Metformin Esophageal Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know
Have you been diagnosed with esophageal cancer after taking Metformin? Recently, NDMA was discovered in the popular diabetes drug Metformin, and NDMA has been linked to cancer in humans. Many patients and doctors are wondering about the potential Metformin esophageal cancer risk.
NDMA in Metformin
In 2019, an independent lab discovered NDMA contamination in Metformin, the world’s most popular drug for treating type 2 diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) later issued a warning that NDMA contamination in Metformin may increase the risk of cancer, including potentially esophageal cancer.
Multiple Metformin recalls have been issued by manufacturers.
What is NDMA?
NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) is a dangerous chemical that is naturally occurring, but has been found to exist in elevated quantities in drugs such as Metformin and Zantac (ranitidine).
NDMA is considered a “probable carcinogen” by many scientific organizations, including the:
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In fact, NDMA is used to cause cancer in laboratory rats. These facts have alarmed patients and doctors, who wonder if the NDMA found in Metformin may cause esophageal cancers and other types of cancer.
Does Metformin Cause Esophageal Cancer?
While no definitive causal relationship between Metformin and esophageal cancer has been established, scientific studies have revealed a link between NDMA and esophageal cancer, raising the possibility that Metformin may cause esophageal cancer.
In 2016, a study was published that linked NDMA to cancers of the digestive tract. The study found that “NDMA had significant positive effect on the incidence of digestive tract cancers.”
Esophageal cancer is a cancer of the digestive tract, so it seems possible that NDMA as found in Metformin may cause esophageal cancer.
More research must be done in order to either prove or disprove the potential Metformin esophageal cancer risk.
In the meantime, those who have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer (or another type of cancer) after taking Metformin may qualify for a Metformin cancer lawsuit or claim.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Metformin cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today. There are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Don’t wait — the longer you wait, the harder it may be to win your case and recover the compensation you need and deserve.
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Cancers Potentially Caused by NDMA-Contaminated Metformin
Roughly 20 different types of cancer have been linked to NDMA, as found in Metformin. These cancers include:
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Throat / nasal cancer
- Brain cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Lung cancer
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Metformin cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the convenient form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation concerning your potential Metformin esophageal cancer claim or lawsuit.
Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Metformin Esophageal Cancer Claim?
For more than three decades, the dangerous drug lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been fighting to hold potentially negligent manufacturers accountable.
We have secured millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims (see disclaimer below), and our attorneys have earned memberships and awards (see disclaimer below) from such prestigious organizations as:
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
- Super Lawyers
- AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
If Metformin caused your esophageal cancer (or another type of caner), we believe that’s wrong and we will do what we can to help hold potentially negligent manufacturers accountable.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Metformin cancer lawsuit lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.
The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do. There are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Justice Counts for victims of potentially dangerous drugs like NDMA-contaminated Metformin, which may cause esophageal cancer and other types of cancer.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your Metformin cancer claim. You deserve justice and you may be entitled to compensation.
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