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Snoop
February 9th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Thse are just some of the headlines on this current story. Which one do you like best? They tested 360 men and got all this publicity? The Canadian story says the study involved teens?

My favorite is this one - it's the most biased:
Marijuana Use Causes Testicular Cancer (http://www.tothecenter.com/news.php?readmore=8734)

ToTheCenter.com, NY

<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=80 align=middle>http://nt2.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=Qpb745WLRIkJ&imgurl=a.abcnews.com/images/Health/marijuanna_cancer_090206_mn.jpg (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessNews/story?id=6823396&page=1)

</TD><TD class=j vAlign=top>Just Say No ... or Else You Get Cancer? (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessNews/story?id=6823396&page=1)
ABC News - <NOBR>12 hours ago</NOBR>
By RADHA CHITALE Internet photos of swimming phenomenon Michael Phelps, 23, possibly indulging in an Olympian lungful of marijuana smoke scandalized many ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=80 align=middle>http://nt2.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=TgqkTEUYRV4J&imgurl=newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44632000/jpg/_44632671_cannabis226body_pa.jpg (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7869709.stm)</TD><TD class=j vAlign=top>Marijuana testicular cancer link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7869709.stm)
BBC News, UK - <NOBR>19 hours ago</NOBR>
Frequent or long-term marijuana use may raise a man's risk of testicular cancer, American research suggests. The study of 369 men, published in the journal ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Could smoking pot raise testicular cancer risk? (http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/09/health.pot.cancer/)
CNN - <NOBR>16 hours ago</NOBR>
By Kate Stinchfield Do men who frequently smoke pot have a higher risk of testicular cancer than those who do not? It's possible, according to a new study. ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=80 align=middle>http://nt1.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=IRC2scp_DJwJ&imgurl=www.google.com/hostednews/afp/media/ALeqM5g5vs4WX38vfeXrZ9dMOc0Oh6tLIA (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hxRjkMPbFnCqxRH4xN_fCA-TLfxw)</TD><TD class=j vAlign=top>Pot smoking could up men's cancer risk: study (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hxRjkMPbFnCqxRH4xN_fCA-TLfxw)
AFP - <NOBR>2 hours ago</NOBR>
WASHINGTON (AFP) Smoking marijuana may increase the risk of testicular cancer by as much as 70 percent, a study published on Monday suggested. ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Pot Smoking Linked to Testicular Cancer (http://www.nbcwashington.com/health/men/Pot-Smoking-Linked-to-Testicular-Cancer-.html)
NBC Washington, DC - <NOBR>1 hour ago</NOBR>
Michael Phelps and Phish aficionados watch out. Smoking pot has been linked to a nasty form of testicular cancer, according to new research. ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Study Links Marijuana Use to Testicular Cancer (http://kuow.org/program.php?id=16884)
KUOW NPR, WA - <NOBR>3 hours ago</NOBR>
It's estimated that more than 8000 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer this year. It's not clear what exactly causes the disease, but in one recent ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Possible link between marijuana and cancer (http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/health&id=6649551)
ABC7Chicago.com, USA - <NOBR>1 hour ago</NOBR>
February 9, 2009 (WLS) -- Frequent or long term marijuana use may raise a man's risk of testicular cancer. A study of more then 360 men in the journal ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=80 align=middle>http://nt1.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=0VNXlM8GpacJ&imgurl=www.ireallyshouldstudy.com/images/testicular_cancer.jpg (http://www.ireallyshouldstudy.com/health/2009/02/09/study-says-pot-can-increase-risk-of-testicular-cancer/)</TD><TD class=j vAlign=top>Study Says Pot Can Increase Risk Of Testicular Cancer (http://www.ireallyshouldstudy.com/health/2009/02/09/study-says-pot-can-increase-risk-of-testicular-cancer/)
I Really Should Study, WA - <NOBR>3 hours ago</NOBR>
New York - Although the possibility that marijuana is still in the theoretical phase, there is a possibility that smoking pot increases your chances of ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Marijuana Use Linked To Testicular Cancer Risk (http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1636394/marijuana_use_linked_to_testicular_cancer_risk/)
RedOrbit, TX - <NOBR>4 hours ago</NOBR>
Long-term marijuana use may be linked to an increased risk of developing the most aggressive form of testicular cancer, US researchers reported on Monday. ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Study Claims Marijuana Use Linked to Testicular Cancer (http://smokedot.org/09/02/09/study-claims-marijuana-use-linked-to-testicular-cancer)
Smokedot.org, CA - <NOBR>4 hours ago</NOBR>
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has published a study claiming a link between heavy marijuana use and an aggressive form of testicular ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Marijuana Use Linked to Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer (http://mystateline.com/content/fulltext/?cid=48151)
MyStateline.com, IL - <NOBR>4 hours ago</NOBR>
(Seattle, WA) -- A new study says men who use marijuana often or over a long period of time run a much higher risk of getting the most aggressive form of ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Marijuana Use Linked to Testicular Cancer (http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/OtherCancers/12802)
MedPage Today, NJ - <NOBR>8 hours ago</NOBR>
By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today Explain to interested patients that marijuana is known to have adverse effects on the ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Study: Pot use linked to increased risk of testicular cancer (http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/healthreport/archives/161589.asp)
Seattle Post Intelligencer - <NOBR>2 hours ago</NOBR>
Frequent or long-term use of marijuana may significantly increase a man's risk of developing the most aggressive type of testicular cancer, according to a ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Study shows link between pot and cancer (http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=132847)
MyNorthwest.com, Seattle - <NOBR>6 hours ago</NOBR>
By LAN ARCHER New research from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle shows a link between early or frequent use of marijuana and a most aggressive ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Study: Marijuana Use Might Increase Testicular Cancer Risk (http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=117691)
Ozarks First, MO - <NOBR>7 hours ago</NOBR>
A researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, says the study is is the first to look at the possible link between pot ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Marijuana Use Causes Testicular Cancer (http://www.tothecenter.com/news.php?readmore=8734)
ToTheCenter.com, NY - <NOBR>59 minutes ago</NOBR>
According to BBC, a study that tracked 369 men confirmed that using marijuana regularly doubled the risk of testicular cancer compared to those men that ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Smoking Pot May Double The Risk Of Testicular Cancer (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7014005367)
AHN - <NOBR>8 hours ago</NOBR>
Miami, FL (AHN) - Smoking pot may increase men's risk of developing testicular cancer, according to new research from Seattle. The researchers studied 369 ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD class=j vAlign=top>Weak link found between smoking pot, testicular cancer (http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/02/09/pot-cancer.html)
CBC.ca, Canada - <NOBR>13 hours ago</NOBR>
Teenagers who smoke pot regularly may slightly increase their risk of developing the most aggressive type of testicular cancer compared with nonsmokers, ...

