What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
In 2007 I had a persistent cough (thought it was allergies); Felt tired (thought it was from working shifts) & some back pain (thought it was old age)and it turned out to be pleural effusion. First time, I discovered a lump in my breast in 2000.
sharp pains in left breast and armpit
The only symptom I have had is what has shown up on the mammograms. The only other possible symptom is fatigue. I have always been a person who tires easy ... but that is such a gradual thing that I don't know that I really noticed it.
I had none, no one even felt a lump! Just went to my yearly exam and was asked to do a baseline mammogram and BAM!......Here we are!
I had no symptoms, just a small little lump on my right breast.
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.
In non medical terms, I have Breast Cancer which is my primary and my secondary cancers are the spine, liver and originally lungs as well but this has now disappeared so I am told for now. However a recent CT scan taken this month September two new nodules they believe have appeared but they can't tell if cancerous or not. We wait and see.
No symptoms, found during a routine mammogram.
Swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. No pain in breast.
Dimple in skin, lump, hard spot in breast
I loose weight
Burning pain in my left breast that shot through my underarm area and down my arm.
Anger. Fear. Loss of control.
Found by Mammogram. Left Breast this time.
I felt a lump in the shower and I was concerned and had it checked out. Turns out it was positive for breast cancer
Major back/rib pain. Had to have 5 separate Toradol shots to alleviate the pain. Nothing showed up on x-rays. Found the cancer with a CT scan almost a year after the symptoms started.
I had a lump in my right breast
Just a small bruise
I found a lump during a routine self exam.
Found lump in right breast.
Found a lump
Feeling of fullness in breast.
I was rather quite fortunate; I did not experience any true symptoms.
None/Found my lump while doing a self breast exam.
Sharp pain across my right breast like a streak of lighting.
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.
tingling down right arm
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
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.
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
shortness of breath
Initially I had pain in my knees, back, and hips. My primary physician believed I was starting to develop osteoporosis and arthritis, so I began taking Boniva and other vitamins. My joint pain had not subsided, and about two months later, I developed a deep cough and had difficulty swallowing. My daughter rushed me to the ER, and after I had a chest x-ray, I also had to get a PET scan and MRI. I knew my outlook was not good before we even got the results back. The oncologist found two spots on my lung, and the cancer had spread to two lymph nodes on the other side of my chest wall. Like is said- not good news, but I have an amazing team of physicians, and a supportive family to help me through this. I couldn't go through this without them. My family gives me something to live for!
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
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
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
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.
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
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.
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
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.
none. I found a lymph node(1.8cm) in a bad location(above left collarbone)and had it biopsied in 2 days.
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
None. Had my first colonoscopy and a tiny polyp was found to be positive for DLBCL. Polyp was removed, but I am undergoing three rounds of R-CHOP.
SEVERE itchiness, troubles breathing while laying down, cough
Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
EXTREME fatigue, shortness of breath, steroid myopathy, low WBC & RBC counts, anemia, night sweats,splenomegaly,etc.
Enlarged lymph nodes, Tired, depression, some pain, hair loss, neuropathy, blisters from the doxil, memory loss, sleeplessness, my blood sugar is on the whack other than that I'm GREAT!
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
I suddenly had severe abdominal pain and 103 fever. After a week of antibiotic treatment for suspected (never found) GI infection, an ultrasound revealed an 8 cm mass near the ovary. The mass was removed during a complete hysterectomy and found to be lymphoma. PET scan showed 6 other lymph node involvement including the bone. Once the mass was removed, I have had no other symptoms!
(Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
none until swollen lymph nodes appeared on the left side of my neck.
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
Nagging cough, breathlessness, feeling of unwellness and lack of energy. Decreased appetite.
Anemia, night sweats, fatigue, finally splenomegaly
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
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/
Almost nil except a feeling of wind trapped under my ribs from time to time.
Fever, night sweats, weight loss, lump in left parotid gland
I felt off for approximately 3 months before my face became swollen. I am a pretty small girl, and when I went into the GP, he did not see the swelling. He did, however, believe me. After seeing veins protrude from my neck, his face grew with concern. He asked if I had night sweats or weight loss, and I did not have anything significant.
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
None. Found incidentally.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
blood in my urine
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.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
Blood in urine and flank pain
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
flank pain, gross hematuria
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
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.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Trouble urinating, jaundice
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
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.
