bladder cancer

  1. UTIs can mask bladder cancer

    If you've been following your doctor's advice to the letter but STILL have a stubborn UTI that never seems to go away, don't start cursing your down-there parts.

    Curse your doc instead, because he could be killing you!

    He's not TRYING to kill you, of course. But you could end up just as dead if he's missed your first and only warning sign of bladder cancer.

    You'd think any doctor worth his degree would spot the difference, but new research shows that the chances are good that he never will. Because the symptoms are similar -- and because UTIs are more common than sand in the Sahara -- bladder cancer never even occurs to him.

    He sees the symptoms, he assumes UTI... and if it doesn't go away in a flash, he won't take the hint.

    He'll think it's a stubborn infection and keep treating it -- and all the while, the cancer continues to grow, which is why the latest research shows that UTIs and UTI-like symptoms delay cancer diagnosis.

    Docs can botch the job in men just as easily as women, but since women are more likely to have these infections in the first place, they're the ones who suffer most. They're more likely to have delayed diagnosis, have longer delays and as a result have more advanced cancers when the doc finally figures out there's something else going on.

    And sadly, they're more likely to die as a result.

    Women with a delayed cancer diagnosis due to a UTI are not only more likely to die of the cancer but more likely to die of any other cause.

    But no matter what kills them, they're really just dying of the same cause: incompetence, because even mainstream guidelines call for cancer checks for many of the symptoms that strike with lingering UTIs, such as blood in the urine.

    They're supposed to be sent off to see a urologist ASAP -- but for far too many women, that referral comes much too late.

    Bladder cancer is and should be a very survivable disease, but only if you get help in time -- so don't let your doc drag his toes. If he says you've got blood in the urine, or if your UTI doesn't go away quickly enough, make an appointment to see a urologist. It's one phone call that could very well save your life.

  2. Diabetes drug makers slapped with $9 billion penalty

    Court hits Big Pharma with $9 billion haymaker

    Listen, I've heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But I've spent most of my adult life trying to figure out which language these slimy drug company execs are speaking.

    They always seem to be talking Martian -- and when they do, it gets my Mercury rising fast.

    But it looks like a Louisiana jury has finally cracked the code. Because they're sending two of the largest, dirtiest drug companies on the block a loud message you'd understand in any language.

    They're slapping 'em right in the wallet. A federal court has just fined Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly $9 BILLION for allegedly lying and withholding data proving that their diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer.

    This wasn't some slap on the wrist, either -- it was a punch in the gut. This is more than THREE TIMES what the Libyan government paid to victims after it blew up Pan Am Flight 103. And it represents two full years of Eli Lilly's profits.

    The only shame is that we couldn't make these heartless, drug-pushing hooligans pay more.

    You see, the FDA warned in 2011 that Actos could boost your bladder cancer risk 40%, but "only" if you took it for longer than a year. Well, that covers just about everybody. Ever heard of a diabetes drug you only take for a year?

    And you'll have to excuse Takeda and Eli Lilly if they weren't exactly floored by the news. According to a whistleblower who came forward during the trial, Takeda knowingly withheld information that linked Actos to cancer. These greedy pigs were hell-bent on getting FDA approval, even if it killed you.

    Well, as my mother always said, only a fool gets tricked twice. If you're taking Cialis, Prozac, Prevacid, or any other product made by Eli Lilly and Takeda, talk to your doc about ditching them forever. Because what we know about these drugs is terrifying -- but what we don't know may be even worse.

    Your backstage pass to Big Pharma's dirty dealings,

  3. Prostate cancer treatment could cause new tumors to form

    Is a billion-dollar mainstream cancer treatment actually GIVING people cancer? A new study is just the latest to link radiation for prostate cancer with cancers of the bladder, rectum, and more.
  4. Feds unleash Actos on millions of new patients

    The diabetes drug Actos is so bad it's been banned in some countries. But in the United States, it's going to be given to more patients.
  5. Diabetes drugs can cause vision loss and blindness

    A new warning for anyone taking common diabetes drugs, including Actos and Avandia: These drugs can double or even triple the risk of serious vision loss.
  6. Actos maker sued over cancer link

    Actos was supposed to be the "safer" alternative to Avandia, the diabetes drug that boosted heart risk so much that it was ultimately pulled from pharmacies. In reality, Actos might actually be just as bad for your heart. And even if you manage to survive that risk, you could find yourself in a life-or-death battle with bladder cancer.
  7. Frightening new questions over Actos

    ...the main drug being foisted on former Avandia patients (the ones still living anyway) has now been linked AGAIN to an increased risk of bladder cancer.
  8. Reduce your risk of bladder cancer by over 50 percent

    A new study revealed that a concentrated extract from broccoli sprouts may reduce the development of bladder cancer by over 50 percent.

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