CASE 1: A woman comes in who does not want a mammogram. RT says there is a suspicion, and is referred to MRI. The woman had the tumor removed and is cancer free. This has occurred thousands of times in the 40 year history of RT.
CASE 2: A man is treated with chemotherapy and radiation for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His follow-up PET scans show complete remission. RT shows there are still some suspicious inflammatory regions. The untreated cases subsequent to clear PET scans recur, and ones further treated with other modalities and monitored by RT remain resolved. Most often, we see what we need to see.