What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
No Symptoms. I would have never known had it not been for my annual Mammogram.
2 lumps felt on left breast, dull pain in the same area, fatigue
hives trouble breathing coughing
Showed up on my ultrasound at my yearly checkup
Was just goofing off before bed one day and thought I felt a lump ... went to the doctor, he didn't feel anything either but thankfully scheduled an ultrasound...
All lymph nodes on one side of body swelled w/ low grade fever. lump in breast became noticeable. Turned out to be cyst in the shape of upside down U. Inside the U was what turned out to be the DCIS only seen in ultrasound bright red from the increased circulation contrasted to nearby tissue.
None, had an annual mammogram.
Constant pain in my chest. Lumps make tightening in my chest. EXTREME neuropathy. We all know about hair and what chemo does.
? Eights years with fatigue.
As I picked up my daughter after eating I thought she transferred food and left it on my chest so I placed her in the livingroom and tried to dust it off, but I shortly realize it wasn't food transfer...there was a lump in my breast.
A full feeling in my left breast; found a lump; felt like there was something under my arm, like I was carrying a newspaper.
None...found with regular mammogram
I feel pain in my right breast and checking myself I found a lump
Increased hot flashes, breast enlargement, breast area warm to touch. Also--strange rash developed around groin about two months prior to diagnoses and breasts were also itchy.
1st time- I felt a small lump when I laid down to go to sleep- 2nd time- fluid built up in my chest, lund had collapsed- couldn't breath. It go progressively worse over about 2-3 weeks. Felt a heaviness on my chest when I bent over, and struggled to climb stairs.
Pain in breast, unexplained weight loss
Pain in the right arm
Found the lump while doing regular self exam 4 months after a mammogram was reportedly clear
A small pea sized lump undermy left breast
Lump that grew very fast. Very tired.
Itchy nipples, now they are gone, swollen right hand, had to take rings off at night. Pain in my breast ignored it.
None. Found on 40 yo Mammogram, microcalcifications close to chest wall.
Back pain, found the lump in a mammo. I never would have found it myself.
lump shooting zap of pain through nipple
Pain in left breast when I would lay on that side.
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.
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
tingling down right arm
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
Hard to swallow,low fevers
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
Weakness, lathargic. discomfort in Kidney Area & gurgling in Lungs
pain in back and hips
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
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
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
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
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
shortness of breath
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
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.
Nausea, chills, fever, sweats, depression, infection, tooo many
My lower back started to swell and it hurt excrutiatingly bad just to get out of bed much less do anything else. I thought it was a slipped disk or pulled muscle because all I do is work out 2 hous a day, every day. Who looks for cancer is a 21 year old?
Night sweets,enlarged lymph nodes,Enlarged spleen
started with lump on neck. Only one year after the lump that it got diagnosed, and that is because the lymphoma has already spread to the lower abdomen, the intestine, have to remove part of intestine too!
Recurring Anemia, night sweats (just prior to being diagnosed), very vague symptoms
Large lump on neck.
Fatigue, shortness of breath, persistent cough, abdominal pain
Deep cough. Severe itching. Passed out
A really bad smokers cough (when I don't smoke), night sweats, tiredness and loss of appetite.
NAUSEA, Fatigue, irritated, pain VOMITING
I had no symptoms at all, except for a bump on the top of my head that kept growing. I decided to have it surgically removed, thinking it was a sebaceous cyst or even a hematoma. When I awoke from the surgery I learned that not only had I had a serious reaction to the Ancef (antiobiotic) that they gave me preoperatively and if I had not been intubated I may not have survived, but also that I had a "tumor" and not a cyst. I got the results on March 19th in the morning and I was stunned.
Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
lost weight,was on a diet though,so didnt notice,then found small lump on my neck
Lump in neck followed a year later by a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
EXTREME fatigue, shortness of breath, steroid myopathy, low WBC & RBC counts, anemia, night sweats,splenomegaly,etc.
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
I had no symptoms. Chest pressure and shortness of breath due to iron deficiency anemia resulted in the CT scan that found my tumor.
SEVERE itchiness, troubles breathing while laying down, cough
Swollen inguinal lymph node
Lump in neck,
Extreme fatigue, repeated sinus and strep infections,chronic bronchitis, pain throughout my body, numbness in fingers and feet, insomnia, night sweats, fevers
Fever, night sweats, weight loss, lump in left parotid gland
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.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
flank pain, gross hematuria
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
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
Blood in urine and flank pain
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
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.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
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.
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
None. Found incidentally.
