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2009-05-14 13:35:00

A new report has linked the use of chemicals found in food, cosmetics and cleaning products to an increased risk of birth defects, testicular cancer and infertility among unborn boys.Professor Richard Sharpe, a reproductive biologist of the Medical Research Council said the chemicals work to "feminize" male infants while still in the womb. The chemicals can block the male sex hormone testosterone, and even mimic the female hormone estrogen.Researchers point to birth defects seen on the penis,...

2009-03-18 11:43:18

The number of Canadians living with cancer is rising with the percentage higher in women than in men before age 60, government official said. However, the percentage of Canadians living with a diagnosis of cancer in men surpassed that for women at age 60 and older -- mostly because of prostate cancer in men. Statistics Canada reported the prevalence of most cancers increased with age -- exceptions were testicular cancer among men, cervical and thyroid cancer among women and Hodgkin lymphoma...

2009-02-24 08:22:18

Men who are infertile appear to have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a report in the February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Testicular germ cell cancer, the most common cancer among young men in industrialized countries, has become even more prevalent during the last 30 to 50 years, according to background information in the article. There is evidence that semen quality and male fertility have also declined during...

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2009-02-09 13:30:00

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. The team studied 369 Seattle-area men with testicular cancer who ranged in ages from 18 to 44 along with 979 men in of similar age who did not have testicular cancer. They found that those who currently smoke pot are 70 percent more likely to develop testicular cancer than those who do not. The risk was heightened among men who had...

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2008-11-20 09:11:42

Agents bind to different targets than conventional drugs A new class of compounds called phosphaplatins can effectively kill ovarian, testicular, head and neck cancer cells with potentially less toxicity than conventional drugs, according to a new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The compounds could be less harmful than current cancer treatments on the market such as cisplatin and carboplatin because they don't penetrate the cell...

2008-10-30 15:00:39

The Lance Armstrong Foundation's LIVESTRONG(TM) Young Adult Alliance will host the nation's largest conference on adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer, "This time it's personal - Using our collective experiences to advance young adult oncology," at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, Nov. 12-14, 2008. Doug Ulman, President and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and three-time cancer survivor, and Eric Shanteau, Olympic swimmer and testicular cancer survivor, will give a joint...

2008-10-30 15:00:38

A Swedish study suggests women who experience severe gestational hypertension may give birth to boys who are at lower risk for testicular cancer. Medical researchers aren't certain why that occurs, but Dr. Andreas Pettersson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm said the protective effect of gestational hypertension might be due to the hormones that are released when a placenta malfunctions. "Ironically, a malfunctioning placenta may lower the risk," said Pettersson. "One possible...

2008-10-06 21:00:11

Carboplatin, which is often used to treat ovarian and lung cancer, can replace radiotherapy to cure early-stage seminoma, a Medical Research Council study has found.The drug is being hailed as a "safer cure" for the cancer by experts, with fewer long-term risks.About 40 to 45 per cent of testicular cancers are early-stage seminoma and between 780 and 880 men are diagnosed with this stage of the disease each year in the UK.In the early stages the cancer is either confined to the testicle or...

2008-10-06 18:00:11

A single jab of a chemotherapy drug can cure a common type of testicular cancer, researchers said today. Carboplatin, which is often used to treat ovarian and lung cancer, can replace radiotherapy to cure early-stage seminoma, a study found. The drug is being hailed as a "safer cure" for the cancer by experts, with fewer long-term risks. About 40 to 45 per cent of testicular cancers are early-stage seminoma and between 780 and 880 men are diagnosed with this stage of the disease each...

2008-10-06 08:15:00

By LYNDSAY MOSS HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A COMMON form of testicular cancer can be cured with a single jab of chemotherapy, researchers revealed yesterday. Carboplatin - currently often used to treat ovarian and lung cancer - could replace the need for radiotherapy in men with early- stage seminoma. Experts say the drug is a "safer cure" for the cancer, with fewer long-term health risks. Up to 45 per cent of testicular cancers are classed as early- stage seminoma, amounting to between 780 and...


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