Catherine Poole (whom I quoted in my last post) is assisting me in obtaining a second opinion. This is a tricky disease without a lot of absolutes and whichever path we choose will ultimately be the one that WE believe is best for Rachael. I think we are leaning towards a visit to another institution. This is in no way because we do not trust MDACC or her doctors there but even Baylor, Mayo and MDACC's doctors could not come to a consensus on what the original mole was before the biopsy. We want biology to have absolutes but there is still a lot of unknown with melanoma. Catherine did want to assure me of one thing and asked that I pass it on. She said, "I support whatever a patient decides is best for them (not just against interferon)."
I am very grateful to her for her willingness to help us in that process.