We saw the radiologist Dr. Garlitos on May 11th and asked about the potential damages and side effects. He told us it was like 1 in 100,000 chance of any side effects, I know from the cancer literature that is not so. We asked for a second opinion and went by the clinic for a blood test. We saw Dr. Alter the next day to flush her port and he said Katie was doing very well. He tried to talk her into seeing a shrink. We asked him to see another doctor for a second opinion on the radiation treatment. Dr. Alter did not flush her port even though we were in the office for over four hours. When I asked him why not, he said he'd do it next week but set no appointment to do it.
We saw a Dr. Judith Mullins on May 24 for a second opinion and she didn't agree with Dr. Alters treatment of the cancer. She had difficulty trying to read the CAT scans and said she would discuss them with the radiologist. Dr. Mullins said she would do another chemotherapy and then follow with radiation therapy. Dr. Mullins did a chest X ray and could not say the tumor was growing. We had to get Dr. Mullins to flush Katie's port. Dr. Mullins could not tell us why we had to do the radiation treatment. She just said it might come back and then it would be worse. But why do it when there is no active cancer present according to the PET scan? The side effects seem more dangerous then the possibility of cancer coming back. Even after chemo + radiation the cancer can come back. Probably because they have destroyed all what is left of the immune system. All we heard in the clinic was "he is back because his cancer came back after a year" repeatedly.