Ithe CT or PET scan report says "Extnesive Pleural Contact", it is feasible that the chemo/radiation could shrink it back away from the pleura - or would you expect that to be a very remote possibility?
I'm thinking this is what the doctors are hoping for, since the plan is to do chemo'rad. and then they hope to do surgery . Extensive pleural contact didn't sound very good to me, and I was surprised they even discussed/planned on surgery from the get go?
The follow-up CT after the chemo/rad. if @ 4 1/2 weeks. Is that long enough after to be able to get a clear enough scan picture to base surgery or not surgery on ? (Today I read on this website that more like min. 6 weeks OR MORE would give a clearer more accurate scan.