Marijuana May (or Not) Raise Testicular Cancer Risk
DUDE! Have you heard that using marijuana may actually increase your risk of getting testicular cancer? That’s according to a U.S. study published this past week. Keep in mind, this is the first (and only) study about the topic. Still, it makes you think.
The study of 369 Seattle-area men ages 18 to 44 with testicular cancer and 979 men in the same age bracket without the disease found that current marijuana users were 70 percent more likely to develop it compared to nonusers.
You’re at highest risk if you’ve smoked marijuana for 10 years or more, use it more than once a week, or started using it before the age of 18. The study appears in the journal, Cancer.