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=7 cellPadding=2 valign="top"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=80 align=middle>http://nt2.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=Unsmr9YVhloJ&imgurl=www.sciam.com/media/inline/blog/Image/Marijuana.jpg (http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=marijuana-might-lead-to-increased-r-2009-02-09)</TD><TD class=j vAlign=top>Marijuana might lead to increased risk of testicular cancer (http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=marijuana-might-lead-to-increased-r-2009-02-09)
Scientific American - <NOBR>5 hours ago</NOBR>
By Katherine Harmon in 60-Second Science Blog Fellas, you might want to think, well, twice about following Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps' lead. ...

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Snoop
February 10th, 2009, 07:39 PM
In the AFP story they say: "Although the disease is rare, and often treatable, incidents of the most common types of testicular cancer have grown by 3 to 6 percent per year since the 1950s in the western world, at the same time as marijuana smoking has become more common."

Well hasn't the total population increased by at least 3 to 6 percent?

The Mayo Clinic has this to say regarding risk factors:
Family history. If other family members have had testicular cancer, you may have an increased risk.
Race. Testicular cancer is more common in white men than in black men. The reason for racial differences in the incidence of testicular cancer is unknown.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/DS00046/DSECTION=risk-factors (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/DS00046/DSECTION=risk-factors)

Was race even considered in the recent research? I can't find any reference to that.