Out Of My Head,
What kind of doctor told you that? Do you have any symptoms that lead to the tests being done in the first place?
Lupus and many other auto-immune diseases are diagnosed by a rheumatologist, not a GP or internist. Other doctors, such as the one that made up this cancer story, are not qualified to diagnose or treat lupus.
Because you do have some positive ANA results, I strongly suggest seeing a rheumy as soon as possible. I'd also be interested in any symptoms you might have.
In my personal opinion, the doctor you saw is a QUACK. There are only a very very small number of cases where ANA is linked to cancer, and no one should be telling you these kind of horror stories. It is much more possible that you have an auto-immune disease - and that leads back to the rheumy again.
ANA is NOT a test that says "YES" or "NO" to *anything*. It suggests something in the auto-immune area, but it can also be raised due to some medication you are taking, or some people just have low positive ANA for no known reason, etc.
Symptoms are very important - follow up and see what's happening. Keep us posted.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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