Marijuana use increases the risk of testicular germ-cell cancer

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According to findings from a study revealed at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, frequent and long-term marijuana use increased the risk of testicular germ-cell cancer up to threefold. Marijuana use for more than ten years nearly doubled the already threefold risk from daily use. According to Britton Trabert, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, “The results are consistent with those from an earlier study… we can only speculate about the nature of this association, but one possibility is that exposure to marijuana during puberty might play a role in the development of nonseminoma, which occurs about a decade earlier than seminoma.” Click here to read an article from the BBC that discusses this study more.

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