There are many symptoms that might indicate you have developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) from exposure to Monsanto Roundup weed killer, but the only way to confirm a diagnosis is to have a biopsy.
There are some criteria to know if you got cancer from the Monsanto Roundup weed killer. If you have been exposed to Roundup weed killer, you are already at a higher risk of developing NHL. You should maintain regular check-ups with your physician and notify your doctor immediately if you exhibit some of the symptoms commonly associated with NHL.
NHL is a cancer of your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The cancer can generate a number of common signs and symptoms, including the following:
As you can see, these symptoms could also be symptomatic of multiple other medical conditions and illnesses—even a simple infection. To know for certain whether you have developed cancer, you will need to see a doctor who will run tests to check for NHL.
Many times, NHL symptoms can appear late, after your cancer has already progressed. Sometimes patients experience no symptoms at all. If you do experience any of the above signs or symptoms, particularly if you have been exposed to Roundup, see your doctor.
Your physician will ask you about your medical history, and you should tell them about your exposure to Roundup—the type of exposure, as well as the extent and duration. A medical exam of your lymph nodes will follow, as well as of any other areas of your body that seem to have been affected by your symptoms.
Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics in hopes that your swollen lymph nodes will either disappear or at least get smaller. If the antibiotics do not do the trick, and your nodes either remain the same size, or they get bigger, your doctor will order a biopsy to confirm if NHL is causing the swelling and other symptoms you are experiencing.
If during your medical exam your doctor determines that the location, texture, or size of your lymph node signals a likelihood of cancer, they will order an immediate biopsy. Several types of biopsies are used by doctors to confirm the existence of cancer in the body.
With an excisional or incisional biopsy, your doctor will remove either the entire lymph node (excisional) or a portion of the tumor (incisional). You will not feel the pain of the incision, as you will be numbed in the area where the cut will be made. In cases where the lymph nodes exist in the abdomen or chest, you will be put to sleep or at least sedated.
Depending upon your situation, the doctor could order a different type of biopsy, including a bone marrow biopsy, needle biopsy, pleural or peritoneal fluid sampling, or spinal tap.
A lab will receive the samples from your biopsy, and a pathologist will study them to make a confirmed diagnosis of NHL or rule out the cancer as a cause of your symptoms. The samples from your biopsy are sent to a lab to be studied by a pathologist, who can determine if the cells look like lymphoma.
Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, as well as Bayer, the new owner, have allegedly known for years about the connection between NHL and their star product, Roundup. These companies are being sued by thousands of people, just like you, who used this herbicide in good faith, never knowing that it would cause cancer.
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