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How do other illnesses affect radiation fibrosis?

Radiation fibrosis results from overexposure to radiation. For this reason, radiation fibrosis and cancer treatments are intimately related. Often patients who have been treated for cancer with radiation therapy will develop soft tissue damage, which can turn into radiation fibrosis.

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How do I care for someone who has restrictive lung disease?
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What are some helpful resources regarding restrictive lung disease?
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What percentage of Americans exhibit restricted breathing patterns?
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Does restrictive lung disease affect children differently?
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