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Can Zantac Cause Uterine Cancer?

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If you're a former Zantac user and have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you may be wondering - could my uterine cancer be caused by Zantac? One of the world's most popular heartburn drugs may have dangerously high levels of a probable cancer-causing chemical, according to the FDA. Zantac (ranitidine) medications are being recalled from pharmacies due to the possibility that there is a link between the use of this medication and several types of cancer. Some cancer sufferers who have used Zantac have begun exploring taking legal action against the manufacturers of Zantac.

What Are The Symptoms of Uterine Cancer?

Different patients may experience different symptoms of uterine cancer and these symptoms can change as the cancer progresses. There are also some other health conditions that can cause similar symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms of uterine cancer include:

Types of Uterine Cancer (Endometrium Cancer)

Uterine (endometrium) cancer most commonly starts in the uterine lining, otherwise known as the uterine wall, which is also called by the medical term "endometrium".

There are four main types of uterine cancer:

What Are The Risk Factors of Uterine Cancer?

There are a few different factors that may increase the risk of uterine cancer, such as:

While not yet conclusively proven, there is reason to suspect that Zantac users could also be at a higher risk of developing uterine cancer due to the presence of a probable carcinogen at high levels in the drug.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: April 24, 2020
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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