My shunt failed. The doctors said it was due to prior radiation treatments I had taken nine years before. Can radiation treatments cause a shunt to fail?
You may want to contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day and can assist you with your question. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345.
Take care and be well,
I also have a shunt due to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and my shunt never was affected.