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Breast Cancer Symptoms

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.



Originally, a lump in my right breast, then a lump in my left breast, then trouble breathing and now bone pain
Visited GP with underarm symptoms, pain itching and discomfort. All symptoms were dismissed as trivial I was told to take a pain killer if the pain kept me awake at night! Luckily I was called for a routine mammograph in August 08 and that's when the fun began
My first sign was extreme pain to my right breast. It felt like someone punching me over and over.
Neutropenic after my 10 days post last chemo infusion. I spent 5 days in critical/infectious diseases at hospital until my WBCs elevated. I was at 1. It was horrific on every level. I feel so blessed to have gotten through it.
lump in breast and back pain
I had none other than a hard lump. I always get lumps. This one was harder than usual.
None found out I had this from a yearly Mamogram
Found a small lump in right breast by accident while showering.
None. Detected in a routine mammogram.
fatigue, nausea, head ache
None, other than my physician found a lump during a yearly physical.
Found a lump on upper left breast
Lump and skin puckering on the left breast. Sharp pain at the sight once in a while.
I found a small lump in my left breast. Four mammograms, an ultrasound and a biopsy later, I was diagnosed with IDC.
Swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. No pain in breast.
Breast cancer no symstoms Kindey cancer no symstoms Thyroid cancer lost weight and a lump
Found the lump while doing regular self exam 4 months after a mammogram was reportedly clear
found the lump in my right breast in 6/2010.
When I did a self breast exam I felt a lump and pain in my left breast and I know at that very moment something is wrong so I decided to go to the hospital and see the doctor.
Felt a lump in my breast that hadn't been there before.
Found small lump in shower which was sore. That was it....
Found in annual mammogram
I found a lump in my left breast, had mastitis for years & had no insurance, so let it go. But it got too big. Went to doctor.
None. Found on 40 yo Mammogram, microcalcifications close to chest wall.
pain in lungs and sternum where cancer ate a hole through it, exhausted

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

none,
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
PSA 4.0
Biopsy
Hard to really explain there were changes in sex, things didn't work like it should. And one day we were driving and I had a sharp pain in the area or the prostate. Can't think of anything else.
little or none prior to diagnosis
NONE!!
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Trouble passing urine.
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
tender and sensitive to touch sound taste EVERYTHING highten sensors ,headaches, sleepy, general something cant be right feeling. hasnt been diagnosed. Hasnt skipped a single relative either. Recently been told to get several biopsies
No symptoms
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.

Lung Cancer Symptoms

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
pain in back and hips
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
Horrible hip pain.
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
tingling down right arm
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
back pain
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
Hard to swallow,low fevers
Lymph is raised
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Bleeding in your urin, blood clots in your urin
None really. Just had to pee a lot and often but it was never painful just annoying.
My husband had blood in his urine. No pain at all No pain for the kidney cancer either.
Micro blood in urine
I began passing blood in my urine. That'll scare the daylights outta ya.
Visible bright red blood in urine. No pain at first.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Coughing, pain in abdomen, fever and chills
not many mainly fatigue and itchy
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
None. Had my first colonoscopy and a tiny polyp was found to be positive for DLBCL. Polyp was removed, but I am undergoing three rounds of R-CHOP.
Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
bone pain, fatigue, lump in neck,sweating day and night, lump in eye socket
none of the classic symptoms. Lungs were congested and went to the doctor when I had difficulty breathing.
Chest pain, back pain, productive cough, night sweats, occasional fevers, fatigue, rash on arm
Large lump on neck.
My lower back started to swell and it hurt excrutiatingly bad just to get out of bed much less do anything else. I thought it was a slipped disk or pulled muscle because all I do is work out 2 hous a day, every day. Who looks for cancer is a 21 year old?
Weight loss, night sweats, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, cough
Just flue symptoms and lower back pain
shortness of breath, palpitations, syncopy at times, sometimes night sweats
Increasingly large lymph node on left side of neck.
Night sweats
Night sweats - I think I had these for many years but never thought anything about them. They progressed to the point where every week I was having at least one or two. Itchiness - One night it was one leg, the next night the other. It only happened once. Sore tailbone - My tailbone got real sore about three months before I was diagnosed. Constipation - My colon swelled shut about five days before I was diagnosed. Loss of weight - I used to weigh 170 lbs back in my 20's and 30's. In my 40's it started dropping slightly, and my weight crept to the lower 160's. Sore legs - I started feeling a slight tingling in my legs six months before my diagnosis. The month before my diagnosis, I was taking Motrin regularly at night and hot showers focused on my legs which would provide temporary relief. And despite exercising, I was getting weaker in my legs and could hardly run. Tiredness - a few weeks before my diagnosis, I was feeling tired and needing to go to bed early all the time. Swollen lymph node in pelvis - The day before I was diagnosed, I had a huge swelling of the lymph node in my pelvic region.
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Lump in neck followed a year later by a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes
NAUSEA, Fatigue, irritated, pain VOMITING
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
night sweats, trouble swallowing, shallow breathing, difficulty breathing, severe pinching in back due to the tumor pushing on my lung
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
I had no symptoms. Chest pressure and shortness of breath due to iron deficiency anemia resulted in the CT scan that found my tumor.
Chronic cough
Weight loss, then weight gain, fatigue/tiredness, "swollen glands" (or so they kept telling me until it was discovered that my neck was full of cancer), a general feeling of "otherness" -- even before the lumps became palpable, I felt something was off. I told several doctors, "I know this sounds crazy, but I feel like I'm living in someone else's body." Other strange, small symptoms: my forearms were sometimes insanely itchy with a blotchy sunburn-type rash, I often ran a low fever, my hair got very dry and breakable, and I craved weird foods as if I was pregnant.

