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is lupus and leukemia connected

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Lupus is: An autoimmune disease and leukemia is cancer of the blood forming elements. Lupus and leukemia patients can have low blood counts, and by contrast a l ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not really: Simple testing should be able to tell the difference.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lupus and Cancer: Systemic lupus erythematosus (“lupus” or “sle”) and other autoimmune diseases are linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Specifically ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Both are: Serious conditions and the treatment of one will be impacted by the other. Do you know specifics about the leukemia? Acute or chronic. Myeloid or lym ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Lymphoma: There is an increased risk of lymphoma. Leukemia risk is not significantly increased.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: There is an increased risk of cancer if you have sle. This is especially true for lymphoma.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
? Heart failure: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
One can have both.: Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any tissue or organ on the body and can cause low blood counts such as ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: I can't tell what blood platelet disease you have so i don't know what medications you are taking so it is not possible to definitively answer your qu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to answer: You give no specifics and how high is high? It is impossible to answer this questions.
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