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Roundup Anaplastic T-Cell Lymphoma

Roundup Anaplastic T-Cell Lymphoma

Studies have found higher rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in people who were exposed to Roundup. One subtype of this cancer is Anaplastic T-Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), a rare but often aggressive disease that can occur on the skin or body.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Roundup induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Exposure Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Is Roundup Safe?

Monsanto aggressively defends the safety of Roundup, a $5 billion-per-year product that is sprayed on 80% of cropland in the U.S. and is consumed in tiny amounts by nearly every American on a daily basis.

What Chemicals in Roundup Could be Toxic?

Roundup is an herbicide that contains two controversial chemicals. One is glyphosate, an herbicide that kills plants and weeds by blocking an enzyme they need to survive. The other is POEA, a surfactant that helps get more glyphosate into the plant.

Evidence Linking Roundup and Lymphoma

In 2015, the cancer-research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen” based on studies linking it to non-Hodgkin lymphoma in farm-workers in the U.S., Sweden, and Canada. The WHO agency also said there was “sufficient evidence” that glyphosate causes cancer in rats and mice, citing four studies linking it to pancreatic tumors, kidney tumors, and hemangiosarcoma.

What is Anaplastic T-Cell Lymphoma?

Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) occurs when white blood cells called T-lymphocytes (T-cells) grow out of control. ALCL is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that occurs in 1-2% of all cases.

ALCL in the Skin

ALCL in the skin grows slowly and only spreads to the body in 10% of cases. The skin tumors are red, raised, itchy, and do not heal well. They can occur anywhere on the body and may go undiagnosed for years. It is a type of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL).

ALCL in the Body

ALCL in the body is an aggressive, fast-growing cancer. It is most common in the lymph nodes but also occurs in organs. There are two subtypes of systemic ALCL:

  • ALK-positive: More common in children and young adults. With treatment, over 70% of patients have long-term survival without remission.
  • ALK-negative: More common in adults over the age of 60. It often relapses, but with treatment, 50% of patients survive long-term.

Symptoms of Anaplastic T-Cell Lymphoma

  • Skin cancer
  • Raised bumps, lesions, nodules on the body
  • Red, itchy sores that do not heal
  • Weight-loss
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Hard lumps on the neck, armpit, or groin
  • Lymphomatoid papulosis

Risk-Factors for Lymphoma

No one knows what causes T-cell lymphoma, but exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogens is a risk-factor. ALCL can occur at any age, but most cases occur in adults between 45 and 60 years old.

How is Lymphoma Diagnosed?

ALCL can only be diagnosed with a biopsy — removing a tiny piece of tissue from a tumor, lymph node, or bone marrow and having a doctor look at it under a microscope for cancerous T-cells. Other tests diagnose the stage of the disease and find out where it has spread.

Treatment for Lymphoma

When ALCL is only located on the skin, over 95% of patients can be cured with a combination of surgery and radiation therapy. ALCL in the body is more serious, but even advanced cases can still be successfully treated with chemotherapy treatments such as CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone).

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Do I have a Roundup Lawsuit?

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