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
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.
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
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
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Pain in side, jaundice
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
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
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
Numbness on left side slight back pain
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.
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
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.
Severe pain in lower abdomen, swollen and hardened stomach
Pain in my lower abdomen
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain, swollen abdomen
Bloating, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain.
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.
For nearly a year I had bloating, intestional issues ranging from nausea, vomiting and constipation
heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
For 2-3 months I noticed that my belly was getting bigger. My belly buttom was tender to touch. I had frequent urination as well.
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.
Bloating and unable to eat alot.
Heavy periods, pulling feeling in lower right abdomen, gas pains, constipation.
bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
None! Went to the ER for a pain in stomach that turned out to be a vein that was bleeding due to a strenous kickboxing class the day before. CT scan showed enlarged ovary! Thank god for the gym!!! Got it early!
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
weight gain, stomach pains, nausea, "pregnant belly", diarrhea, lower back pains
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
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throat soreness, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, frequent colds.
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
Lump on neck
Lump on left side of neck near collar bone
-Hard, sometimes painless, sometimes tender lump in neck. Turned out to be an enlarged cervical lymph node on the right side of my neck. -Extreme fatigue; tiring out very easily -Low-grade fever -Frequent headaches
None, my noudle was found by accident.
Hair loss, Weight gain, Depression, Lack of sex Drive, Mood swings, nausea, Migraines
Swollen glands tired all the time and chronic ear infections
None that I thought seemed like cancer, except the large growth in the right side of my thyroid.
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
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 except for feeling the lymph node on the side of my neck.
Large lump/ball in the left side of my neck.
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.
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.
Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
Periodic sore throat, thyroid swelling, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (contributing factor, at least).
None initially., but a month prior to surgery I felt like food, pills, etc. were lodged in my throat and would take a good hour plus for my throat to feel normal
Swollen neck, trouble swallowing. Thyroid Gland Right Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 5 mm focus near one pole. Follicular adenoma predominantly macro-follicular type, 4.0 cm. Thyroid Gland Left Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 1.2 cm. Follicular carcinoma 5.0 mm. Follicular adenoma macrofollicular type 3.2 cm diameter.
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
I had some symptoms of hypothyroidism and had a palpable thyroid nodule.
None! I actually went in to see my NP about something on my foot, I complained about having had a fever so she checked my glands and found a concerning lump on the left side of my neck. In hindsight though, I think it probably caused my dizziness and migraines all this time, I just never knew.
Swollen sore neck.
So tired I want to cry.
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.
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)
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Headache, Lack of Appetite, Weakness, Poor Balance, Migraine, Dehydration, Constipation
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
Numbness on right side of body
grand mal seizure
Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
Terrible headaces and sick to my stomach.
Tingling in his left ear.
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
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
had a fit
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
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.
changes in stool, bleeding.
change in bowels little bit of blood
Rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, tired all the time, abnormal heartbeat
Blood in the stool and pain in the anal area. The tumour is very close to the anus and before radiation used to partially impede bowel movements.
Bowel changes, pelvic pain, weight gain, severe fatigue, later found palpable mass in lower right quadrant.
None. Went in for endoscope and colonoscopy.
blood on the stool and rectal pain
Rectal bleeding, mucus in stools, fatigue, abdominal cramping, shortness of breath.
None - I feel fine.
Some bleeding, extremely cold all the time and really dark under eye circles due to internal bleeding.
Severe abdominal pain, fever and rectal bleeding
Lower abdomnal pressure and pain when having bowels movements, diarreh/hard bowels movements at the same time. Began drinking nutritional drinks for food.
Change in bowel habits. Severe anemia (fatigue, rapid heart beat, etc.)
Severe weight loss in very short time
Irregular bowels/constipation. Feeling of "sitting on something." ***Weight loss***
Change of bowel habits, bleeding, bloating, tiredness. Diagnosed as IBS!
small change in bowel movements
1)Suddenly feel acute constipation. 2)Narrowing the stool like rectangle (Tape) shape. 3)Smell in Stool & Fart like Putrid Sewer 4)Some time slightly blood found in the stool. 5)Feel sensation that bowl is not empty after going the toilet. 6)Mucus, Pus type, something like onion skin / net found in the stool. 7)Pain in Piles & Anus 8)Continuous feeling that I need to have bowl which does not resolve after passing stool. 9)Heaviness in abdomen. 10)Weakness, Fatigue & Tenderness 11)Loss of weight from 75 kgs to 60 kgs in 2 months 12)Feeling dryness in throat needs drinking water at all times. 13)Slightly pain in back. 14)Loss of appetite. 15)Too many embezzles in the day.
