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Has anyone had scar tissue on the lungs from radiation treatments for head and neck cancer?

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MLC53
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I am 3 mos post radiation/chemo for left tonsil cancer. the doc said that the tumor is gone. however, i now have a spot on my left lung at the very top that was not there before i started radiation. my rad doc believes it is scar tissue from being within the field of radiation. he said it is quite common. has anyone else experienced this?

cassmike
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Joined: Jul 2005

Yes. I have scar tissue in my lungs from high dosages of radiation treatment. It comes up on my xrays every time I have one. Lung tissue does not heal so the scar tissue will always be there. I hope this helps.

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