My mom is receiving her 2nd line therapy (Alimta, mono) and yesterday she god the second chemo cycle.
I was expecting that her oncologist will check the efficacy of this treatment after the 2nd round via CAT and MRT, this was also the usual procedure when she was in Germany. But he told me he wants to do an ultrasound of the liver only (where she has two mets, deep in the liver). I must have looked worried and surprised, so he started telling me how there is no need for a CAT now, her cancer is not of a type that spreads quickly, besides she is under therapy etc... He said it was usual to do it so, but I know that it's not - at least not in Germany - and now I am all nervous and anxious.
What would you advice me to do? Can I trust this method or should I take my mom to a private radilogy practice and have her do the CAT and MRT there? I really do not understand how much he can see in the ultrasound, because the mets were discovered through a CAT scan in Germany. The previously done ultrasound check said all clear! I am all puzzled now! And what about the lung tumor?!
Many thanks in advance,