10 doctors weighed in:

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

10 doctors weighed in
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Leonard Metildi
Dr. Leonard Metildi
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors