On Thursday 6th, we saw the Dr in Pietersburg who would do the radiation treatment. It would be about 5 weeks. He is away on leave this week, so we are not going to be starting immediately.
JohnD's Oncologist is in the process of consulting with the necessary specialists to establish if it is possible to remove the piece of the #10 rib affected, or if necessary the entire rib. If possible, they would want to schedule it for next week.
From what we understand, radiation of the ribs will affect the growth of the ribs, as well as some of the lung. Radiation would be done if they are not able to operate, in which case we would begin early next week.