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Janumet Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

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Janumet is a type-2 diabetes drug that contains sitagliptin, a new blood-sugar lowering medication that has been linked to several cases of thyroid cancer. Although the risk of Janumet thyroid cancer is still unknown, patients who use this drug should visit a doctor if they develop Janumet thyroid cancer symptoms — especially a lump on the lower-front part of the neck, breathing or swallowing problems, throat pain, swollen lymph nodes, and more.

Janumet and Thyroid Cancer

Janumet is a new type of diabetes medication that combines metformin and sitagliptin. Although metformin has been used to treat diabetes for decades, sitagliptin was only introduced in 2006 and the long-term risks are still under investigation.

Sitagliptin has been linked to several cases of thyroid cancer, according to a review of FDA adverse event reports that was published in 2011 in Gastroenterology. While experts still do not know if Janumet could cause thyroid cancer, there is a potential risk, and patients should be aware of the symptoms of Janumet thyroid cancer.

Fortunately, thyroid cancer is usually diagnosed early, and it is rarely life-threatening. This is because the thyroid gland is located on the lower-front and center part of the neck, where a growing tumor is very noticeable.

What are the Janumet Thyroid Cancer Symptoms?

It is a good idea to be aware of possible Janumet thyroid cancer symptoms, even if the link between Janumet and thyroid cancer is still under investigation. These symptoms could include:

  • A lump on the throat: May be described as a “nodule.” Slow-growing tumors may not be noticed until a physical examination by a doctor. It is located on the front and center of the neck.
  • Throat pain, tenderness, or swelling
  • Coughing: Or hoarseness that is not due to an illness.
  • Abnormal or “breathy” voice: The voice box (larynx) may be compressed by a growing tumor in the thyroid gland.
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing: This is a symptom of an advanced thyroid cancer that has spread into tissues in the windpipe.
  • Lymph nodes are swollen or tender

 

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