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“MEN who regularly smoke cannabis may have a lower risk of developing bladder cancer, research suggests.”

MEN who regularly smoke cannabis may have a lower risk of developing bladder cancer
 

“Scientists found regular cannabis users were 45% less likely to get the disease compared with men who didn’t smoke the drug. 

Anil Thomas of Los Angeles Medical Centre in California tracked the incidence of bladder cancer among 82,050 men aged 45 to 69. 

Men who reported using cannabis once or twice had no reduction in the incidence of the cancer while those who had used the drug more than 500 times showed a reduction. 

Dr Thomas said: “Bladder cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in men. 

“The results could lead to further studies to determine if the active components of cannabis have biologic activity against bladder cancer.””

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/posts/view/317889High-hope-on-cancer

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Bladder Cancer Risk Lower in Pot Smokers – Renal & Urology News

“For the first time, a study has found that cannabis use may be associated with a decreased risk of bladder cancer,  researchers reported at the American Urological Association 2013 annual meeting.

In a study of nearly 82,000 men, bladder cancer developed in 279 over an 11-year period. Subjects who smoked marijuana, but not tobacco, had a significant 45% decreased risk of bladder cancer compared with those who did not, after adjusting for age, body mass index, and race and ethnicity, according to lead investigator Anil A. Thomas, MD, a researcher with Southern California Permanent Medical Group in Los Angeles. Men who smoked tobacco, but not marijuana, had a significant 52% increased risk, a finding that is consistent with numerous previous studies. Men who smoked both had a 28% increased risk.

Of the 82,000 men, 41% reported ever using marijuana and 57% reported tobacco use; 27% reported used both tobacco and marijuana.”

http://www.renalandurologynews.com/bladder-cancer-risk-lower-in-pot-smokers/article/292174/#

“Association Between Cannabis Use and the Risk of Bladder Cancer: Results From the California Men’s Health Study.”  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25623697

http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/bladder-cancer/

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Marijuana May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk – Medscape

“Smoking marijuana might decrease the smoker’s risk for bladder cancer, a new study shows.

Retrospectively analyzing a large database of patients, researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California found that patients who reported cannabis use were 45% less likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer than patients who did not smoke at all.

“It’s very exciting because bladder cancer is hard to treat,” said Anil Thomas, MD, a urologist at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group…

Dr. Thomas presented the study here at the American Urological Association 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting.

“We know that tobacco smoking is the best established risk factor for bladder cancer,” Dr. Thomas told reporters attending a news conference. “But to date, there are no epidemiologic studies accurately characterizing the association between cannabis use and bladder cancer.”

Dr. Thomas told Medscape Medical News that he first got interested in exploring this topic while doing some laboratory work in which he exposed prostate cancer cells and bladder cancer cells to cannabis.

“The prostate cancer cells did not show an effect and the bladder cancer cells were devastated,” he said.

Some other research has suggested that cannabis might kill other types of cancer cells as well, he said. “I don’t think the full mechanism is known.””

More: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803983

“Association Between Cannabis Use and the Risk of Bladder Cancer: Results From the California Men’s Health Study.”  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25623697

http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/bladder-cancer/

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Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk – Health

marijuana Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk

New research says smoking pot may be less likely to cause bladder cancer than smoking cigarettes.

The finding is potentially valuable, the study authors said, given the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.”

More: http://news.health.com/2013/05/10/study-claims-marijuana-tied-to-lower-bladder-cancer-risk/

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Marijuana Linked To Lower Bladder Cancer Risk, Study Says

“People who smoke marijuana may be less likely to get bladder cancer than those who smoke cigarettes, a new study says.

Marijuana, however, remains classified as the most dangerous controlled substance, Schedule 1, alongside heroine and LSD…

“While there is a plethora of scientific evidence establishing marijuana’s safety and efficacy, the scientific clinical trials necessary to gain FDA approval have long been obstructed by the federal government itself…””

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/marijuana-bladder-cancer_n_3267486.html

“Association Between Cannabis Use and the Risk of Bladder Cancer: Results From the California Men’s Health Study.”  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25623697

http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/bladder-cancer/

 

 

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Cannabis Linked to Decreased Bladder Cancer Risk

“The use of cannabis among men has been linked to a significantly decreased risk for bladder cancer, according to a recent study; however, no cause and effect association has been found.”

