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Could my cough be a side effect of radiation fibrosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you are concerned that you are having symptoms related to your radiation therapy it is important to speak with your physician. Radiation fibrosis can cause a severe dry cough related to the scarring and tightening of the lung tissue. Additional symptoms can include shortness of breath.

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