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Trouble urinating, jaundice
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
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
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Numbness on left side slight back pain
Pain in side, jaundice
Initially, back pain in December 2011, test done, Doctor said it was just arthritis. Severe pain started in his side and stomach and he had weight loss 6 weeks before he was diagnosed. Oncologist said that the back pain back in December 2011 was probably when the cancer started.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
She was having nausea and bowel troubles for about 12 weeks. When she went in to her md to report her symptoms they decided that she most likely had caught hep a from a new restaurant she had tried. But then she turned yellow. She went back to her md and he took blood and sent it to be tested. when the results came back the doctor called her back in to hear the news in person. He put his arm around my mom and told her she has pancreatic cancer.
Diahrra (spelled wrong) Jaundice(Twice) Loss Weight, Alot of Pain. In the beginning we didn't have insurance and no one wanted to help. We are middle class. So he got stent put in went back to work, waited for open enrollment got insurance, and then Jaundice again he in for surgery the Whipple, but cancer is wrap a around the portal vein and taking over the whole pancrea, the doctors couldn't get any of it out, but they did bypass to help him digest his food better,
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had 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.
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
All of those "whispers" that OVCA is noted for...digestive problems, bloating, upset stomach, FATIGUE, and a radiating shoulder pain (that was a tumor on my diaphgram muscle).
Nauseous, severe pain in my liver like someone was stabbing me over & over again. Pain in my shoulder that radiated up through my veins in my neck, like someone was blowing my veins up with air. Pain was so bad it was extremely hard to breath, sleep, sit down or lay down. Very lethargic.
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!
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.
IBS especially during PMS, Increased and more urgent urination, tinglng in legs due to tumor pressing on spine, pain in stomach while eating, feeling full quickly, difficulty losing weight
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
Extended abdomen, my doctor said it looked like I was pregnant or constipated... It hurt to lay down on my stomach, and when I pushed down on my stomach it hurt also
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
Slight ache by right ovary.
weight loss, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding, back pain, fatigue and anemia
Belly pain - Fatigue
Bloating, frequent urination, heaviness in my abdomen, irregular periods
weight gain, stomach pains, nausea, "pregnant belly", diarrhea, lower back pains
bloating, fatigue, abdominal pain
Bloated stomach fatigue painful sex no appetite
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
Severe pain in lower abdomen, swollen and hardened stomach
heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
bloating, rapid weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and pressure, abnormal periods
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
I also have stage 1 breast cancer
Bloating. Constipation. Abdominal pain. Increased need to urinate.
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.
Non my mom taut I was anemic and I was eating a loot of ice chips. She took me to the doctor that's when she found out my blood pressure was high and he gave me some medication that night we were supposed to celebrate my dads birthday but my brother was Sick so my parents decided to take us to the ER.
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Found a lump at the front of my throat. When I look back now, the chronic inflammation of my wrists and ankles was a sign that something wasn't right. My heart was also racing, I lost a lot of hair the year before, my joints and muscles were sore all the time. Still suffering from major swelling in my wrists...
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
no symptoms - just a bulge on the neck!
None - during a routine physical, the doctor found a lump on my thyroid.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Sudden itching and spreading pain in my left leg moving to my right arm within 12 hrs, then to my right leg, converting to extreme pain. Unable to sleep for over 36 hrs. Dr. expected brain involvement, ordered MRI. No indications of disease. Prescribed gabapentin, was like a miracle. I think because I could sleep. Symptoms abated for some time then returned. I went back to my PCP who had been on this the whole time. He sent me to a neurologist (who was awful) that ran a bunch of torture tests. He then sent me for an MRI of my neck. This is perhaps the best part of the story. When I met with him about the results he coldly said this is not neurological. Nothing else! I had an appointment with my PCP about two weeks later. Upon reading the report he said you have a large nodule on your thyroid (WTF). What a crappy doctor that neurologist was! Didn't say a thing or send a report to my PCP... My PCP went into high gear and ordered an Ultrasound, followed by a biopsy. Bad Findings, consult, and surgery. Great Surgeon, Dr. Glackin. Kind, Listens, Patient, Tender. Both Dr's PCP Levin and Surgeon Dr. Glackin visited and made sure orders were followed and I was comfortable after surgery and the next day. I thought that only happened on TV.
A year ago an ultrasound on my back revealed 2 nodules on my thyroid but 2 doctors refused to do further testing, "because that's never anything." Not even a "let's keep an eye on it." Later, I developed a raspy/hoarse voice and a small bump on my throat. Saw my ENT. The hoarseness didn't alert me before but it's worse since fna
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
painless swollen neck lymph nodes, loss of appetite with 10 pound wt loss in 6 months
Lump on the side of neck. Extreme anxiety. Mild hair loss
breast cancer rash thyrid cancer swallowing
Hard lump on the right side of my neck.
