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Byetta Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

Byetta Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of thyroid cancer include neck and/or throat pain, hoarseness, nodules on the front of the neck, voice changes, coughing, and more. However, in the early stages, thyroid cancer often produces no symptoms.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Byetta induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Byetta and Thyroid Cancer

In 2009, the FDA published a Safety Communication to announce that the manufacturers of Byetta must conduct six studies to investigate the risk of thyroid cancer. An unrelated study by researchers at UCLA has linked Byetta to thyroid cancer. The study, which was published in 2011 in Gastroenterology, linked Byetta to a 4.7-fold increased risk of thyroid cancer based on 30 cases reported to the FDA.

Early Stages May Have No Symptoms

The problem with thyroid cancer is that it is very rare, which makes research difficult. It may produce no symptoms in its early stages. In fact, thyroid cancer is often diagnosed only when a doctor performs a thyroid exam.

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

The thyroid gland is located on the front and center of the neck, which is why thyroid cancer may produce the following symptoms:

  • Lump or nodule on the neck: This is often very small and can go unnoticed.
  • Hoarseness or voice changes: The larynx (voice box) is located near the thyroid gland. If a tumor presses on the voice box, it can cause hoarseness or changes in tone of voice.
  • Problems swallowing or breathing: The thyroid is also located close to the windpipe, and can potentially constrict the airway if the tumor grows large.
  • Neck or throat pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes: The lymph nodes are located on the sides of the neck. Thyroid cancer can potentially spread to the lymph nodes and cause chronic swelling.
  • Cough
  • Goiter: This enlarged tissue is a symptom of a severely swollen thyroid gland.

Recommendation

Anyone with symptoms of thyroid cancer should be evaluated by a doctor. Thyroid cancer is rare and the symptoms are often signs of something else. However, even if thyroid cancer is not causing the symptoms, they could be symptoms of another serious illness.

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