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Viagra May Accelerate Skin Cancer Growth

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Viagra (known as the “little blue pill”) was released on the market by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 1998. Designed to treat erectile dysfunction, this drug became enormously popular with men all over the world as a means to enhance their sex lives.

Although it proved effective for treating erectile dysfunction, reports of serious side effects associated with Viagra soon began emerging, including increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Yet another serious concern with this drug has recently surfaced – a possible connection between Viagra and melanoma, an aggressive, deadly form of skin cancer.

What Is Melanoma?

Melanoma is an aggressive, fast growing type of skin cancer that can be deadly when it is not found and treated early enough to prevent it from spreading to other areas of the body. It can develop in an existing mole or appear as a new mole on your skin. Melanoma can develop anywhere on the body, including areas that have little or no exposure to the sun, and in hidden areas, such as between the toes, on the soles of the feet, or under the nails.

To identify characteristics of an unusual mole that might indicate melanoma or another type of skin cancer, the Mayo Clinic recommends that you think of the letters, “A, B, C, D and E”:

  • A for asymmetrical: Look for a mole with an irregular shape, such as two halves with a different appearance.
  • B for border: Notched, scalloped, or irregular borders on a mole are a characteristic of melanoma.
  • C for changes in color: A growth with many colors or an uneven distribution of color may be suspicious.
  • D for diameter: If you have new growth in a mole larger than 6 millimeters (1/4 inch), have a doctor examine at it.
  • E for evolving: Look for changes in moles over time, such as change in color or shape, growth in size, or new itchiness or bleeding.

Study Links Viagra to Skin Cancer

In a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014, researchers concluded that Viagra (sildenafil) may be associated with increased risk of melanoma. A total of 25,848 men who participated in the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study were involved in this prospective cohort study. The objective was to evaluate the association between the use of Viagra and melanoma in men in the U.S.

Researchers identified 142 cases of melanoma, 580 cases of squamous cell carcinoma, and 3,030 cases of basal cell carcinoma. These are all different forms of skin cancer. The study found that every use of Viagra was associated with the risk of developing melanoma, and recent use of Viagra at baseline was significantly associated with an increased risk of developing subsequent melanoma.

Contact a Viagra Skin Cancer Attorney Today

If you or your loved one has developed melanoma or suffered other serious injury after using Viagra, you need a Viagra side effect lawyer. Our legal team at Farah & Farah has been representing victims of personal injury for more than 30 years. We are currently investigating Viagra injury cases nationwide.

When we take your case, you pay us no fees up front. We only get paid when we win damages for you. Call our office at (800) 533-3555 or use our online form for a free case evaluation with a dangerous drug attorney.


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The pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Farah & Farah go after negligent corporations that put unsuspecting consumers in harm's way. Pharmaceutical companies not only have a duty to manufacture drugs that are safe, but they also have the obligation to warn consumers regarding dangerous side effects that can be caused by these drugs.

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