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How is radiation fibrosis diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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