Sep 10, 2013 - 4:00 pm
Hi, my name is Jennette. I was diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer in Feb. of '08 and completed chemo and radiation around June of '08. I've been cancer free since then (Praise to God!) but found out a couple years after treatment that I had hydonephrosis from tissue thickening or scarring (there not sure if the radiation caused it but didn't make it any better). My ureters were pinched off and they put in stents to keep them open (to allow urine to flow down to bladder) which have to be changed out every 3 months. The "pinching off" of the ureters for so long undiagnosed has now caused kidney damage. So I guess my question to anyone out there is has anyone else gone through chemo/radiation and had stents placed before radiation or had any of the issues I've explained? Just wondering if I'm the only one out there that has experienced this. Thanks for the input!