Meth Use and Cancer: 4 Myths, Debunked
Authored by Ken Redmile
“The lifestyle of a meth user can include sharing needles, unprotected sex, and living on the streets, which can lead to contracting HIV, hepatitis B and C, and liver disease,” Deni Carise, PhD, chief science officer at Recovery Centers of America and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, tells WebMD Connect to Care.
This lifestyle, the thinking goes, can increase your likelihood of getting cancer. There’s no definitive link, but recreational meth use definitely isn’t helpful for cancer prevention.
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