Low-grade fever, anemia, side pain, fatigue
Changes in digestive system caused me to see my doctor. Thank God!!
Bouts of uncontrollable diarrhea, Bleeding thought to be from Hemmorhoids, Cramping, weight loss of 35#'s in four months, Tiredness,
one week of stomach pains and constipation
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, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
No Symptoms yet. I was told I have Pre-Cancerous Cells on my Cervix. The internet can't give me the answers I need so I am looking for answers where I can.
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
bleeding in between periods, bleeding during intercourse
Bleeding constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
abnormal bleeding. Discharge.
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 :)
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
fatigue only. not anothery single symptom. I am the posterchild now for getting a yearly ob/gyn exam as that is how they found this cancer.
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.
Pain, fatigue. The pain is not always there, but lately it has been more constant. Sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's just plain throbbing pain. Another reason not to have cancer added in my life's favorite to-do-things list =P
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
heavy bleeding in between periods for at least one weak at a time and up to 30 days, naseau, feeling fullness last few weeks, lower stomach feeling and looking very bloaded and big, and feels achy, moderate pelvic pain, lower back has a dull ache, light headheaded.
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
Swollen right leg.
cramping, fatigue, discharge
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
Stringy blood for about the last year. Always bleeding even after my period. Cramps hurt more the last 6 months. Very heavy flow with big clots.
I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore throat, hoarseness, drainage - two months of antibiotics and steroids before the ENT discovered it.
Hoarse voice for over a year.
Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
lost my voice
Hoarse voice for 2 years
sore throat burning and ears hurting
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
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.
Mike's lymph nodes in his neck were swollen and doctors thought at first it was something else. But, after a couple of months, Mike knew something wasn't right. So, a surgeon removed one of the lymph nodes and came out of surgery and told me he was 99% sure Mike had some type of cancer. Later, it was discovered that he had cancerous lymph nodes not only in his neck but 2 other places on his body. The doctors at Vanderderbilt then determined it was AML.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
Low white blood cells
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
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.
One big ole very leaky external tumor between my butt cheeks.
The usual; unusual bloating of my abdomen, skinny poops, a growth that I was told repeatedly was a hemorrhoid, a weird soreness in my lower back and eventually enough pain to make me pay attention.
Blood in bowel movements, feeling of fullness even after bm, narrow stools, lumps in lymph areas
Pain and pressure in the anal area
Bumps, bleeding in rectum. Misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids
bleeding, lump, protrusion from anus, extreme itching, pain. Thought it was a hemmoroid
Mass on anus, blood on stool and in toilet ,itching, narrow stools
6 months of blood in stools, uncomfortable to sit, feeling of still having to go after going.
Occasional bleeding from what I thought was hemorrhoid.
Thought it was hemorrhoids, started small and kept getting bigger, tried the herbal and otc stuff, still kept getting bigger, very little bleeding, pain as it got bigger. When i finally seen the doc (4/15/11) She said right off 'this not a hemroid'. She did a biopsy.
Had bowel changes and shortly after blood in the stool.
Bleeding, pencil-thin stools, severe constipation, hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoids were THE diagnosis until I was sent to a GI surgeon who took one look...................
Rectal bleeding. plevic pressure
Rectal bleeding, pain, constipation, fatigue, nausea
Just a small bump on the anus, and pelvic lymph gland soreness.
Severe Itching,worse than poison ivy, and a sore that wouldn't heal for 5 years that slowly grew larger.
rectal pains, pressure, rectal bleeding
I had rectal bleeding for 2 months and was told by a doctor it was hemmorhoids but that if it didn't stop in a month, to get a colonoscopy. She was a great doctor. Saved me because there is no spreading to any lymph nodes
Recently small lump small truly bug bite small. had earlier surgery due to light bleeding, scraping feel with bowel movement
Rectal pain and bleeding. Thought tumor was a hemorhoid.
hemorrhoid like symptoms - change in bowel movements, blood from rectal area
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.
