Confidence is the flip side of uncertainty. The more uncertain one is about something, the less confident one can be in it. In radiation oncology one is almost always dealing with probabilistic situations. Cure itself is probabilistic; while a given patient will be either 100% or 0% cured, he or she will have a priori a probability of cure typical of what was experienced by patients with similar disease treated similarly.


Local Tumor Control Current Patient Future Patient Liquid Hydrogen Target Probabilistic Situation 
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