I wonder if anyone could help me?
My father in law went into hospital with cancer of the right tonsil with some lymph node involvement and some local spread to the soft palate and surrounding tissue.
He has now been discharged and on his discharge form it states, "Excision of Rt tonsillar tumour, bilateral neck dissection. Lt I-III, Rt I-V.
It goes on to mention the forearm flap and PEG feeding tube etc.....
I was suprised to see bilateral as I had only been told of the left side.
I know he has also had about 50% of his tongue removed as the consultant told me.
Does anyone know what the roman numerals mean?
He now has to have radiotherapy because apparently the lymph node involvement is "extensive".
I am quite worried about him. He is not eating at all, not even soups and the secretions that were commented on here previously have not abated at all.
I would really appreciate any comments on his situation and especially an answer to the roman numerals.