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Are there alternative treatments for radiation fibrosis?

Clinical trials are underway to develop new treatments for radiation fibrosis. Medicines with antioxidant properties and vitamin E have shown some progress in reversing the scarring from radiation fibrosis. Gene therapies also hold promise. Doctors are also experimenting with preventative treatments during the time of radiation exposure with cancer therapy.

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Does restrictive lung disease affect children differently?
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Older adults are much more likely to develop restrictive lung diseases because damage to the lungs o...
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What are some examples of common restrictive lung diseases?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a common restrictive lung disease often resulting from overexposure to radiati...
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What is the rate of incidence for restrictive lung disease?
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What are some helpful resources regarding restrictive lung disease?
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