Complications of Victoza-induced pancreatic cancer may include malnutrition, weight loss, malabsorption, spread of the cancer, and weight loss. These complications are serious and can be life-threatening if not treated in a timely manner. Factors affecting the prognosis of Victoza pancreatic cancer include whether or not the tumor was removed by surgery, the stage of the disease, the patient’s overall health, and whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has recurred.
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What Possible Complications Can Pancreatic Cancer Cause?
Complications of Victoza pancreatic cancer may include:
- Jaundice – Cancerous tumors in the pancreas can cause jaundice, which manifests as yellow skin and eyes, dark urine, and pale-colored stools. To treat the condition, a stent may be inserted into the bile duct to keep it open. If this is ineffective, surgery may be necessary to create a new path for bile to travel from the liver to the intestines.
- Pain – Pancreatic tumors may grow so large that they press against the abdomen, resulting in severe pain. This complication may be treated with pain medications, radiation therapy, or, in severe cases, alcohol injections into the nerves that control pain in the abdomen.
- Bowel obstructions – If tumor cells travel into or press against the small intestine, it can interfere with the patient’s digestive system. This can be treated with a stent to hold the small intestine open, or with bypass surgery to connect the stomach to a portion of the intestines that aren’t blocked.
- Weight loss – Complication resulting from nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, digestive issues, or a tumor pressing against the abdomen. Pancreatic enzyme supplements may be prescribed to help with digestion, and patients may be advised to add extra calories to their meals.
Do I Have a Victoza 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 Victoza lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Victoza pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Victoza Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Victoza, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Victoza suit and we can help.