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Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Causes

Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Causes

Pancreatic cancer is caused by DNA mutations in cells that multiply uncontrollably and form a mass called a “tumor.” Most types of pancreatic cancer start in exocrine cells, which are responsible for making digestive enzymes that break down food.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Januvia induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with pancreatic 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.

Risk-Factors for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is more common among people who have the following risk-factors:

  • Type-2 diabetes
  • Age (80% of pancreatic cancers affect people over 60 years old)
  • Gender (men have a 30% higher risk of pancreatic cancer than women)
  • Race (African Americans are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer)
  • Chronic pancreatitis (inflammation in the pancreas)
  • Liver problems (cirrhosis of the liver)
  • Genetic diseases or family history of pancreatic cancer
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Eating foods that are high in fat or fried, meats (processed or smoked)
  • Alcoholism
  • And more

Does Januvia Cause Pancreatic Cancer?

No one knows if Januvia causes pancreatic cancer. Many patients have multiple risk-factors, which makes it hard to determine what caused the cancer.

Januvia is associated with dozens of cases of pancreatitis, which is a sudden inflammation in the pancreas. Experts are concerned that long-term treatment with Januvia could lead to low-level, chronic inflammation in the pancreas, which could lead to pancreatic cancer.

Furthermore, in 2011, researchers from UCLA linked Januvia to a 2.7-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer, based on an analysis of adverse events submitted to the FDA between 2004-2009. The lead researcher on the study warned:

“This analysis of the FDA database does not establish that pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer are caused by GLP-1 therapy. It simply raises the level of concern that they may be, and that the appropriate prospective studies are required to rule them out.”

More Information About Pancreatic Cancer

Do I have a Januvia Lawsuit?

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