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Is lung damage during breast radiation permanent?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Generally yes

Acute radiation pneumonitis/lung inflamation can be treated and improve.
However, radiation causes longterm injury and progressive fibrosis. This process continues long after the radiation treatment is completed.

In brief: Generally yes

Acute radiation pneumonitis/lung inflamation can be treated and improve.
However, radiation causes longterm injury and progressive fibrosis. This process continues long after the radiation treatment is completed.
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