What does it mean if a patient is to be treated with radical radiotherapy for a tumour of the oropharynx?

Primary tumor. Well defined lesions of the oropharynx are not uncommon. These range from primary squamous ca of the posterior oropharynx behind the cricoid of the larynx to minor salivary gland tumorss to squamous ca of the tonsillar area. The minor salivary lesions as well as well defined ulcerating ca can be approached by a transhyoid pif laharyngoteomy. If large then rt is employed.