Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

g5jamz

Marijuana increases risk of testicular cancer by two-fold

31 posts in this topic

http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2012/09/10/study-men-who-smoke-weed-more-likely-to-get-testicular-cancer/

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) — It’s high time to put down that bong. A new study finds that people who use marijuana are more likely to develop testicular cancer.

The study published in CANCER, a peer review journal from the American Cancer Society, compared 163 patients who were diagnosed with testicular cancer to 292 healthy people and questioned participants about their drug use.

Researchers found that people who smoked weed on a daily basis were twice as likely to develop this type of cancer than those that didn’t.

Well...at least they'll have the munchies during the cancer right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bet most bicyclers are. Certainly can't lug beer around in those tight outfits...although I would try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Talk about small sample size, holy poo. What a horrible article/study.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean why should chronic pain sufferers grow free medicine in their yard when they can be sold far worse and ineffective poo by the government?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love it when alternative medicine peeps think everything else is ineffective. /WillyWonka meme

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Talk about small sample size, holy poo. What a horrible article/study.

Calm down. You're in the lucky 50%

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Calm down. You're in the lucky 50%

Huh? Firstly, I don't smoke weed. Secondly......what?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Talk about small sample size, holy poo. What a horrible article/study.

Eh, the sample size was decently big and it could be enough to show something significant (though they didnt link to the actual study and I'm not a big fan of retroactive studies such as this).

What the article did a particularly bad job of though is giving background info. I'm sure the vast majority of those reading the article have no idea that testicular cancer is far less common than prostate cancer (240,000 US cases/yr vs. 8,590)

About 0.4% of men in the US get testicular cancer in their lifetime and if it is detected before it metastasizes survival is effectively guaranteed (~80% survive if not). Just be sure to check those balls next time you toke up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Topics

  • Posts

    • If Fournette is gone, Thomas is next in line. We aren't trading down.
    • http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000787679/article/leonard-fournette-likened-to-bo-jackson-herschel-walker

      Some people think Bo is a pretty fair comparison.

      Didn't Lennie clock a faster top speed than Ted Ginn this year?

      Sent using the amazing CarolinaHuddle mobile app

    • It's amazing to me that this forum has always been gloves off, but ever since November, sensitivity, not just here but EVERYWHERE, is at an all-time high.  Everyone wants to be mad, everyone wants to be outraged, and everyone is being victimized. TBH, when you have a leader that perpetuates constant chaos and employs vitriol as his only means of communication, don't be surprised when the citizenry adopts that same style of hysteria as a way of life. It's just where we are.  I don't approve of anyone wishing harm on others, nor do I think anything gets solved with name-calling or aggressive finger pointing, but those things have always happened, especially in the TB.  I think the difference is everything is so emotionally-charged both in sending and receiving messages.  IMO, it started with politics and has bled over into everything else...  same crap keeps happening in the main forum - people disagree, people don't like that others disagree with them and beg for them to be silenced or attacked.   Oh well, welcome to 2017.