Just a quick update to say we visited another Oncologist today to get a second opinion on Niki’s cancer. We weren’t too surprised when he agreed fully with the initial diagnosis and treatment plan that we had received. He however may well have been a bit surprised when we bombarded him with every little question that had been bubbling up since our appointments last week. He did a great job answering them and I think he certainly got the measure of us because he even gave us his email in case we thought of anything else afterwards!
Perhaps the most important thing he said was that for the type of cancer Niki has, the surgeon is the single most important thing that impacts the treatment, recurrence etc… and that for what it was worth he thought we had the best surgeon available…so that was encouraging.
Anyway, so we are still on track for radiation and chemo before surgery and then more chemo. Nix does have two more appointments tomorrow one to get the details of the radiation and one to get an ultrasound done on the tumor. So we expect new information and a clear start date for treatment to fall into place tomorrow.
Thank you for all your wishes, emails, calls and most of all prayers! Al