Roundup is an herbicide that is associated with higher rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in studies of farm-workers. About 20-30% of victims develop follicular lymphoma, a slow-growing cancer.
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Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
Monsanto manufactures Roundup, a weed and grass killer that contains glyphosate. In 2015, a division of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that glyphosate probably causes cancer based on studies linking it to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Chemicals May Increase Toxic Effects of Roundup
Roundup also contains a surfactant chemical called POEA that helps glyphosate get into the plant. POEA is known to be toxic in fish and amphibians, and it may be even more dangerous with glyphosate.
Roundup Lawsuits and Class Actions
In October 2016, dozens of federal Roundup lawsuits involving farmers, farm-workers, and home gardeners with lymphoma were centralized in California. Monsanto is also facing a number of class actions from consumers who want refunds. All of the lawsuits accuse Monsanto of failing to warn about the risk of cancer.
What is Follicular Lymphoma?
Follicular lymphoma is a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It develops in B-lymphocytes (B-cells), which are white blood cells in the immune system.
Warning Signs & Symptoms
Many people with follicular lymphoma have no symptoms in the early stages. The most common early warning sign is a painless lump on the neck, armpit, or groin. Other symptoms may include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Loss of appetite
- Night sweats
- Shortness of breath
Exposure to carcinogenic herbicides, pesticides, and toxic chemicals are risk-factors for follicular lymphoma. Age is another risk-factor — the average age of diagnosis is 60. It is also more common women and people with diseases that weaken the immune system, like HIV.
Follicular lymphoma grows slowly, but it can transform into a fast-growing and aggressive cancer. This increases the risk that it will spread (metastasize) to bone marrow or vital organs.
Tests & Diagnosis
The only way to diagnose follicular lymphoma is to have a doctor take a tissue sample (biopsy) from an enlarged lymph node and look at it under a microscope. The stage of lymphoma is determined with blood tests and CT scans.
Because follicular lymphoma grows so slowly, standard cancer treatments are not very effective and it is hard to cure. The good news is that many people live for years without symptoms or needing treatment. Doctors may recommend a “watch and wait” approach.
Coping & Support Groups
To subscribe to the follicular lymphoma email list, send a blank message to email@example.com. Visit the following websites for more resources:
- Lymphoma Research Foundation
- Cancer Care Social Services
- Cancer Support Community
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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