What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a type of cancer that affects lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell responsible for fighting infections.

At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we are available to represent individuals in North Carolina and nationwide who have developed NHL after being exposed to a pesticide such as Roundup. We encourage you to contact our lawyers at for a free case evaluation: 888-698-9975.

Two Different Types Of Lymphocytes Can Be Affected

The type of lymphocytes that develop into non-Hodgkin lymphoma will determine the type of treatment you need. The two main types of lymphocytes are B cells (which produce antibodies to fight bacteria and viruses) and T cells (which destroy abnormal cells and otherwise assist other immune system cells).

Diffuse large B cell lymphoma is the most common type of aggressive, fast-spreading NHL in the country. However, regardless of whether it grows quickly or slowly, NHL can eventually spread throughout the body's lymph system and harm vital organs such as the brain or liver.

How Many People Get NHL?

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 72,000 people are estimated to develop NHL in 2017. More than 20,000 are expected to die from it.

NHL is not restricted to adults. It also affects many children and teens every year.

Common Symptoms

The symptoms of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) can vary greatly, depending on the location and the exact type of lymphoma. Some people experience no symptoms at all until the lymphoma becomes very large.

Following are some of the most common warning signs:

Swollen lymph nodes, which caused raised bumps on the sides of the throat, under the arms, in the groin area or above the collar bone

  • Fever or chills
  • Weight loss
  • Swollen belly and lack of appetite
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Pain in the chest
  • Coughing or shortness of breath
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Frequent infections

Do You Deserve Compensation?

If you or a loved one were diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma within the past three years after being exposed to chemicals in Roundup (such as glyphosate), you may have the right to financial compensation. Get a free case evaluation today by calling Wallace & Graham, P.A. at 888-698-9975, or by contacting our Salisbury attorneys online. We're here to help.