What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Found by Mammogram. Left Breast this time.
Site pain, feeling like a slug.
Lumps (multifocal), itching, bee-sting like pains during PMS.
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
Right breast swelled almost twice the size- no pain or redness.
Feeling of fullness in breast.
Found a lump
Feeling sometimes bitchy I put that down to arimidex. I hate the revisiting of menopause, night sweats, etc. Sometimes I just feel tired and can't keep up. UPDATE AUG/08. Not as tired anymore, but the rest is the same.
Lots of itching in my breast, but was never really sore or painfull.
None. Showed up on a mammogram...there was no lump.
none found on routine mamo
None of the ordinary. I had 2 pulmonary embolisms 7/14/2011 and 11/30/2011. In November the ER Doctor noticed my blood work was abnormal and called a Hematologist for a consult. She is also an Oncologist and discovered the breast cancer.
Breast: Found lump in right breast--Doc couldn't feel it but was caught on Ultrasound. Some discomfort on right breast. Cervical:Lower back pain and discharge
breast lump, tiredness
found a small lump 2 weeks after I stopped breastfeeding, thought it was a clogged duct, went through 2 rounds of antibiotics and when they didn't work, I was referred to the Breast Center in my area.
I actually didn't have any symptoms other than slight tenderness in my breast, which was identical to the kind I got days before my period. I did have a cyst on my breast (a clogged milk duct), but I had it for decades and pretty much didn't pay attention to it until it started to bother me during the fall of 2007. It was getting bigger, periodically caused sharp (but slight) twinges of pain, and seemed to be coming to a head. Trying to open it by myself was tough, as it was very clogged. One night however, and somewhat ironically, my husband must have intuited something was wrong when he ran upstairs to our bedroom (I was in bed) and insisted that he drain it. I thought he was out of his mind and didn't want him to do it, but he insisted that he should for reasons I didn’t know at the time. When he broke it, copious amounts of this foul and fetid fluid drained out of the duct and the cyst disappeared. Months later, after my diagnosis and lumpectomy, the surgeon told us that my husband may have saved my life, as the cancer would have spread if the clogged duct grew larger and wasn’t drained.
Lump in right breast
Found lump in left breast Jan. 17, 2011. Went to my dr. and was sent to hospital for a mammogram. They also did an ultrasound.Was told I needed to see a cancer dr. Saw her on Feb.2nd,2011. She scheduled a needle core biopsy for 2/9/11. Pathology came back as highly invasvie cancer in left breast and 2 lymph nodes under arm. Was then sent for a P.E.T. scan and full body scan to make sure it was not anywhere else.
Mammagram detected mass deep in breast. No symptoms.
ACHES IN MUSCLES AND JOINTS, MOUTH & GUM SORES, DRY SKIN, HAIR LOSS
None. I found my evil lump while showering, and even after I and my doc could feel it, the mammogram was "clear." It was then seen on ultrasound and MRI. NO family history. Genetic tests (BRCA 1 & 2) negative. During routine scans after breast cancer dx, a mass was found in my head. Turns out in addition to the bc, I have a benign meningioma - a brain tumor. My neurologist tells me these grow slowly and we can zap it with rads later, so I'll deal with that after I finish chemo and radiation for the breast cancer.
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I found a pea size lump that hurt!
None. Absolutely nothing. I work a 60 hour work week and thought fatigue was inherent to the job.
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.
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
none, incidental finding
pain in back and hips
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
Hard to swallow,low fevers
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Weakness, lathargic. discomfort in Kidney Area & gurgling in Lungs
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
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.
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.
Temporary blindness to left eye
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
There was no symptoms. It was found on a Chest Xray that was done so my mother could have her second knee replacement. It wasn't there 7 months prior
tingling down right arm
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
I had a vague, dull ache in my chest in the area of my heart. lots of heart tests, nothing found. A routine chest x-ray found the tumor on my lung. After surgery, the ache was gone but doctos are skeptical.
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
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.
Swollen inguinal lymph node, Fatigue, itchy dry skin
I had no apparent symptoms. The first thing I noted was some small lumps on the inside of my neck in January 2010
None; I was diagnosed accidentally, through an unrelated ultrasound - although, in retrospect I realize I was having night sweats.
Discomfort, pressure and pain in chest, numb left shoulder. Went to ER for heart attack symptoms.
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
EXTREME fatigue, shortness of breath, steroid myopathy, low WBC & RBC counts, anemia, night sweats,splenomegaly,etc.
