Victoza is a diabetes drug that has been linked to pancreatic cancer, an extremely dangerous type of cancer that is rarely diagnosed in its early stages.
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After a person eats, the pancreas normally produces insulin. This causes cells to stop using reserve energy, and start absorbing glucose from the bloodstream, which lowers blood-sugar levels. People who are diabetic have chronic insulin resistance and problems controlling blood sugar levels. Victoza works by forcing the pancreas to make even more insulin.
What is the problem?
The FDA has issued warnings about the risk of pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) from Victoza. Over time, inflammation in the pancreas increases the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Studies Link Victoza and Pancreatic Cancer
In June 2016, a major clinical trial known as the LEADER study found that 15 patients on Victoza developed pancreatic cancer compared to 5 patients on a placebo, out of roughly 4,670 patients in each group. The risk was low, but the study only followed patients for 3.5 to 5 years. Pancreatic cancer often takes much longer to develop. Click here to read more.
What is Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is a disease that occurs when cells inside the pancreas start to divide out of control. The pancreas is a digestive organ that secretes enzymes and hormones, including insulin. When cancer occurs in this organ, the long-term prognosis is very poor.
The problem is that pancreatic cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages, which delays diagnosis until it is too late. Once pancreatic cancer is causing symptoms, it has usually grown too large to be surgically removed. Just 20% of pancreatic cancers are detected early enough to be removed surgically.
No Early Warning Signs
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most dangerous, life-threatening cancers, because it is almost always symptomless in its early stages. Pancreatic cancer does not usually cause symptoms until the cancer has grown very large in the pancreas, or when it has spread to other parts of the body and is causing problems.
Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
- Dark-colored urine
- Stools that are clay-colored
- Fatigue for no apparent reason, weakness
- Jaundice (a disease that occurs when the skin, whites of the eyes, or mucous-membranes turn a yellowish color)
- No appetite; weight-loss
- Nausea, vomiting
- Abdominal pain, discomfort in the upper part of the belly
- Back pain
- Blood clots
- Indigestion, especially after eating fatty foods
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