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is lupus a cancer?

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Dr. Aaron Shiloh
Aesthetic Medicine 28 years experience
No: No lupus is an autoimmune disease.

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Are people with lupus more likely to develop cancer?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
No: Lupus is not associated with cancer. It is autoimmune disease.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Which types of tumors are cancerous?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Malignant: By definition, malignant tumors are cancerous. A tumor is just an abnormal swelling - many times it is benign (no serious, imminent concern). But if it is found to contain cancerous cells, it is then malignant.
A member asked:

Is lupus cancer?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
NO: Lupus is not cancer, it is a chronic rheumatological condition.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Dr. Alfred Kim commented
Rheumatology 16 years experience
Lupus is definitely not cancer, but interestingly, we use terms such as induction therapy (medicines used to reduce lupus flares) and maintenance therapy (medicines used to prevent flares) that are also used in cancer. BUT LUPUS IS NOT CANCER.
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A 16-year-old female asked about a 28-year-old female:

What are symptoms of lupus cancer or what are the causes of lupus cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: There is no clinical entity called lupus cancer. If you are concerned about systemic lupus erythematosus, please see this site for information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000435.htm.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

What are some signs of lupus ? And warning signs you might have cancer?

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Dr. Magdy Shaaban
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Lupus/cancer: some signs of lupus, RASH, HAIR LOSS, JOINT PAIN, ANEMIA ,AND CANCER SIGNS DEPEND ON WHICH PART OF THE BODY has the cancer.

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