Viagra/Revatio

Greatly Increased Risk of Melanoma

A 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that the use of Viagra and Revatio (sildenafil) is heavily linked to the development of melanoma. In the study of around 26,000 male participants, those who had used Viagra or Revatio were 84% more likely to develop melanoma than the participants who had not used either of these drugs. This remains true regardless of other risk factors, including family and medical history and exposure to the sun.

Viagra and Revatio have been specifically linked to the development of melanoma as opposed to other, less dangerous skin cancers, because sildenafil affects the same genetic pathways that let skin cancers become more aggressive and intrusive.

According to the American Cancer Society, 120,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed every year in the US, causing roughly 10,000 annual deaths. This high fatality rate is due to the fact that if not treated early, the cancer can easily spread to other parts of the body, becoming difficult to treat.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with melanoma after using Viagra or Revatio, you may be entitled to compensation! Complete the Quick Intake form at the top of this page or call our legal intake center at 1 (800) 438-6453 to receive your FREE case evaluation.