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Marijuana Smoke Linked to Testicular Cancer
2012-09-10 17:21:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Love smoking that Mary Jane? Well, a new study says that your passion for rolling up that five-leafed friend might be affecting your nether regions if you´re a dude, bro. University of Southern California (USC) researchers wrote in the peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society that they have linked marijuana smoking to an increased risk of developing testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is most commonly diagnosed in...

2012-02-14 11:19:59

Mouse study is first to show an external cause for increasingly common cancer Male fetuses of mothers that are exposed to radiation during early pregnancy may have an increased chance of developing testicular cancer, according to a study in mice at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The article was published today in PLoS ONE. The study is the first to find an environmental cause for testicular germ cell tumors, the most common cancer in young Caucasian men. "This...

2011-10-19 13:10:04

The "Lance Armstrong effect" could become a powerful new weapon to fight cancer cells that develop resistance to chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments, scientists say in a report in the ACS journal Molecular Pharmaceutics. Robert Getzenberg and Donald Coffey explain that many advances have occurred in the 40 years since President Nixon declared a "War on Cancer" on December 23, 1971. However, cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide, claiming almost 8 million lives...

2011-09-15 11:43:38

Men who channeled positive thoughts into a five-week writing assignment about their testicular cancer showed signs of improved mental health afterward, in contrast to men who wrote negatively or neutrally about their condition, according to results of a Baylor University pilot study. The findings are encouraging for those with testicular cancer who are seeking mental and emotional therapy as well as physical treatment, said researcher Dr. Mark T. Morman, professor of communication studies...

2011-03-31 00:59:55

UC Davis cancer researchers have found that older men with early-stage testicular cancer who opt for surveillance with regular CT scans over lymph node removal are at greater risk for secondary cancers. The findings, published online last week in the journal Cancer, indicate that physicians should consider the risk of new cancers with surveillance when discussing treatment options with their patients. Along with a multi-disciplinary team of UC Davis researchers, Karim Chamie, a UC Davis...

2011-03-14 16:40:31

A new study has shown that a surgical technique called microdissection testicular sperm extraction (TESE) can effectively locate and extract viable sperm in more than one-third of adult male childhood cancer survivors who were previously considered sterile due to prior chemotherapy treatment. As a result, many of the men were subsequently able to father children with the help of in vitro fertilization. The findings offer a new option for many cancer survivors who want to have children but...

2011-03-03 12:26:01

A new study published in the International Journal of Andrology reveals that semen quality has significantly deteriorated during the last ten years in Finland, a country that previously was a region with high sperm counts. At the same time, the incidence of testis cancer in the Finnish population showed a remarkable increase, following the worrying trends observed in several countries in Europe and the Americas. Led by Jorma Toppari, MD, PhD, of the University of Turku, researchers examined...

2010-08-04 14:30:46

Scientists have developed a model that will enable them to investigate, for the first time, how human testes develop in baby boys while they are in the womb. Until now it has been impossible to study testicular development during pregnancy in humans and this discovery will enable researchers to understand the processes that can lead to the onset of testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC) in young adult life, and how factors, such as common environmental chemicals, might play a role. The research...

2010-03-30 14:19:47

Urologists at a leading Irish hospital have reported an alarming increase in the number of teenage boys and young men developing mumps orchitis, in a paper published in the April issue of the urology journal BJUI. They are urging colleagues to offer the MMR vaccine to unvaccinated males in the 15-24 age group and educate them about the condition, which causes one or both testicles to swell and can lead to fertility problems. Mr Niall Davis, a Urology Research Registrar, teamed up with...


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