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Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms and Diagnosis

Workers in occupations that use Monsanto's Roundup herbicide may be at risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a deadly form of cancer that is being linked to occupations that use Roundup Ready herbicide, creating numerous Monsanto Roundup lawsuits. Farmers, landscapers, maintenance worker and others using this potent weedkiller regularly are reporting cases of NHL with increasing frequency. Many NHL sufferers or their the loved ones of those who have died are opting to sue Monsanto to recover medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. If you or someone you know uses Roundup Ready in their job, it is critical they know the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of the disease and to get the medical care essential to their survival. As with most cancers that spread easily, early diagnosis is the key to successfully treating NHL.

In layman's terms, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma occurs when the body produces an excessive number of abnormal cells that subdivide out of control causing swelling and enlarging the lymph nodes. Medical experts cite a number of factors that contribute to NHL such as old age, using drugs that suppress the immune system, HIV, and according to the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. The IARC, a division of the World Health Organization found as early as 2015 that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide causes DNA and chromosomal damage and in the words of their scientists is, "probably carcinogenic." If you work with or around Monsanto's Roundup Ready, you should monitor yourself for early signs of NHL such as swelling in the lymph nodes or pain in the abdomen, chest, and lungs. Coughing, fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite are other symptoms that indicate the potential presence of NHL cancer.

In order to check for NHL, oncologists will check the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen for swelling that could indicate the organ is fighting off infection. If positive a doctor may check for tumors using x-rays, CT scans, and MRI's. If a tumor is found, a biopsy of the organ is taken to identify the presence of cancer. If that is positive, a bone marrow biopsy can determine if the cancer has spread.

Treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma depends on the stage of the disease. The longer one waits to be diagnosed and treated for the disease, the greater the odds that cancer may have spread to other parts of the body. A doctor may choose to closely monitor tumors that are small and not growing. Radiation treatments could be used to pinpoint and kill cancer cells that are concentrated only in one area. Chemotherapy, a deadly drug that carries life-threatening side effects itself, is given an NHL patient when cancer has spread to multiple parts of the body. The more NHL has spread to other vital organs of the body, the more difficult it is to treat and the lower one's chances of survival. If you or a loved one work with or near Monsanto's Roundup Ready herbicide and are experiencing any of the cancer symptoms listed above it is essential you seek immediate medical attention.

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