Jun 14, 2013 - 3:47 pm
Ok, so my husband saw the ENT today. Turns out that his left vocal cord is paralyzed, and most likely it's permanent. The ENT thinks it's from the mets in his lungs, he says one of them is pushing up against it, and until he can beat the tumor his vocal cord will stay paralyzed. Fine, he is taking meds for these tumors, but what is bothering me is, the ENT said that this vocal cord paralysis is a major symptom of Metatastic Colon Cancer. So, in all the time i have been on these boards since my husband was diagnosed way back in 2008, i have never seen any posts even mentioning that any one was having any of these problems, or that it was one of the symptoms (not symptoms, uhmmmm oh i can't think of the word, but i hope you all know what i mean). We assumed it was from taking the Stivarga, which causes hoarseness of the voice, but the ENT said that isn't hoarseness, that's no voice at all. Anyway, has anyone else had this problem?
Any input would be nice.