Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is type of cancer that is associated with exposure to Roundup, a weed-killer made by Monsanto that contains several toxic chemicals.
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Roundup and Lymphoma
Roundup is a weed-killer made by Monsanto that contains glyphosate. In 2015, it was classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) based on studies linking it to non-Hodgkin lymphoma in farm-workers around the world.
Safety of Roundup
Monsanto insists that glyphosate is safe, but there is no argument about the toxicity of other ingredients. Roundup also contains POEA, a chemical that helps glyphosate penetrate into plants, animals, and people. POEA is known to be toxic to fish and amphibians. It may also increase the toxicity of glyphosate by helping it get into the body.
Is Roundup In My Body?
Roundup is known to accumulate in animal tissues. This helps explain why chickens that eat food made of “Roundup Ready” soy-protein lay eggs that are contaminated with glyphosate. Roundup has been found in the blood of farm-workers and 60% had it in their urine.
What Crops Are Sprayed With Roundup?
Over 80% of croplands in the United States are sprayed with Roundup. That includes nearly every acre of corn, cotton, soybeans, alfalfa, canola, sorghum, and sugar-beets. Wheat is sometimes sprayed with Roundup just before harvest to dry out the crop.
What is Mantle Cell Lymphoma?
Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is a cancer that involves white blood cells known as B-cell lymphocytes. MCL is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that occurs in 6% of all new cases (4,200 people). MCL is usually a fast-growing cancer. It starts in the “mantle zone” on the outer edge of the lymph nodes. It frequently spreads in the body (metastasizes) to the bone marrow, liver, and/or gastrointestinal tract.
Risk-Factors for MCL
Mantle cell lymphoma is more common in older adults. The average age of diagnosis is the mid-60s. It is also more common in men than women. Exposure to toxic chemicals may increase the risk of MCL.
Symptoms of Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight-loss
- Night sweats
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Feeling of “fullness” (enlarged liver or spleen)
Complications of Lymphoma
Over time, cancerous cells in the bone marrow crowd out healthy cells. The most common complication of mantle cell lymphoma is low blood cell counts. This makes it harder for the body to fight infections and control bleeding. It also causes chronic fatigue and poor appetite.
Diagnosis & Tests
Mantle cell lymphoma does not cause symptoms in its early stages, which is why most people are not diagnosed until after it has spread to the intestines and bone marrow. For a conclusive diagnosis, patients must have a blood test and biopsy (tissue sample) from a lymph node.
Treatment for MCL
Treatments options depend on many factors, but often involve a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, MCL is hard to treat and often relapses. Some studies have found better outcomes in patients who received autologous stem-cell transplantation as part of the initial treatment.
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