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Doctor insights on: How Long Can You Live With Lupus Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Are people with lupus more likely to develop cancer? 

Are people with lupus more likely to develop cancer? 

Yes, new data: New data shows an increased risk of several malignancies especially non-hodgkins lymphoma in patients with lupus. However, the skin lesions of lupus do not turn into cancer which is often a concern for patients. ...Read more

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How to handel haveing lupus and cancer at the same time?

How to handel haveing lupus and cancer at the same time?

It can be done: Managing 2 chronic illnesses at the same time is challenging. The cancer is the more immediately life threatening issue so it get the priority for treatment. Lupus can be a problem in terms of chemo side effects, yet sometimes the cancer treatment helps the lupus. Depends on what treatment is given. Talk it over with your oncologist. Treatment can be very successful, so keep positive attitude ...Read more

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

Lupus related?: There is no such thing as lupus cancer. At least as far as i can discover. There are researchers who believe that the risk of several cancers is higher for those with lupus - especially cancers related to white blood cells. Talk with the doctor who treats your lupus - this concern is common and hopefully you can be reassured. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is discoid lupus cancer?

Is discoid lupus cancer?

No: It is a chronic, autoimmune skin disorder and does not predispose to cancer. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

No : It is an autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple organs. It is not cancer. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have lupus or bone cancer?

What would you do to decide if you have lupus or bone cancer?

Ask your doc: Let a doctor tell you. It should not be difficult to differentiate the two. ...Read more