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Use of cellular and cordless telephones and risk of testicular cancer

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  • Rune
    Just a short follow-up on the subject with the results of the largest study ever done on the link between cell phone use and cancer:

    Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer Risk: Update of a Nationwide Danish Cohort
    Joachim Schüz, Rune Jacobsen, Jørgen H. Olsen, John D. Boice, Jr, Joseph K. McLaughlin, Christoffer Johansen

    Affiliations of authors: Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark (JS, RJ, JHO, CJ); International Epidemiology Institute, Rockville, MD (JDB, JKM); Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (JDB, JKM)

    Conclusions: We found no evidence for an association between tumor risk and cellular telephone use among either short-term or long-term users. Moreover, the narrow confidence intervals provide evidence that any large association of risk of cancer and cellular telephone use can be excluded.

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  • Use of cellular and cordless telephones and risk of testicular cancer

    Int J Androl. 2006 Dec 20;

    Use of cellular and cordless telephones and risk of testicular cancer.
    Hardell L, Carlberg M, Ohlson CG, Westberg H, Eriksson M, Hansson Mild K.
    Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden.

    A case-control study on testicular cancer included use of cellular and cordless telephones. The results were based on answers from 542 (92%) cases with seminoma, 346 (89%) with non-seminoma, and 870 (89%) controls. Regarding seminoma the use of analog cellular phones gave odds ratio (OR) = 1.2, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.9-1.6, digital phones OR = 1.3, CI = 0.9-1.8, and cordless phones OR = 1.1, CI = 0.8-1.5. The corresponding results for non-seminoma were OR = 0.7, CI = 0.5-1.1, OR = 0.9, CI = 0.6-1.4, and OR = 1.0, CI = 0.7-1.4, respectively. There was no dose-response effect and OR did not increase with latency time. No association was found with place of keeping the mobile phone during standby, such as trousers pocket. Cryptorchidism was associated both with seminoma (OR = 4.2, CI = 2.7-6.5) and non-seminoma (OR = 3.3, CI = 2.0-5.6), but no interaction was found with the use of cellular or cordless telephones.

    PMID: 17209885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]