If you have recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you may have many questions. You may be wondering why you developed this cancer and whether any lifestyle factors may have played a role in your cancer.
The American Cancer Society notes several risk factors associated with the development of colorectal cancer, some of which can be prevented and other risk factors that involve inherited traits.
There are also certain chemicals and compounds that have been linked to the development of colorectal cancer. According to the World Health Organization, there is a link between NDMA consumption and the development of gastric and colorectal cancer. In other words, there is an association between NDMA intake and the development of colorectal cancer.
On April 1, 2020 the FDA asked that all Zantac products be removed from the market because the FDA found that an impurity in the drug could result in unacceptable levels of NDMA being present in the drug. Tests found that when the drug was stored for longer periods of time or at higher temperatures, that the levels of NDMA in the drug increased. The FDA has requested that the drug be pulled from the market as investigations continue. What does this mean for people who regularly used Zantac? First, talk to your doctor. There might be alternative treatments available and, in some cases, stopping certain medications can be more dangerous than the alternative. If you have been taking Zantac over the counter without the guidance of a doctor, you may want to speak to your doctor and stop taking the medication. Additionally, a growing number of people who took Zantac over a long period of time and who later went on to develop colorectal cancer are considering pursuing lawsuits against the makers of Zantac.
Blizzard Law, PLLC is a Zantac law firm in Houston, Texas that is currently accepting clients who believe that taking Zantac over the years may be linked to their development of certain cancers. If you believe this is the case, you are not alone. Contact Blizzard Law, PLLC today or visit USAttorneys.com to get connected with a Zantac lawyer at Blizzard Law, PLLC.