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Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer

Did Viagra Cause Your Cancer?

The popular medication Viagra, commonly associated with use with erectile dysfunction, has been associated with increased risks for invasive melanoma, a recent study has revealed. So, contact our Viagra skin cancer lawsuit attorneys today if you suffered skin cancer.

Contact our Viagra skin cancer lawsuit attorneys today if you suffered skin cancer, were diagnosed with melanoma or suffered related adverse effects.

Recent studies have shown that Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) can cause down-regulation of PDESA levels which can increase the invasiveness of melanoma cells. Your use of the popular medication may be responsible for your adverse skin related complications.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with melanoma after taking Viagra, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact our experienced product liability law firm today to get your legal recovery options. Share the details of your case today and get the answers you seek.

VIAGRA MELANOMA STUDY: NEARLY TWICE THE RISK

With over 76,000 new cases of melanoma reported in the United States in 2012, according to recent Cancer statistics, melanoma is a major health problem in the United States.

Then, an April 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that men using sildenafil (Viagra) face a significantly increased risk of developing melanoma. Other erectile dysfunction drugs, such as Cialis and Levitra, may pose an even greater risk because they last longer in the body.

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data taken between 2000 and 2010 of nearly 26,000 men. During this period, over 3,500 cases of Viagra skin cancer were reported. Of these, 142 cases were melanoma, 580 were squamous cell carcinoma, and 3,030 were basal cell carcinoma.

Data revealed that men who used Viagra were 84 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who did not use the erectile dysfunction drug. Cialis and Levitra are based on the same biochemistry as Viagra. So, it means these erectile dysfunction drugs may pose a similar risk for melanoma.

Researchers did not observe an increased risk for less dangerous forms of skin cancer from Viagra, such as basal cell cancer or squamous cell cancer.

Other melanoma risk factors such as a family history of skin cancer, ultraviolet light exposure, hair color, and mole count did not affect the Viagra skin cancer findings, the authors said.

WHAT IS MELANOMA?

There are three types of skin cancer:

  • Melanoma
  • Basal cell skin cancer
  • Squamous cell skin cancer

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and occurs when skin cells multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. Melanomas often resemble moles, and some develop from moles. Also, melanoma moles are usually black or brown, but can also be skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue or white.

MELANOMA CANCER STATISTICS

Melanoma is rare but causes the majority of skin cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.

  • Less than two percent of skin cancer cases are melanoma.
  • About 76,100 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 43,890 in men and 32,210 in women).
  • About 9,710 people die of melanoma (about 6,470 men and 3,240 women).

VIAGRA MELANOMA LAWSUITS

Viagra melanoma lawsuits allege the drug may be inducing the cell invasion rate. This means your use of the popular medication may have increased your risk of developing skin cancer.

Pfizer, the manufacturer of the Viagra, may not have adequately warned you of the risks. So, if you suffered melanoma-related problems, you may have entitlement to significant compensation.

If you have cancer and took Viagra, you should share the details of your case with our attorneys.

You may be eligible for filing a Viagra melanoma lawsuit and get compensation. You may not know of the adverse risks. Find out today if you have a case.

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