....scary shit man.
    why does he allow GW to produce tons of the stuff in the the UK if its so fucking damn lethal
    what a cont.

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    Default here is tha link

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...nabis_science/

    how many people do you know that grow or smoke a strain of cannabis that lethal?????.

    me neither.

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