Marijuana Increases Likelihood Of Testicular Cancer

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Smoking may increase a man’s risk for testicular cancer.

A new study found that men who had smoked marijuana were twice as likely to get an aggressive form of the disease. But why?

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Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men under age 45. It’s also on the rise, says Scott Eggener, MD, a cancer surgeon at the University of Chicago who has studied the trend.

“No one really knows why,” he says. “Everyone suspects an environmental exposure, but it’s difficult if not impossible to prove.”