Lawsuits have been filed alleging that Roundup herbicide causes primary CNS lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that occurs in the central nervous system.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using or being exposed to Roundup weed killer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Monsanto and our lawyers can help.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diagnosed in Farmers, Landscapers Exposed to Roundup
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a medical term used to describe a group of cancers which attack the lymphatic system. Also known as NHL or non-Hodgkins disease, the condition includes a number of different subtypes of lymphoma, with varying degrees of aggressiveness. One of the rarest and most aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma linked to Roundup is primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma.
What is Primary CNS Lymphoma?
Primary central nervous system lymphoma occurs when malignant cells form in the lymph tissue of the brain and/or spinal cord. Because the eye is so close to the brain, primary CNS lymphoma may also start in the eye (called ocular lymphoma). The cancer can also involve spinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord. This is called leptomeningeal lymphoma.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of primary CNS lymphoma include:
- Changes in speech or vision
- Unexplained weight loss
- Changes in personality
- Numbness to extreme temperatures
- Paralysis on one side of the body
Lymphoma Cancer Treatment
High-dose chemotherapy combined with autologous stem cell transplantation has been found to be highly effective for the treatment of early stage primary CNS lymphoma. Treatment works best when the tumor has not spread outside the brain and the patient is under the age of 60, able to carry out most daily activities, and does not have HIV/AIDS or other diseases that weaken the immune system.
Prognosis and Life Expectancy
Without treatment, patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma survive for less than 2 months. Patients who are treated with chemotherapy often survive 3 to 4 years or more, depending on whether the tumor stays in remission. Survival may improve with autologous stem cell transplant.
Primary CNS Lymphoma Complications
Possible complications of primary CNS lymphoma include:
- Chemotherapy side effects, including low blood counts
- Radiation side effects including confusion, headaches, nervous system problems, and tissue death
- Return (recurrence) of the lymphoma
Do I Have a Roundup Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Roundup cancer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new primary central nervous system lymphoma cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you got non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup weedkiller, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.