Several long-term studies on human populations have found a link between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed Killer, and increased rates for numerous types of cancer including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Monsanto and our lawyers can help.
Update: Roundup Cancer Trial Moves Forward
July 12, 2018 – Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer advanced a crucial step forward on Thursday when a judge in San Francisco Superior Court ruled that a cancer victim could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said evidence linking glyphosate was “rather weak”; however, he also affirmed that the opinions of 3 experts linking the weed killer to cancer were relevant, and not tantamount to “junk science.”
Roundup Cancer Study: Glyphosate a Probable Cause of Lymphoma
In March 2015, glyphosate was designated as a probable cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm. The classification was based on a review of multiple studies regarding the effects of glyphosate on agricultural and forestry workers since 2001.
The evidence shows that people exposed to glyphosate experienced higher rates of lymphoma compared to those who weren’t exposed to the herbicide. The IARC report further points out that glyphosate is used in about 750 products worldwide, and use of the herbicide has “increased sharply with the development of genetically modified glyphosate-resistant crop varieties.”
What is Cutaneous Lymphoma?
Cutaneous lymphomas are a specific subset of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They are cancers of white blood cells called lymphocytes which typically affect the skin. Definition is based on lymphocyte type: B-lymphocytes (B-cell) or T-lymphocytes (T-cell). Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is the most common form of cutaneous lymphoma.
Signs and symptoms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma include:
- Raised, rash-like patches of skin
- Lumps on the skin
- Swollen lymph nodes
As with most types of cancer, treatment for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma depends on the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. Treatments may include one or more of the following:
- Watch and wait
- Topical treatments applied to skin
- Ultraviolet light (PUVA) treatment
- Narrow band UVB treatment (TLO-1)
- Total skin electron beam therapy (TSEBT)
- Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP)
- Stem cell or bone marrow transplant
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma may remain confined to the skin for many years; however, the abnormal cells may eventually infiltrate other tissues including blood, lymph nodes, lungs, heart, liver and spleen. Unlike some other lymphomas, the long-term prognosis is generally good. Symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment.
Which Other Types of Cancer has Roundup Been Linked To?
Although Roundup has been linked to many different types of cancer and other serious health problems, our lawyers are currently only accepting potential lawsuits for people who developed the following injuries after using or being exposed to Roundup:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Large Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)
- Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
Do I Have a Roundup Lawsuit?
The Product Liability 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 cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from Roundup herbicide, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.