Lupus is a disease where your immune system attacks your body. It causes inflammation, pain and can cause damage. There are only a few treatments, but none are specific to Lupus and there is no cure.
May is Lupus Awareness Month in Oregon.
Molly's Fund has launched a campaign to increase awareness among patients and to help doctors do a better job diagnosing it. Many people go months or years without being correctly diagnosed.
For more information go to Molly's Fund.