Topic: Can cirrhosis of the liver be caused by radiation?
At the time my mother passed away, the doctors were unable to detect any cancer. They ran every test imaginable that kept coming out negative for cancer. They said she had cirrhosis of the liver which they thought might have been caused by the treatments. We were unaware there was a risk of causing more damage to the liver with the treatments. She got 23 treatments of radiation which was stopped after she accumulated fluid in her abdomen. She had ascites two weeks before they stopped the radiation. Has anyone ever heard of radiation or chemo causing cirrhosis? Mona