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Actos And Bladder Cancer
Possibly: There is evidence of an excess number of cases of bladder cancer in patients who have taken the drug Actos compared to what might normally be expected in a large group of people. Epidemiologic research in this regard continues, but it may be prudent for those who have taken the drug for longer than 1 year to be screened for this, especially in patients with other risk factors such as smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Not conclusive: There is not confirmation that it causes bladder cancer. The study you are mentioning was done in france where there is a very high percentage of smokers. Smoking can increase the level of bladder cancer. Kaiser is currently doing a large study to see if there is any association. Most of us still use Actos with our patients. Diabetes can be a bad disease also. ...Read more
I take 30 mg of actos for type 2 diabetes daily. It has been linked to increased risk of bladder cancer in person taking actos. Is actors safe?
See answer: There has been a slight excess of bladder cancers detected in patients who have taken Actos compared to others who do not. This appears to be time and dose dependent. Very few people who take Actos will develop bladder cancer. However there are many alternatives so it makes sense to switch to another drug if that will be effective , . ...Read more
What are symtoms of bladder cancer? I had some bleeding, under ware stained been checked for infections don't have any vd, had my insides taken out years ago, burning iching lower pain, have taken the med actos,
Yes: Bladder cancer can invade from the lining into the muscle and deeper. From that point it can spread to pelvic lymph nodes or into the bloodstream. If it gets this far even with therapy with chemotherapy the disease may not be controlled and eventually kill the patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are various grades of bladder cancer to determine how aggressive the cancer is. Cancers that are very aggressive and multifocal tend to be much more dangerous than other types of bladder that are more similar to normal bladder cells. If these very aggressive tumors are not treated appropriately, they tend to metastasize and spread over time. Once this occurs, the long term prognosis is poor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but very rarely: Bladder rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare, but very dangerous type of bladder cancer, usually occurs in much younger children, but occasionally in teenagers. Some children can survive with very invasive treatment. I have seen and treated a low grade transitional cell cancer in a ciggarette smoking boy who was also exposed to 2nd hand smoke from both parents from whom he stole ciggarettes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malig. Bladder tumor: Transitional cell bladder cancer is most common and presents with different grades of malignancy and different degrees of +depth of infiltration. Low grade is similar to a polyp+ rather benign. High grade (anaplastic) with deep muscle invasion, or even through bladder is very dangerous. Lymph node invasion is a poor prognostic sign. Squamous cell cancer, a worse type with worse prognosis than tcc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actos is a prescription medication used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Actos is not for patients with type 1 "juvenile" diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Actos works on two of the common problems that lead to high blood sugar ...Read more
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