NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,660 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A chronic, inflammatory, connective tissue disease that can affect the joints and many organs, including the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, and nervous system. It can cause many different symptoms; however, not everyone with lupus has all of the symptoms. Also called SLE and systemic lupus erythematosus.