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Symptoms

What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
bad skin
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
blood in my urine
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Pain in the back and fatique.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
I had no symptoms whatsoever. I was having gall bladder issues when my Dr decided to do an ultrasound, it was found completely by accident. I may add my maternal grandfather and my mother both died of cancer of the colon, my husband has had testicular cancer. And my younger sister was just diagnosed with liver cancer she developed as a result of PSC.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
None. Found incidentally.
Nothing yet, tumor is small. Found it while looking for gall stones due to unusual blood-work results. Thank goodness my doctor took the abnormal blood results seriously enough to recommend an ultrasound = early detection.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
flank pain, gross hematuria

Pancreas Cancer Symptoms

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
Numbness on left side slight back pain
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
She was having nausea and bowel troubles for about 12 weeks. When she went in to her md to report her symptoms they decided that she most likely had caught hep a from a new restaurant she had tried. But then she turned yellow. She went back to her md and he took blood and sent it to be tested. when the results came back the doctor called her back in to hear the news in person. He put his arm around my mom and told her she has pancreatic cancer.
Initially, back pain in December 2011, test done, Doctor said it was just arthritis. Severe pain started in his side and stomach and he had weight loss 6 weeks before he was diagnosed. Oncologist said that the back pain back in December 2011 was probably when the cancer started.
Jundice
Pain in side, jaundice
Trouble urinating, jaundice
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
Had no deffinate symptoms just a pain in my lower abdomen doctors thought could be appendicitus, reoccuring heartburn which I suffered with for many years
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
right side pain - thought was to be my gallgladder. Turn out two weeks later with all the testing I had done a mass was found in my pancreas and several cancerous leisons in my liver.
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
lose of hair, tiredness loss of patience lucky me i dont actually get sick from chemo but there is no end in sight for treatment as they dont have anyone actually beating this type of cancer so they want to keep me on treatment for as long as my body handles it but i think my mind is going to give out first lol
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Diahrra (spelled wrong) Jaundice(Twice) Loss Weight, Alot of Pain. In the beginning we didn't have insurance and no one wanted to help. We are middle class. So he got stent put in went back to work, waited for open enrollment got insurance, and then Jaundice again he in for surgery the Whipple, but cancer is wrap a around the portal vein and taking over the whole pancrea, the doctors couldn't get any of it out, but they did bypass to help him digest his food better,
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc

Oral Cancer Symptoms

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Flu like symptons, scaly right palm, diarreha, severe pain in my upper jaw.
None known by me
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
As they say "It" whispers...OVCA's symptoms are so vague and can be attributed to so many other mundane things that most women are not diagnosed until late in the game.
spent 2 years going to my family doctor complaining of lack of energy and metabolism,weight gain only to be told it was menopause learn to live with it Bloating with ascites pain in lower back especially when vacumning lol june 2011 thought i was constipated and when the hospital did the exray i was full of tumors in my abdomen they took out 10 litres of water from my abdomen
all the normal symptoms bloated nausea I even thought it was gall bladder or an ulcer after an inital ultrasound it was diagnosed fast
Bloating, frequent urination, heaviness in my abdomen, irregular periods
stomach ache
IBS especially during PMS, Increased and more urgent urination, tinglng in legs due to tumor pressing on spine, pain in stomach while eating, feeling full quickly, difficulty losing weight
too long to list but when i woke up the 1st time it looked like I had puff daddys legs then i fell asleep again and when i awoke it looked like i was 24 mos pregnant with a set of baby dinosaur triplets talk about scary!
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
Severe pain in lower abdomen, swollen and hardened stomach
bloating, tired,
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
bloated lower abdomen, always felt full, exhausted, irregular peiods, digestion problems.
6 month period
Bloating, feeling of fullness, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue
I also have stage 1 breast cancer
Pain from cysts. Had surgery to remove cyst and tumor was found.
bloating, rapid weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and pressure, abnormal periods
Bloating. Constipation. Abdominal pain. Increased need to urinate.
Bloated (looked like I was preganant), constipation, weight gain. The doctor I was seeing insisted it was a gastro thing. Dragged on for 6 wks, until I saw another doctor who sent me to get scanned. Bingo.
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
Belly pain - Fatigue
Abdominal pain, increase in abdominal size, difficult eating feeling full quickly, urinating more frequent.
In retrospect, I was bloated, but I thought it was just about having 2 kids in the previous three years.
ovarian - bloating, pain in the back that made me fall to my knees. gravitational pain such as an advanced case of hemmorhoids. Breast - no warning; was going for a reduction and they found an in situ mass in the left breast. Spinal - intense lower back pain shooting down the leg. Times of numbness from waist down; falling to the floor or left leg dragging.

