What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Lump and hardening of breast. I also noticed my body odor was changing and my doctor thought I was nuts. Look who was right, doc...and you were going to appease me with a mammogram.
Sizeable lump in right breast 6 months after taking the hormone pill Estradiol. (Small dosage)
None found out I had this from a yearly Mamogram
nil - lump discovered by accident after I bruised my breast in a fall. Did not show on diagnostic mammogram but detected by ultrasound
I found lump in my breast by a self-exam.
Found lump in right breast.
lump self discovered
Lump in right breast
I found a small lump in my left breast. Four mammograms, an ultrasound and a biopsy later, I was diagnosed with IDC.
None. Detected in a routine mammogram.
none -big lump
Dimple in left breast,thickening of tissue. No real "lump" was ever found.
None...found my lump myself.
I was rather quite fortunate; I did not experience any true symptoms.
Breast: Found lump in right breast--Doc couldn't feel it but was caught on Ultrasound. Some discomfort on right breast. Cervical:Lower back pain and discharge
Felt a lump in my breast that hadn't been there before.
Large mass in right breast
I only had a drop of blood on my husbands tee shirt
I had a growing tumor that was painful
Sharp pain across my right breast like a streak of lighting.
Found 2cm lump in my right breast while apply lotion in June 2008...had clean bill from Mommogram in Dec 2007 this was missed due to dense breast tissue...I highly recomend self exams and MRI's...because this still did not show in a mammogram after it was found
No symptoms, went to have my first mammogram exam and found a tumor.
haven't been diagnosed. but worried about symptoms. lump in right breast with partial nipple inversion and needle prick sensations
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
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.
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
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
Trouble passing urine.
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
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
None other than slightly elevated PSA
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
All of them
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
little or none prior to diagnosis
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
can't breath coughing blood unbearable pain through chest he said it is like razors
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
Very weak chronic cough hoarseness
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
Large, painful lump at the collar bone; vision impairment in left eye; impaired memory and judgment; loss of balance and blackouts. All symptoms materialized within a two-week period.
Lymph is raised
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
Temporary blindness to left eye
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
11 secondary brain tumors: vision problems, balance problems, speech problems. Hip pain, stiffness
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
right sided chest pain
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
Visible nodules on Xray and Scans
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
Pain. The metastasis is skull, spine, ribs, liver, lung and lymph nodes in chest and pelvis, liver, pelvis, hip. Half of my tongue is paralyzed due to c-spine involvement so talking, chewing, swallowing are difficult.
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
I had suffered from right side pain in my rib area when I coughed or sneezed for about 3 years until my cancer was finally diagnosed. We looked at EVERYTHING else, but no one would have thought I could have lung cancer.
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
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.
None at this time. Started six month ago with blood in the urine as a result of kidney cancer. Right kidney removed in November 2013. in June 2014 a small cancer was found in my bladder. Since it is an aggressive type, I will having my bladder removed on July 30.
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.
Non stop cough, back pain, shortness of breath, fatigue
Nausea, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, went for almost 2 years to get diagnosis
Polyp Mass started growing out of nose, lumps on body.
Initially a painless palpable lump in the groin area at the top of my left thigh. No other symptoms associated with this disease.
Right now, extreme bravery as he fights like hell.
coughing, low grade fever, couldn't breathe while laying down
Large mass (visible), second large mass displacing eye causing double vision, eye visibly swollen
Lump in neck, trouble breathing, fatigue
heart palpitations due to anemia
enlarged groin lymph node and night sweats
Constant migraine, oblique double vision in left eye, night sweats, fever.
Discomfort, pressure and pain in chest, numb left shoulder. Went to ER for heart attack symptoms.
Fatigue,Shortness Of Breath Itchy Skin and Enlarged Lymph Node In Groin
NIGHT SWEATS ,FATIGUE
Anemia, night sweats, fatigue, finally splenomegaly
Chest pain, back pain, productive cough, night sweats, occasional fevers, fatigue, rash on arm
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.
I had no symptoms that I am aware of. By the grace of God was it found.
Night sweats, back pain, weight loss, loss of appetite.
Pain in left leg. Progressed to a limp, a hop, 1 crutch, 2 crutches, a walker, and a wheelchair before my diagnosis. Four months before anyone figured out what was wrong. I'm fairly certain I've had follicular lymphoma for at least 10 years before it got so bad.
