Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
Regards from our team. Going through your mail, I wish to say It's the other way round. Cancer is suspected only when there is non resolving consolidation on chest xray.
So if subsequent x rays showed x ray clearance, then cancer is unlikely or rather impossible.
Dr. Jacob George P
MD, IDCCM, FCCP
Patient replied :
Thank you for your answer. So you are saying that something that showed up on initial xray could not have been missed on two follow-up xrays.(read by two different radiologists). Since the radiologists had the initial xray to compare I am guessing that this would not be the case.
As I initially mentioned, when you have a previous x-ray that showed a consolidation, it is impossible to miss that on follow-up x rays.
Moreover, the consolidation must be substantially cleared so that they could not pick up the residual changes/ there were no residual changes. Both suggest that there is no malignant process going on in your lungs at present.
Jacob George P