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Does Using Zantac (Ranitidine) Cause Throat Cancer?

Throat Anatomy Diagram

If you're a former Zantac user, the recent news that the FDA has recalled the hugely popular heartburn medication may have you concerned about possible cancer risks. Researchers have found that Zantac and other formers of ranitidine may contain cancer-causing chemicals, with possible links to throat cancer and other cancers. Some ex-Zantac users have taken legal action by filing lawsuits against the drug's manufacturers. If you've been diagnosed with throat cancer after taking Zantac, you could also have a case for a Zantac throat cancer lawsuit.

Types of Throat Cancer

Throat cancer is a blanket term that refers to several different types of cancer affecting the throat (pharyngeal cancer) or the voice box (laryngeal cancer). Types of throat cancer include:

Throat Cancer: What Are the Symptoms?

There are a few common signs and symptoms of throat cancer, but these symptoms often indicate a different health condition. If you've noticed any persistent signs and symptoms, you should schedule a doctor's appointment.

Some signs and symptoms of throat cancer include:

Risk Factors for Throat Cancer

There are also a few risk factors that could increase your risk of developing throat cancer, such as:

Zantac use could also possibly be a risk factor for developing throat cancer, according to some researchers.

Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: June 23, 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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