Difficulty breathing, sleepiness, itchiness, paler than normal skin, and eventually night sweats
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
Swollen inguinal lymph node
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.
Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth.
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.
Foot/leg would not heal just a small red spot.Nose just a sun spot melanoma. Foot leg first surgery 5/27/14 nose 10/21/14
Had a mole on leg that changed color within a year
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Mole that grew now shortness of breath
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.
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
None. Found incidentally.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
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
I had no symptoms whatsoever. I was having gall bladder issues when my Dr decided to do an ultrasound, it was found completely by accident. I may add my maternal grandfather and my mother both died of cancer of the colon, my husband has had testicular cancer. And my younger sister was just diagnosed with liver cancer she developed as a result of PSC.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
flank pain, gross hematuria
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
Passing blood in urine
blood in my urine
Pain in the back and fatique.
Blood in urine and flank pain
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
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.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
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.
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
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.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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 and weight loss
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
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.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
jaundice, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
REFLUX , THEN SHARP PAIN LEFT ABDOMEN
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
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
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Dark urine, jaundice
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
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.
Swollen node in neck left side. Left side mass at base of tongue with two nodes involved, no diagnosis yet
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
Tumor on back of tongue
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.
Bloating and unable to eat alot.
Bloating. Constipation. Abdominal pain. Increased need to urinate.
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
I had no symptons. Just took a pregnancy test out of the blue that came out positive. This was because the tumor elevated my HCG level. So instead of rejoicing for pregnancy I am now crying with cancer.
spent 2 years going to my family doctor complaining of lack of energy and metabolism,weight gain only to be told it was menopause learn to live with it Bloating with ascites pain in lower back especially when vacumning lol june 2011 thought i was constipated and when the hospital did the exray i was full of tumors in my abdomen they took out 10 litres of water from my abdomen
weight gain, increased abdomen, abdominal pain, ascites
Abdominal enlargement medically termed as ascites, non productive cough from pneumonia or minimal pleural effusion
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
Blood clots in my lungs which makes breathing difficult, pleural effusion which also makes breathing difficult,
bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
I thought that I had an abdominal obstruction. Severe constipation and swelling of the abdomen.
Unexplained blood clots (DVT and PE).
As they say, ovarian cancer "whispers" and in my mom's case it was true to form. She started eating slightly less, started having slight/occasional heart burn, and was ever so slightly less energetic. Unfortunately, none of us noticed these things until after she was diagnosed. Here are the symptoms/events that led to her diagnosis: The week before my mom went to the doctor she mentioned a few times that her stomach wasn't feeling good and that she wasn't eating too much. That Sunday she felt overly full after having only toast and coffee for breakfast, she continued to feel "bloated" all day and was unable to eat. The next morning her pants were tight around her belly and she was still unable to eat. My sister (who is a nurse) told her to get to the Dr ASAP. Her GP couldn't fit her in until Thursday (3 days later) but my sister told her not to wait and to go to the walk in clinic and request a CT scan. She went and the walk in clinic doc set her up for a CT scan the following day. The next day my moms belly was even bigger than before and she had to stop several times in the parking lot b/c she said she "felt like she was going to pass out" the results were set to her GP who called her in on Wednesday to give her the results. My sister knew then that something was wrong since she suddenly was able to see her on Wednesday. By Thursday she was in to see the doctor who would later become her oncologist.
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
I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss
Abdominal pain, increase in abdominal size, difficult eating feeling full quickly, urinating more frequent.
Enlargement of abdomen like a pregnant lady and abdomen was hard on touching. Periods were regular with no other symptoms
I had none. I asked for a thorough checkup after my twin sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sadly, I lost her in 2008.
bloating, rapid weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and pressure, abnormal periods
I had bloating, weight gain and I was tired a lot.
False Pregnancy and Bloating
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
swollen neck, fatigue
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.
Periodic sore throat, thyroid swelling, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (contributing factor, at least).
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
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.
None! A completely accidental finding on an MRI for an unrelated issue.
Slight thickening of my throat, fatigue, mild cough.
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.
none. neck was evaluated for unrelated symptoms.
None, went in because I had lost my voice. GP found large lump on my thyroid (Wednesday), Friday was scheduled with the surgeon for the biopsy, the following Wednesday I was in surgery
I have always had a big neck and was overweight. When my new doctor saw me, he asked me about it and started the testing.
none specifically cancer '- I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I had every symptom known for that! Docs kept trying to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of
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...
