Radiation pneumonitis

What is Radiation pneumonitis?

Pulmonary radiation injury is a general term for damage to the lungs which occurs as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation. In general terms, such damage is divided into early inflammatory damage (radiation pneumonitis) and later complications of chronic scarring (radiation fibrosis). Pulmonary radiation injury most commonly occurs as a result of radiation therapy administered to treat cancer.

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I'm 58, male. I got pulmonary radiation pnemonitis in July, 6 months after success lymphoma chemo / targeted radiation. Lung function is low, I can...

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Thanks for posting the query.

From you history I understand that, you were previously successfully treated for lymphoma with chemo-radiotherapy...

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hi doctor, My mother is 54 years old, and she has undergone a breast cancer surgery. She has undergone chemo & radiation too. The right breast has...

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Swelling of hand is due to lymphedema. You can use elastic stockings for this. Severe cough may be due to some respiratory infection but...

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Male, 82, 50 year smoker. upper left lobectomy 2001, wedge resection R lung 2006, Stereotactic radiation of PET-identified nodules, L lung...

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Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
To be frank it is not a case for radiation, still any thing can happen, by time, you may improve naturally...

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