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Could treatments for other conditions give me restrictive lung disease?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you're concerned that you are having restrictive lung disease symptoms related to your radiation therapy it's important to speak with your physician. Radiation can sometimes cause scarring and tightening of the lung tissue, which can lead to restrictive lung disease. Additional symptoms can include shortness of breath.

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