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Can radiation treatment cause pneumonia?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is called radiation pneumonitis.
Not an infection but it is damage caused by the radiaton to the lung tissue.

In brief: Yes

It is called radiation pneumonitis.
Not an infection but it is damage caused by the radiaton to the lung tissue.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes in a way

Radiation that involves part of the lungs can cause a non-infectious inflammation of the lung called radiation pneumonitis.
It is usually treated with steroids.

In brief: Yes in a way

Radiation that involves part of the lungs can cause a non-infectious inflammation of the lung called radiation pneumonitis.
It is usually treated with steroids.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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