My husband has a deviated tongue (to the left) that was noticed because of a recent bout with Bell's Palsy (right facial paralylsis). His neurologist stated that he likely has a cancer or tumor of the tongue or throat. He had an MRI on Friday. The doctor proceeded to make the following appointments: follow-up with the neurologist in 6 weeks and another with an ENT doctor 5 weeks from now. My questions are the following: What are possible causes for the deviated tongue? What are the tests needed to identify the cause? How quickly do we need to get treatment and additional consultations for him, isn't 5 weeks too long if we are worried about cancers and tumors? Additional background information that may be pertinent include previous head trauma more than 15 years ago resulting in a two day hospital stay, high blood pressure (was approx. 150/95 before meds received at time of Bell's diagnosis), high CPR levels (1.9), chewed tobacco for more than 20 years, and was exposed to second-hand smoke from birth to age 18. Thank you for your assistance. Any and all information is appreciated.
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