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Monday, September 30, 2013

Diabetes and Thyroid Cancer: Byetta and other Diabetes Medications May Cause An Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer by Texas Diabetes Thyroid Cancer Lawyer

Diabetes and Thyroid Cancer: Byetta and Other Diabetes Medications May Cause An Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer by Texas Byetta Diabetes Thyroid Cancer Lawyer

More than 200,000 people were newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2012.  Recent scientific studies have shown that some of these people may have gotten thyroid cancer from taking a diabetes drug.  One such diabetes drug is Byetta.  Recent studies have shown that Byetta increases the risk of thyroid cancer.  Further, many lawsuits are currently being filed alleging that the maker of Byetta failed to provide adequate warnings to consumers and the medical community regarding this risk of thyroid cancer.

If you or a loved one has taken Byetta and has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or pancreatic cancer, please feel free to contact Byetta Thyroid Cancer Lawyer, Byetta Cancer Lawyer, and Byetta Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer Jason Coomer.

Thyroid Cancer Information and Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid.  The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer. It is a malignant tumor or growth originating within the thyroid gland, also called thyroid carcinoma.

The prognosis for any individual with thyroid cancer depends on several factors. These include the type of thyroid cancer, the tumor size, whether the disease has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body (especially distant sites), and the patients’ age at the time of diagnosis. 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 thyroid cancer symptoms 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

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