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MARIJUANA LINKED TO TESTICULAR CANCER | Adult ADHD Los Angeles|ADHD Treatment For Adults| Help With Adult ADHD|ADHD Relationship Coaching
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MARIJUANA LINKED TO TESTICULAR CANCER

IN THE NEWS

Young men with early or heavy use of Marijuana appear to have a 70% greater risk of Testicular Cancer.  This risk is even higher the younger the age of first use.

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center in Seattle found an association with Nonseminoma, a fast growing and aggressive subtype of testicular cancer.  Of all testicular cancer, 40% is Nonseminoma and the rest are slower growing.

It appears that hormonal changes during puberty make young men more vulnerable.  The findings were independent of other known risk factors, such as family history, cigarette smoking and alcohol use.  It appears that the testes, like the brain, have receptors for tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical component of marijuana.

I found this information very interesting.  In our center, we have seen so many young people with ADHD attempt to self-medicate with Marijuana.  It appears the dangers of Marijuana are greater than we initially understood.

One Response to “MARIJUANA LINKED TO TESTICULAR CANCER”

  1. jaysea

    Has eveyone done any real clinical studies on marijuana and ADHD. Why are they pushing these snythetic drugs on us that no one really knows what will do to your body or mind. But a plant that is natural cant be used. Does the cancer come from marijuana smokers? What about in cookies or brownie form? Has anyone heard about the ammazing results with marijuana and autism? We need more research done for natural drugs. NO MORE SYNTHETICS!!

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