Dear Dr. David,
I am sorry, but I did not realize you had answered my question. I had not looked at my e-mail until just about 15 minutes ago. Dr. Thomas had answered, and I saw his answer, accepted it, and have had $75 posted to my bank account. I did not realize that more than one doctor could answer my question! This was my first time using this wonderful service. I only have enough money to accept one of your answers.
Sadly, your answer(s) make much more sense to me! Unfortunately, my friend had his radiation last March. After the last of his 27 radiation treatments his oncologist said, "Don't call me. I'll call you in 3 months". Three months came and went. His oncologist finally called him in the fifth month. He wanted my friend to have another ct scan and then make an appt. My friend was so disgusted he would not go back. That experience was so bad he refused to see ANY doctor! I did not blame him... but he left me no way to help him.
It is my opinion that my friend will die much earlier than he should, after about 10 months of misery! If only I had known about this web site earlier! By the way... my friend did wear a mask during his radiation treatments.
If you want me to, I will gladly pay you for your other two answers at a later date. However, I do not know how I can do that through this web site or some other way. Please advise on this.
You will never know how much I appreciate your answers! Although it definitely is too late to help my friend, I have received answers that I never expected to receive. I thank God for you, doctor!!!