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

-Hard, sometimes painless, sometimes tender lump in neck. Turned out to be an enlarged cervical lymph node on the right side of my neck. -Extreme fatigue; tiring out very easily -Low-grade fever -Frequent headaches
A year ago an ultrasound on my back revealed 2 nodules on my thyroid but 2 doctors refused to do further testing, "because that's never anything." Not even a "let's keep an eye on it." Later, I developed a raspy/hoarse voice and a small bump on my throat. Saw my ENT. The hoarseness didn't alert me before but it's worse since fna
No symptoms
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Swollen sore neck.
None! Tumor found during a routine pediatric check-up.
A big ol' lump in my throat.
Fatigue, cough, hoarseness, transient difficulty swallowing, sore throat, nausea, change in bowel habits
Felt pressure on throat like "tight turtleneck", July 2nd. Dr. didn't feel anything so probably just stress or acid reflux. Two weeks later could feel lump on right side. Ultrasound confirmed 2cm mass on August 2, 2010. Fine-Needle Biopsy on September 2, 2010 and the "call" on September 10, 2010.
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
I started having trouble swallowing food
None. Incidental finding on an MRI two months after shoulder surgery.
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
Didn't have any symptoms
Cyst on left side of neck attached to thyroid.
Weight gain, hostile moods, anxiety, weakness
Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Severe insomnia. I sleep on average of 4 hrs a night. (on a good night). Scary how i dont seem to need sleep right now. I have Hyperthyroidism. I guess severe enough to keep me up all hours of the night. And severe *ewwww* Constipation. :P
Sudden itching and spreading pain in my left leg moving to my right arm within 12 hrs, then to my right leg, converting to extreme pain. Unable to sleep for over 36 hrs. Dr. expected brain involvement, ordered MRI. No indications of disease. Prescribed gabapentin, was like a miracle. I think because I could sleep. Symptoms abated for some time then returned. I went back to my PCP who had been on this the whole time. He sent me to a neurologist (who was awful) that ran a bunch of torture tests. He then sent me for an MRI of my neck. This is perhaps the best part of the story. When I met with him about the results he coldly said this is not neurological. Nothing else! I had an appointment with my PCP about two weeks later. Upon reading the report he said you have a large nodule on your thyroid (WTF). What a crappy doctor that neurologist was! Didn't say a thing or send a report to my PCP... My PCP went into high gear and ordered an Ultrasound, followed by a biopsy. Bad Findings, consult, and surgery. Great Surgeon, Dr. Glackin. Kind, Listens, Patient, Tender. Both Dr's PCP Levin and Surgeon Dr. Glackin visited and made sure orders were followed and I was comfortable after surgery and the next day. I thought that only happened on TV.
Hard lump on the right side of my neck.
A lump in the throat.
none specifically cancer '- I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I had every symptom known for that! Docs kept trying to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
nausea, weight loss, insomnia, vomiting, chronic back pain
I haven't had any symptoms yet...that I know of
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
extreme stomach pain
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time

Brain Cancer Symptoms

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

headache, narrowed field of vision
Jenna had flu like symptoms and was being treated by her pedi for that. I took her to the dr 3 different times and each time she said its viral.
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
headaches
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
Tingling in his left ear.
Woke up with a headache one day.
headaches, dizziness, slow thought process, collapsed
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
headaches, short term memories, long term memories, hand-eye coordination, seizures.... that all I can thank of but I do have memory problems. HAHAHA Nope, not now!!! I can can barely use right leg or arm. This happened from the beginning of Oct to the end. I'm not sure what is next.
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
NONE! Mom had been treated for severe back pain for years. No one could really find anything wrong until we saw this particular neurosurgeon that "starts at the top." She had started dragging her left foot a little and cried a lot, but she said it was because she was in so much back pain and no one could do anything to help her.
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
Headached Nausia Dizzyness ect. UK
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Numbness on right side of body
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
headaches , vomitting

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Symptoms

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

bone pain, fatigue
bone pain ,tired all the time immune system a little low ,platelets low 109
Trouble walking for almost 2 years, because of hip and back pain. Feeling constantly tired (anemia). Also a general feeling of having flu like symptoms. According to x-rays my bones have many leasions, they are weak like having osteoporosis.
tired, tired, tired
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
back pain, lethargy
Weakness, fatigue, chemo brained, achiness nausea
Pain in the Sacrum-numbness in the buttx and anal area and hip pain-pain a various levels 24-7
Fatigue,dry skin, constipation, occassional hip pain only at night. Never had any other bone pain.
fatigue, aching joints

Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

nausea,dizzy,headaches,diarrhea,pain.
Sister's (colon): abdominal pain, blood in stool, gasy feeling M-i-l: Shortness of breath that brought her to ER. Turned out t be fluid on lungs that tested positive for cancer cells. Further testing revealed primary site was ovaries.
Stomach pain rectal bleeding
Some blood in stool
off and on bouts with diarrhea and lower abdominal pain
Extreme Fatigue which led to a blood test that showed low ferritin which led to a fecal occult test which led to the wonderful colonoscopy
animic--I also have lupus and this was found on a routine blood test. I had no other symtoms. Had I got a colonoscopy one year earlier at age 50, I probably would not have got cancer. Please have a colonoscopy at least by age 50! Earlier if there is a family history or if you have symtoms.
Bouts of uncontrollable diarrhea, Bleeding thought to be from Hemmorhoids, Cramping, weight loss of 35#'s in four months, Tiredness,
I didn't have any symptoms, no bleeding, pain, nothing. I just happen to catch an Oprah episode and Dr. Oz's poop discussion and recognized the "bad poop" symptoms and followed up with my primary doctor.
Ascites, stomach cramps and changes in bowels.
Changes in digestive system caused me to see my doctor. Thank God!!
none, allergist noticed blood loss and severe anemia, contacted GP who ordered tests.
Rectal bleeding, mucus in stools, fatigue, abdominal cramping, shortness of breath.
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
Rectal bleeding that my gynocologist said was "probably hemorrhoids," lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
rectal bleeding, bloody stool, constipation for DAYS...
i lost a lot of blood and had my prolapse back in dec of 2009. i lost my appetite and did not eat normally. most of my symptos also came from being anemic
Sever constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, loss of weight (20% total body weight)
Bloody Stool
None- I was in for a screening colonoscopy
cramps
None, found on a routine colonoscopy.
Weight loss. feeling cold, change in bowel movements, bleeding
abdominal pain,bloating,diarhea,constipation I WAS TOLD OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD THAT I HAD IRRITABLE BOWEL WITH NO DIAGNOSTIC TEST PREFORMED. THEY JUST TOOK A LIST OF SYMPTOMS AND GAVE ME THIS DIAGNOSIS.Not until I was vomiting up feces did they look for cancer.
slight nausea, occasional diarrhea, occasional blood in stool after diarrhea or difficult BM, all recognized in hindsight.

Liver Cancer Symptoms

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Had one night with a pain in my left side, was hard to breath and sleep but pain went away in a couple days. I had it checked out the next day as I was in the process of changing docors anyways. Then the bomb was dropped on me!
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Very tired and then started having pain in my right shoulder and neck Then the pain began in my upper chest ares, Alomst thought I was having a heart attact
Pain under right rib cage and in back. Thought it was my gallbladder only. I was trying to hold on until I got a job with benefits. Pain got to be to much. Finaly went to a clinic. That LNP told me it was indigestion, I knew it wasnt but went home with a perscription for tagament. Several weeks latter went back, she this time said it was acid reflux. Two days latter called and insisted that she send me for an ultrasound. Went and watched as the technician face turned white and she excused herself in search of a radiologist.
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Felt a bump under my left rib
stomach upset
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
Overwhelming Fatigue
MADDY STOMACH WAS HARD AND EVENTUALLY WE WERE ABLE TO FEEL A BUMP
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

heavy bleeding
I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
Spotting after intercourse
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
No Symptoms yet. I was told I have Pre-Cancerous Cells on my Cervix. The internet can't give me the answers I need so I am looking for answers where I can.
Swollen right leg.
irregular periods,my right leg swelled
none whatsoever....
pain (tummy) weight loss swelling nasuea vomiting
I had bleeding during sex, and spotting, which was not normal because I had an IUD. I also had some pain and a milky discharge. I realize something was wrong when I had to wear a pad everyday because of the discharge.
Irregular bleeding after intercourse. Onset very quickly (so it seems). No other symptoms, no abnormal PAPs, tested negative for HPV in January 2008. It was not until my doctor could actually see and biopsy a mass that we knew there was a problem.
Pelvic pain
Absolutely NONE
vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March
vague pain lower left abdomen.
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
vaginal bleeding & some pain behind hips.
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Cramping like you're on your period ALL month long. Pelvic pain like when you're pregnant after baby has dropped. Tampons discomforting so obviously not smooth sailing intercourse. Worn out easily, easily irritable, scared but determined.
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
heavy bleeding in between periods for at least one weak at a time and up to 30 days, naseau, feeling fullness last few weeks, lower stomach feeling and looking very bloaded and big, and feels achy, moderate pelvic pain, lower back has a dull ache, light headheaded.
She bled in between periods and quite a lot. Dr's laughed and said she was just getting older. She pushed the issue and got a second opinion. She was diagnosed fall of 2008.
None. I had a normal pap smear up until Feb 2009. It came back abnormal, but I did not find out until May.

Larynx Cancer Symptoms

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sore throat, hoarseness, drainage - two months of antibiotics and steroids before the ENT discovered it.
Hoarse voice for over a year.
Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
lost my voice
Hoarse voice for 2 years
sore throat burning and ears hurting

