What increases my risk for radiation fibrosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Any kind of prolonged exposure to radiation increases your risk of radiation fibrosis. This could be related to dangerous working conditions or an accident involving radiation, but it is most commonly the result of radiation therapy during cancer treatment. Fibrosis is preceded by pronounced inflammation of the affected area.

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