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Had persistent cough that lead to numerous tests which found the thyroid cancer. . . I still had the cough after surgery, but now it seems to be going away. Turns out the cough was due to food allergies and had nothing to do with the cancer. . . go figure!
Large lump left side of neck
Lump in throat, swollen thyroid. Since I am a control freak, I pushed both my daughter and the doctors to investigate.
Hard lump on the right side of my trachea. It wasn't on the other side which is why I had it checked.
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
None, other than extremely tired all the time and generally thin. On yearly exam, doctor said my thyroid was enlarged.
Possible cause of severe facial pain. They are looking into para neoplastic antibody link. No other symptoms.
Lump on side of the neck, weight gain, shortness of breath, chest tightness, neck pain All symptoms I did not associate to be thyroid cancer related-- but they were
Felt pressure on throat like "tight turtleneck", July 2nd. Dr. didn't feel anything so probably just stress or acid reflux. Two weeks later could feel lump on right side. Ultrasound confirmed 2cm mass on August 2, 2010. Fine-Needle Biopsy on September 2, 2010 and the "call" on September 10, 2010.
Weight gain, hostile moods, anxiety, weakness
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
nausea, weight loss, insomnia, vomiting, chronic back pain
Pain upper mid abdomen
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
weight loss, blood in Stool, fatigue abdominal pain lower back pain, loss of appetite
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, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
right side of my body is numb
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
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.
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Jenna had flu like symptoms and was being treated by her pedi for that. I took her to the dr 3 different times and each time she said its viral.
Hearing damage, little to no balance, extreme exhaustion, and loss of hair.
Speech, memory loss, sleeps a lot...
Woke up with a headache one day.
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
headache, narrowed field of vision
extreme headache, inability to walk without falling over & slurred speech
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
bone pain, fatigue
plasmacytoma on skull, tired, anemic, post stem cell transplant 6/26/15,hypercalcemia, just plain yucky and Kidney damage level 4
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
loss of appetite, fatigue, bone fracture, bone pain, shortness of breath, muscle mass loss, immune deficiency
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.
Multiple spinal compression fractures, fatigue, nausea, spike in M Protein
Bone lesions, spinal compression, fatigue and bone pain
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
Bone pain, high calcium levels, Fatigue.
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.
slight nausea, occasional diarrhea, occasional blood in stool after diarrhea or difficult BM, all recognized in hindsight.
Consitpaption than abdominal pain in December 2011,
Bouts of uncontrollable diarrhea, Bleeding thought to be from Hemmorhoids, Cramping, weight loss of 35#'s in four months, Tiredness,
Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
Only fatigue. My mom said she had no other signs that anything was wrong.
alternating bouts of constipation & diarrhea
Blood in stool and loose stool
Blood in stools
I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
None when diagnosed. Blood in stool twice in a years time, thought it was hemmoroids
bleeding, extreme pressure in lower gut, significant weight loss and fatique
IBS for 4 years
Had IBS for many years and in 2010 felt bloated and pain in right side under ribs. Sept 2010 experienced 2 bouts of very bloody diarrhea in one day.
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
animic--I also have lupus and this was found on a routine blood test. I had no other symtoms. Had I got a colonoscopy one year earlier at age 50, I probably would not have got cancer. Please have a colonoscopy at least by age 50! Earlier if there is a family history or if you have symtoms.
For the colorectal: mucus in stool, feeling like bowel was always full, bloating. For current problems... None.
Bleeding and constipation.
I put it all in my biography.
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...
Extreme change in bowel habits leading up to complete constipation (blockage) and weight loss
right sided abdominal pain and spasm, feeling like constantly needed to pass stool, fatigue, weight loss- 8kg in 1 month
Changes in digestive system caused me to see my doctor. Thank God!!
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
Tiredness, loss of appetite, weakness
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.
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
I started having symptoms in Feb. 08'. I had severe vaginal bleeding. I filled a plastic cup up with smal blood clots in a matter of 30 minutes. I would wake up soaked in blood. I was taken to the ER multiple times and bled blood clots the size of golf balls. This continued through my diagnosis in June. I had 3 different doctors tell me that it was just low estrogen and progesterone and put me on birth control. I also had severe pelvic pain
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.
