What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
A large mass in right breast found during self-exam. Swelling, itching, and pain in breast. The mass continued to grow, and right breast become enlarged to almost double the size in two-month period. CT Scan later found out that the mass was about 5cm x 4cm x 2cm. I was finally diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
No symptoms. Just went in for a regular mammogram and small calcifictions showed up. Received a letter in the mail for follow-up. Followed up with second mammogram and still unsure. Then did stereotactic biopsy and stage 0 confirmed.
NONE, HAD A MOMOGRAM AND IT WAS FOUND
lump felt in breast and armpit - diagnosed 8 months after i pointed it out to Dr. - looking back, i hadn't felt "good" in several months - felt like i had a low grade fever and flu like symptoms for months. Wondering now if it was my lymphatic system trying to fight off the tumor cells all those months.
Swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. No pain in breast.
I feel pain in my right breast and checking myself I found a lump
Found a lump at the age of 38
Noticed a small lump visible on chest bone above left breast.Thougt it was just hormones. ?? NO other symptoms.Felt great!! My cancer was not genetic...tested neg for BRCA.
I pulled a muscle (picking up pumpkins on our farm) in my low front shoulder area and had radiating chest pain from it and my high blood pressure. My tore muscle hurt more and more and got harder into the top of my breast. showed doc got mamo and walla it was not a muscle ding dong I have CANCER and it hurts My Boxer knew the hole time, he has clung to me since Aug.
occaisional sharp pains(in right breast). throbbing-from rt.shoulder to my fingertips.Gradual increase in size of lump while forming an indentation.
None, found by yearly mamogram
Lump found at annual physical, mammogram negative (did not show up on mammo), ultrasound was considered benign (just watch). I saw a surgeon who again assumed 90% chance this is benign, but we can biopsy. My instincts and medical background were telling me to get a biopsy, so the next day after biopsy - I got the call that it was cancer.
I had no symptoms, just a small little lump on my right breast.
When I did a self breast exam I felt a lump and pain in my left breast and I know at that very moment something is wrong so I decided to go to the hospital and see the doctor.
Feeling of fullness in breast.
Palpable lump & drainage from nipple.
I found a lump on L breast after a shower, I had some discomfort under my arm, and thought it was from my deodorant.
pain in lungs and sternum where cancer ate a hole through it, exhausted
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Lumps (multifocal), itching, bee-sting like pains during PMS.
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.
Lump in breast.
sharp pains in left breast and armpit
I loose weight
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.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
tender and sensitive to touch sound taste EVERYTHING highten sensors ,headaches, sleepy, general something cant be right feeling. hasnt been diagnosed. Hasnt skipped a single relative either. Recently been told to get several biopsies
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
Temporary blindness to left eye
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
Large, painful lump at the collar bone; vision impairment in left eye; impaired memory and judgment; loss of balance and blackouts. All symptoms materialized within a two-week period.
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
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.
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
Lymph is raised
Weakness, lathargic. discomfort in Kidney Area & gurgling in Lungs
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
shortness of breath
Hard to swallow,low fevers
pain in back and hips
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.
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.
Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
August 29, 2012 I started experiencing shortness of breathe, severe total body itching, fatigue and bulging neck veins.
Weight loss, night sweats, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, cough
(Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
Large lump on neck.
Extreme shoulder and chest pain.
Anemia, night sweats, fatigue, finally splenomegaly
Horrible night sweats, fatigue, that feeling of knowing something is wrong but the Drs all tell you just need Prozac. Finally a lump came up under my armpit.
Tightness in my throat, Clearing of the throat type cough increasing fatigue
Recurring Anemia, night sweats (just prior to being diagnosed), very vague symptoms
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
Blood in urine.
Increasingly large lymph node on left side of neck.
left nostril and ear were clogged
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
visual plaque on forearm
none of the classic symptoms. Lungs were congested and went to the doctor when I had difficulty breathing.
None; I was diagnosed accidentally, through an unrelated ultrasound - although, in retrospect I realize I was having night sweats.
