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Actos and Bladder Cancer

Welcome to the online headquarters for the Actos Bladder Cancer Advocacy Group. Our mission is to help provide as much information as possible to those suffering from Actos side effects, specifically people who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer. The Actos Bladder Cancer Advocacy Group is dedicated to providing you the most up-to-date, comprehensive resources on actos and bladder cancer including the latest FDA warnings and recalls, the best treatment options, and ways to improve your life expectancy.

We also offer a number of complimentary patient resources in an effort to help patients and familys deal with Actos side effects. All of our patient resources are provided free of charge and just require basic contact information. Additional information on these patient resources is provided below:

Survival Packet

Our Bladder Cancer Informational Booklet has everything you need to know about bladder cancer.


Show support for your loved ones by wearing one of our free actos bladder cancer awareness wristbands.

Support Book

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of bladder cancer.

Case Evaluation

If you or someone you know has taken Actos and is suffering from Bladder Cancer, you may have a case.

Actos Bladder Cancer

The FDA warned in June 2011 that the diabetes medication Actos (Pigolitazone) may be associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. Some studies suggest that this risk may be as high as 40 percent for patients who have taken Actos for more than 12 months.

We strive to offer the best information about this link and what you can do for yourself and your family. At, our goal is to offer you the most up-to-date information about bladder cancer treatments. We are happy to provide a free copy of the book "100 Questions and Answers on Bladder Cancer" for more information about your options.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

You may have bladder cancer if you suffer from:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Urinary tract infection

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us now. We can help you get the treatment you need so you can lead a healthier life.

Bladder Cancer Treatment and Prognosis

If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, please talk to your doctor about available treatments. Your cancer specialist will help you determine what route is best for you, whether it is:

The sooner you start treatment, the better your prognosis. Bladder cancer life expectancy depends on the size, stage, location, and grade of the tumor. For more information, fill out our form above for a free Actos and bladder cancer pamphlet.

Know Your Legal Rights

A 10-year Actos study showed that people who took the medication for more than one year had an increased risk of getting cancer — about 40 percent. Many of the Actos users who did contract bladder cancer have filed a suit against Takeda pharmaceuticals, wondering why enough research wasn't performed before putting the drug on the market. Learn whether you could be part of the lawsuit and receive due compensation by filling out our Free Case Evaluation.