Information & Services
A recent Ad Council survey found that 80 percent of young women, those most at risk for the disease, say they have little or no knowledge of lupus. Increased awareness and understanding of the signs and symptoms of lupus can encourage individuals to seek medical evaluation that can lead to early diagnosis and help prevent life-threatening consequences of lupus.
Pacific Northwest Regional Office is continuously expanding its efforts to get closer to find a cure for lupus. Through its programs and services, it is creating more awareness for people with lupus on how to better manage this disease. Our information and services includes:
Local Lupus Specialists
The Pacific Northwest Office is currently re-establishing its network of lupus specialists in Washington and Oregon. Please check this page regularly for updates. For the time being, you may find a rheumatologist near you through the American College of Rheumatology website.
There are many individuals who contact us by phone or online and want to receive information. The Lupus Foundation of America provides an information packet, which includes the following:
Coping with Lupus (booklet)
Diagnosing Lupus (booklet)
Living with Lupus (booklet)
Treating Lupus (booklet)
Understanding Lupus (booklet)
Lupus Now Magazine
Additional brochures are included according to the pertinent needs or symptoms of individuals.