Dec 17, 2004 - 9:50 pm
My husband passed away last year, at age 51, from kidney cancer. It seems his problems began (with urinary frequency) 3 months after he started the cholesterol lowering drug Pravachol (which has been found to cause adenocarcinomas in laboratory animals). Unfortunately, he did not exhibit the "classic" symptoms (although he experienced many medical problems during the year that followed which were not normal for him) and was not diagnosed (stage IV) until a year later. I realize the cause of kidney cancer is unknown but is there anyone else on this site who was diagnosed while taking (or previously taking) a statin drug? My doctor dismissed my theory but in light of what's been going on with Vioxx (heart attacks) and zoloft (suicides), I can't help but wonder.