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Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

Januvia has recently been linked to pancreatic cancer. Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include jaundice, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Januvia (sitagliptin), a popular type 2 diabetes drug manufactured by Merck & Co., has recently been linked to pancreatic cancer, a life-threatening disease which has a poor prognosis. Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include jaundice, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. 

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Januvia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

What are the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer?

In the early stages of pancreatic cancer, the disease typically grows with no identifiable symptoms. By the time the patient experiences symptoms, the disease has usually migrated to other areas besides the pancreas. At this point, signs and symptoms depend on the tumor’s location inside the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer symptoms in the head of the pancreas include:

  • weight loss
  • jaundice (yellow skin)
  • dark urine
  • light stool color
  • itching
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • enlarged lymph nodes in the neck

In patients whose tumor is located in the body or tail of the pancreas, pancreatic cancer symptoms may include:

  • belly pain
  • back pain
  • weight loss

Gastrointestinal Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Because pancreatic cancer grows around the digestive system, the patient may experience the following gastrointestinal symptoms:

  • abdominal pain – As the tumor grows, it tends to cause a dull ache in the upper abdomen radiating to the back. The pain may be constant or intermittent.
  • bloating – pancreatic cancer may cause an early sense of fullness with meals (satiety), or an unusual swelling of the abdomen.
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • dark urine
  • pale-colored stools – If Januvia pancreatic cancer causes a blocked bile duct leading into the intestine, the patient may experience pale or clay-colored stools.

Constitutional (Whole Body) Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

As pancreatic cancer grows, it causes symptoms in the patient’s entire body. Constitutional symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include:

  • weight loss
  • malaise
  • loss of appetite
  • elevated blood sugar levels – Januvia pancreatic cancer may cause diabetes by impairing the pancreas’ ability to produce insulin.

Pancreatic Cancer Skin Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer may cause the following skin symptoms:

  • jaundice – As tumors block the common bile duct, bile accumulates in the bloodstream, giving the skin and eyes a yellowish hue.
  • itching – Januvia pancreatic cancer can cause intense itching all over the patient’s body, a condition thought to be caused by blockage of the bile ducts.

Click here to learn more about Januvia pancreatic cancer symptoms from Medical News Today.

Do I Have a Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit?

The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Januvia lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Januvia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a class action suit and we can help.

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