Getty ImagesMayara Klingner / EyeEm So, listen: Smoking cigarettes is clearly bad for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking causes 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, and 90 percent of all lung cancers are smoking-related. Basically, cigarettes are some bad sh*t. But...what about smoking marijuana? Sure, it's not exactly the same thing, but you're still literally inhaling smoke—it's got to have some health risks attached to it, right? Is it possible to get lung cancer from smoking marijuana as well? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Well, can you get lung cancer from smoking pot?Right now, the only answer to that is...maybe. That's because there's been little research to either support or disprove a link between marijuana and cancer, simply because, you know, pot is still largely illegal. (FYI: Pot is legal for recreational use in nine states in the U.S., and for medical use in 31 states and the District of … [Read more...] about Can You Get Lung Cancer From Smoking Weed?
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WINONA, Minn. — John Rumpza and the doctors thought it was nothing. The Winona State University football player was in peak physical condition and had "no physical symptoms" that would lead to believe the lump they found was anything more than a benign tumor. Even though the initial appointment last October went well, Rumpza endured further tests, showed up for his required follow-ups and remained at-ease throughout the entire process. And then, a bombshell. "Testicular cancer," Rumpza said. "Honestly, it was God-send that I saw the doctor in the first place because I had no reason to believe anything was wrong and no physical symptoms." After his initial appointment in Winona last October, Rumpza was referred to a urologist and an oncologist at Gundersen Lutheran Medical center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It was there that surgery was scheduled and the cancerous tissue was removed in January. "They caught it early enough, but it was still a little scary," the 2015 Blooming Prairie … [Read more...] about Minnesota college player rejoins team after cancer diagnosis
ONE in three blokes bury their head in the sand when it comes to their health, experts have warned. Men up and down the country admit they've developed an "ostrich" attitude, avoiding seeing their doctor blaming their busy lives. A survey of 1,000 men also showed three in four will put off going to the GP when they show signs of being ill. One in four said it’s because they don’t have the time, with one in ten forgetting to book appointments. Shockingly, two fifths don’t think it’s important to get a check-up and nearly one in five reckoned they are healthy and therefore don’t have to worry, according to the survey by Gillette, who are working with the Movember Foundation for Men's Health Week. Anne-Cecile Berthier, Movember Foundation country director UK & Europe, said: “The state of men’s health is in crisis, too many men are unaware of the health risks they face and the actions required to stay mentally and physically well. … [Read more...] about Men’s health crisis looms as THIRD of blokes bury their heads in the sand
A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer. Playmaker Paul Jarvis was diagnosed with testicular cancer last month after first discovering symptoms earlier in the year.“I started having symptoms in February with soreness and feeling quite tired towards the end of football games,” explained the 29-year-old, who played for Chorley FC from 2013 to 2018.“In the weeks where we had two games, in the second I was dead on my feet and I just thought it was because I was getting a bit old and unfit.“But with my father-in-law dying of cancer earlier this year, my wife made me go and get checked out.”The current Lancaster City FC star, who played for AFC Fylde from 2010 to 2013, got the diagnosis on May 14 and two days later had an operation to remove the cancerous testicle. After posting the news to his Twitter feed, he received hundreds of messages of support.“It was … [Read more...] about County footballer Paul Jarvis ‘overwhelmed’ with messages of support in his fight against cancer
PUBLISHED: 17:34 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:50 13 April 2018 Andrew Hirst Rob Harvey, from Hadleigh, is attempting to run from Lands End to John O'Groats in the fastest time ever in September. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A Suffolk cancer survivor is to undertake a gruelling 10km obstacle course as training for a Land’s End to John O’Groats world record. Hadleigh’s Rob Harvey, 28, hopes to complete the 874-mile journey across the length of the UK in the fastest time on foot when he sets out on September 30. He set himself the challenge after overcoming testicular cancer to raise money for Ballboys charity. “My journey to my world record attempt is all about raising awareness about testicular cancer and helping make sure men across the country know the signs, symptoms and who to speak to if something isn’t right,” he said. “After my chemotherapy ended, I decided that I wanted to celebrate my recovery by becoming a world record holder. I … [Read more...] about Hadleigh cancer survivor to undertake ‘Wolf Run’ in preparation for Land’s End to John O’Groats record attempt