Chest pain, back pain, productive cough, night sweats, occasional fevers, fatigue, rash on arm
Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.
Pain and swelling of Lymph nodes
Extreme fatigue, repeated sinus and strep infections,chronic bronchitis, pain throughout my body, numbness in fingers and feet, insomnia, night sweats, fevers
Feeling pain in abdomin and imagining all those tumors growing
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.
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, pain, spasms
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
None. Found incidentally.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
blood in my urine
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
flank pain, gross hematuria
Blood in urine and left hip pain
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 and flank pain
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
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.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
My mom started with Jaundice.
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
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Trouble urinating, jaundice
Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
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.
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
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
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
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,
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
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.
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Flu like symptons, scaly right palm, diarreha, severe pain in my upper jaw.
None known by me
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
6 month period
Belly pain - Fatigue
right shoulder pain
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.
Abdominal discomfort, bloating, tiredness, but it is called the whisper cancer because you don't really notice symptoms
Bloating; unusal weight gain; stomach protruding to 5 months pregnant size; lower abdomen area was too firm to be fat; pain in area of tumor; having a period every two weeks; heavy bleeding day two and three of a four day period; difficulty moving around.
Pain in my lower abdomen
all the normal symptoms bloated nausea I even thought it was gall bladder or an ulcer after an inital ultrasound it was diagnosed fast
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!
Severe pain in abdomen, heavy menstrual, nausea
For nearly a year I had bloating, intestional issues ranging from nausea, vomiting and constipation
Bloating and nagging abdominal ache
I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss
I had bloating, weight gain and I was tired a lot.
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.
Bloating; digestive problems; enlarged belly; irregular periods.
I did not have that many symptoms. I had missed two periods and they did an ultrasound and found a small cyst. Looking back during the summer following that I had nausea and would get full faster than normal.
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.
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain. Also in my left groin area I would get pain that caused difficulty with the left leg at times.
ovarian - bloating, pain in the back that made me fall to my knees. gravitational pain such as an advanced case of hemmorhoids. Breast - no warning; was going for a reduction and they found an in situ mass in the left breast. Spinal - intense lower back pain shooting down the leg. Times of numbness from waist down; falling to the floor or left leg dragging.
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
weight loss, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding, back pain, fatigue and anemia
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
hoarse voice, trouble breathing at times
None other than lump on neck
Periodic sore throat, thyroid swelling, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (contributing factor, at least).
None - during a routine physical, the doctor found a lump on my thyroid.
I couldn't swallow food for 3 months. Food seemed to get stuck. After tons of swallowing studies, I was admitted into the hospital where a cardiologist sent me for an ultrasound which found papillary thyroid cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes.
Large noticable lump on right side of neck
none except for feeling the lymph node on the side of my neck.
Lump on neck
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.
I had some symptoms of hypothyroidism and had a palpable thyroid nodule.
First a nodule, then really fatigue, sore thoart, some sharp ear pain, and horse voice, and constantly clearing my throat.
Slight thickening of my throat, fatigue, mild cough.
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
none specifically cancer '- I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I had every symptom known for that! Docs kept trying to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of
A lump on the left side of my neck.
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
Lump on left side of neck near collar bone
None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
Chest pain and back pain from my gallbladder. Cancer was an "incidental" finding.
fatigue, sweats and vapors, edema, pain
So tired I want to cry.
None! Tumor found during a routine pediatric check-up.
None. Genetic testing is the only way I found this.
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.
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
Seizure and Headachesq
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.
Numbness on right side of body
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
grand mal seizure
Seizures,balance,no driving,no control over my life, and life is just not the same!
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Tingling in his left ear.
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
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.
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Woke up with a headache one day.
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
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.
Bleeding and constipation.
sleeps alot probably due to pain meds, balance, nauseau, gas, bloating, weak,
None. Went in for endoscope and colonoscopy.
I had none, just really tired and occasional stomach pain in different areas, occasional diarrhea or constipation
Fatigue for several months. Occasional blood in stools. Bloating
no symptoms really except for stomach pains once in awhile and going to bathroom after each meal
None - I feel fine.
