Viagra Melanoma Risks

Viagra, the popular drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), may be putting certain men at risk for developing the most dangerous form of skin cancer, Melanoma. If not detected early, Melanoma can multiply rapidly and spread to other parts of the body where it becomes harder to treat. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a preliminary study finding that the use of Viagra may be associated with an increased risk of developing this type of skin cancer. If you or someone you know has taken Viagra and has been diagnosed with Melanoma, you may want to consider your potential legal claim. Call our firm at 1.800.887.8029 to speak with our team and learn how we can help you.

The June 2014 JAMA study followed almost 26,000 men to determine the association, if any, between Viagra (sildenafil) use and risk of incident melanoma among men in the United States. Researchers found that men with a history of using Viagra had a 84% increased risk of developing melanoma than men not using the drug and that there is a need for continued investigation into these risks. An NBC News article regarding the study reported that the risk of developing Melanoma was the same even when family history of skin cancer and ultraviolet exposure were taken in account.

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If you have developed Melanoma after taking Viagra, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your potential legal claim. For more information, or to talk with our experienced team, please call us toll-free at 1.800.887.8029 for a free consultation or fill out an online free case review form below. Zimmerman Reed is experienced in handling prescription drug cases and we welcome your questions.