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How is radiation fibrosis diagnosed?

Radiation fibrosis is most commonly caused by radiation therapy used to treat cancer. Doctors may diagnose the scar tissue during follow-up examinations. People who have pulmonary fibrosis linked to radiation exposure may experience symptoms similar to that of a cold. For these people, radiation fibrosis is usually discovered while doing tests (such as MRI exams) related to other issues.

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