Roundup Lymphoma Lawyers Discussing Types of Lymphoma

November 18, 2019

Roundup Lymphoma Lawyers Discussing Types of Lymphoma

The Roundup Lawyers at Brown, LLC are trying to actively settle people’s Roundup related lymphoma cases, after Monsanto was hit with some very large verdicts.  We are not medical professionals and if you think you have any of the symptoms or conditions listed below you should consult with your medical professional as soon as possible. If you have been diagnosed with any of the Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas listed below you and were exposed to the weed killer Roundup you should call us at (877) 561-0000 to discuss your options.  There is a limited time to participate in the litigation and there may be a chance to settle your case.   We represent clients nationwide and handle the cases on contingency, which means we’re only paid if we win your case.

Lymphoma – What is it?

As part of the immune system, the lymph nodes circulate white blood cells that fight infections through the body.  The lymph nodes are part of the bodies line of defense against invasive bacteria and viruses and serve to halt them from spreading.

While the lymph system typically protects your body, lymph cells called lymphocytes can become cancerous. A lymphoma is a cancer that occurs in the lymph system which includes but is not limited to the  bone marrows, spleen, tonsils, thymus and the lymph nodes.

Lymphomas fall into two categories: Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).  The Roundup litigation deals with NHL cancer and our firm only takes individuals who were unfortunately diagnosed with NHL. If you have a lymphoma they will look for the presence of a Reed-Sternberg cell, which is an signature abnormal cell and if it is present the disease is classified as Hodgkin’s, if it’s not, it’s Non-Hodgkin’s.

Lymphoma treatment options

There are various medical specialists who can assist if you’ve been diagnosed or suspect NHL, such as hematologists, oncologists and pathologists. Hematologists specialize in analyzing blood disorders,  oncologists are experts in treating cancer and pathologists may assist in analyzing specimens and charting courses of treatment and its efficacy/

The various stages refer to how invasive the cancer is.  Stage 1 is generally localized and limited to a few lymph nodes and thus more treatable, in contrast to stage 4 which has spread across the body and generally requires much more treatment.

For low level lymphoma the Doctor may recommend just surveillance, but the goal will ultimately be to eradicate the cancer and make sure it doesn’t spread, thus radiation and chemotherapy may be options.  More aggressive may require a bone marrow or stem cell transplant which may have to come from a compatible relative.

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Symptoms of lymphoma

If you’ve ever felt the doctor feel your neck or other parts of your body or if you’re sick you notice parts of the body are raised it could be the lymph nodes telling you something.  Lymphoma may be asymptomatic to begin or have general symptoms like:

  • Frequent unexplained cough
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Unexplained recurrent fever

Causes of lymphoma?

Our RoundUp Lawyers have been litigating and investigating the links between lymphoma and certain substances that are alien to the body like glysophate the active ingredient in Roundup and benzene that is used in industrial settings.  A cancer is when the cells defectively reproduce and spread.

Lymphoma risk factors

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma risk factors

  • Immunodeficiency.  If your immune system is already compromised from HIV, AIDS, or from an organ transplant, it is an increased risk for lymphoma.
  • Other autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease, have an increased risk for lymphoma.
  • Infections Infections such as T-cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1),  hepatitis C, and Epstein-Barr virus.
  • Chemical and radiation exposure. Roundup.  Benzene.

Types of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    1. B-cell lymphoma

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a very aggressive form of NHL that can be treated if found early enough, but untreated most likely will lead to death.

    1. Burkitt’s lymphoma

Burkitt’s lymphoma is associated with individuals with compromised immune systems and it’s a very aggressive, but rare form of NHL.

    1. T-cell lymphoma

15% of the NHLs are classified as T-cell lymphoma.

    1. Mantle cell lymphoma

Mantle cell lymphoma is another rate form of NHL which is aggressive and often not found until he later stages.

    1. Follicular lymphoma

Follicular lymphoma is associated with the population who are older (the average age of diagnosis is 60).  It has a slow progression, so it is often just surveilled in the earlier stages.

    1. Primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma

This is a subtype of B-cell lymphoma which generally affects women past their teen years into their thirties.

    1. Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma)

This is another rarer cancer that impacts other adults and it’s a subtype of Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) that is often associated with anemia.

    1. Small lymphocytic lymphoma

Another slow progressing NHL is small lymphatic lymphoma (SLL) found mainly in the lymph nodes.  Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), is often classified as a small lymphatic lymphoma, but in contrast to SLL in the lymph nodes, CLL is in the blood and bone marrow.  It’s important to note that even though Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a leukemia, since it overlaps with the lymphoma, the lawyers at Brown, LLC are taking Roundup Chronic lymphocytic leukemia cases if there was exposure to glysophates.

What should I do if I suspect I have a lymphoma

Just like anything else, if you suspect you have a lymphoma you should immediately see a doctor and communicate your symptoms.  If you’re higher risk for any of the conditions, you should be especially vigilant in seeing a medical professional.  Also, even if you feel 100% fine, it’s important to have an annual checkup because the doctor may detect something in your bloodwork or by feeling your lymph nodes.  If a lymphoma is caught early enough there’s a 90% survival rate, but the longer it progresses the lower that rate becomes, so please, see a doctor if you think you may have any of these conditions.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) after exposure to Roundup you should also should also consult with a Roundup lawyer like the lawyers at Brown, LLC (877) 561-0000 who are waiting to speak with you and discuss your legal options which are extremely time sensitive as of this writing, so please call right now for a free consultation.