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A small new study adds to growing concerns that recreational marijuana use may lead to testicular cancer in young men.

By Bill Briggs

NBC News

Some blunt advice for the young, male fans of marijuana: You may want to kill that joint and clutch your crotch — self-check style, that is.

Scientists at the University of Southern California say they’ve detected a link between recreational marijuana use and a greater chance among males in their early teens through their mid-30s of contracting a particularly dangerous form of testicular cancer — non-seminoma tumors, according to a small study published today online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

“The group that is at risk for developing these tumors is overwhelmingly young men. They should be looking and paying attention to changes in their testicles anyway,” said Victoria Cortessis, one of the study’s authors and an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles.

Further, the fellas’ weed intake “might be something they would want to mention to their usual health-care provider.”

Read the rest at:  By Bill BriggsNBC Newsupdated 9/10/2012 8:28:10 AM ETPrint Font:Some blunt advice for the young, male fans of marijuana: You may want to kill that joint and clutch your crotch — self-check style, that is.Scientists at the University of Southern California say they’ve detected a link between recreational marijuana use and a greater chance among males in their early teens through their mid-30s of contracting a particularly dangerous form of testicular cancer — non-seminoma tumors, according to a small study published today online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.”The group that is at risk for developing these tumors is overwhelmingly young men. They should be looking and paying attention to changes in their testicles anyway,” said Victoria Cortessis, one of the study’s authors and an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles.Further, the fellas’ weed intake “might be something they would want to mention to their usual health-care provider.”

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