Rectal bleeding and clots, blood in stool, weak, tired and pressure/pain on lower abdominal area, uncomfortable @ times in recal area, pressure in rectal area, skinny (pencil like) stool.
Blood in the stool, stomach issues (initially diagnosed as IBS) then pain
Some bleeding, extremely cold all the time and really dark under eye circles due to internal bleeding.
Blood in stool and loose stool
diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss
fatigue, fecal changes in color size, finally 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
Constipation, irregular BM
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.
Change in bowel habits. Severe anemia (fatigue, rapid heart beat, etc.)
Consitpaption than abdominal pain in December 2011,
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.
Blood in stools, lower pain on left side
Didn't have very many. Starting vomiting after meals a few weeks before I went in to Urgent Care. Ended up having a gallbladder attack that they did an ultrasound for. That's how they discovered the lesions on my liver.
Constant pressure in upper right side by rib, constipation, extreme fatigue, blood in stool, weight gain(interesting since most people lose weight).
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.
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.
Irregular bleeding after intercourse. Onset very quickly (so it seems). No other symptoms, no abnormal PAPs, tested negative for HPV in January 2008. It was not until my doctor could actually see and biopsy a mass that we knew there was a problem.
fatigue, irritable, cramps
I had an extreme amount of a watery clear discharge at first. Doc gave me antbiotics. It later turned nto passing blood clots and bleeding between periods. Later came a foul smelling brownish watery discharge that soaked through pads. This went on for one year undiagnosd. Doc kept giving me antibiotics. Finally i went to a specialist who found it within 10 minutes.
bleeding in between periods, bleeding during intercourse
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 after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
irregular periods,my right leg swelled
Bleeding after intercourse, prolonged periods, fatigue
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
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
None. I had a normal pap smear up until Feb 2009. It came back abnormal, but I did not find out until May.
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
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.
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
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.
She bled in between periods and quite a lot. Dr's laughed and said she was just getting older. She pushed the issue and got a second opinion. She was diagnosed fall of 2008.
abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
I guess it all began on my 5th birthday. After months of bruising, nosebleeds, ear infections, chest colds, obnoxiously high fevers, and muscle pains so severe that I was unable to walk, I was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia). I went into remission a few months after treatment, and after a 3-year protocol I was pronounced a "full cure" at age 8. For 10 years I experienced absolutely no further symptoms, and just lived an extraordinarily normal & boring life without giving that stupid disease another thought. Then, I broke my arm. No big deal, right? Well, at my 10th annual follow-up checkup, I was told that - suprise! - I had localized osteosarcoma in my left radius (lower arm bone), and was in the early stages of AML (acute myelogenous leukemia). I underwent 1 year of chemo & radiation, as well as surgical removal of the osteogenic sarcoma & a bone graft (limb-salvage a complete success: my arm is still intact!). After going in and out of remission, I had a bone marrow transplant. 1 year later, I was pronounced in "full" remission, and discontinued all treatments the subsequent year. I had no further symptoms. 8 months ago I learned that my AML was no longer in remission. Here we go again :)
Several small infections, chronic cough, loss of appetite, anemia
Probly the whole summer before my diagnosis i began to feel fatigued. sometimes id experience feeling like i had low blood sugar and would have to sit down suddenly because i felt so awful. as it progressed i just dragged and dragged. at the time i worked at taco bell and was told i was the best worker but by the time i quit i certainly had dropped out of that position. its not that i was lazy but i was just so exhausted and had to call off alot. finaly i just didnt feel good. it was a jewish holiday and i was supposed to go to the celebration that night but i stayed home instead. i called off work for two weeks and only got worse. it got so bad that i spent the entire day and night sleeping. i was barely eating or drinking. i remember once putting a grape in my mouth and falling asleep immediately after. LOl or the time my friend called me and i asked him to hold a sec. i blew my nose forgot he was on the phone and fell asleep. 20 min later i woke up and saw he was still on the phone. lol i finaly saw a dr and they told me i had strep throat. after taking anti biotics for 10 days and no change i went to the ER. i was dangerously dehydrated, anemic, and had huge lumps on my shins that was tender like a bruise and very feverish. Ill always remember that day cuz i went into that ER and never came back out. it felt like forever waiting on different test results. when the doctor finaly came in and told us i didnt really understand. in fact i didnt even know that leukemia was a cancer. treatments started so fast it all blacked out and i dont really remember any of it. but there was my symptoms.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
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
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
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.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
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.
