What You Need to Know if You Have Pancreatic Cancer After Taking Byetta

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Your disease, your diagnosis, and your prognosis may be the same as those of other pancreatic cancer patients. However, if you have developed pancreatic cancer after taking Byetta then there are important things that you need to know that other pancreatic patients don’t need to know. Most importantly, you need to understand how this could have happened to you and what you can do about it now.

Why You May Have Pancreatic Cancer After Taking Byetta

Ultimately, this may be a question for your doctor and/or medical researchers. It is possible that you would’ve developed pancreatic cancer even if you had never taken Byetta. However, it is important for you to know that in March 2013 the FDA announced that it was investigating the possible link between Byetta, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. Specifically, the FDA announced that it was evaluating the results of unpublished reports which found a possible connection between Byetta and pancreatic cancer. The studies indicated that Byetta, and other drugs like it, could cause precancerous changes in the pancreas or, more specifically, pancreatic duct metaplasia.

What Kentucky Patients Can Do About it Now

You can’t go back and refuse to take Byetta to treat your diabetes. You can’t second guess the decisions that you made with the advice of your doctors based on the information available about different diabetes treatments.

However, you can take care of yourself now by working closely with your doctors to treat your pancreatic cancer and by educating yourself about your legal options. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of a defective drug manufactured and marketed to you. Instead, we invite you to browse the FREE resources available on our website to learn more about defective drugs and mass actions in Kentucky, and to call our experienced lawyers directly to discuss your possible claim.