I'm a 39 y/o male, never smoked, normal alcohol consumer, and about 2,5 years ago, I moved to a new place and I started to get postnasal drainage and also issues with my voice. After speaking more loudly or speaking for a while, I would start to loose my voice. No fever, no swallowing issues. Something that rarely (if ever happened to be before). Since my new place is fairly close to the freeway, I suspected allergies.
After 2 years of constant nasal drainage and loosing my voice every so often, I decided to get tested for allergies. The results showed that other than palm oil, I'm not allergic anything...
A couple of weeks ago, I suddenly experienced much more drainage than usual, especially at night, and completely lost my voice. I thought it maybe could be a could I picked up, but In the morning my throat was filled with nasal drainage and after couching it all up, I saw a little bit of blood. I went to a urgent are and they prescribed me with methylprednisolone. I got back my voice after 2 days, and most of the drainage is gone (not all), however, I noticed that I also lost weight (from 148 to 141). That scared me. I have an appointment with an ENT in a few weeks, but have a few questions:
1: Could this be throat cancer?
2: Does loss of voice come and go over periods of time in throat cancer, or would a hoarse voice be bad all the time?
3: Would methylprednisolone be able to improve loss of voice due to throat cancer?
4: Is post nasal drainage a sign of throat cancer?
5: Does the weight loss, that happened over a 2 week period look concerning?
Thank you for your insight!