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Risk elements for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomainclude:
- Contact with chemicals, such as benzene (a solvent found in smoke and used in oil refineries and other industries), pesticides such as Roundup or Paraquat, ionizing radiation, some cleaning products, detergents, and paint strippers
- Several chemotherapy medications, including cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, melphalan, and mitoxantrone, that are used to treat other cancers.
- Family history of NHL
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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects lymphocytes (white blood cells), which are essential components of the immune system. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can occur almost anywhere in the body because lymphocytes circulate throughout the majority of the body. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of blood cancer linked to occupational exposure to cancer-causing chemicals such as benzene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and Roundup (glyphosate). Every year, approximately 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with this cancer, which is often caused by carcinogens. In 93% of 43 studies on the causes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma workplace exposure to benzene was linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Symptoms
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma’s symptoms and signs may include:
- Lymph nodes swollen in your neck, armpits, or groin
- Pain or swelling in the abdomen
- Chest pain, coughing, or difficulty breathing
- Persistent exhaustion
- Sweating at night
- Unknown cause of weight loss
Who is at Risk for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from Benzene?
Benzene is an industrial contaminant and the bulk of the benzene litigation stems from exposure at work. Benzene can be ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. There are many jobs that can expose you to benzene, but some of the more well-known ones are as follows:
Diseases caused by Benzene exposure
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) / Myelogenous leukemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Aplastic anemia
Note: Benzene exposure has also been linked to childhood leukemia, specifically AML, ALL, CLL, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Treatment Options for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Blood cancers, including lymphoma, are extremely heterogeneous and can involve a variety of treatment options, which are frequently combined. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is typically treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these treatments. Under certain conditions, bone marrow or stem cell transplantation may be performed.
Many people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma will receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these treatments. Sometimes bone marrow, stem cell transplantation, or CAR T-cell therapy are used.
Sub-Types of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
Benzene Litigation Types
- Benzene NHL Lawsuit
- Benzene NHL Lawyer
- Benzene NHL Litigation
- Benzene NHL Settlements
- Benzene NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA Lawsuit
- Benzene NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA Lawyer
- Benzene NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA Litigation
- Benzene NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA Settlements
Contact the NHL Benzene lawyers of Brown, LLC
If you believe you were exposed to Benzene and then diagnosed withNHL, call the NHLBenzene lawyers of Brown, LLC at (877) 561-0000 or schedule a free confidential consultation. We’re only paid if we win your case.