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Effects Of Radiation On Shunt

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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?

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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.

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CSN Dana

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I also have a shunt due to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and my shunt never was affected.

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