Feeling pain in abdomin and imagining all those tumors growing
not many mainly fatigue and itchy
Difficulty breathing, sleepiness, itchiness, paler than normal skin, and eventually night sweats
Lump in neck,
night sweats, trouble swallowing, shallow breathing, difficulty breathing, severe pinching in back due to the tumor pushing on my lung
Deep cough. Severe itching. Passed out
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
Has anyone ever seen a lymphoma tumor this big (approximate size 8x12 inches). Location is under the left arm- inflammation of the lymph nodes (type- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma) Patient is a woman in her seventies- no other health issues.-. Patient is now undergoing a CHOP serious- initial treatment started 3 weeks ago- second treatment schedule Monday. After one treatment tumor has become softer with a possible tiny adjustment in size. Patient feels good- hair is just begun to fall out. Seeking anyone with knowledge of tumor reaction, patient reaction, what to expect, hospitals, and Doctors, would be greatly appreciated. Link to view photo- http://www.flickr.com/photos/54882532@N03/5085828301/
Extreme lower back pain with diffuse large b cell. No symptoms with follicular :)
Tightness in my throat, Clearing of the throat type cough increasing fatigue
Fatigue, shortness of breath, persistent cough, abdominal pain
visual plaque on forearm
shortness of breath, palpitations, syncopy at times, sometimes night sweats
Sudden appearance one morning of mass (lump) under my right arm.
Large lump on neck.
sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
Chris had a bad cough for a long time combined with rash on his legs. Slowly after loss of weight, feeling tired, bed sweats and fevers investigations took place. Many times he was told he was fine and it was not cancer. After a battle, he was diagnosed at stage 4. Underwent chemo for 8 sessions. Managed to pull back cancer but 20% remains in his bone marrow. Chemo finished in April 2010. He felt great. Now in Sept he has a cough again and slight temperatures, tiredness.
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. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
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. Found incidentally.
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, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Pain in the back and fatique.
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.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
blood in my urine
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
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
Blood in urine and flank pain
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
flank pain, gross hematuria
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
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.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
Numbness on left side slight back pain
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
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.
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
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
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
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
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,
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
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 side, jaundice
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.
Extended abdomen, my doctor said it looked like I was pregnant or constipated... It hurt to lay down on my stomach, and when I pushed down on my stomach it hurt also
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
Bloating. Constipation. Abdominal pain. Increased need to urinate.
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.
Unexplained blood clots (DVT and PE).
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
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!
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
I had none. I asked for a thorough checkup after my twin sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sadly, I lost her in 2008.
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
As they say, ovarian cancer "whispers" and in my mom's case it was true to form. She started eating slightly less, started having slight/occasional heart burn, and was ever so slightly less energetic. Unfortunately, none of us noticed these things until after she was diagnosed. Here are the symptoms/events that led to her diagnosis: The week before my mom went to the doctor she mentioned a few times that her stomach wasn't feeling good and that she wasn't eating too much. That Sunday she felt overly full after having only toast and coffee for breakfast, she continued to feel "bloated" all day and was unable to eat. The next morning her pants were tight around her belly and she was still unable to eat. My sister (who is a nurse) told her to get to the Dr ASAP. Her GP couldn't fit her in until Thursday (3 days later) but my sister told her not to wait and to go to the walk in clinic and request a CT scan. She went and the walk in clinic doc set her up for a CT scan the following day. The next day my moms belly was even bigger than before and she had to stop several times in the parking lot b/c she said she "felt like she was going to pass out" the results were set to her GP who called her in on Wednesday to give her the results. My sister knew then that something was wrong since she suddenly was able to see her on Wednesday. By Thursday she was in to see the doctor who would later become her oncologist.
frequent urination, constipation fullness
Bloated stomach fatigue painful sex no appetite
Belly pain - Fatigue
I was in my 60's and I had abnormal bleeding for years. Even after Hysterectomy I had spotting. Often, I had urgency to urinate. Just before being DX I had pain both in the gall bladder area and stomach.
6 month period
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
cramps (like the kind that you have when ovuating)just sort of different... slight weight gain being just a bit more tired than usual, but ultimately
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.
Blood clots in my lungs which makes breathing difficult, pleural effusion which also makes breathing difficult,
I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss
had a bloating in her stomach
Upset stomach, swelling in the abdomen, intense pain, lower back pain
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Large noticable lump on right side of neck
None other than lump on neck
swollen neck, fatigue
Weight gain, hostile moods, anxiety, weakness
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
Goiter for 2 years and rapidly growing lymphnodes, uncountable until the cut me open.
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.
None. Incidental finding on an MRI two months after shoulder surgery.
lump on left side of neck
Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
So tired I want to cry.
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
felt like I had something stuck in the back of my throat
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.
tired all the time
weight gain,tired,high blood pressure.anxity, a lot of Dr. apt but thyroid came back ok,then sore throat,swelling in neck,hoarse voice.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Hoarseness, lump on neck.
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
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
Large lump/ball in the left side of my neck.
hoarse voice, trouble breathing at times
i had never felt better in my life. i hardly ever got sick and i really just felt great. i went in to my primary doctor about a lump above my collor bone and he noticed the nodule on my thyroid. the lump over my collar bone was a 4cm cancerous lymph node
None! Tumor found during a routine pediatric check-up.
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.
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
6mths prior to dx - headaches, overly tired 4mths prior- severe migranes, exhausted, sleeping alot, dizziness day of dx - dizzy, seizure while driving our car driving to work, totalled it, CT scan showed a mass, MRI showed tumor
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
headaches, dizziness, slow thought process, collapsed
Woke up with a headache one day.
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
had a fit
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Numbness on right side of body
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.
Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
Tingling in his left ear.
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
seizures, MRI showed grey mass on brain
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.
Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Hearing damage, little to no balance, extreme exhaustion, and loss of hair.
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.
none, allergist noticed blood loss and severe anemia, contacted GP who ordered tests.
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.
Only symptom was some crackling when exhaling when I layed down to sleep.
I could feel the tumor. Alternate constipation and diahorreah. Clonoscopy ,scope could not get past the tumor.
Fatigue, Sore Throat and mouth, numbness (possibly from the first Chemotherapy), irritation, hair loss, watery eyes and nose, weight lose etc...
October 2007 started with infrequent stomach pain and unusual bowel movements. December 2007 more frequent stomach pain, blood in stools, and excessive tiredness.
Weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue...
Constant pressure in upper right side by rib, constipation, extreme fatigue, blood in stool, weight gain(interesting since most people lose weight).
pressure, feeling like u have to use restroom all the time. Shape and texture difference,blood , then abscess developed.
sleeps alot probably due to pain meds, balance, nauseau, gas, bloating, weak,
Some bleeding, and a change in stool size
None really, had an unexplained pain in my upper groin area. All of the doctors feel is unrelated but that with a family history of colon cancer lead to an early colonoscopy. Found three polyps, one was atypical in the upper rectum, lab came back as cancer.
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.
Irregular bowl habits. Difficulty emptying bowls.
small change in bowel movements
Some blood in stool
narrow stools, anemia,stomach upset
Bloody stool, stomach bloat, stomach pain
Bloating, mood swings, tiredness, abdominal discomfort, shooting pains in rectum, changes in bowel habits.
Blood in stool, weight loss, tiredness/low energy level
bloody defacation, pain at the tailbone and really bad vapors.
large lump in rectum/anus with diarrhea
Rectal bleeding that my gynocologist said was "probably hemorrhoids," lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
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.
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
Other meds im on is Zanax, Prilosac, Roxicet if needed, Motin 800mg, Birth control and Zofan. I also get nebulsta every 21 days. I also take vitamens :)
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
None. I had a normal pap smear up until Feb 2009. It came back abnormal, but I did not find out until May.
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
Extreme Pain in the rectal and vaginal area.
Worst thing was the exhaustion and not knowing I had cancer again. Some post-coital bleeding and sexual pain. Abnormal paps/cervical dysplasia since 2006.
abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
Painful heavy periods. Period disappeared for 2 years then came back.I always just thought it came back when my daughter 1st started hers. I had been through a rough break up and put it down to stress when they stopped.
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March
Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
hemmoraging and passing blood clots. She also told us that she wasn't feeling well in general for a couple months before diagnosis...she thought it was stress due to just graduating and trying to find her dream job right away. PAIN with a capital P. Aimee was in pain daily and no matter the perscription cocktail, the Big C found a way to make it hurt everyday.
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.
Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
Swollen right leg.
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
Bleeding with a foul smell
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.
heavy vaginal bleedin.cramps
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
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.
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
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.
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
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.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
Low white blood cells
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
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 thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
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.
Anal skin tag...burning..itching...cramps....constipation ....tired
Blood in stool, uncomfortable sitting
Rectal bleeding, nausea, bloating, fatigue. I was told 5 yrs ago that I had an ulcerated internal hemorrhoid.
My symptoms came on fast, and resembled hemorrhoids--rectal bleeding and pain. Except, neither would go away with the use of over-the-counter remeies.
bleeding and bloody stools.
Doctor and I thought my symptoms were IBS and/or hemorrhoid related. Change in frequency of bowel movements, pressure in the rectum, blood sometimes.
