The researchers compared the men’s answers with those from interviews with 979 age-matched controls. They said the results were ‘the first inkling’ that cannabis use might be associated with testicular cancer. Dr. Daling and her team will now examine how cannabis might act on cannabinoid receptors to increase tumour risk.
Daling JR, Doody DR, Sun X et al. Association of marijuana use and the incidence of testicular germ cell tumors. Cancer 2009 Feb 9. doi 10.1002/cncr.24159
Originally published in the March 2009 edition of MIMS Oncology & Palliative Care.