“The study, presented at the AUA 2013 Annual Meeting, found that men who reported using cannabis had a 45% lower risk for developing bladder cancer compared with men who did not smoke, even after adjusting for age, BMI, and race/ethnicity.

“Bladder cancer is one of the most prevalent genitourinary malignancies with an estimated 72,570 new cases and 15,210 cancer-related deaths per year in the United States, and it is the fourth most common malignancy in men,” Anil Thomas, MD, study author and endourology fellow at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, said in an e-mail communication. “Importantly, advanced bladder cancer is inherently challenging to treat due to its associated high mortality and lack of effective systemic therapies.””

More: http://www.cancernetwork.com/genitourinary-cancer/content/article/10165/2144158

“Association Between Cannabis Use and the Risk of Bladder Cancer: Results From the California Men’s Health Study… using tobacco only was associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, whereas cannabis use only was associated with a 45% reduction in bladder cancer… cannabis use may be inversely associated with bladder cancer risk…”  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25623697

http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/bladder-cancer/

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Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk – MSN

“New research says smoking pot may be less likely to cause bladder cancer than smoking cigarettes.The finding is potentially valuable, the study authors said, given the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.

More frequent marijuana use — smoking pot more than 500 times — was associated with greater risk reduction than infrequent marijuana use — smoking once or twice, the researchers found.

Thomas said that while the study saw a link between smoking marijuana and lower bladder cancer risk, compared to tobacco smokers, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. He couldn’t explain the link, but speculated on the possible mechanism.

“The theory is that there are receptors in the bladder that are affected by cannabis,” he said. The cannabinoids [compounds] in the marijuana may link with the cannabinoid receptors in the bladder and somehow protect against cell changes that can lead to cancer, he said.

A man’s lifetime risk of bladder cancer is almost 4 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. This means about one in 26 men will develop bladder tumors.”

More: http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/cancer/study-claims-marijuana-tied-to-lower-bladder-cancer-risk

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Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk

“New research says smoking pot may be less likely to cause bladder cancer than smoking cigarettes.

The finding is potentially valuable, the study authors said, given the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.

 

For the study, the researchers compared the risk of bladder cancer in more than 83,000 men who smoked cigarettes only, marijuana (cannabis) only, or both substances. The investigators found that men who only smoked pot were the least likely to develop bladder cancer over the course of 11 years.

“Cannabis use only was associated with a 45 percent reduction in bladder cancer incidence, and tobacco use only was associated with a 52 percent increase in bladder cancer,” said study author Dr. Anil A. Thomas, a fellow in urology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles.”

More: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/05/10/study-claims-marijuana-tied-to-lower-bladder-cancer-risk

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Marijuana tied to lower bladder cancer risk

“New research says smoking pot may be less likely to cause bladder cancer than smoking cigarettes.”

 

“The finding is potentially valuable, the study authors said, given the ongoing debate over legalising marijuana for medical purposes.”

More: http://www.health24.com/Medical/Cancer/News/Marijuana-tied-to-lower-bladder-cancer-risk-20130513

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Smoking lots of marijuana lowers risk for bladder cancer, doctor says

“A new study that spanned 11 years found that smoking marijuana may lower the chances of getting bladder cancer.”

  • ** FILE ** This Jan. 26, 2013, photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows a marijuana plants ready to be harvested. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

“The study’s not been peer-reviewed yet, USA Today reported. It involved 83,000 men who smoked marijuana, cigarettes or both, Raw Story reported.

The findings, presented at the American Urological Association, found that men who smoked cigarettes increased their risks of bladder cancer, but that men who smoked marijuana only actually decreased their risks, Raw Story reported. Further, the study found that men who smoked both still have a higher chance of bladder cancer, but it was still a lower chance than those who smoked only cigarettes, Raw Story said.

“Cannabis use only was associated with a 45 percent reduction in bladder cancer incidence, and tobacco use only was associated with a 52 percent increase in bladder cancer,” the study’s author, Dr. Anil Thomas, said, Raw Story reported.

And smoking a lot of marijuana brought the greatest positive results.

Those who smoked marijuana more than 500 times a year had even less risk of bladder cancer than those who smoked the drug only once in a while, Raw Story reported.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/13/smoking-lots-marijuana-lowers-risk-bladder-cancer-/

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