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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not a cancer
Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc.
It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md.

In brief: Not a cancer
Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc.
It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Serious non-cancer
Lupus is a common multisystem autoimmune poorly-understood illness that is not cancer.
It formerly killed many, if not most, of its victims. With today's treatments and a compliant, proactive patient, death is the exception. One of the most troublesome things is that lupus patients feel much sicker than they look, and this causes misunderstandings. Groups of fellow lupus-sufferers can help lots.

In brief: Serious non-cancer
Lupus is a common multisystem autoimmune poorly-understood illness that is not cancer.
It formerly killed many, if not most, of its victims. With today's treatments and a compliant, proactive patient, death is the exception. One of the most troublesome things is that lupus patients feel much sicker than they look, and this causes misunderstandings. Groups of fellow lupus-sufferers can help lots.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Neal Birnbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Not a cancer
Sle is an autoimmune condition.
The cause is unknown. While sle can be a serious and rarely fatal condition, the vast majority of patients do well with currently available medications and regular monitoring by a rheumatologist.

In brief: Not a cancer
Sle is an autoimmune condition.
The cause is unknown. While sle can be a serious and rarely fatal condition, the vast majority of patients do well with currently available medications and regular monitoring by a rheumatologist.
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: No, but
It is a serious illness that can shorten the life span of affected individual.
Sle is an autoimmune disease and the body damages its own tissues and cells. It can result in multiple pathologies, including anemia, bleeding, arthritis, serositis, kidney disease etc. For more information please consult the website given below: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/.

In brief: No, but
It is a serious illness that can shorten the life span of affected individual.
Sle is an autoimmune disease and the body damages its own tissues and cells. It can result in multiple pathologies, including anemia, bleeding, arthritis, serositis, kidney disease etc. For more information please consult the website given below: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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