I want to thank everyone who responded to my "Radiation Risks!" message a few weeks ago. I have a new twist in my condition now. I have Lupus and my onc (actually I have gotten 5 opinions) said that I cannot withstand any cancer treatment. I am taking FEMARA and doing ok with it. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that effects the immune system. They are concerned that the treatment could kill me since both radiation and chemo reak havoc on the immune system. I am wondering if anyone out there has or knows someone who has breast cancer and Lupus. If so, what treatments did they get and how did it effect the Lupus? I asked the onc what would happen if I have a reoccurance and he said that all they can do is remove it surgically. I didn't like that answer at all!