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Could radiation treatments for breast cancer cause scar tissue in the lungs?

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Dr. Leonard Metildi
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmonary fibrosis can develop.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

I got a scar tissue in lung after radiation therapy for breast cancer. No one told me it could happen. What should I do?

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Dr. James Beckman
Plastic Surgery 51 years experience
Radiation burns: Radiation therapy causes a type of burn resulting in injury. Hopefully cancer cells are killed, but normal tissue heals with some effects of tissue scarring.

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Last updated Mar 25, 2020

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