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A 32-year-old male asked:

Is it likely that i have ana (1:640 nucleolar, 1:320 speckled) just because my mother had lupus/mctd and ctd's ran in her family? should i be screened for cancer (mris etc.) as i read case studies of ana+ca? no symptoms of any disease, blood etc. ok.

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Suggest : Rheumatologist evaluation. Your ANA is significantly positive. Your result needs correlation with other labs as well as clinical picture
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Not cancer: Your blood test findings and a history of autoimmune diseases in our family indicate a higher risk in developing an autoimmune disease. I am not aware of any link to cancer however. Instead of worrying yourself sick about this risk, just be aware of the probability and inform the doctors re. this finding should you develop symptoms suggestive of an autoimmune disorder.
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Last updated Aug 2, 2016


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