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Roundup Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Roundup Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Monsanto is facing a growing number of lawsuits from people who were diagnosed with lymphoma after using Roundup. Lawyers say the weed-killer is a toxic carcinogen that is hazardous to human health.

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 Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), 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.

What is Roundup?

Roundup is an herbicide made by Monsanto. It contains glyphosate, a chemical that kills weeds and grass by blocking an enzyme they need to survive. Roundup also contains POEA, a chemical known to be toxic to fish and amphibians.

Health Experts Issue Roundup Cancer Warnings

In 2015, Roundup was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the cancer-research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts cited three studies linking Roundup with higher rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in farm-workers in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden.

Roundup Lawsuits and Class Actions

In October 2016, federal judges centralized dozens of Roundup lawsuits against Monsanto into one federal court in California. All of the lawsuits involve people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who say Monsanto failed to warn them about the risk of cancer from Roundup. Monsanto is also facing class actions from angry consumers who are seeking refunds.

What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is the most common type of blood cancer. The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s Disease and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). Both types occur when white blood cells in the immune system called lymphocytes grow uncontrollably.

What is DLBCL?

Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) starts in B-lymphocytes (B-cells). It is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, accounting for 30-40% of all cases. The cancer cells look abnormally large under a microscope.

Early Warning Signs of Lymphoma

Lymph nodes all over the body contain lymphocytes. The most common sign of DLBCL is a painless lump in the neck, armpit, or groin that grows quickly over a few weeks. About 40% of DLBCL cases develop in other parts of the body like the stomach, intestines, nasal sinuses, liver, lungs, testicles, skin, brain, or eyes.

Symptoms of DLBCL

The symptoms of DLBCL depend on where it grows. Patients may experience:

  • Painless lump
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Feeling sick
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained fevers
  • Unintentional weight-loss
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach or chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching
  • Shortness of breath or cough

Risk Factors for Lymphoma

DLBCL can occur at any age, but the average age of diagnosis is 60-65 years old. In some cases, people with low-grade lymphoma develop aggressive DLBCL. It is also more common in people with autoimmune diseases or a vulnerable immune system.

Tests & Diagnosis

The best way to diagnose DLBCL is with a biopsy (tissue sample) from an enlarged lymph node. The biopsy is examined under a microscope by a pathologist who looks for cancer cells. Blood tests and CT scans help diagnose the “stage” of DLBCL and find out where it is growing.

Treatments for DLBCL

DLBCL is an aggressive cancer that grows and spreads quickly. It requires immediate treatment with chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy. Fortunately, 75% of patients are disease-free after treatment and about 50% of patients are cured.

Coping & Support Groups

To subscribe to an e-mail list for people with DLBCL, email nhl-dlc-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Here are a few more resources for patients with DLBCL and their family members:

Do I have a Roundup Lawsuit?

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 Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), 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.

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