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.
Nausea, kidney pain, joint pain, hair loss
Abnormal bleeding, Yeast Infection symptoms, pain
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
watery discharge that progressed to mucus/blood discharge, bleeding after sex, pelvic cramps all of the time
bleeding in between periods, bleeding during intercourse
Gastrointestinal distress, low back pain, pain with intercourse, bleeding with intercourse, irregular periods.
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
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.
Pains in groin bleeding during and after intercourse a weird "pressure" feeling.....pains in pelvic area.
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
Cramping like you're on your period ALL month long. Pelvic pain like when you're pregnant after baby has dropped. Tampons discomforting so obviously not smooth sailing intercourse. Worn out easily, easily irritable, scared but determined.
Short of breath, pain, fatigue, sadness
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.
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
Vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain
fatigue, irritable, cramps
Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
cramping, fatigue, discharge
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore throat, hoarseness, drainage - two months of antibiotics and steroids before the ENT discovered it.
Hoarse voice for over a year.
Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
lost my voice
Hoarse voice for 2 years
sore throat burning and ears hurting
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
Blood spots on body and in mouth , fatigue , sweating , cough , bleeding
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
low hmgb, tiredness, trouble breathing
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Lower back pain, night sweats, fatigue and servre tonsillitis.
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.
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.
So tired I can sleep days away, never seem to run a temp but do get sweats. I won't call them night sweats because they sometimes happen during the day. My body aches mostly my shoulder, neck, back joints. Also, very dry and stuffy, headaches but mostly just want to sleep.
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.
Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
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.
Enlarged and oddly shaped right testicle
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Pain and discomfort
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.
What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
Low grade fevers, fatigue, extreme headaches, anemia, bone pain
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Bleeding from mouth,spleen enlorged,body week,wbc count 2,50,000
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.
Anemia, enlarged/distended spleen, low white count, weight loss, fatigue, constant bloody noses, occasional blood-vessel bursting rashes (especially along left/spleen side of torso and feet.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
Swollen lymphnodes on first diagnosis. Second and third diagnosis through routine PET Scans.
Runny nose and a high grade fever for about 10 days prior to first white cell count.
my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment
I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms
11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
Stomach Ache, Liver and Spleen Enlarged viewed in Scanning and wbc count increased upto 88000 in blood picturre
Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work. Next thing I knew I had an appt. At the Oncology clinic across town at 8am the next morning.
high fever for months. pail skin, red rash on face and body, leg and back bone pain, tired, mood swings,
Petechiae, exhaustion, headaches, weight loss
I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bleeding during bowel movements. Change in bowel habits and digestive problems. I detected the lump myself.
lower back pain, bleeding from rectum, problems using the restroom
Change in bowel habits after being so regular for so long. Some mucus & blood which was unusual. Sore lymph node on one side of my groin. Requested colonoscopy.
Thought it was hemorrhoids. Then bleeding. Anal fissure. Anal skin tag.
Started with itching first 6 months. I thought was a hemorrhoid. The last 6 months experienced excruciating pain after BM's and in between that lasted hours. Went to ER for severe pain was told I had anal fissures. Also my vagina swelled and started bleeding and wasn't my period. Thin stools and rectal bleeding.
skin tags, occasional rectal bleeding, rectal pressure, narrowing stools
bleeding and bloody stools.
Pain and pressure in the anal area
Bleeding..to long..I should have done something a year or so ago.!
Bleeding itching pressure from the anus. Kept thinking it was hemroids. Then a hemroid started to stick out of my ass if I sat on toilet too long. So finally went to colorectal Dr. He did colonoscopy and said it was a polyp and was too big to remove during colonoscopy. He biopsied it and told me to get a MRI to make sure there was no cancer growing under it....the MRI was fine and the biopsy came back benign...so I had the surgery to remove it....then a week later the Dr called me to tell me the biopsy from the surgery came back squimas cell cancer of the anal canal! I was like what is that??? He said. Anal cancer. We call it the Farah Fawcett disease....my next words...she died from that! Great bedside maner plus he forgot to tell me the 1st biopsy came back severe displasia benign. Maybe I wouldn't have been sooooo shocked!!!! I'm 46. I have an 18 year old boys heart (Daniel) from a heart transplant in June of 1999. I have 4 children Joseph 20 Nikki-Taylor 18 Samantha & Alexa 6 1/2 (twins born 6 years after my transplant...natural...no in vitro (everyone asks me that) was the 1st woman in the US to have twins after a heart transplant...I know I'm nuts. Lol
Just a small bump on the anus, and pelvic lymph gland soreness.