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
Low white blood cells
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
Swollen testicle / lump
Small lump on my right testicle, only about the size of a grain of rice.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Pain and discomfort
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
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 Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
Low grade fevers, fatigue, extreme headaches, anemia, bone pain
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Bleeding from mouth,spleen enlorged,body week,wbc count 2,50,000
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.
A "skin tag" on my anal area. My OB Gyn found it. Lethargic, tons of itching.
Growth inside anus. Ignored until tag started growing on outside.
Bleeding with bowel movement, 2-4 times a week the last 2 months, narrowing of stool "ribbons"
hemorrhoid like symptoms - change in bowel movements, blood from rectal area
Bleeding during bowel movements for a few days, then nothing for a couple of months. After this and over a period of two weeks a strong feeling of never having completed a bowel motion became apparent. This happened very, very quickly as there was almost nothing to indicate that anything was amiss beforehand except for the bleeding, to which my response was to amble off to my GP and for her to arrange for a colonoscopy in the new year sometime for a check up. It was over Christmas 2011 that the tumour seemingly grew rapidly, and after coming back from camping I did a self-examination (and I really, really urge anyone to do this as it was the clincher for me) and took myself to hospital rather than wait. Best decision I've made in my life.
Had bowel changes and shortly after blood in the stool.
Recently small lump small truly bug bite small. had earlier surgery due to light bleeding, scraping feel with bowel movement
Mild rectal bleeding that I thought was my colitis. Had the routine colonoscopy 12/7 when md found a "flat" polyp.
Very occasional Bleeding...thought was hemmorrhold.
Presumed hemorrhoid pain and bleeding for several months
Rectal bleeding (alot), narrow stools, cramping, stomach virus symptoms
rectal bleeding and pain.
Severe Itching,worse than poison ivy, and a sore that wouldn't heal for 5 years that slowly grew larger.
burning, stinging, throbbing
Occasional blood in my stool.
constipation and bloating two years prior then shortly before diagnoised itching, pressure.
Unable to poop! Severe rectal pain. Could not sit down.
Anal cancer-- saw small mucous with a little blood in it in toilet no other symptoms
Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since that time and finally a biopsy was performed in 2009.
Hemmroid type symptoms, itching, mild bleeding
Rectal bleeding, nausea, bloating, fatigue. I was told 5 yrs ago that I had an ulcerated internal hemorrhoid.
Rectal bleeding, bloating, itching pain
Change in bowel habits for a few months so I decided to check it out.
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.
None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.
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
Lump on bottom right jaw line
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
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache
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.
ear ache, sore throat.
Swollen right gland on my tonsil that would not go away.
Painful chewing, facial swelling, sore throat, difficulty swallowing. Ear pain.
minor swelling on rt neck came and went following a round of colds in the household. Finally my neck got huge overnight late October. Partial displacement of airway. Incise and drain golf ball size Staph infection from Level II lymph node deep in neck next to interior jugular. 4 days in hospital. Slow to heal over course of next couple months. Eventual FNA suggests atypical cyst or SCC. PET/CT shows SCC in node and primary to be rt tonsil.
Early in 2009, I noticed an extremely dry irritation in my throat that was constant. In April-May I noticed I was having difficulty swallowing. Found out in May that my right tonsil was enlarged.
Sore throat; lump on neck.
Lump on neck that went away followed by swollen right tonsil.
Ear pain and noticeable growth in my throat which did not go after 3 treatments of antibiotics.
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland
enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Swollen Lymph node.
enlarged tonsil, lump on neck
Lump in my neck for several months, then a sore throat, then finally night sweats.
