Jul 30, 2012 - 11:20 am
My father was recently diagnosed with cancer of the epiglottis. The doctors are saying that he has stage 1 cancer, but could go up to stage 3 if they find lymph nodes infected. The doctors are currently suggesting surgery, but people I spoke with are saying we should go for radiation.
The doctors are saying his tumor is unique and just in one place and is better to do a surgery so they can remove the epiglottis and the tumor. The doctors state they will not need to touch any vocal cords and he should be able to eat and speak.
I spoke to an oncology doctor outside the hospital and he states we should do radiation and he should be able to speak and eat with radiation but could have trouble if we do a surgery.
It seems like the doctors in the hospital states with radiation my father might have trouble eating and speaking and doctor outside the hospital an oncology doctor states radtion is a better option.
Thank you for all your help.