autoimmune disease


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A condition in which your immune system attacks tissues in your own body. This happens if the immune system gets signals telling it that your body tissue is an outside invader.

For more information, see Breastcancer.org's Understanding Your Immune System section.

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Audio contributed by: Shirley Jones

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