As of 3:30 today, Dr. Linette's nurse (JoAnn) stated that Dr. Linette does not agree with Dr. Yung's (Houston) treatment plan of radiation alone then oral chem (Temador) later. Dr. Linette is still sticking by the original treatment plan of simutaneous radiation & oral chemo then more chemo to follow. The chemo dosage is also in contention between the two doctors.
Tonight, the hospital tumor board will present my case. Ultimately, however, the patient makes the final decision concerning their own treatment.
We need wisdom more than ever. We are leaning towards Dr. Yung's treatment since he is the specialist.
Dr. Simpson, the radiation oncologist, will also be attending the meeting tonight. At our consultation tomorrow, he will advise us of what the board is discussing tonight.
Whew! Lots of information to digest!