Roundup Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Lawsuit
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) is a disease which originates in the lymphatic system. It was once considered a fairly rare type of cancer, however it’s now moved into place as being the second most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States.
Some experts even refer to it as the “NHL epidemic”. Since 1973, the incidence rate for non-hodgkin’s lymphoma has nearly doubled! Lymphoma has the second highest mortality rate of any cancer.
Monsantos Round Up And Exposure To Glyphosate!
First, Monsanto is the largest producer in the world of GMO seeds designed to be resistant to glyphosate products. The company earned $4.8 billion in revenue in 2015 from its sales of Roundup. Do you think they might have hid the fact that this product is possibly causing cancer?
Roundup is a preferred lawn care product that helps kills weeds, the company that produces this product is Monsanto. The main ingredient in round up is called “glyphosate”, what exactly is it?
Glyphosate is a herbicide, It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to regulate plant growth and ripen fruit.
Glyphosate was first registered for use in the U.S. in 1974. Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. People apply it in agriculture and forestry, on lawns and gardens, and for weeds in industrial areas.
While this popular herbicide is widely used all over the U.S. there have been some real serious concerns about Roundup’s safety in regards to adults, and children.
In May 2015, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a warning about the potential link between side effects of Roundup and cancer, providing data on a number of studies linking exposure to glyphosate to non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
The following are the most common symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
• painless swelling of lymph nodes in neck, underarm, and groin
• night sweats
• weight loss
• itching of the skin
• recurring infections
The symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may resemble other blood disorders or medical problems, such as influenza or other infections. Some people with NHL, however, do not notice any symptoms. Their NHL may be discovered only during a blood test. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Treatment
The treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) depends on the type, location, grade, and stage of disease, as well as personal factors such as the patient’s age and overall health. Yet some general principles apply.
Unfortunately, up to one-third of all low-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas will change into aggressive lymphomas. In such cases, the cancer becomes fast-growing and endangers the patient’s life. Therefore, treatment of transformed NHLs usually consists of combination chemotherapy, or high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation.
If you feel you or someone you love might have a case, please contact us for a consulation.