What Are the Symptoms of Cancer Caused by Zantac?
If you’ve seen the news that Zantac can cause cancer due to NDMA contamination, you may be wondering, “What are the symptoms of cancers caused by Zantac?”
It’s a difficult question because so many cancers are potentially linked to Zantac. In fact, at least 20 different types of cancer have been linked to NDMA, the dangerous chemical found in Zantac and generic ranitidine.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the cancers that may be caused by Zantac, and focus on those that research indicates may be most closely tied to NDMA ingestion, as well as their specific symptoms.
Remember, if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac or ranitidine, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Zantac lawyer concerning your potential claim or lawsuit.
IMPORTANT: Cancers potentially caused by Zantac can be serious and even life-threatening. If you believe you’re experienced symptoms of cancer caused by Zantac, seek immediate medical attention.
Cancers That May Be Caused By Zantac
Research indicates that as many as 20 different types of cancer may be linked to NDMA-contaminated Zantac and ranitidine. These include:
- Esophageal cancer
- Throat / nasal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Colon and colorectal cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Brain cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
For more information on all the types of cancer that may be caused by Zantac, please visit our Zantac cancers page.
Symptoms of Cancers Caused by Zantac
With roughly 20 different types of cancer potentially linked to Zantac and ranitidine, there are far too many cancer symptoms to list in a single blog post. For detailed information on all the cancers linked to NDMA (the cancer-causing chemical found in Zantac and ranitidine), please visit the Mayo Clinic’s cancer symptoms page.
According to the Mayo Clinic, general symptoms of cancer include (but are certainly not limited to):
- A lump of thickening of tissue found under the skin
- Weight changes, including unexpected weight loss or gain
- Changes in the skin, including yellowing, darkening, or redness, sores that do not heal, or changes to existing moles
- Changes in bladder or bowel habits
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent cough
- Difficulty swallowing
- Persistent discomfort or indigestion after eating
- Persistent and unexplained night sweats
- Persistent and unexplained muscle or joint pain
- Unexplained bruising or bleeding
If you’ve experienced any of these potential symptoms of cancer, talk with a doctor immediately. You and your loved ones’ health is most important.
“But what about symptoms of cancer caused by Zantac?”
More than 20 different types of cancer may be linked to NDMA-contaminated Zantac and ranitidine. However, scientific evidence indicates that the strongest connection may exist between cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, as Zantac and ranitidine medications are consumed orally.
Let’s take a look at some of the more common symptoms associated with these cancers potentially caused by Zantac, according to the Mayo Clinic.
IMPORTANT: This list of symptoms of cancer potentially caused by Zantac is based on information provided by the Mayo Clinic and is not intended to be exhaustive. If you are experiencing any of these or other symptoms potentially associated with cancer, talk with your doctor immediately.
Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer That May Be Caused by Zantac
- Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
- Chest pain, pressure or burning sensation
- Unexpected weight loss
- Worsening heartburn or indigestion
Symptoms of Stomach Cancer That May Be Caused by Zantac
- Feeling bloated after eating
- Feeling full despite eating small amounts of food
- Severe indigestion that doesn’t go away
- Severe and persistent heartburn
- Persistent and unexplained nausea
- Unintended weight loss
- Persistent vomiting
Symptoms of Bladder Cancer That May Be Caused by Zantac
- Blood in the urine (hematuria), which may appear bright red or cola-colored (however sometimes blood in the urine is not visible and must be detected by a lab)
- Frequent urination
- Painful urination
- Back pain
Symptoms of Kidney Cancer That May Be Caused by Zantac
- Blood in the urine (hematuria), which may appear pink, red, or cola-colored
- Pain in your back or side that doesn’t go away
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Tiredness and fatigue
Symptoms of Colorectal Cancers That May Be Caused by Zantac
- Persistent change in bowel habits, including diarrhea, constipation, or a change in stool consistency
- Persistent discomfort in the abdomen, such as cramps, gas or pain
- Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
- A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
- Unexplained weight loss
If you’re experiencing symptoms of cancer potentially caused by Zantac or ranitidine, talk with a doctor immediately.
Have you been diagnosed with cancer potentially caused by Zantac?
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