Marijuana promotes the appearance of testicular cancer

In a recent American study has found a link between Smoking marijuana and a large percentage of the possible development of complex subtype of testicular cancer. Researchers from the University of southern California emphasize, this disease has a poor prognosis on the cure.

In their work, scientists have found, to this carcinogenic effect in young men can lead not only to marijuana use as harmful habits entertainment, but also the consumption component of marijuana for medicinal purposes. We note that testicular cancer is today the most common type of cancer among male patients aged 15 to 45 years, often this disease is malignant form. Scientists believe that this is due to the negative impact of unfavorable ecological environment.

The study, conducted by associate Professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of southern California Victoria Cortessis together with colleagues, took part 163 young men with testicular cancer and 292 healthy men of the identical age and nationality. Patients spoke about their experience of using marijuana for recreational purposes. As scientists have found that young men who consume marijuana, 2 times more likely to suffer complex subtypes of testicular cancer with a poor prognosis on the treatment. The head of the study says that scientists have not been able to figure out exactly how tiggery drug in the testicles can lead to carcinogenesis. However, the researchers suspect that tiggery "can act through endocannabinoid system - the cellular network that responds to the active ingredient in marijuana, and this system is important for the production of sperm," says Dr. Victoria Cortessis, according to RIA Novosti. However, comparing the frequency of occurrence of these subtypes of testicular cancer in patients who have a history of cocaine, the researchers found that those men have less risk of disease.

However, researchers believe that perhaps men suffering from testicular cancer, just don't want to disclose their experience of cocaine. To verify the results of the study, the patients used cocaine, and be sure 100% correct data, scientists will need additional epidemiological studies.

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