The biopsy results are in and there are no real surprises. The mass is a plasmacytoma. Radiation treatment starts next week. The radiation only treats this mass and does nothing to change the course of the disease. Richard has had radiation before on bone tumors for pain relief.
Overall, this is not good news because it means the current drug treatment is no longer effective; the Beast is gaining a stronger foothold. Richard has a Mayo appointment on Jan 19. Hopefully there are some options left.