Lymphatic Cancer Health Risk: Persons Using Roundup Weedkiller and other Weedkillers with Glyphosate Should Be Aware of a Potential Increased Risk of Lymphatic Cancer or Leukemia by Texas Lymphatic Cancer Lawyer, Texas Lymphoma Lawyer and Texas Weed Killer Leukemia Lawyer Jason S. Coomer
Recent scientific studies have determined several herbicides including Roundup weed killer and other weed killing products containing glyphosate are probably carcinogenic to humans. Further, recent civil lawsuits have proven that these weed killers may cause Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other forms of cancer. For this reason persons who have been diagnosed with Lymphatic Cancer or some forms of Leukemia should determine if they have been exposed to Roundup or other weed killers with glyphosate. Further, people who have been regularly exposed to herbicides or other weed killers with glyphosate should contact their health care provider to determine if they are experiencing any symptoms of lymphatic cancer or leukemia. Some common symptoms of lymphatic cancer are listed below on this website.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma NHL or other forms of lymphatic cancer or leukemia and believe that you were exposed to Roundup weed killer or other weed killers with glyphosate, please feel free to use our contact form or please contact Texas Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Lawyer, Jason Coomer via e-mail message, for a free review of your potential claim.
What is Lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) in the lymphatic system. More specifically, it is a malignancy in the lymphatic system that causes lympocytes (white blood cells) to grow abnormally and multiply uncontrollably. Further, these malignant lymphocytes (white blood cells) will typically spread throughout the body and the lympatic system including lymph nodes, tonsils, adenoids, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and liver. These mutated lymphocytes cause significant health problems throughout the immune system and the body.
There are two main types of lymphoma including 1) Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and 2) Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is the more common type of of lymphoma. Medical professionals can determine whether a lymphoma is Hodgkin or Non-Hodgkin through the presence of giant distinctive cells called Reed-Sternberg cells. A medical professional can identify these cells using a microscope. If the Reed-Sternberg cells are present in a biopsy, then the lymphoma is Hodgkin, if the cells are not present then the lymphoma is Non-Hodgkin.
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma NHL
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a term for various different types of cancer of the lymphatic system that results from lymphocytes or white blood cells which have undergone genetic changes. The condition presents as enlarged lymph nodes without pain, abdominal pain or swelling, chest pain, cough, and weight loss. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can cause many symptoms, such as: 1) night sweats, 2) weight loss, 3) reoccuring fevers or chills, 4) abdomenal pain, 5) chronic weakness, fatigue, and tiredness, 6) coughing, 7) trouble breathing and chest pain, 8) painless enlargement of lymph nodes particularly in the neck (cervical lymphadenopathy), armpits, or groin), 9) headaches, 10) persistant back or bone pain, and 11) shortness of breath.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
A physician can typically diagnose lymphatic cancer including Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma NHL with a physical exam, blood tests, a chest x-ray, and a biopsy (lymph node and bone marrow tests). Once these tests are run, your medical professional should be able to assign the stage of the cancer. For more information on testing and cancer stages, please visit the "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma" The Mayo Clinic.
What is leukemia?
Leukemia is a type of cancer. It starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow. Unlike lymphoma and other cancers, it is a mutation of blood-forming cells. More specifically, leukemia causes blood-forming cells to form, grow, act, and die improperly. These mutations cause leukemia cells to build up in bone marrow and crowd out normal cells. Further, these leukemia cells commonly leave the bone marrow and spread into the blood stream. Once leukemia cells enter the blood stream they cause the number of white blood cells to increase. The leukemia cells also travel through the blood stream to other organs causing a variety of health issues.
Leukemia can be either Myeloid Leukemia or Lymphocytic Leukemia depending on where the cancer starts. Myeloid Leukemia starts in the red blood cells, platelet-making cells, and some white blood cells. More specifically, Myeloid Leukemia starts in white blood cells that do not become lymphocytes. Whereas Lymphocytic Leukemia starts in the white blood cells that become lymphocytes.
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Lymphoma is a group of blood cell tumors that develop from lymphocytes, whereas leukemia is a group of cancers that usually start in the bone marrow and cause high numbers of abnormal white blood cells.
Glyphosate-Based Herbicide, Lymphatic Cancer, and Leukemia
Several scientific studies link the chemical glyphosate to multiple forms of cancer. More specifically, glyphosate-based herbicides may cause Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantel Cell Lymphoma, Lymphocytic Leukemia, Myeloid Leukemia, B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, T-Cell Leukemia, Hairy Cell Leukemia, and Myeloid Leukemia.
Roundup and Glyphosate-Based Herbicides
Roundup is a glyphosate-based herbicide. Monsanto began utilizing glyphosate as a weed killer in the 1970s. The herbicide eliminates proteins that are necessary for a plant to grow. Today it is estimated that approximately a billion and half pounds of Roundup are used every year. It is used worldwide and throughout the United States. In fact, Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the United States. The Roundup glyphosate products include genetically modified seeds which make up about one-half of Monsanto's yearly revenue. Beyond the glyphosate salt content, commercial formulations of Roundup contain surfactants, which vary in nature and concentration. Monsanto also produced seeds which grow into plants genetically engineered to be tolerant to glyphosate, which are known as Roundup Ready crops. The genes contained in these seeds are patented. Such crops allow farmers to use glyphosate as a post-emergence herbicide against most broadleaf and cereal weeds.
Glyphosate Exposure Lawsuits and Lymphoma Lawsuits
Many glyphosate weed killer exposure are currently pending throughout the United States. In one of the early cases, a California jury awarded $2.055 billion to a couple who sued Monsanto alleging its Roundup weed killer caused them to develop cancer through exposure to glyphosate-based herbicide. Since this verdict many law firms have stopped taking new glyphosate claims and are in the process of negotiating settlements with Monsanto. There, however, are still some law firms who are taking new Roundup cases. In fact, some Texas Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Lawyers are still working with other Lymphatic Cancer Lawyers and Leukemia Lawyers across the United States to help those who have cancer and have been exposed to glyphosate week killers. Further, some of these law firms are still taking cases where families have suffered the loss of loved ones from lymphoma or leukemia that may have been caused by glyphosate exposure.
If you have been exposed to Roundup Weed Killer Glyposate products and have Lymphoma or Leukemia, or have lost a loved one from cancer related to weed killer exposure, use our contact form or feel free to contact Texas Roundup product lawsuit lawyer, Jason Coomer, with your name, dates of exposure, location of exposure, and injuries or loss for a free review of your potential claim..
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