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Fatigue
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Probly the whole summer before my diagnosis i began to feel fatigued. sometimes id experience feeling like i had low blood sugar and would have to sit down suddenly because i felt so awful. as it progressed i just dragged and dragged. at the time i worked at taco bell and was told i was the best worker but by the time i quit i certainly had dropped out of that position. its not that i was lazy but i was just so exhausted and had to call off alot. finaly i just didnt feel good. it was a jewish holiday and i was supposed to go to the celebration that night but i stayed home instead. i called off work for two weeks and only got worse. it got so bad that i spent the entire day and night sleeping. i was barely eating or drinking. i remember once putting a grape in my mouth and falling asleep immediately after. LOl or the time my friend called me and i asked him to hold a sec. i blew my nose forgot he was on the phone and fell asleep. 20 min later i woke up and saw he was still on the phone. lol i finaly saw a dr and they told me i had strep throat. after taking anti biotics for 10 days and no change i went to the ER. i was dangerously dehydrated, anemic, and had huge lumps on my shins that was tender like a bruise and very feverish. Ill always remember that day cuz i went into that ER and never came back out. it felt like forever waiting on different test results. when the doctor finaly came in and told us i didnt really understand. in fact i didnt even know that leukemia was a cancer. treatments started so fast it all blacked out and i dont really remember any of it. but there was my symptoms.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Low white blood cells
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
For 3 weeks I was told the bloody noses were due to the lack of humididty in our home and the leg pain and fever were due to flu. Finally, knowing that my child , although a great actor couldnt possibly be holding onto this just for some attention. Saturday February 16th, 2008 I took her to her regualr pediatrician'S office.
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
Intense bruising.
Mike's lymph nodes in his neck were swollen and doctors thought at first it was something else. But, after a couple of months, Mike knew something wasn't right. So, a surgeon removed one of the lymph nodes and came out of surgery and told me he was 99% sure Mike had some type of cancer. Later, it was discovered that he had cancerous lymph nodes not only in his neck but 2 other places on his body. The doctors at Vanderderbilt then determined it was AML.
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Really weak
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.

Testicular Cancer Symptoms

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
Swollen testicle / lump
Small lump on my right testicle, only about the size of a grain of rice.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Pain and discomfort
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
Swolen testicles
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Symptoms

What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
Low grade fevers, fatigue, extreme headaches, anemia, bone pain
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Bleeding from mouth,spleen enlorged,body week,wbc count 2,50,000

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.
Anemia, enlarged/distended spleen, low white count, weight loss, fatigue, constant bloody noses, occasional blood-vessel bursting rashes (especially along left/spleen side of torso and feet.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
Swollen lymphnodes on first diagnosis. Second and third diagnosis through routine PET Scans.
Runny nose and a high grade fever for about 10 days prior to first white cell count.
my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment
I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms
11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
Stomach Ache, Liver and Spleen Enlarged viewed in Scanning and wbc count increased upto 88000 in blood picturre
Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work. Next thing I knew I had an appt. At the Oncology clinic across town at 8am the next morning.
high fever for months. pail skin, red rash on face and body, leg and back bone pain, tired, mood swings,
Petechiae, exhaustion, headaches, weight loss
I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.

Anal Cancer Symptoms

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Some blood in stools occasionally for many months and then lower abdomen ache. I thought it was a hemorrhoid and probably would have done nothing except I was (over) due for my first colonoscopy.
Rectal bleeding, pressure, bloating and changes in bowel habits.
What is NED? Anal Tumor mid to extreme pain, fatique, losing memory, focus, energy. I still work two days ( graveyard shift at a Senior Living Resort in Dana Point. ( Watermark / Sunrise )
pain, itching
Anal cancer-- saw small mucous with a little blood in it in toilet no other symptoms
bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
Bleeding and the thought I only had a hemorrhoid
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
rectal bleeding
Anal skin tag...burning..itching...cramps....constipation ....tired
13 wks after giving birth to our second child, my daughter, I noticed blood in my stool. JUST ONCE. I almost did not go to the specialist thinking it was post-pregnancy related (i suffered hemorrhoids during pregnancy)...I mean, who really wants to go to a doctor to have their rectum looked at?? My husband actually talked me into it. I thank God that I did.
Very occasional Bleeding...thought was hemmorrhold.
bleeding, fatigue, bowel changes
Three days of fresh dark blood
Thought it was hemorrhoids, started small and kept getting bigger, tried the herbal and otc stuff, still kept getting bigger, very little bleeding, pain as it got bigger. When i finally seen the doc (4/15/11) She said right off 'this not a hemroid'. She did a biopsy.
Rectal bleeding, rectal pain, abdominal pain, irritation at site of growth, burning and itching at site of growth, aches and pains all over body, lymphoma or constant lymph swelling & Draining.
None. Discovered after abnormal pap led to Gynecologist who tested for blood in stool as part of initial exam and referred to GI who did colonoscopy.
lower back pain, bleeding from rectum, problems using the restroom
Rectal bleeding. plevic pressure
Rectal bleeding, bloating, itching pain
Pain at tumor site, bleeding, fullness in rectum, urgency
Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since that time and finally a biopsy was performed in 2009.
Occasional blood in my stool.
I had rectal bleeding for 2 months and was told by a doctor it was hemmorhoids but that if it didn't stop in a month, to get a colonoscopy. She was a great doctor. Saved me because there is no spreading to any lymph nodes
bleeding, hard internal lump.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Shortness of breath

Bone Cancer Symptoms

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Back pain
Aches in the knee and swelling
I had pain in my hip during my second sons pregnancy, it never went away and by the time I had time to think about myself I was pregnant again. I lost this one 14 weeks in. My doctor the whole time was telling me my son caused my sacrum to turn he could feel it no x rays nessasary! I believed him until finally I wanted to die so bad. But my babies who would love then as much as I do! I made it to a different clinic begged and cried to a PA. Of course he said. I laid on the xray table when I heard him swear and call me in. Half my hip was gone. A tumor the size of a football took its place. The tumor was what my doctor was feeling not my sacrum. Thats when my whirl wind began.
pain in leg.swelling..fever

Hypopharynx Cancer Symptoms

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

It started with a swollen lymph node..

