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Can radiation fibrosis be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Prolonged exposure to radiation is the cause of radiation fibrosis. You can prevent exposure in your daily life by avoiding high-risk jobs that deal with radioactive materials. Radiation fibrosis is most common as a side effect of radiation treatment for cancer. Doctors try to reduce your risk by limiting the doses and pinpointing the location of radiation so as to avoid damaging the surrounding tissue.

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