Question by  Elizabeth95 (17)

Are lymphatic cancers linked with lupus?

My aunt has lupus and she thinks she will get lymphatic cancer.


Answer by  lovelife (998)

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that deals with inflammation. It is not the same as cancer nor is it linked with cancer.


Answer by  Deepakck (174)

Autoimmune diseases like lupus is caused due to the hyperactivity of body's own immune system, which leads to the damage of healthy tissues which results in to the inflammation and damage of joints and organs. Lymphatic cancer patients have an increased chance for this disease but its not that all lymphatic carcinoma will lead to lupus.


Answer by  Bubba49 (177)

There is an increased incidence of lymphatic cancer with long term immune system disease like lupus. The majority of people with lupus do not get lymphatic cancer, but the risk is increased.


Answer by  Laila64 (151)

Lupus is a disease affecting the immune system and it will destroy the organs and bone joints. The lymphatic cancer is another disease and it didn't have any link with lupus. Lupus is a disease entirely differ from lymphatic cancer but rarely lymphatic cancer can lead to lupus but it is very rare that lupus cause lymphatic cancer.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

Yes. Since lymphatic cancer attacks the immune system through your glands, lupus has always been closely attached to Lymphoma. Not specifically linked and just because you have lupus does not mean you develop lymphatic cancer. It never hurts to investigate one of the other.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

Lupus is a disease involving the connective tissue of the body. It sometimes affects the lymphatic system as well. Lupus does not cause lymphatic cancer. Your aunt is unlikely to develop lymphatic cancer as a result of having lupus.


Answer by  triciag (128)

Lupus and Lymphoma are not specifically linked. However, people who get cancer of the lymph nodes often suffer from some sort of autoimmune disease, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or epstein-bar virus. Having lupus does not guarantee a lymphoma developing though.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Lupus is not normally linked to any form of cancers. The lupus is an entity in all its own. Cancer from lupus should be of no concern

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