Video: Cancers Commonly Associated with Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome


Radiation fibrosis syndrome is commonly seen in people who survive high-dose radiation therapy for cancers such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, and some sarcomas, for which survival has dramatically improved. According to Michael Stubblefield, a cancer rehabilitation specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the extent of radiation fibrosis depends on how much of the body is exposed to radiation during treatment.