Sunday, September 29, 2013

Diabetes Thyroid Cancer Risk: Some Diabetes Drugs Have Been Shown To Cause An Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer by Diabetes Thyroid Cancer Lawyer

Diabetes Thyroid Cancer Risk: Some Diabetes Drugs Have Been Shown To Cause An Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer by Diabetes Thyroid Cancer Lawyer

Recent scientific studies have shown that some diabetes drugs cause an increased risk of cancer including thyroid cancer and pancreatic cancer.  Persons taking diabetes drugs should be aware of these cancer risks and discuss the potential health risk with their medical provider to determine their best treatment as well as how to detect early signs of cancer.

Persons that have been taking diabetes drugs and have been diagnosed with cancer as well as families that have lost a loved one to cancer and that loved one was on a diabetes drug should make sure that the adverse reaction of the diabetes drug is reported to the health provider that prescribed the diabetes drug and the FDA.  Further, several diabetes drug lawyers are currently reviewing diabetes drug lawsuits.  For more information on these lawsuits please go to the following web pages: Diabetes Drug Thyroid Cancer Lawsuit Information and Diabetes Drug Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit Information.

Early Detection of Cancer is Essential for Survival: Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer

Early warning of cancer is essential for survival and can often prevent the spread of cancer in an individual.  Below are symptoms of both Thyroid Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer.  Persons on diabetes drugs should be aware of the risk of cancer that the diabetes drug may cause and discuss the risk as well as early detection protocols with their health care provider.  

Thyroid cancer is usually highly treatable when found early and is usually painless and without symptoms in its early stages. Unless there is an obvious neck mass that can be seen, most nodules are detected by chance during a routine physical examination or during a doctor visit for an unrelated purpose.

Some symptoms that may appear include:
  •     Hoarseness that has no known cause and does not go away
  •     Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  •     Difficulty swallowing or an unusual sensation (a “lump”) when swallowing
  •     Nodule (lump) or growth in the neck
  •     An abnormally large lymph node (a “swollen gland”) that fails to spontaneously shrink over a few months' time

Pancreatic cancer can be one of the most deadly types of cancer and early detection of pancreatic cancer is essential for survival.  Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can include:
  • dark urine and clay-colored stools,
  • fatigue and weakness, 
  • jaundice (a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes), 
  • loss of appetite and weight loss, 
  • nausea and vomiting, 
  • pain or discomfort in the upper part of the belly or abdomen, 
  • back pain, 
  • blood clots, 
  • diarrhea, and 
  • indigestion.
Pancreatic cancer is often not detected early on and is often advanced when it is first found.  As such, ninety-five percent of the people diagnosed with this cancer will not be alive 5 years later.  Some patients have pancreatic cancer that can be surgically removed are cured. However, in more than 80% of patients the tumor has already spread and cannot be completely removed at the time of diagnosis. 

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