Medical Treatment for Cancer from Zantac

Monday, March 1, 2021

Medical Treatment for Cancer from Zantac

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Cancer is a ravaging disease that decreases quality of life and claims far too many lives every year. Many people are enduring medical treatment for Zantac-related cancer. In this case, you should be aware that you have legal rights. Secure these rights by talking with an attorney today.

It’s been well over a year since independent labs found the known carcinogen known as NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine) in samples of the heartburn medication Zantac and its generic form ranitidine. NDMA is sometimes found in extremely low levels in food, water, and medications. However, it has been discovered in high levels in many Zantac samples. Furthermore, NDMA can increase when combined with stomach acid upon consumption, when stored at high temperatures or stored over long periods of time. 

Many cancer patients, their families, and other injured previous Zantac users are turning to the well-versed Chicago Zantac lawyers at Malman Law for help.

Types of Cancer Linked to Zantac Use

Zantac and ranitidine have been linked to numerous types of cancer in patients of all ages and backgrounds. The following types of cancers could be caused by previous Zantac use:

  1. Stomach or gastric cancer forms over the course of many years and has a five-year survival rate of 70 percent
  2. Small and large intestinal cancer is rare and has a survival rate based on if it spreads to other parts of the body
  3. Colorectal cancer generally starts as a polyp in the rectum or colon
  4. Esophageal cancer that causes difficulty swallowing, chest pain, and heartburn
  5. Bladder cancer is usually diagnosed early and has a high success rate with treatment
  6. Liver cancer that causes severe abdominal pain, as well as weakness and swelling in the abdomen
  7. Prostate cancer frequently causes erectile dysfunction and painful urination
  8. Pancreatic cancer which is often deadly due to delayed diagnoses
  9. Breast cancer, specifically ductal carcinoma, if linked to Zantac, affecting both women and men
  10. Throat/nasal cancers occur in the flat cells in the throat, causing symptoms like cough, voice changes, and sore throats

Our Chicago Zantac attorneys can help if you or a loved one recently received a cancer diagnosis of any type which might be linked to Zantac use. 

Medical Treatments for Zantac-Linked Cancers

While cancer treatment is much more successful than it used to be, it still isn’t pleasant. Recommended treatment modalities depend on the location and type of cancer, how progressed it has become, and the individual’s health status. Unfortunately, some of these treatments can cause terrible side effects that significantly reduce cancer patients’ quality of life. Treating cancer can also be extremely expensive. Potential treatments for Zantac-linked cancer includes any one or combination of the following:

  1. Surgery
  2. Chemotherapy
  3. Other medications
  4. Radiation
  5. Stem cell transplants
  6. Hormone therapy
  7. Immunotherapy
  8. Targeted therapy
  9. Alternative therapies

Cancer Diagnosis? Meet with a Knowledgeable Chicago Zantac Lawyer Today

We offer complimentary case reviews for cancer patients or others who believe they may have been injured by taking Zantac and their families. Meet with a knowledgeable Chicago Zantac attorney at Malman Law today by calling (312) 629-0099 or use our easy online contact form.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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