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should increased interstitial markings on a chest x-ray of the lungs be investigated if the patient had breast cancer in the past and is at highrisk?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Several reasons come to mind. Chf: many of the chemotherapies esp with radiation can cause cardiomypathy. Radiation: can cause pneumonitis. Cancer can present as lymphangitic spread in the lungs infection: after cancer treatment there is immunosuppression. Please discuss it with your doctor.

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