Eye and Orbit Cancer Symptoms

What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
red eye
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
vision disturbance

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Symptoms

What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

One sided runny nose
numbness in face, lose of smell, headache, lose of vision in lef eye
Ron had suffered breathing problems for some time. He was misdiagnosed with a deviated septum a year ago and referred to a specialist. The specialist simply checked him out and booked him for surgery 9 months down the road. In January the nosebleeds turned to ear bleeds and the headaches became more severe. We went back to the doctor only to be told he had an acute sinus infection. In february Ron underwent surgery for a deviated septum and lo and behold they found a massive tumor was the real cause of all the nosebleeds, headaches and general unwellness.
Nosebleeds

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Symptoms

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache

Ureter Cancer Symptoms

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Symptoms

What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Symptoms

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones

Esophagus Cancer Symptoms

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
trouble swallowing
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
severe reflux, had trouble swollowing, weight loss, chest pain and pain in mid back
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.

Tonsil Cancer Symptoms

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Fatigue, swollen glands
Husband had NO symptoms until a swollen lymph node in his neck.
sore throat asymtrical tonsil
Left side of my neck just below my jawbone was "aching" one night. I felt a little lump with my tongue. I went into the bathroom, stuck my finger down my throat and felt a lump. I left a message that night for my dentist, who saw me following morning and sent me to an ENT. He couldn't help me because he doesn't take insurance. So he sent me to another ENT. Next day, I had preliminary tests (Friday) and Monday I had my biopsy. And as they say the rest is history
Started with what I thought was a swollen lymph node from a sinus infection. later idenetified two nodes were necrotic
Persistant sore throat that would not go away with antibiotics Blood in saliva.
lump on side of neck
Swollen lymph node in neck
Lump in right side of neck
Ear pain, sore throat not eliminated after a course of antibiotics.
None incidental find
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Lump on the left side of my neck
Early in 2009, I noticed an extremely dry irritation in my throat that was constant. In April-May I noticed I was having difficulty swallowing. Found out in May that my right tonsil was enlarged.
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
swollen left tonsil
lump on the right side of neck
I was extremely tired all the time, and the only symptom that brought the cancer to light was that it was growing outward. I thought it was a swollon tonsil.
Just a lingering sore throat. Almost immediately after being diagnosed I grew a huge lump on the right side of me neck. I read the doctor's notes, "Mr Fink has a large nodule on the right side of his neck that can be seen from a distance."
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
Small lump on left side of neck
Sore throat, weight loss, pain on right ear, noticable bump on right neck
Lump on left side of neck.
enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Swelling on right side of neck (Lymph nodes) swollen right tonsil. Went through antibiotics twice in 1 month. with no positive results. Sent to see E.N.T. Catscan next day DR. looks over scan and says your going in for surgery. a.s.a.p. Scared the living you know what out of me, because I figured it wasn't a good sign of things to come.

Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
Heavy bleeding, non-stop periods
SINCE JANUARY 2009 I HAVE BEEN EXTREMLY TIRED NEEDING NAPS TO GET THROUGHT THE DAY WAS USING PROVIRGIL..NOT SURE IF THIS WAS CANCER OR RESULT OF LIVING WITH CRONIC PAIN 12 MONTHS AGO I REPORTED A ODOR AND A WATERY DISCHARGE ...
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
I had just a tiny spot of bleeding daily. No pain at all. I was post menopausal, so I knew that there should be no bleeding.
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
Slightly abnormal pap; bleeding
I was starting menopause so my light spotting I thought was normal oh I am having a cycle oh I am not it would stop for a day then start it was so scant some times red sometimes not I left it for 6 months. I had had a D/C in October 2008 in feb 2009 Doc said all was fine what he did not tell me is he was told it was cancer so he sent the samples to the cancer institute and they said no. He thought it was squamous cell carcinoma I ended up with aeodnocarcinoma But he never told me what he had done with my samples or what the first lab had thought. He should have told me because I would have been more vigilant and he should of had me come back in six months.
Heavy, irregular, painful menses and abdominal discomfort
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
Hemmorhaging after child birth
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Only 3 months of symptoms. Abdominal pain, digestive discomfort which was relieved with dietary changes and Chinese Medicine treatment. Then two very heavy, painful periods. weight loss, low energy. GI bleeding got me into ER and CT scan found a tumor in my rectosigmoid colon. Was positive for endometrial cancer.
Hemorrhaging,prior to that heavy, heavy periods.
Lower abdominal pain, nausea, heavy bleeding with periods, bleeding in between periods, pain going to the bathroom, pain with sex (basically pain with anything down there), fatigue, weakness, lightheaded, weight loss, loss of appetite
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
AGE : 67, WEIGHT : 88 Kg, HEIGHT : 5’2”, FEMALE SUMMARY OF HISTORY : • Married , 2 boys, normal delivery. Known Hypertensive, been on Hi BP medication since 15+ years. 2 Paternal aunts had Uterine Cancer • Had post menopausal bleeding off & on, with thickened ET; in March-April 2012 • CT scan & MRI in May 2012 showed s/o omental, retroperitoneal and mesentric metastatic deposits • Small tissue Biopsy , May 2012 – Ca Endometrium . Confirmed by CT guided Biopsy • PET Scan on 15-5-2012 : Omental thickening , with omental deposits, mesenteric deposits, FDG avid SUV max 3.9, paraaortic , aortocaval and left external iliac lymph nodes • Chemoport used and 2 cycles (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemo (Paclitaxel 150mg+ Carboplatin 200mg) followed by radical hysterectomy & omentectomy in July 2012. Biopsy Diagnosed as : Serous Adenocarcinoma Uterine Corpus (high grade by definition) – pT1aN0M1. • ER+ PR+ • Weekly (24-8-12 & 31-8-12) , post operative chemo was given starting, but developed high fever and chemo was discontinued . Used – Mitotax150 mg+ Carboplatin 200 mg. • Developed adjutant infection – E.Coli in the blood and treated through broad spectrum of antibiotics • PET Scan done on 28-9-12 : Not clear in its findings but mentions metastasis in lymph. • Weekly (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemotherapy started on 22.10.12 for 6 cycles ( 18 weeks, with breaks) , Albumin bound Placitaxel 100mg + Carboplatin 150 mg in Dextrose and Saline • PET Scan on 22 Apr. 2013 : Showed no metastasis • Radiation – 5 days a week, 34 daily cycles of radiation with a couple of days break after the 24th radiation for 7 days , during which 3 intercavatary were done. Completed in Aug. 2013. Post adjuvant RT: EBRT 45 Gy + 1200 cGy in 3 fractions SORBO -6/8/13. • CCT Scan in October 2013, showed no metastasis in the body. • November 2013, she had small intestine blockage and had to be admitted for clearing through nasal aspirator. (This was the third time it happened in 3 months) • PET Scan on 6 March 2014 : Recurrence of peritoneal deposits - trace subhapetic and perihapetic hypodense area which may represent peritoneal deposit, and cluster of peritoneal deposits in anterior abdominal wall, left lumbar region and underneath the left anterior abdominal wall. Biopsy from Anterior Abdominal wall shows neoplastic cells suggestive of metastatic carcinoma. Individual cells possess eosinophillic cytoplasm and moderately pleomorphic nuclei with inconspicuous nucleolus. Many mitotic figures are discernible.
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
some bleeding between periods which I originally thought were a failed Endometrial Ablation, then cramps and Dr. found a cyst on my cervix which turned out to be Adenocarcinoma :(. I had one Oncologist say I had cervical cancer (but I had no HPV) and on onc. said I had Endometrial cancer. Tumour had grown sideways from endometrium through cervix so they couldn't do Hysterectomy. I had severe endometriosis before stupid cancer and was being treated for that. I was misdiagnosed for sooo long because Drs. all thought my endometriosis had just returned! >:(
Post menopausal bleeding
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
Blood in urine

Sarcoma Cancer Symptoms

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Softball sized tumor in my right chest wall; rib deformity; and extensive back spasms.
Large mass behind my knee... Ignored for a couple of years.
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Persistant pain in leg (thought it was age degenerative)
Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
Pain in pelvic area, left leg turned out, fever, night sweats, high blood pressure(hypertension), and high heart rate (tachycardia). First diagnosed as growing pains, broken pelvis, and then hematoma. Tumor grew tremendously in one weekend.
Nicole started losing her eyesight in what doctors called a "paraneoplastic phenomenon" there were dead white blood cells in her eyes blinding her. At the same time a tumor was growning in her left forearm. The tumor was able to spread to lymph nodes and spine and abdomen.
Shooting pains in my left thigh
Small fissure on tongue
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Back in September, I was having a sharp pain on my left side by my groin area and I went to the doctor for an annual check up and my doctor told me it was probably an ovarian cyst and they come and they go. Pain sure did go away and I thought it was nothing till one Wednesday at the end of January the pain woke me up out of my sleep and that was when I knew it wasn't just a 'cyst'
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
I did not have any outward signs of a lump or rash etc. I initially noticed a slight ache is my left leg which did not go away. Then, as weeks passed, it was steadily becoming for obvious and the pain, though always an dull ache, at times became very sharp. No amount of Panadol or Anti Flams, even Coedine would touch the pain. My GP had me referred to a Physio as she thought it was Sciatica - so was seeing the Physio and having acupuncture - but this was making my pain worse and was getting unbearable. I notices my toes were now tingly and numb, this was when my GP referred me to hospital, and was admitted. After 8 weeks and been flown and then chopered to 3 different hospitals they found the huge tumor was throughout my whole Left side of pelvis and grown into my sciatic nerve - it was only that pain that indicated I had something wrong with me!!
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Extreme pain and fatigue
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue

Parotid Cancer Symptoms

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
knot under earlobe

Mouth Cancer Symptoms

What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.