Hemorrhoids- went to OB/GYN in Feb complaining of hemorrhoids. Then again in April with pressure she said hemorrhoids. Knew something was wrong so self scheduled with colo rectal doctor.
none found tumor by colonoscopy
Rectal bleeding during bowel movements. Like most people here, I thought it was due to hemorrhoids since I've been plagued with them most of my adult life. I also never feel empty afterwards. I have had some fatigue and feeling of fullness in my abdomen, too, but am not sure that it is related.
Blood in stool. Thats it!
Three days of fresh dark blood
None - went in for quarterly check-up for previous problems with enlarged spleen and lymph nodes and CT showed a lymph node in the groin that had grown. When removed it was positive for unknown source of cancer. After numerous tests and biopsies of different areas, anal cancer was confirmed.
occassional rectal bleeding, constipation, lump
6 months of blood in stools, uncomfortable to sit, feeling of still having to go after going.
bleeding, pain and lump in groin area
thought I had a bleeding hemoroid, had a test through the government, told me I was fine, pushed for a colonoscopy, here I am now!
none. I still think the bleeding was from hemorrhoids since the tumor was so small. Occult blood tests always came up negative when I was complaining of bleeding, so we thought it was just hemorrhoids. Tumor discovered by Digital Exam during physical.
March 2009 -Constipation Stinging needle feeling By June was on laxatives to have a BM
Hard lump near anus; Bleeding (with and without bowel movements); change in bowel habits; thin stools; rectal pressure; lower back pain (from tumor pressing on tailbone)
a nagging hemorrhoid with slight blood after getting food poisoning in Las Vegas...the doctors say, "the luckiest hemorrhoid I could ever get"...well not so sure about that but lucky to have caught it early
* 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
Bowel movements streaked with blood, pressure when having a bowel movement, then onset of severe bleeding from rectum which caused me to go to the Emergency Room and subsequently be hospitalized, followed by colonoscopy, biospy of mass, and diagnosed with anal cancer
bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
Anal cancer-- saw small mucous with a little blood in it in toilet no other symptoms
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.
A lump on the side of my neck.
small lump found whilst saving no more than that from that the journey began as they say
Persistant sore throat that would not go away with antibiotics Blood in saliva.
Lump in right side of neck
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...
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and whistles went off! That day i was at the hospital for tests.
lump on side of neck
Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Lump on right side of throat. Felt like popcorn kernel stuck in throat. Abscessed and bled August 31, 2011. Went to see ENT September 6, 2011.
Found a lump on the right side of my neck otherwise I would have never known!
my tongue bumped against a lump
Started out as a sore throat. My PCP prescribed antibiotics with a caveat that if this didn't clear it up then contact a throat specialist. After 10 days of antibiotics no improvement so I contacted the specialist. One look confirmed to her that my left tonosil was indeed malignant. I was further referred to an Otolaryngology surgeon who performed the biopsy confirming it was cancerous. A PET Scan further revealed that one lymph node was also suspected to be malignant.
Sore throat, ear ache; hurts to talk
None incidental find
Sore throat; lump on neck.
Fatigue, swollen glands
Swollen lymph node in 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.
throat discomfort, enlarged right tonsil with lymph node
Lump on left side of neck
Lump on my neck discovered on 11/13/11. Went to my PCP, he prescribed antibiotics and a CT. CT results did not rule out cancer, so an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy was ordered and performed on 12/1/11. The malignant result was given to me on 12/5/11.
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.
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 ...
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
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.
Slightly abnormal pap; bleeding
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
Hemorrhaging,prior to that heavy, heavy periods.
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Post menopausal bleeding
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Very heavy irregular periods
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! >:(
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
Nothing until 1 weekend - massive bleeding, heavy discharge, anemia
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
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.
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.
spotting after menopause
Blood in urine
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
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.
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
Lump in my neck, tired.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Lump on left collarbone.
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
painless lymphnode enlargement above left clavicle, about the size of a golf ball... that was it.
extreme weight loss (85 lbs), horrible joint and muscle pain, collapsed lung
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
Swollen lymphnodes in neck
Lymph node above collar bone.
Painless but unbelievable swelling of lymph nodes on the left side of my neck, in left shoulder. Fever, night sweats, fatigue, anemia.
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
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.
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.
fatigue,night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss
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."
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
Nagging cough and weird lump above my collarbone.
Skin rash, fatigue, upper back pain.
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
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.
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
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
Found incidentally but in retrospect frequent urination and urgency, bloating, dizzy, weight gain, shortness of breath,
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
Not sure as of yet
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
fullness, pain with sex, hot flashes, hair smells funny,
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
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
Abdominal and Back Pain.
Pain in my left thigh.
(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.
red flaky area on right side of nose
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
white spots on my tongue
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
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.
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
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