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How do medications treat radiation fibrosis?

Radiation fibrosis is a scarring of tissue after exposure to radiation. Anti-inflammatory drugs - many in the experimental stage - may reduce inflammation and reverse some of the scarring. Other medicines, such as Cortisol, can be used to treat symptoms you may experience.

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