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Austin Viagra Melanoma Lawyer

Recent studies have found a link between use of the drug Viagra and the development of the skin cancer melanoma. If you’ve recently been diagnosed and have been using this medication, contact an Austin Viagra melanoma lawyer to find out if you have a case.

Most people probably don’t think of the prescription drug Viagra in relation to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. However, recent studies have reported that men taking the popular erectile dysfunction pills are at an increased risk of developing melanoma.

Highly aggressive, melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of cancer you can be diagnosed with, and it is difficult to treat if not caught early. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with melanoma while taking Viagra, consult with an Austin Viagra melanoma lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP to discuss how we can help you recover damages.

 

What Is Viagra?

Manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, sildenafil citrate—better known under its brand name Viagra—was the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Viagra was discovered to be a benefit for men with erectile dysfunction when they initially developed the drug for treating high blood pressure and heart disease.

Along with the possible connection to melanoma, there are additional serious side effects that the use of Viagra may pose:

  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Sudden partial or full loss of hearing in one or both ears
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Chest pain

It’s important to seek medical attention if you notice any changes in your skin or if any of these additional symptoms develop while using Viagra.

 

What Is Melanoma?

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the melanocyte cells that create melanin, the pigment that provides the color of the skin. Melanoma can also form in other parts of the body, such as the internal organs and the eyes.

Melanoma is typically caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning equipment. Early signs and symptoms most often consist of a change in the appearance of an existing mole or the development of unusual growths on the skin.

 

The Viagra and Melanoma Link

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a ten-year study of nearly 26,000 men which concluded that using Viagra increases the risk of developing melanoma.

The report claims that men are 84 percent more likely to develop melanoma than are men who do not take the medication. The study took into account other possible risk factors, including family history and sun exposure.

It has been indicated that Viagra may increase the risk of melanoma because it affects the same genes that allow skin cancer to become more aggressive.  

 

Help from an Austin Viagra Skin Cancer Lawyer

When confronted with the devastating disease of melanoma due to Viagra use, an Austin Viagra melanoma lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP will be prepared to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

With aggressive and compassionate representation, we are committed to helping you get the comprehensive settlement you need. Call Colley & Colley, LLP at 1-877-411-2001 or simply fill out our online form below. There are no upfront fees and no risk of obligation, so schedule your free case evaluation today.