What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
No symptoms, lump was found on routine mammogram
I found lump in my breast by a self-exam.
None - found during annual mammogram
None found out I had this from a yearly Mamogram
Site pain, feeling like a slug.
Burning pain in my left breast that shot through my underarm area and down my arm.
Lump in right breast
I had a small lump right under my skin and when I went to the doctor for my annual exam she found another one deeper and larger. When I went in for the biopsy they found two more spots. I never really had symptoms that I recognized as symptoms at least but just found the lumps.
pain under my right breast and extremely bad headaches
NONE, HAD A MOMOGRAM AND IT WAS FOUND
very tired , scared
Found mass in my left breast
Annual mammogram at 49. Not 50.
I had NO symptoms. Breast cancer runs in my family (Mom's side) and so I had been getting mammograms since my 20's. The tumor was little and could not be felt by me, nor seen on an ultrasound. I probably would not be here had I not gotten a mammogram.
Pain in the right arm
Sizeable lump in right breast 6 months after taking the hormone pill Estradiol. (Small dosage)
Nipple inversion and found hard lump in left breast.
I feel pain in my right breast and checking myself I found a lump
None. Found via yearly mammogram.
Found in annual mammogram
really weird looking breast, back pains.
small pea-like knot in breast, VERY close to surface, a doctor once told me it was a clogged pore!
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.
Breast cancer no symstoms Kindey cancer no symstoms Thyroid cancer lost weight and a lump
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
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
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.
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
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
I had suffered from right side pain in my rib area when I coughed or sneezed for about 3 years until my cancer was finally diagnosed. We looked at EVERYTHING else, but no one would have thought I could have lung cancer.
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Pain. The metastasis is skull, spine, ribs, liver, lung and lymph nodes in chest and pelvis, liver, pelvis, hip. Half of my tongue is paralyzed due to c-spine involvement so talking, chewing, swallowing are difficult.
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
tingling down right arm
My boyfriend thought his shoulder pain was due to pulling some muscles. After a couple of months of it getting worse...he thought ...oh my Lord...I bet I have a torn rotor-cuff. We only wish it was so... He went from those thoughts to the doctors finding a tumor on shoulder..(no problem, odds are that it is benign)...to hearing lung cancer with metastisis to shoulder and large bones... and 12-18 months??? I started logging this "journey" from MY perspective. The thoughts, feeling and poetry from someone who loves someone...who has cancer.
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
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
none, incidental finding
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
Horrible hip pain.
pain in back and hips
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
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.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
visual plaque on forearm
Almost nil except a feeling of wind trapped under my ribs from time to time.
none. I found a lymph node(1.8cm) in a bad location(above left collarbone)and had it biopsied in 2 days.
Initially a painless palpable lump in the groin area at the top of my left thigh. No other symptoms associated with this disease.
Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
I felt off for approximately 3 months before my face became swollen. I am a pretty small girl, and when I went into the GP, he did not see the swelling. He did, however, believe me. After seeing veins protrude from my neck, his face grew with concern. He asked if I had night sweats or weight loss, and I did not have anything significant.
I discouverd an Enlarged node under my rt chin painless, Node removed, 2 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. 1 neg. did ct scan and pet scan found node under arm and a few little one here and there, removed node from under arm neg for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma 2009, do another scan others all disappear so no treatment they don't think I have it. After a bout with bronchites in Dec 2009 in Jan 2010 several nodes show up in rt shoulder. Another removal this time 3 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. Sent to spec. at Seattle Care Alliance They say they can't believe I have it I should be dead or very very ill. Extreme tiredness extreme pain in neck and shoulder, pressure in chest area, Headaches, weakness in left arm, They are still baffled so now the other nodes are shrinking but new ones have appeared 1 on the other side of the neck the other in my groin area. Lots of itchyness in areas that have enlarged nodes.
no real cancer symptoms in the beginning, I felt great besides having some hives now and then, which appeared randomly. The rashes were real itchy, my Doctor thought I probably have an allergic reactions to some food I am eating. I had the hives for about 6 months when I noticed a painless enlarged lymph node on the side of my neck in August 2010. The lymph node was removed for a biopsy in December 2010. I did not have the classical symptoms for NHL, like night sweats or weight loss, but I was fatigued. On January 4th, 2011 I received my devastating news that I have DLBC NHL.
Discomfort, pressure and pain in chest, numb left shoulder. Went to ER for heart attack symptoms.
left nostril and ear were clogged
Pea size nodule behind right ear lobe. Felt like hormones were off. cloudy thinking. I remember this feeling when I had cancer in 1999.
Nagging cough, breathlessness, feeling of unwellness and lack of energy. Decreased appetite.
Fatigue, aching bones, afternoon, day or night sweat flashes, red patches on back of legs above ankles, shortness of breath.
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
Fatigue, swelling, depression, and so much more.
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
Sweating, fever, no appetite, swollen kidneys prevented walking, backpain, vomiting.
Nausea, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, went for almost 2 years to get diagnosis
None. Discovered in routine chest xray required at my annual physical by my primary care Doctor, a self-proclaimed dinosaur.
fever, sweating, articular pain
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.
Fatigue,Shortness Of Breath Itchy Skin and Enlarged Lymph Node In Groin
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
I had no apparent symptoms. The first thing I noted was some small lumps on the inside of my neck in January 2010
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
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.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
flank pain, gross hematuria
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
None. Found incidentally.
Blood in urine and flank pain
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Pain in the back and fatique.
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
blood in my urine
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
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.
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
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.
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.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
My mom started with Jaundice.
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.
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Pain in side, jaundice
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.
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
Trouble urinating, jaundice
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
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.
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
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
Numbness on left side slight back pain
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
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,
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had funny feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food. Later found a lump.
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.
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
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Nauseous, severe pain in my liver like someone was stabbing me over & over again. Pain in my shoulder that radiated up through my veins in my neck, like someone was blowing my veins up with air. Pain was so bad it was extremely hard to breath, sleep, sit down or lay down. Very lethargic.
All of those "whispers" that OVCA is noted for...digestive problems, bloating, upset stomach, FATIGUE, and a radiating shoulder pain (that was a tumor on my diaphgram muscle).
Hard to say (only time will tell if they were indeed symptoms of my cancer), but in the last few to several years I did experience: ongoing pain in my lower back, some bloating, excessive gas, weight gain/bigger belly size, fatigue, bowel pains/problems with loose stools. I chalked all of this up to stress as well as the IBS I had been "diagnosed" with several years ago.
Not sure if there were any. I did notice a small bump on my lower front abdomen. Also felt pressure on my bladder and occassional pain in my belly prior to bowel movements.
low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
Bloating, feeling of fullness, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue
None really, maybe a little bloating and abdominal pain. This is the scary thing about ovarian cancer; few women have any symptoms at all.
frequent urination, constipation fullness
Weight Gain, aches and pains in my stomach, and feeling full all the time.
heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
all the normal symptoms bloated nausea I even thought it was gall bladder or an ulcer after an inital ultrasound it was diagnosed fast
Abdominal enlargement medically termed as ascites, non productive cough from pneumonia or minimal pleural effusion
right shoulder pain
weight gain, stomach pains, nausea, "pregnant belly", diarrhea, lower back pains
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
bloating, rapid weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and pressure, abnormal periods
For 2-3 months I noticed that my belly was getting bigger. My belly buttom was tender to touch. I had frequent urination as well.
Abdominal discomfort, bloating, tiredness, but it is called the whisper cancer because you don't really notice symptoms
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
Severe abdominal pain, bloating (3 litres of ascites removed from abdomen in early Jan., 2006), severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms masked OVCA symptoms
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
Belly pain - Fatigue
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.
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Large lump/ball in the left side of my neck.
None. Incidental finding on an MRI two months after shoulder surgery.
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
Exhaustion, unrelenting dry/itchy skin (I had to put lotion all over my body 9-10 times a day to be able to stop thinking about itching my skin), bulky lymph nodes, constantly trying to unsuccessfully clear my throat, hoarse voice, depression/panic attacks, extremely brittle hair and nails.
Fatigue, Constantly clearing my throat, Hoarseness
I started having trouble swallowing food
fatigue, sweats and vapors, edema, pain
My only symptom was being tired and just not feeling like myself.
Slight thickening of my throat, fatigue, mild cough.
None, other than extremely tired all the time and generally thin. On yearly exam, doctor said my thyroid was enlarged.
Enlarged Thyroid with nodules throughout it.
So tired I want to cry.
Lump on neck
I had no symptoms whatsoever.
I had a mini-stroke on March 3, 2011. Dr. found a nodule on my thyroid while looking at my caratoid arteries for reason of stroke. I had a fine needle biopsy of thyroid on March 10 and was called the next day with diagnosis of thyroid cancer and a hole in my heart called PFO that caused the mini-stroke. I am thankful for the mini-stroke or I would not have known I had cancer. Looking back I did have symptoms of weight gain, dry skin, brittle nails, and feeling tired. I thought it was because I was older. LOL
Bad choking, lost alot of weight in a short period of time, pain in throat & chest, shortness of breath for over 11 yrs. had good TSH levels. Had Hypo and Hyper symptoms at different times. Supposely thought to have thyroiditis 12 yrs before this diagnose.
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.
hoarse voice, trouble breathing at times
Swollen sore neck.
Swollen neck, trouble swallowing. Thyroid Gland Right Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 5 mm focus near one pole. Follicular adenoma predominantly macro-follicular type, 4.0 cm. Thyroid Gland Left Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 1.2 cm. Follicular carcinoma 5.0 mm. Follicular adenoma macrofollicular type 3.2 cm diameter.
breast cancer rash thyrid cancer swallowing
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Lump on left side of neck near collar bone
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
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
My Mom has had several symptoms from both radiation and chemo. She did not lose her hair entirely, but it's very thin. She's always exhausted, her appetite has gone down greatly, nothing tastes good. Her sense of smell is hightened, her balance is off. She's always forgetting things we just told her, she cannot seem to keep her attention on anything.
headache, narrowed field of vision
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
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.
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
Speech, memory loss, sleeps a lot...
Headached Nausia Dizzyness ect. UK
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
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.
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Right hearing impairment, headache, vertigo, vomiting, sensory changes, etc
Tingling in his left ear.
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
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
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blood in the stool and pain in the anal area. The tumour is very close to the anus and before radiation used to partially impede bowel movements.
Blood in stool
severe stomach pains - have had colonoscopies for the past 4 years and nothing was discovered.Doctors removed gall bladder thinking that was the problem(had a small stone) but discovered colon cancer during operation and consequemtly resected colon
bleeding separate from feces.
Change of bowel habits, bleeding, bloating, tiredness. Diagnosed as IBS!
Blood in stool
Blood/Mucus in Stools, Extreme Fatigue, Abdominal Bloating, Thin stools/ Gas/ Pain
Cramping pain bloating gas bleeding when using the restroom weight loss and very anemic due to that had heart palpitations tiredness felt faint
Low-grade fever, anemia, side pain, fatigue
Passing blood and lower back pain
I was having some weird pains in my rectal area, wasn't sure if I should be alarmed but I had some polyp history a few years prior. When the bleeding & mucus started passing I knew something was really wrong.
None- I was in for a screening colonoscopy
Multiple flushes of bloody stool, spontaneous initiation & resolution, over four hours in mid-December 2004. Analyzed by a PA to probably be a manifestation of diverticulitis shown on sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs before. Six weeks later further flushings resulted in ER admission to Holy Cross Hospital January 31, 2005.
Night sweats, pain in the upper abdomen and back, fatigue, dizziness, thirsty...
fatigue, fecal changes in color size, finally blood in stool
Bowel pressure and one time bleeding. Colonoscopy ordered due to family history.
feverish, sluggish, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, sticky fluid. strong feeling of having to go but there would be small stool .
Rectal bleeding, mucus in stools, fatigue, abdominal cramping, shortness of breath.
right sided abdominal pain and spasm, feeling like constantly needed to pass stool, fatigue, weight loss- 8kg in 1 month
Bowel blockage, made my husbadn violently ill. Went to the ER and they sent him home the first time with suppositories to help end the blockage. Next time to the ER they did exploratory surgery and found the tumor. And so the rest of our ride follows.
None really, I was a bit tired but I did not think anything of it. I had just moved to the mountains and I thought I was getting used to the altitude.
Blood in stool and loose stool
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
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
MADDY STOMACH WAS HARD AND EVENTUALLY WE WERE ABLE TO FEEL A BUMP
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
i have had really heavy bleeding during my period, i have alot of back pain, constant fatigue,and pain during sex.
4 cm large polyp on my cervix (one in a million are cancerous) 4 cm tumor on cervix as well. I've never had an abnormal pap and my cancer was not HPV Bleeding discharge, pain during intercourse. Doctor said it was because I was nursing my baby and my hormones were off.
Was constantly tired and apathetic. No energy or will to do much of anything. Vaginal bleeding commencing about 5 years after menopause escalated to severe hemoraging one weekend.
ugg prefer to forget, post coital bleeding. bf told my to go to a doctor for months but i thought it was from getting older... the reoccurance felt like very subtle fireworks of pain in my pelvis that slowly increased until i had pelvic and back pain continuously. i hoped the pains were pychosomatic. no such luck.
Stringy blood for about the last year. Always bleeding even after my period. Cramps hurt more the last 6 months. Very heavy flow with big clots.
first i thought i was just having irregular periods, then it progressively got worse. The hemorrhaging is absolutely horrible at this point. Have had hip and pelvic bone pain for a few months now. numbness and tingling in my toes. bladder pain.
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
vaginal bleeding & some pain behind hips.
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.
Extreme Pain in the rectal and vaginal area.
abnormal bleeding. Discharge.
Fatigue, bleeding with sex and pelvic exams, body aching, pelvic pain, Cycle that won't go away,loss 10 pounds in one month,loss of appetite,depression, severe anemia, hypotension (low blood pressure)
Presented with post coital bleeding and was very tired all the time. Those were the only symptoms the first time. Diagnosed stage 1b1. With recurrence had slight menstrual-like pain in lower left abdomen off and on. No bleeding second time. Mass found at regular check up.
right side pain under ribs and radiating around to back, right leg pain, excessive and constant vaginal bleeding with clots, anemia, fatigue, decreased cognition, irritability, pain and bleeding with intercourse, pelvic pain after orgasm, acne
Hopefully not cancer, but just nasties: pain, bad bleeding, nasty cells
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
bleeding in between periods, bleeding during intercourse
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
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
None. I went in for pain in my lower intestines which they started to do testing for. The doctor I was sent to asked when my last pap was. I told her it had been 8+ years. She gave me one and I was told about the cancer 3 weeks later.
Bleeding with a foul smell
Swollen right leg.
cramping, fatigue, discharge
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
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
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
really tired lots of busing, back pain...found out when I went to the dentist to get my wisdom tooth out and it wouldn't stop bleeding afterwards.
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.
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
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.
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
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.
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Several small infections, chronic cough, loss of appetite, anemia
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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.
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
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.
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.
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.
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
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.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Itchy growth near anus and large condylomas
skin tags, occasional rectal bleeding, rectal pressure, narrowing stools
rectal bleeding and pain.
* Summer 2003: basic hemorrhoids * Dec 2008: colonoscopy clear but GP booked me to see 'roid specialist Jul 29/09 since they were growing (internally and externally) * Feb/Mar/09: increased bleeding, metallic smell; fecal leaking; itching, burning; pressure on anus * Requested first possible cancellation (earlier than Jul 29) with specialist
none found tumor by colonoscopy
diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss
Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
Small painful bump growing out of rectum similar to a hemmorhoid; size kept increasing and becoming more and more painful, until a colonscopy and biopsy were done and I received my diagnosis.
Three days of fresh dark blood
Rectal bleeding, pressure, bloating and changes in bowel habits.
Without giving TMI lets just say being gay you can tend to "find" these things...lol!
Anal cancer-- saw small mucous with a little blood in it in toilet no other symptoms
No symptoms from the actual tumor. I had an anal abcess due to the tumor that caused abnormal bowel movements, pressure, and severe pain. I went to the doctor thinking I had hemorrhoids.
lower back pain, bleeding from rectum, problems using the restroom
Pain, pressure, bleeding, cramps, lower back pain, fatigue.
Rectal bleeding, bloating, itching pain
Rectal bleeding, nausea, bloating, fatigue. I was told 5 yrs ago that I had an ulcerated internal hemorrhoid.
Intermittent rectal bleeding during bowel movement; No pain. The anal cancer had been misdiagnosed as an internal hemorroid during a routine colonoscopy 4 years prior to the current cancer diagnosis.
Bleeding for 6 months
Not a one. No symptoms.
Blood in stool, itching at anus
none. Hemorrhoid and an abscess that formed 2 days prior to hemorrhoidectomy
Bleeding with bowel movement, 2-4 times a week the last 2 months, narrowing of stool "ribbons"
Blood in stool
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shortness of breath
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sharp very painful feeling in knee
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
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
It started with a swollen lymph node..
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
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.
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
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
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.
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
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
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
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.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
Sore throat that wouldnt go away
Noticed lump in left side of neck that did not go away
I thought I had a cold and a minor soar throat. Went into my doctor who thought I had tonsillitis and gave me two weeks of antibiotics. I took them and they didn't help. He referred me to an ENT who took one look in my mouth, sat down, and told me it was cancer. He took biopsies of the tonsil which confirmed that it was cancer. He then referred me to the Porter Cancer Clinic and my surgeon. The rest is history...
my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)
Swollen lymph node in neck
Found a lump on the right side of my neck otherwise I would have never known!
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
Lump in neck, slight sore throat
Sore throat, ear ache; hurts to talk
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."
Fatigue for a couple of weeks then a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Low grade temp. Thought I had come down with a virus. A few weeks later, a couple more lymph nodes popped up on the right side of my neck.
I felt as if a had to constantly clear my throat and had trouble sleeping on my left side or back. I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnyea in 2008 and it was only a year later during a visit to mu chiropractor that he noted an enlargement of my right tonsil. I consulted my GP doctor and my dentist who only asked if it hurt, it didn't, and said they would not recommend getting my tonsils out at age 53. It was 3 months later that I had any pain and finally went to an ENT specialist who sent me for the tests that revealed the cancer.
Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.
Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
sore throat asymtrical tonsil
Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
Feeling like something small was caught in my throat.
Lump on side of left neck, thought it was a cyst, after two weeks it wasn't smaller so ENT biopsied lump and left tonsil - abnormal cells found. Tonsillectomy one week later revealed squamous cell carcinoma in left tonsil and mass in neck.
Small lump on left side of neck
Sore throat that didn't go away. Antibiotics x 2 and prednisone, still didn't go away. Left tonsil very large. CAT scan didn't show anything.
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
lymph node swelling and sore throat
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
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!
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
were really none , during invitro process before they transfer they look around,, saw polyps and the one dr came back and said "yu wont be having twins, yo have cancer and we need to worry about saving your life"
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.
Nothing until 1 weekend - massive bleeding, heavy discharge, anemia
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Blood in urine
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding after the menopause
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
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
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
Had stage one cancer in May of 2012 with a complete hysterectomy. 95% cure rate. Unfortunately I am in the 5%. Had surgery 11/13/13 with tumor removal on bladder and bowel. Scheduled for chemo in January 2014
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
spotting after menopause
Bleeding after menopause. I am on blood-thinner, so I mistakenly assumed the bleeding was a result of thin blood. I let it go on for well over one year before seeking medical advice.
Heavy, irregular, painful menses and abdominal discomfort
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
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
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.
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.
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
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, 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 ~
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.
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.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Nagging cough and weird lump above my collarbone.
I first noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and pursued it, finally having a different lymph node removed and classified as cancerous.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Lump in my neck, tired.
Itchy skin, night sweats, extreme fatigue, heart and chest nausea, lower left side pain.
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
Lymph node above collar bone.
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
i had pain in my arm pit, it felt like i had pulled a mussel. my armpit was on fire. then the lump showed up and grew rappidly.
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
None other than the lump that was removed from my neck
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
Chest pains, tiredness.
anemia, swollen node on right side of neck. Horrible itching that would not stop for months....night sweats, fevers, chills, great weightloss:)
lump in the left side of my neck.
Fainting, night sweats, itching skin, swollen lymphnodes in neck, upper chest, and groin, falling, difficulty breathing, fatigue, loss of appetite and 40 lbs. weight loss. Many x-rays and scans later showed that there were some tumors on the ribs, and destruction of the L-4, L-5, and sacrum.
Enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and fatigue.
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
I found lumps in the left side of my neck. The lumps got bigger and I found more. I had some night sweats and fatigue.
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
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
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
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.
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
none - found during routine blood work
My Granfather James died of Lung Cancer in 1981, my Grandmother Elizabeth died with a rare liver cancer in 1999, At some point or another my aunt Ruby had a full masectomy, my aunt Betty had several surgeries to remove lumps in her breasts, my Grandmother Lois had a lung removed in 2003, my Mother had Cervical Cancer in 2004
red flaky area on right side of nose
Hair Growth, weight gain, hormonal changes
I started bleeding...knew that wasn't right because I had a hysterectomy seven years ago.
white spots on my tongue
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
Cognitive impairment, Balance and gait issues, Hearing loss, Mood swings, Intracranial Pressure (Severe at times - and seems to be worse when the barometric pressure drops below 30.)
NO anal cancer symptoms. Had breast cancer, skin cancer, now worried about anal cancer. Joined to becomed more informed. Sister had renal cell carcinoma and passed 2 mths after dx. I hate cancer.
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
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
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
(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.
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Not sure as of yet
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
I had absolutely no symptoms
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
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