Skin Cancer Symptoms

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back

Throat Cancer Symptoms

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
I just thought I had a sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
Sore throat
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
none on neck so far
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
Intermittent enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck for a period of nearly 4 years. Finally the lymph node (which turned out to be a mass of cancer) got so large that it was difficult to turn my head.
Sore throat that did not go away
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Hoarseness ...was treated for allergies for 9 mo. before cancer was found ~

Tongue Cancer Symptoms

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Lymph node swollen for about 6 months before I went to dr to look at it...DON"T WAIT THAT LONG. No other symptoms.
Sore throat.
A VERY small sore (grain of sand sized) appeared on my left lateral tongue. It was there for 3 months and a minor nuisance. I thought maybe I had bitten it or ate something sharp like chips. After a 6 mm punch biopsy it flourished and tripled in size in less than a month and became unbearably painful along with frequent stabbing pains in the neck area just below the rear of my earlobe.
While on the computer, I felt a lump in my neck. I went for a biopsy and it came back positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The scary thing is I was at my healthiest time of my life as far as eating and exercising and showed NO other signs of being sick.
White spot on my tongue that turned into a huge red lump. My pcp kept telling me that is was an ulcer that was being caused by an infection in my body. Finally almost a year later when i could no longer take the pain i finally demanded he send me for a biopsy.
Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
My daughter Sarah noticed a sore on her tongue. Thought it was from biting it. she went to a doctor. He diagnosed her with thrush, gave her meds and sent her on her way. Meds did nothing.. she went back to the same doctor for a 2nd and 3rd time. He told her there was nothing more he could do for her and to stop wasting both his and her time. My daughter lived with this sore on her tongue for over a year.She woke up one morning in horrible pain and her tongue was black. She went to see her personal doctor, She sent Sarah to a ear,nose and throat doctor. That next day he did a biopsy on her tongue. The day after that 2-4-2010 she called me and told me she had cancer. This cancer spread to her lymph nodes then to her lungs. She passed away on 12-26th-2010.
Sore in back of tongue
A very sore tongue. It hurts to eat and talk.

Nose Cancer Symptoms

What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

only symptom was swelling of right side of nose

Jaw Cancer Symptoms

What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Shortness of breath and being always tired.
Extreme fatigue, swollen lymph nodes in my neck, and rash on my torso.
Asymmetrical neck swelling, drenching night sweats, fatigue, breathing problems.
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
Nagging cough and weird lump above my collarbone.
Enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue
Fatigue, vomiting, diarrohea, enlarged lymphnode.
Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Itchy skin, night sweats, extreme fatigue, heart and chest nausea, lower left side pain.
Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.
Dizziness, Vertigo, chest pains, unstoppable cough, night sweats, Anemia, and unexplained weight loss (which for me was like WOW, I think I lost around 20+ because I didn't know I had cancer around this time when I notice this symptom in particular.)
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
I found a lump in my groin when I was 19 years old. It was diagnosed as a hernia. 8 months later I had surgery and the surgeon said "that's not a hernia."
Chest pains, tiredness.
Fatigue Confusion Pain, achy Memory lapse Coughing, shortness of breath Night sweats Anxiety Depression
anemia, swollen node on right side of neck. Horrible itching that would not stop for months....night sweats, fevers, chills, great weightloss:)
None except for small little lumps on the back of my neck. I did not exhibit any other symptoms. My appetite, strength ( i do 10km run a day) and sleep like a log every night.
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits

Bile Duct Cancer Symptoms

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Severe Itching over whole body. No Rash. Jaundice.
Second time around: Vomiting, burning stomach pain, boiling stomach pains, lower back pains, cramps, abdomen pains First time around: Vomiting, vomiting bile, severe scratching (itching), high liver enzymes (bilirubin), nausea, abdominal pains, lower back pains, yellowing of skin, yellow eyes, fatigue, bile duct obstruction, brown urine, white stool, belching, anemia, lethargic

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Symptoms

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
lower white cell count and low red cell count

Appendecial Cancer Symptoms

What Appendecial Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Over a period of 3 months, my weight began to shift. Everything was moving north instead of south. I chalked it up to aging and odd things the body did. An ultra sound showed a massive tumor on my right ovary (20 cm). During the week it took to see a specialist, it grew to 44 cm. Surgery took place the next day and it was found that the point of origin was the appendix.
Abdomen pain

Uncategorized Cancer Symptoms

What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
fullness, pain with sex, hot flashes, hair smells funny,
Pain / pressure in chest. Sweating, fainting, fevers, vertigo, throwing up. Fatigue. Bulging neck veins. Throat pain. Loss of voice. No energy. Couldn't sleep on left side. Shortness of breathe hard to get deep breath.
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
Pain in my right hip
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
Found incidentally but in retrospect frequent urination and urgency, bloating, dizzy, weight gain, shortness of breath,
Started as what was thought to be a cyst on the top of left hand--looked like I had an extra knuckle--merkel cell usually affects people on face, neck or face...primarily men 70+ Lymph node involvement was two lumps under left arm 5cm & 6cm Bone Metastases was lower back and leg pain thought to be aging and
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
(Inclusive of surgery/radiation/chemo/hormone therapy/transplant side-effects -- select): fatigue, loss of appetite, swelling, radiation burns, hair loss, nausea, bloating, personality changes, numbness (feet), joint pain, insomnia.
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
lump on neck
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
None, I felt a "bouncy ball" type lump in my right breast after going to the tanning bed. There was no pain and I had never noticed my lump when doing self breast exams.
I felt a tiny lumps in my breast. Also after I had my baby I had a pap smear that showed a class 4. On further testing it showed cancer.
Absolutly NONE
white spots on my tongue
Occasional difficulty swallowing
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
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