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what are the risks/concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 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, lupus patients may experience an elevated risk of lymphoma and other cancers, such as cancer of the cervix.
Answered on Apr 22, 2018
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Not really: Simple testing should be able to tell the difference.

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