Is lymphoma due to rheumatoid arthritis itself or the meds?

Is lymphoma due to RA itself or the meds..? I’m getting mixed information.
Crystal Huffman
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Medications

Kristen Boudreaux
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Meds

Courtney Little
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Actually I've read it's both. Either one can cause it.

April Mackey
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Meds

Cindy Talley
C

RA itself increases your chances of lymphoma. How much the drugs further increase the risk, I'm not sure.

Monica Lane
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Meds

Debbie Piper
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What were your symptoms of lymphoma or was it just diagnosed through blood work, etc.?

Rem Villalobos
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Oh I don’t know lymphoma, I just worry a lot.

Crystal Huffman 3 years

Every meds I tried this year of supposedly having RA they all said lymphoma as a possible side effect. There is no link to lymphoma and RA as I’ve read. But every med says possible side effect.

Cindy Talley
C

Both

Shana Holland
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Medication

Kelly Crane
K

Medication.

Brianne Wall
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Meds

Margie Shea
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Meds

Kashfi Hendricks
K

Do you take Humiera?

Laury Jarvis
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Biologics.

Cathy Kern
C

It can be both. Increased inflammation in the body, over a long period of time, can be a cause of many things, including lymphoma.

Leah Maynard
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Most people are also genetically susceptible. The genes for RA, increased risk for lymphoma, CBS deficiency and others all interact and usually occur together. How severely they affect you is mediated by even more genes. Its usually related to liver and lymph issues caused by the CBS deficiency.

Melanie Dickey
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Many of the meds have that side effect

Chad Yazzie
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Immune suppressants most likely, especially biologics

Mary Dawson
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Meds

Jo Hall Staton
J

Mine was from the chemo

Glenicebetty Waddell
G

Yes medications!

Renee Hines
R

Meds.

Tracy Dunham
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Meds

Sarah Hobson
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Meds

Ellen Stone
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meds, since the medicine suppresses the immune system, and its ability to fight off infections, and then even to the extreme as something like lymphoma.

Valerie Cook
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MEDS

Mary Kerns
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You're talking about cancer, correct?? If so, I have a friend that has it, and he was told its caused by him using chemicals and nothing else. He does have RA.

Robin Coker
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I was scared to death to be on humira because of that warning. I saw a doctor at UCLA Medical in California and he said he the disease itself can cause lymphoma and not the meds.

Sheree Jolly
S

yeah yeah... My doc saying that he doesn't know anybody who got C ... From RA meds, so they putting this warning "just because". I tried not to laugh. Sad though.

Olga Lockett
O

My close friend's lymphoma occurred after 10 yrs on Biologics. He said that he wouldn't trade the relief he received in those 10 years for anything. I'm still balking at starting though. Trying CBD Oil first.

Kathy Hampton
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Have you been diagnosed with lymphoma? There’s a class action against Monsanto because Roundup is believed to cause lymphoma. I spent a week in the hospital. Lymphoma/cancer was not found.

Susan Kiser
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I just read an article that said RA causes the lymphoma. Try lymphatic exercizes

Susan Marshall
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Medications

Blanca Richardson
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