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How can taking certain diabetes medications cause bladder cancer?

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If you’ve taken pioglitazone (Actos) for more than a year, you may stand a greater chance of getting bladder cancer. Other diabetes meds that contain pioglitazone (Actoplus Met and Duetact) can also raise your risk.

From: What Is Bladder Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: “Key Statistics for Bladder Cancer,” “What Is Bladder Cancer?” “Survival Rates for Bladder Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder Cancer.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Key Statistics for Bladder Cancer,” “What Is Bladder Cancer?” “Survival Rates for Bladder Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder Cancer.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

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