April 11, 2012

by kpw413

Kathleen and I both met with Warren, a second hematologist oncologist, for a second opinion on my therapy. Warren who is at the Lynn Cancer Center in Boca Raton came recommended by people I work with Steve and Tracy. Sandy, who was Steve’s wife and Tracy’s mom before she died a year ago, also had Myeloma and she was treated at the Lynn Cancer Institute. Both Steve and Tracy highly recommended this facility as they both thought Sandy had received most excellent care.

Warren had reviewed all the results of the testing completed up to this time. He said, although somewhat controversial, I should also have a PET/CT scan of my whole body and a complete Spinal MRI, top of head to and including the entire pelvis. He also asked whether a FISH evaluation had been done. According to Wikipedia:

FISH (fluorescencein situhybridization) is a cytogenetic technique developed by biomedical researchers in the early 1980s [1] that is used to detect and localize the presence or absence of specific DNAsequences on chromosomes.

I said that David had ordered this test and that the results were not back yet. He said that he wanted to see the results of these as well as the PET/CT and the Spinal MRI before recommending treatment. The PET/CT and Spinal MRI were both scheduled for 4/12.