A small module on the right side of my neck
White lump on tonsil, weight loss, tired.
3 month PET Scan showed cancer on the soft palate and suspicious lymphnodes. 01/03/2011 Tumor on sternum, lung.
throat discomfort, enlarged right tonsil with lymph node
Woke up one day while on vacation with a swollen neck and a bit of a fever. Both went away in a few days but a lymph node remained swollen. Went in for my annual physical shortly after I returned and my primary care physician gave me antibiotics and a referal to an ENT. Had a CT scan, then a Fine Needle Aspiration where they found abnormal cells, then a PET scan which confirmed the cancer.
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."
Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
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.
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
Blood in urine
With the first tumor, there was hemorrhaging; With the second tumor, she was spotting, she was tired and hungry. Her ribs hurt where the new mass was growing and couldn't lift her arm.
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Post menopausal bleeding
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"
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
All I had was spotting for 3-4 weeks.
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
AGE : 67, WEIGHT : 88 Kg, HEIGHT : 5’2”, FEMALE SUMMARY OF HISTORY : • Married , 2 boys, normal delivery. Known Hypertensive, been on Hi BP medication since 15+ years. 2 Paternal aunts had Uterine Cancer • Had post menopausal bleeding off & on, with thickened ET; in March-April 2012 • CT scan & MRI in May 2012 showed s/o omental, retroperitoneal and mesentric metastatic deposits • Small tissue Biopsy , May 2012 – Ca Endometrium . Confirmed by CT guided Biopsy • PET Scan on 15-5-2012 : Omental thickening , with omental deposits, mesenteric deposits, FDG avid SUV max 3.9, paraaortic , aortocaval and left external iliac lymph nodes • Chemoport used and 2 cycles (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemo (Paclitaxel 150mg+ Carboplatin 200mg) followed by radical hysterectomy & omentectomy in July 2012. Biopsy Diagnosed as : Serous Adenocarcinoma Uterine Corpus (high grade by definition) – pT1aN0M1. • ER+ PR+ • Weekly (24-8-12 & 31-8-12) , post operative chemo was given starting, but developed high fever and chemo was discontinued . Used – Mitotax150 mg+ Carboplatin 200 mg. • Developed adjutant infection – E.Coli in the blood and treated through broad spectrum of antibiotics • PET Scan done on 28-9-12 : Not clear in its findings but mentions metastasis in lymph. • Weekly (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemotherapy started on 22.10.12 for 6 cycles ( 18 weeks, with breaks) , Albumin bound Placitaxel 100mg + Carboplatin 150 mg in Dextrose and Saline • PET Scan on 22 Apr. 2013 : Showed no metastasis • Radiation – 5 days a week, 34 daily cycles of radiation with a couple of days break after the 24th radiation for 7 days , during which 3 intercavatary were done. Completed in Aug. 2013. Post adjuvant RT: EBRT 45 Gy + 1200 cGy in 3 fractions SORBO -6/8/13. • CCT Scan in October 2013, showed no metastasis in the body. • November 2013, she had small intestine blockage and had to be admitted for clearing through nasal aspirator. (This was the third time it happened in 3 months) • PET Scan on 6 March 2014 : Recurrence of peritoneal deposits - trace subhapetic and perihapetic hypodense area which may represent peritoneal deposit, and cluster of peritoneal deposits in anterior abdominal wall, left lumbar region and underneath the left anterior abdominal wall. Biopsy from Anterior Abdominal wall shows neoplastic cells suggestive of metastatic carcinoma. Individual cells possess eosinophillic cytoplasm and moderately pleomorphic nuclei with inconspicuous nucleolus. Many mitotic figures are discernible.
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
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.
bleeding and awful smelling discharge
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 ...
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
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.
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.
lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Very heavy irregular periods
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.
knot under earlobe
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 Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I actually didn't have any signs or symptoms. I woke up one day with a lump on my neck and we went from there.
