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Radiation Pneumonitis


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HI Bruce

My dad has radiation pneumonitis. Its basically an inflamation of the lungs due to radiation. The drug of choice is usually prednisone. It can sometimes take a while to heal and in rare cases like my dads it can lead to permanent scarring. I know there are acouple people on the boards who have had it and are fine now. Have you developed it?

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I think I possibly have it. Sience my surgery to remove lung in June, I have had some minor problems ( or at least I think so). My pulmanry doctor says he feels like my right lung has some junk left over from radiation. The ER doctor admitted me for pneumonia but pul dr said again he felt like radiation junk and not pneumonia. I do have some short of breath but am not sure if something like radiation caused it or not. That is why I was wondering. Thanks for the reply and God Bless.


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