Recent studies indicate that a potential cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is workplace exposure to toxic chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), benzene, and Roundup. Unfortunately, non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a life-threatening disease that requires extensive medical testing and treatment.
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What is Causing Rising Cases of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Unfortunately, no one knows what is causing new cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to rise in the United States. Since 1950, the incidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has grown by about 4% per year. By 1997, there were 81% more cases than there were in 1973, according to a study published in 2000 by the National Cancer Institute.
Although the rate of this cancer has leveled off in the last decade, more than 70,000 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013. The lifetime risk for an American is about 1 in 50, depending on risk factors.
What Causes Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
According to the National Cancer Institute, risk factors for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Weak immune system
- Organ transplants or bone marrow transplants
- Medications that suppress the immune system
- Genetic conditions: Up to 25% of people with rare inherited immunodeficiencies develop B-cell lymphomas in their lifetime.
- Infections: These may include HIV or AIDS, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Hepatitis C, and more.
- Age: The risk increases with age, and more than 50% of people who get non-Hodgkin lymphoma are over the age of 65.
Researchers are also investigating other causes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including obesity, and certain chemicals.
Workplace Exposure to Carcinogenic Chemicals may Cause Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma could be caused by workplace exposure to carcinogens, which are cancer-causing chemicals that can damage cellular DNA and cause the cell to divide and grow out of control. Individuals who believe their cancer was caused by workplace exposure to a carcinogen may qualify for a lawsuit.
Carcinogenic chemicals that may cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:
- Roundup (glyphosate)
- Hair dyes before 1980
- Certain food additives
- Environmental pollutants
- And more
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