Problems swallowing food, throat pain in the morning, horseness
Lump on neck
None! Tumor found during a routine pediatric check-up.
Exhaustion, unrelenting dry/itchy skin (I had to put lotion all over my body 9-10 times a day to be able to stop thinking about itching my skin), bulky lymph nodes, constantly trying to unsuccessfully clear my throat, hoarse voice, depression/panic attacks, extremely brittle hair and nails.
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.
swollen neck, fatigue
Just really tired. Does anyone else have a problem with Levothyoxine? geez....
Thyroid had numerous nodules that had become larger over time. A needle biopsy wasn't possible due to the number of nodules and the depth.
HAD MISDIAGNOSIS FOR 6 MONTHS UNTIL I TOOK X-RAY HAD A PROBLEM BREATHING GAVE SIGN SIMILAR TO BRONCHCAITIS......, SHORTNESS OF BREATH BEFORE DIAGNOSIS...DEVELOPED BLOOD CLOT WHILE TAKING TREATMENT IN 2011.....
Sudden appearance of large lump in my neck is what started it all.
None, my noudle was found by accident.
Goiter for 2 years and rapidly growing lymphnodes, uncountable until the cut me open.
Didn't have any symptoms
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
nausea, weight loss, insomnia, vomiting, chronic back pain
I haven't had any symptoms yet...that I know of
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
extreme stomach pain
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
headaches, dizziness, slow thought process, collapsed
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
Constant Headache for a few weeks, Blurry vision
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
My Mom has had several symptoms from both radiation and chemo. She did not lose her hair entirely, but it's very thin. She's always exhausted, her appetite has gone down greatly, nothing tastes good. Her sense of smell is hightened, her balance is off. She's always forgetting things we just told her, she cannot seem to keep her attention on anything.
Woke up with a headache one day.
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
Headached Nausia Dizzyness ect. UK
had a fit
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
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.
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
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.
Really bad sciatic nerve pain, swollen tummy, swollen ankles, swollen body actually.
Irregular bowels/constipation. Feeling of "sitting on something." ***Weight loss***
Pencil stools, diarrhea, dry heaving feeling
Blood in stool, weight loss, tiredness/low energy level
Fatigue, Sore Throat and mouth, numbness (possibly from the first Chemotherapy), irritation, hair loss, watery eyes and nose, weight lose etc...
abdominal and lower back pain, blood in stool, constipation
diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss
Irregular bowl habits. Difficulty emptying bowls.
I had fatigue for several months. Last month before diagnosis I had loss of appetite, stomach pain, and change in bowel movements.
Colon cancer: bowel discomfort and bloatedness for some weeks, sudden sharp pain at one point. Smaller/thinner stool, darker in colour. Spinal cancer: compression of the tumour on the nerve causing great soreness and pain on arms and hand. Section C7 reflects the left hand, while section T2 reflects more or less the right hand. The soreness and pains can get so bad that you cannot move your arms. Prolonged compression on the nerves can damage the nerve permanently, and if the tumour eats away the bone, the spine may collapse and result in complete paralysis...
Blood in stool, chunky looking fleshy pieces in stool. Thin stools, bad gas. Look at your stool. If something looks odd tell your doctor. Know your family history. Don't put if off check up or ignore signs. I was diagnosed state four right off because I ignored it. Look after your body, it is the only one you have!
I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
Lower abdomnal pressure and pain when having bowels movements, diarreh/hard bowels movements at the same time. Began drinking nutritional drinks for food.
Rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, tired all the time, abnormal heartbeat
Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.
off and on bouts with diarrhea and lower abdominal pain
Only symptom was some crackling when exhaling when I layed down to sleep.
weight loss, diarrhea, dark stool
Some blood in stool
Not normal bowel movements (small, loose stools) with the need to go often but no results; bloody stools; sometimes bloated feeling but not always; 20lb weight loss over one year (and not trying to lose weight).
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Bloody Stool, Constipation, Thin Stool Gas and Bloating, Unexplained Weight Loss and the most painful of all was the Nausea and Vomiting.
I didn't have any symptoms, no bleeding, pain, nothing. I just happen to catch an Oprah episode and Dr. Oz's poop discussion and recognized the "bad poop" symptoms and followed up with my primary doctor.
