Marijuana testicular cancer link?

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  1. arkitect macrumors 601

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    For what it's worth…
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    BBC link…
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Thank god, the only pot my testicles will ever see, stands in the bathroom.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    "Lance Smoked Pot With Phelps - pictures at 11."
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    with a sample size of only 400 people, i dont think this means much of anything really.
     
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    From the article :

    "So before we can reach any firm conclusions about whether this is a cause-and-effect relationship, rather than a statistical blip, the result needs to be replicated in a much larger study."
     
  6. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't want to believe it either! *exhales*
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Right there with you man;)

    Wait, what was I talking about?
     
  8. iObama macrumors 6502

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    I don't know whether to laugh and tell you that's one of the funniest things I've ever heard, or say "shame on you."

    I'm leaning towards the former. :D
     
  9. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Damnit, beat to the joke, I was going to follow typical PRSI logic, A might cause B, X has B therefor X must have done A.

    That's why I smoke all my cannabis oil...

    So are they sure it's the pot and not the increased snack food intake?
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The good news is that you already have a dealer to help you with the chemo and cancer-treatment symptom relief. :p
     
  11. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    They also use to say it would make your tits grow,It was addictive, It was a gateway drug, it wont help your appetite, has no medicinal use, and now this.:rolleyes: 50 years of lies on marijuana so its hard to accept this as the gospel.
     
  12. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Of course smoking marijuana increases the chances of getting any type of cancer... it is still breathing in smoke primarily composed of carbon.
     
  13. Peace macrumors P6

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    In that case normal breathing has the same effect.
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Who is the they you are referring to?

    Not breathing gives you zero chance of cancer.

    And 'normal' breathing does indeed increase your risks of cancer. We've long known correlation between air pollutants (i.e. coal mining towns and big citites) and increases in the risk of cancer. But I've no idea on the relative risk of being at a high risk location vs smoking pot regularly so the equate the two is possible a little disingenuous.
     
  15. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

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    Nowadays anyone will tell you anything causes cancer.

    Why, just last week I did some research that says sitting for more than an hour causes poor voice quality.

    Seriously?! There's too many people telling us this and that is bad, get on with it.
     
  16. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Lung cancer, throat, mouth... those I could see. Testicular? I think we need to look at your smoking techniques...:D

    OMG! Living greatly increases your risk of cancer. Studies have shown that the risk of cancer is much higher in the living, comprising nearly all recorded cancer cases (within the margins of error). Scientists are reluctant to call death the cure for cancer until further research can validated these findings.
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Touché. :D
     
  18. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Everyone at risk should perform an exam. Feel for bumps about the size of a small peanut on the testicle. Have fun. :D
     
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    And you wonder why medicinal marijuana users prefer using a vaporizer over actually smoking a joint.

    When you essentially inhale the burned smoke of almost anything you end up with a long list of poisonous chemicals being ingested by your body. That's why cigarette smoking is so dangerous besides ingesting tar and nicotine.
     
  21. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Your body is a machine. When one part of it gets weak, other parts either make up for it or get weaker along with it.
     

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