Contrary to popular believe a PET scan cannot tell whether you're a huntin dog, a wiener dog...or even a cat. A PET scan is used to detect where the cancer has spread in the soft tissue areas of your body, it is a pretty cool process. You are taken into a room and you are stabbed with a needle in the arm so they can put an IV in. You are then injected with some radioactive sugar water, I believe the radioactive sugar water is Tang that the astronauts brought from the moon. You are in a room with a lounge chair and they turn the lights off and tell you you cannot read to and try to relax and while you are at it try not to think.
While I was laying there not thinking, I decided that Hodgkins lymphoma must be caused by too little fishing and listening to just enough old-time rock 'n roll. Of all the medical articles I had read about Hodgin's lymphoma they all stated they weren't sure what caused Hodgkin's lymphoma, well problem solved.
Apparently the radioactive Space Tang goes to places where there is activity in your body, it sort of finds the hot spots. After a minimum of 75 minutes (in my case it was 87 minutes) of sitting there doing and thinking of nothing you are taken out of that room and put in a machine that is able to read the radioactive Tang. Other than 87 minutes of my life I'll never get back it really was not a bad experience at all. It's then a game off hurry up and wait, on Monday of the following week I got a call and was told all of the cancer that could be detected was above my diaphragm.