IBS for 4 years
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.
ugg prefer to forget, post coital bleeding. bf told my to go to a doctor for months but i thought it was from getting older... the reoccurance felt like very subtle fireworks of pain in my pelvis that slowly increased until i had pelvic and back pain continuously. i hoped the pains were pychosomatic. no such luck.
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
None. I went in for pain in my lower intestines which they started to do testing for. The doctor I was sent to asked when my last pap was. I told her it had been 8+ years. She gave me one and I was told about the cancer 3 weeks later.
i have had really heavy bleeding during my period, i have alot of back pain, constant fatigue,and pain during sex.
None initially-she has cramps she thought were part of Perimenopause
Painful heavy periods. Period disappeared for 2 years then came back.I always just thought it came back when my daughter 1st started hers. I had been through a rough break up and put it down to stress when they stopped.
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
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.
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Worst thing was the exhaustion and not knowing I had cancer again. Some post-coital bleeding and sexual pain. Abnormal paps/cervical dysplasia since 2006.
abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
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 constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
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.
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
Fatigue, bleeding with sex and pelvic exams, body aching, pelvic pain, Cycle that won't go away,loss 10 pounds in one month,loss of appetite,depression, severe anemia, hypotension (low blood pressure)
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.
right side pain under ribs and radiating around to back, right leg pain, excessive and constant vaginal bleeding with clots, anemia, fatigue, decreased cognition, irritability, pain and bleeding with intercourse, pelvic pain after orgasm, acne
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.
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
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.
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
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, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
Low white blood cells
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
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
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 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.
Have experienced bright red blood from time to time with no other symptoms. After talking to doctor, I dismissed this as nothing to worry about. About one year ago I discovered a small bump inside my anus. Doctor thought it was a hemorrhoid and prescribed suppositories and fiber supplement. At this point I had experienced no pain, just occasional bright red blood. As time went on, the bump became larger and harder. Then, I experienced itching and soreness after bowel movements. Thanks to "Dr. google", I decided that my hemorrhoid had thrombosed (clotted). I returned to my doctor, endured a painful exam and she referred me to a surgeon (still thinking it was a hemorrhoid and that I probably needed hemorrhoidectomy). Upon examination, the surgeon told me it felt a little harder than a hemorrhoid should be and he wanted to biopsy it while I was under anesthesia. The biopsy showed "invasive non-keratinizing sqamous cell carcinoma, moderate to poorly differentiated. No lymphovascular invasion identifed.
Not a one. No symptoms.
Hemorrhoids like symptoms, a bleeding anal fissure, feeling of pressure.
None really - discovered in a routine colonoscopy performed ahead of schedule because I was worried about my family history of cancer.
Rectal bleeding, itching, sciatic pain. (thought my hemorhoid was acting up)
Indentation in stool along with blood, went away then came back. Itchy anal area which I had never had. Thought it was hemoroids. Loss of stool one day. Doc checked. Approx. 2cm mass. The ride began.
Intermittent rectal bleeding during bowel movement; No pain. The anal cancer had been misdiagnosed as an internal hemorroid during a routine colonoscopy 4 years prior to the current cancer diagnosis.
bleeding, pain and lump in groin area
Massive blood discharge followed by smaller discharges, Diaheara, discomfort and a long ago battle with anal HPV
Bleeding..to long..I should have done something a year or so ago.!
Bleeding, assumed haemorrhoids sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy did not detect cancer
Small amount of blood in stools but no pain. Occurred about 5-6 times over a 6 month period. Gynecologist thought it was a hemorrhoid so she referred me to a colorectal surgeon for removal. But upon exam, surgeon thought it was too hard for a hemorrhoid. She recommended colonoscopy so it could be removed/biopsied. Biopsy showed cancer.
none found tumor by colonoscopy
Rectal bleeding, rectal pain, abdominal pain, irritation at site of growth, burning and itching at site of growth, aches and pains all over body, lymphoma or constant lymph swelling & Draining.
Mild rectal bleeding that I thought was my colitis. Had the routine colonoscopy 12/7 when md found a "flat" polyp.
None prior to abscess in Lymph-node.
Just a small bump on the anus, and pelvic lymph gland soreness.
pain, bleeding, burning, stinging, lump, weight loss
None - went in for quarterly check-up for previous problems with enlarged spleen and lymph nodes and CT showed a lymph node in the groin that had grown. When removed it was positive for unknown source of cancer. After numerous tests and biopsies of different areas, anal cancer was confirmed.
constipation and bloating two years prior then shortly before diagnoised itching, pressure.
