Many cancer patients are wondering if their cancer could have been caused by popular heartburn drug Zantac after the FDA issued a recall for the medication due to a possible cancer-causing chemical. If you’ve been diagnosed with testicular cancer or another type of cancer after taking Zantac, you may be wondering about your legal rights. You could have grounds for a testicular cancer lawsuit against Zantac manufacturers.
Symptoms and Signs of Testicular Cancer
There is a wide range of testicular cancer symptoms or signs. In some cases, people with testicular cancer do not experience any signs or symptoms at all. In other cases, symptoms could point to another medical condition altogether.
The most common warning sign is an enlarged testicle or a small lump in the testicles. If you’ve noticed a lump, enlargement, pain, hardness, or tenderness, you should meet with a doctor as soon as possible.
Some other warning signs of testicular cancer include:
- Pain, discomfort, or numbness in a testicle or the scrotum
- A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
- Dull aches in the groin or lower abdomen
- Fluid buildup in the scrotum
- Breast growth or tenderness
Are There Any Risk Factors For Testicular Cancer?
There are a few risk factors that can increase your risk of developing testicular cancer, including:
- Age – Teens and younger men are at the highest risk, specifically those between the ages of 15 and 35. However, men of any age can develop testicular cancer.
- Abnormal testicle development – Certain conditions that cause abnormal testicle development (such as Klinefelter syndrome) can lead to an increased risk of testicular cancer.
- Family history – You could be at an increased risk of testicular cancer if anyone in your family has been diagnosed with it.
- Race – Testicular common is more common in white men than in other groups.
- Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) – Men with a testicle that never descended may be at a higher risk of developing testicular cancer.
If recent research is correct, it’s possible that taking Zantac could also be a risk factor for testicular cancer.