My cancer presented atypically. My very first symptom was not enlarged lymph nodes or fevers or itching, but severe bone pain in my lower back that radiated down into my left leg. This persisted for several weeks before I began experiencing fevers and night sweats. Sed rate was elevated but not extraordinarily. Doctors were baffled. First they thought it was lupus and then RA and then they told me it was all in my head - growing pains or some other lame-ass diagnosis. The symptoms continued and steadily worsened over the next several months before somebody finally had the sense enough to do an MRI and bone scan. These revealed a lesion near the L-4 vertebrate. A biopsy was performed and although the lesion did not have the characteristic features of lumbar osteomyelitis, that was the pathological diagnosis and what I was treated for. I underwent placement of PICC line in order to receive antibiotics for osteomyelitis. A chest x-ray was performed afterward to confirm correct placement of PICC line. It was at this time the radiologist detected lesions on the x-ray. I was referred to the Mayo Clinic. A CAT scan with IV contrast showed extensive mediastinal enlargement, mediastinal and hilar adenopathy, and lesions in the pulmonary parenchyma. The lumbar portion of the CAT scan reveled lymphatic involvement in the spinal region that was previously biopsied. A mediastinoscopy was performed but all tissue that was removed was identified as normal thymus. The surgeon then performed a thoracotomy and biopsied a large perihilar lymph node. The final pathology report showed nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's disease in the the lung and hilar lymph node, making it a stage 4B lesion. It took six months from the onset of symptoms until a definitive diagnosis could be made. My case was so atypical. There was never any palpable lymph nodes until the very end. In fact, the diagnosis was made almost by accident---by a random chest x-ray to determine proper placement of PICC line. I underwent six cycles of ABVD/MOPP and radiation to chest and spine. NED as of April 1992. July 1992 I began to experience night sweats and fevers. Sed rate was elevated but no palpable lymph nodes. CAT scan of chest in August 1992 revealed changes in the mediastinum which was suspicious of recurrence. Underwent biopsy at Mayo Clinic 8/92 but surgeon could find no evidence of disease. Symptomas continued unabated. Lesions evident on liver, but liver biopsy returned normal. A second thoracotomy a week later revealed Hodgkin's. Stage 4B with involvement in liver, spleen and anterior mediastinum. Returned home and received 3 cycles of DECAL salvage therapy followed by autologous stem cell transplant. NED as of 4/1993.
Night sweats, sever weight loss, fever, cough (bronchitis type symptoms)
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Fatigue Confusion Pain, achy Memory lapse Coughing, shortness of breath Night sweats Anxiety Depression
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
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."
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
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.
Itchy skin, night sweats, extreme fatigue, heart and chest nausea, lower left side pain.
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
Weight loss (35 Lbs) ... Night sweats... Exhaustion... Stomach pain... my spleen was enlarged by 6 times - my oncologist said if they had to remove it she would like to keep it for medical purposes - I said she could keep it for a doorstop...
Fever 101-103.9 everyday 3 or 4 times a day. Night sweats, chills, loss of appetite and fatigue.
Night sweats/ fevers, itching skin, lumps in neck and under arm
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
lump in the left side of my neck.
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Chest pains, tiredness.
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.
really itchy skin, it started in my hands and feet and after a couple months, everywhere. Some night sweats & fevers. No unexplained weight loss...ripped off.
Lump found on left side of neck, just above the collar bone.
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits
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
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
lower white cell count and low red cell count
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.
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
Occasional difficulty swallowing
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
Lately, vomiting and headaches, pain in my joins, some diarreia.
night sweats,fever,headache,severe back pain,sore lymph nodes,blured vision, swolen stomach,sore stomach,bone pain,excess sweating,shortness of breath,tired- tired-very sore teeth, tired....feels like a bubble in my chest in centre
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
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
I started bleeding...knew that wasn't right because I had a hysterectomy seven years ago.
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
I had absolutely no symptoms
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
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
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
Pain in my left thigh.
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.)
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.
None except lung infections
I am diagnosed with Parapharyngeal Space Tumors (pps) 2 cm x 1 cm dumble shape. tumor did not change in size all this years but is affecting nerves causing stiffness and pain in the neck and sholder
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
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