Actually I've read it's both. Either one can cause it.
RA itself increases your chances of lymphoma. How much the drugs further increase the risk, I'm not sure.
What were your symptoms of lymphoma or was it just diagnosed through blood work, etc.?
Oh I don’t know lymphoma, I just worry a lot.
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.
Do you take Humiera?
It can be both. Increased inflammation in the body, over a long period of time, can be a cause of many things, including lymphoma.
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.
Many of the meds have that side effect
Immune suppressants most likely, especially biologics
Mine was from the chemo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just read an article that said RA causes the lymphoma. Try lymphatic exercizes