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.
Swollen right gland on my tonsil that would not go away.
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of the neck. Wouldn't respond to anti-biotics. Was biopsied and found to positive for metastic squamous cell carcinoma.
Left side neck swollen
Small lump on left side of neck
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
lump on the right side of neck
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.
Fatigue for a couple of weeks then a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Low grade temp. Thought I had come down with a virus. A few weeks later, a couple more lymph nodes popped up on the right side of my neck.
I felt as if a had to constantly clear my throat and had trouble sleeping on my left side or back. I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnyea in 2008 and it was only a year later during a visit to mu chiropractor that he noted an enlargement of my right tonsil. I consulted my GP doctor and my dentist who only asked if it hurt, it didn't, and said they would not recommend getting my tonsils out at age 53. It was 3 months later that I had any pain and finally went to an ENT specialist who sent me for the tests that revealed the cancer.
A small module on the right side of my 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.
Lump on the right side of neck
White lump on tonsil, weight loss, tired.
Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
Lump on side of left neck, thought it was a cyst, after two weeks it wasn't smaller so ENT biopsied lump and left tonsil - abnormal cells found. Tonsillectomy one week later revealed squamous cell carcinoma in left tonsil and mass in neck.
Swollen lymph node in neck
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring
Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
a lump on my right side of neck...no pain only mild pain in throat area from post outpatient surgery when they did exploratory biposy surgery and took pieces of tissue out
Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.
my tongue bumped against a lump
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.
Post menopausal bleeding
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
bleeding and awful smelling discharge
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
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! >:(
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
All I had was spotting for 3-4 weeks.
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
Blood in urine
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
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.
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Had stage one cancer in May of 2012 with a complete hysterectomy. 95% cure rate. Unfortunately I am in the 5%. Had surgery 11/13/13 with tumor removal on bladder and bowel. Scheduled for chemo in January 2014
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Nothing until 1 weekend - massive bleeding, heavy discharge, anemia
Heavy, irregular, painful menses and abdominal discomfort
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
spotting after menopause
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
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.
With the Hodgkin’s I had a pain in my chest that I tried to ignore. When a guttural cough started, it was thought to be a bronchial problem. Four month later, I started feeling like I was literally drowning and could not get my breath, especially while lying down. I knew there was a deeper problem - but did not want to admit it. Before being diagnosed with the blood cancer I was feeling very dizzy and weak – I had such pain in my bones and knew something was wrong. This went on for months, but my doctor said I was just depressed … even with my history. It took a stroke for him to look deeper. The only way I can describe how I feel at times I feel as if my spine was drying out – or that I need a good oiling! When they did a spinal tap there was very little fluid. I think we need to listen to what our bodies are telling us and hopefully the doctors will too.
Night sweats, itchy allover, weight loss
Nagging cough and weird lump above my collarbone.
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
Swollen lymphnodes in neck
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
Lump on left collarbone.
Chest pains, tiredness.
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
extreme weight loss (85 lbs), horrible joint and muscle pain, collapsed lung
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and fatigue.
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
lump in the left side of my neck.
Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
Enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue
Fever 101-103.9 everyday 3 or 4 times a day. Night sweats, chills, loss of appetite and fatigue.
Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.
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.
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
I first noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and pursued it, finally having a different lymph node removed and classified as cancerous.
Skin rash, fatigue, upper back pain.
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.
I was diagnosed with an external hemorrhoid and treated for 2 weeks with suppositories. After no change, I was given another round of suppositories and referred to a surgeon. He recognized it right away. The pathology report from the biopsy confirmed and my journey began.
I had absolutely no symptoms
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
Pain in my right hip
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
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
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Hair Growth, weight gain, hormonal changes
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
Occasional difficulty swallowing
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
Lately, vomiting and headaches, pain in my joins, some diarreia.
white spots on my tongue
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
Pain / pressure in chest. Sweating, fainting, fevers, vertigo, throwing up. Fatigue. Bulging neck veins. Throat pain. Loss of voice. No energy. Couldn't sleep on left side. Shortness of breathe hard to get deep breath.
had swollen lymph node
Not sure as of yet
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
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