An estimated 1.5 million Americans are affected by lupus, and each of these patients has a different story to tell. This inflammatory disease — in which a patient’s immune system begins attacking healthy organs and cells — has many different symptoms and affects each person differently. Some people with lupus have a few mild symptoms, but others can experience many symptoms and severe complications.
In this video produced for this year’s Lupus Awareness Month (May), we asked several patients to share how this complicated, incurable disease affects their daily lives, what they want others to know about their condition, and how they have learned to manage their symptoms.
Celgene wants to thank the Lupus Research Alliance for their partnership in the making of the video.
To learn more about how advances in lupus research are leading to potential new treatment options, read “Genetic Research in Lupus Offers New Lines of Attack.”