Cancer from taking Actos

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cancer is an ailment that everyone wish to not have. Sometimes, patients are treated and go on remission. Others are not too lucky when they detect it too late. But what is more frustrating than finding out you can get cancer from taking medications that are supposedly prescribed to treat another illness? Take this example of a diabetic patient I read about. He developed bladder cancer from actos. Actos has been manufactured and sold since 1999 for the treatment of Type II Diabetes and is believed to cause increased risk in bladder cancer which the manufacturer failed to disclose. Scary isn’t it? I believe it is always best to be aware of prescribed medications, ask your doctors about it, and read up information before taking it.