A contemporary review of radiation pneumonitis
Curr Opin Pulm Med
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews recent literature and summarizes the current understanding, diagnosis, risk, predictors, and management of radiation pneumonitis. RECENT FINDINGS: We discuss the different parameters that contribute to radiation toxicity, the potential biomarkers that predict the risk, and mitigators of radiation pneumonitis. SUMMARY: Radiotherapy aims to provide care and a better quality of life in cancer patients however with complications. Radiation pneumonitis is important to recognize to appropriately plan and care for this population.
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School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine