Radiation-induced lung cancer

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Radiation-induced lung cancers have been reported as a rare late complication of radiation therapy in both post-operative breast cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma patients. These occur 5-10 years (or later) after treatment 1-4. There appears to be increased risk of lung cancer in these patients if they also smoke tobacco 2.

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rID: 51030
Systems: Chest, Oncology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Radiation-induced lung cancers

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