Anyone out there who is a long term RA and has since developed lymphoma

Anyone out there who is a long term RA and has since developed lymphoma

I would love to know if there is any link between RA, methotrexate and lymphoma

A myRAteam Member said:

Hello Lockwoov- I'm not sure about the connection w/RA, Methotrexate and lymphoma but Methotrexate in some people can lead to Lymphoma and Leukemia with high enough dosages and long term usage.
I took very strong dosages of Methotrexate for Cancer 16 yrs ago and was warned that because of how much and how long I used it that there was a "possibility" of developing Leukemia or Lymphoma. I see my oncologist twice a year to make sure that neither are present and the original cancer has been in remission for 15 years now.

posted 8 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I thank you for this and will indeed mention it to my ra specialist next time I see, him,,

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Mave, I have been on methotrexate since 2006 approx, 8 tabs weekly. Christmas 2018 I was diagnosed with lymphoma. I have been looking into this, because like you I wasn’t told. Even sent a report to the medical board here in the UK.
They should warn you on the information leaflet so at least you know to ask your consultant.
I thought one of the best ways to let people know was to post the question here and am glad you spotted it.
Val 🌻🌻🌻😊

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

wow that's new to me I have been on metho since 2001 and have never been told about this connection to development of leukemia ect and I am on the maximum dose

posted 7 months ago
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