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Liver Cancer

 

Overview Of Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver. Your liver is a football-sized organ that sits in the upper right portion of your abdomen, beneath your diaphragm and above your stomach.

Several types of cancer can form in the liver. The most common type of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma, which begins in the main type of liver cell (hepatocyte). Other types of liver cancer, such as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and hepatoblastoma, are much less common.

Cancer that spreads to the liver is more common than cancer that begins in the liver cells. Cancer that begins in another area of the body — such as the colon, lung or breast — and then spreads to the liver is called metastatic cancer rather than liver cancer. This type of cancer is named after the organ in which it began — such as metastatic colon cancer to describe cancer that begins in the colon and spreads to the liver.

Symptoms Of Liver Cancer

Most people don't have signs and symptoms in the early stages of primary liver cancer. When signs and symptoms do appear, they may include:

  • Losing weight without trying

  • Loss of appetite

  • Upper abdominal pain

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • General weakness and fatigue

  • Abdominal swelling

  • Yellow discoloration of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)

  • White, chalky stools

Causes Of Liver Cancer

Bladder cancer develops when cells in the bladder begin to grow abnormally. Rather than grow and divide in an orderly way, these cells develop mutations that cause them to grow out of control and not die. These abnormal cells form a tumor.

Causes of bladder cancer include:

  • Smoking and other tobacco use

  • Exposure to chemicals, especially working in a job that requires exposure to chemicals

  • Past radiation exposure

  • Chronic irritation of the lining of the bladder

  • Parasitic infections, especially in people who are from or have traveled to certain areas outside the United States

 

It's not always clear what causes bladder cancer, and some people with bladder cancer have no obvious risk factors. Investigations are currently being conducted regarding the link to Zantac Bladder Cancer.

Liver Cancer And Zantac

Brand-name Zantac products are commonly used in the United States and worldwide to treat issues such as heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers.

Recent concerns have emerged about the safety of Zantac, however, in response to alarming test results out of the laboratory of online pharmacy, Valisure. These test results showed unsafe levels of a carcinogenic (cancerous) chemical known as NDMA in their tested Zantac products.

One of the types of cancer linked to overexposure to NDMA is liver cancer. 

Many people who have taken Zantac regularly, or have lost a loved one to cancer after using Zantac products, are now suing Zantac drugmakers for failing to disclose the potential link between use of their products and various cancers.

How To Know If Zantac Caused Your Liver Cancer

Zantac is a brand name for the generic drug, ranitidine. Not all ranitidine products are necessarily believed to be contaminated with dangerous amounts of NDMA, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

If you are concerned about your risk for developing liver cancer after taking Zantac, or wish to know if Zantac caused your liver cancer, your best course of action is to talk to your doctor or cancer treatment team. Your doctor can evaluate your risk, or probable causes of your liver cancer through careful consideration of your medical history and Zantac use.

At this time, the FDA does not know how many people are likely to have been affected by the toxic amounts of NDMA in Zantac and ranitidine products. An investigation into the scope of the issue and the likelihood of developing cancer after taking Zantac is currently ongoing.

What To Do If You Think Zantac Caused Your Liver Cancer

If you were diagnosed with liver cancer after taking Zantac regularly for a health problem, you are not alone. Several class action and individual lawsuits have been filed across the U.S. by individuals and loved ones who received a cancer diagnosis after taking Zantac or ranitidine products.

The basis for these lawsuits is generally one of negligence. Negligence is a legal theory in personal injury law that traces personal injury or wrongful death to the negligent behavior of an individual or entity—such as a business or pharmaceutical company.

In the context of recent Zantac lawsuits, the negligence of named defendants (Zantac drugmakers) refers to their failure to properly warn the government, healthcare providers, and the public of the amount of NDMA in their drugs, violating U.S. consumer protection laws.

The types of Zantac cancer lawsuits that have been filed include:

  • product liability (defective drug) lawsuits

  • personal injury lawsuits

  • wrongful death lawsuits

 

Several plaintiffs who have taken legal action against Zantac drugmakers have not been diagnosed with cancer, but are nonetheless seeking compensation for the amount of money spent on Zantac through their regular use of the drugs.

If you’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer after taking Zantac and experienced significant financial or emotional distress, an attorney will likely recommend filing an individual lawsuit to seek fair compensation for your losses. You may be eligible to file a zantac lawsuit for liver cancer.

You can determine your eligibility for filing an individual lawsuit by speaking to an experienced dangerous drug attorney.

 
 
 
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