Occasional bleeding from what I thought was hemorrhoid.
Doctor and I thought my symptoms were IBS and/or hemorrhoid related. Change in frequency of bowel movements, pressure in the rectum, blood sometimes.
same as everyone else's
One big ole very leaky external tumor between my butt cheeks.
Recently small lump small truly bug bite small. had earlier surgery due to light bleeding, scraping feel with bowel movement
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
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.
sore throat asymtrical tonsil
Small lump on left side of neck
Advanced, T2N2Mo squamous cell cancer of the tonsil which seems to be related to a viral origin because it is P16 positive.
Lump on left side of neck
Minor sore throat and ear ache.
Swollen Lymph node.
Started with what I thought was a swollen lymph node from a sinus infection. later idenetified two nodes were necrotic
Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.
Tumor on left tonsil. 2 tumors on lymph nodes.
A small module on the right side of my neck
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
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
Lump in my neck for several months, then a sore throat, then finally night sweats.
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
Left side of my neck just below my jawbone was "aching" one night. I felt a little lump with my tongue. I went into the bathroom, stuck my finger down my throat and felt a lump. I left a message that night for my dentist, who saw me following morning and sent me to an ENT. He couldn't help me because he doesn't take insurance. So he sent me to another ENT. Next day, I had preliminary tests (Friday) and Monday I had my biopsy. And as they say the rest is history
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Ongoing sore thoat - Was thought to be infection, then abscess then tonsil stone. Not until tonsilectomy was cancer discovered.
ear ache, sore throat.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck that did not respond to antibiotics
Mass in the neck, slight difficulty swallowing.
Ear pain and noticeable growth in my throat which did not go after 3 treatments of antibiotics.
Swollen lymph node in neck
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 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.
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
Blood in urine
Hemmorhaging after child birth
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
Unexpected vaginal bleeding, 10 yrs. post-menopause
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! >:(
Only 3 months of symptoms. Abdominal pain, digestive discomfort which was relieved with dietary changes and Chinese Medicine treatment. Then two very heavy, painful periods. weight loss, low energy. GI bleeding got me into ER and CT scan found a tumor in my rectosigmoid colon. Was positive for endometrial cancer.
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
Very heavy irregular periods
SINCE JANUARY 2009 I HAVE BEEN EXTREMLY TIRED NEEDING NAPS TO GET THROUGHT THE DAY WAS USING PROVIRGIL..NOT SURE IF THIS WAS CANCER OR RESULT OF LIVING WITH CRONIC PAIN 12 MONTHS AGO I REPORTED A ODOR AND A WATERY DISCHARGE ...
Nothing until 1 weekend - massive bleeding, heavy discharge, anemia
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding after the menopause
Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
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 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.
lump in the left side of my neck.
Night sweats/ fevers, itching skin, lumps in neck and under arm
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.
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
Lump, on the left side of my neck and rather painful, itchy and fatigue... Also a cough
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
Fatigue, vomiting, diarrohea, enlarged lymphnode.
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
I had absolutely no symptoms. Mine was found through a kidney stone.
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
Enlarged node in left clavical (initial), swollen nodes in chest and spleen, drenching night sweats, lower back pain, fatigue, body aches, uncontrollable cough, vomiting
Nagging cough and weird lump above my collarbone.
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
I was tired all the time, but blamed it on being the mother of three small children and working 2nd shift. I stopped playing with my kids outside or even going outside with them. I'd let them play while I dozed in and out. I also had asthma-like symptoms for over a year and was actually diagnosed with asthma...or should I say "misdiagnosed" with asthma. I had shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing jags. I had pains in my neck, which I thought were kinks and suddenly one day when I started rubbing my neck on January 21, 2009 it felt like a huge bulge. That whole day I had a horrible feeling after that and finally called to make an appointment with my doctor.
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.
Fever 101-103.9 everyday 3 or 4 times a day. Night sweats, chills, loss of appetite and fatigue.
Lymph node above collar bone.
right supraclavicular mass
Lump found on left side of neck, just above the collar bone.
Dizziness, Vertigo, chest pains, unstoppable cough, night sweats, Anemia, and unexplained weight loss (which for me was like WOW, I think I lost around 20+ because I didn't know I had cancer around this time when I notice this symptom in particular.)
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
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.
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.)
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
Lately, vomiting and headaches, pain in my joins, some diarreia.
I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
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 had absolutely no symptoms
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
red flaky area on right side of nose
Hair Growth, weight gain, hormonal changes
white spots on my tongue
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Not sure as of yet
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
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
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
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.
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