Men who regularly smoke cannabis increase risk of developing testicular cancer, study claims
Men who regularly smoke cannabis increase their risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a study by US experts.
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A new meta-analysis finds insufficient evidence of an association between marijuana use and cancer, with the exception of testicular cancer.Medscape Medical News
Conditions: Testicular Cancer; Colorectal Neoplasms Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Colonoscopy surveillance Sponsor: The Netherlands Cancer Institute Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSIONS: Although our meta-analysis showed statistically significant increased risks of either cancer incidence or mortality of certain cancers in association with firefighting, a number of important limitations of the underlying studies exist, which, precluded our ability to arrive at definitive conclusions regarding causation. PMID: 31759344 [PubMed - in process]
Rob Bilott, a corporate lawyer-turned-environmental crusader, doesn’t much care if he’s made enemies over the years. “I’ve been dealing with this for almost three decades,” he says. “I can’t really worry about if the people on the other side like me or not.” Bilott used to be on the other side. The Todd Haynes-directed movie Dark Waters, now playing in theaters, tells the story of how the lawyer, played by Mark Ruffalo, switched allegiances. As happened in real life, the movie depicts Ruffalo’s Bilott as a lawyer who defends large chemical companies before he is approac...
ConclusionsTCS are more likely to have high level of stress. Screening programs for psychological stress should be considered as part of the follow-up program.Implications for cancer survivorsA higher level of stress is observed in TCS irrespective of treatment.
Testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC) develops from pre-malignant germ neoplasia in situ (GCNIS) cells. GCNIS originates from fetal gonocytes (POU5F1+/MAGE-A4 −), which fail to differentiate to pre-spermatogonia (POU...
Abstract The testicular prosthesis can be an afterthought for providers when performing an orchiectomy for testicular cancer, torsion, atrophic testis, or trauma. However, data suggest that patients find the offer of a testicular prosthesis and counseling regarding placement to be extremely important from both a pragmatic and a psychosocial perspective. Only two-thirds of men undergoing orchiectomy are offered an implant at the time of orchiectomy and of those offered about one-third move forward with prosthesis placement. The relatively low acceptance rate is in stark contrast with high patient satisfaction and l...
Conclusion In this single-center experience with a limited number of patients, 18F-FDG PET/computed tomography appears to have a value of staging and restaging for both seminomatous and non-seminomatous GCTs.
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 11Author(s): M. Peixoto, J. Bastos, A. Chaves, J. Carvalho, M. Mariano, P. Madeira, I. Pazos, G. Sousa