Cannabis smokers ‘more likely to develop testicular cancer although risk can be reduced by using COCAINE’
Men who smoke cannabis are at greater risk of testicular cancer, a new study suggests, but men who use cocaine may be at a lower risk from the disease.
Researchers have found a link between recreational cannabis use and an increased risk of developing subtypes of testicular cancer.
The findings say not only should marijuana users consider the risk in smoking the drug, but also doctors who administer it for therapeutic purposes in young male patients.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in young men aged 15 to 45.
To see if recreational drug use might play a role, Doctor Victoria Cortessis, at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California looked at the history of recreational drug use in 163 young men diagnosed with testicular cancer and compared it with that of 292 healthy men of the same age and ethnicity.