In patients suspected of having Victoza pancreatic cancer, a number of tests may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. These examinations may include ultrasound photographs, dye injections into the pancreatic duct, and tissue biopsies. If pancreatic cancer is confirmed, the patient will be treated according to the stage and type of the disease.
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What’s the Problem?
Unfortunately, Victoza-induced pancreatic cancer often goes undiagnosed until its later stages. By the time telltale symptoms are exhibited, diagnosing the disease is relatively straightforward. Diagnosing pancreatic cancer usually happens when someone makes an appointment with the doctor after experiencing symptoms for a prolonged period of time. Victoza pancreatic cancer symptoms frequently include:
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
To identify the cause of these symptoms, the patient’s doctor will take a comprehensive medical history and ask detailed questions about the nature of the illness, such as the time of onset, nature and location of pain, and other medical concerns. A physical exam will then be conducted to feel for a mass in the abdomen and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, jaundiced skin, or weight loss. Lab and imaging tests may also be ordered, which will show evidence that bile flow is being obstructed, or other characteristic abnormalities.
If the results of these studies indicate a tumor in the pancreas, a positive diagnosis of Victoza pancreatic cancer is likely, but not 100% definite. Only a biopsy in which actual tissue is extracted from the mass can identify the disease positively. If pancreatic cancer seems very likely, and the tumor appears removable by surgery, doctors may recommend surgical intervention without a biopsy.
Click here to learn more about Victoza pancreatic cancer tests & diagnosis procedures from the Mayo Clinic.
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.
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