What is NED? Anal Tumor mid to extreme pain, fatique, losing memory, focus, energy. I still work two days ( graveyard shift at a Senior Living Resort in Dana Point. ( Watermark / Sunrise )
Massive blood discharge followed by smaller discharges, Diaheara, discomfort and a long ago battle with anal HPV
Mild rectal bleeding that I thought was my colitis. Had the routine colonoscopy 12/7 when md found a "flat" polyp.
occasional blood with stools 6/2012
bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
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.
bloody mucous, constant pressure, pain
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
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.
Mass on anus, blood on stool and in toilet ,itching, narrow stools
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
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
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
Pain and swelling
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.
Head aches impaired vision red eye
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, sinus infections, swollen neck
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Sustained hearing loss
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
Swollen lymph node, loss of taste and hearinf
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
Server abdominal pain (on the right side near navel), Chills, Uncontrollable Shaking, Persistent Nausea. Went to the ER and they determined it was appendicitis.
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)
Some weight loss and night sweats, sudden onset of mild anemia, GERD for many years
Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Losing weight and food getting stuck mid way in the esophagus.
Gastric reflux. difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms in throat
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.
Lump in right side of neck
sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
Ongoing sore thoat - Was thought to be infection, then abscess then tonsil stone. Not until tonsilectomy was cancer discovered.
Mass in the neck, slight difficulty swallowing.
Tonsil Cancer - February 12, 2009 (Not too many.) Tongue Cancer - January 31, 2011 (Sore, painful tongue.) Left Throat Cancer - January 20, 2012 (Lump on left side of jawline.)
Sore Throat, Ear pain, swollen throat left side
Lump on left side of neck
Lump on left side of neck.
3 month PET Scan showed cancer on the soft palate and suspicious lymphnodes. 01/03/2011 Tumor on sternum, lung.
I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and whistles went off! That day i was at the hospital for tests.
Small lump on left side of neck
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
lymph node swelling and sore throat
Swelling on right side of neck (Lymph nodes) swollen right tonsil. Went through antibiotics twice in 1 month. with no positive results. Sent to see E.N.T. Catscan next day DR. looks over scan and says your going in for surgery. a.s.a.p. Scared the living you know what out of me, because I figured it wasn't a good sign of things to come.
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of my neck. No pain or other symptoms present.
Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
Lump on the right side of neck
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
Advanced, T2N2Mo squamous cell cancer of the tonsil which seems to be related to a viral origin because it is P16 positive.
my tongue bumped against a lump
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
White lump on tonsil, weight loss, tired.
Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
enlarged tonsil, lump on 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.
Large uterine mass, abnormal menstrual flooding, sciatica pain, anemia, fatigue
Very heavy bleeding Abdominal pain Fullness Fatigue Edema
right lower quadrant abdominal pain
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
post menopausal bleeding
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
Initially, spotting after menopause, treated with total hysterectomy. However, 15mo after operation, there are cancer cells in the vaginal void, and a growth is visible. awaiting results from mri and ct scans. v. worried. Since then, i have had para aortic lymph node dissection (which was clear) and then pelvic radiotherapy and vaginal brachytherapy. Currently, i'm being monitored every 3 months.
Lower abdominal pain, nausea, heavy bleeding with periods, bleeding in between periods, pain going to the bathroom, pain with sex (basically pain with anything down there), fatigue, weakness, lightheaded, weight loss, loss of appetite
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 ...
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.
lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
I basically had none. I went through menopause at 40. In March I spotted for a couple days, make a appointment with my GYN, told him about it. He scheduled a ultrasound and a biopsy.
Post menopausal bleeding
were really none , during invitro process before they transfer they look around,, saw polyps and the one dr came back and said "yu wont be having twins, yo have cancer and we need to worry about saving your life"
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Spotting after menopause
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Tumor in thigh
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
There was no symptoms, only until we decided to have a lump and back pain checked out and then by that time it had spread.
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
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
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
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
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
Sore throat tumor
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 ~
Lump on neck
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.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
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.
Lump on left side of my neck.
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
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.
Ulcer/lesion on right side of tongue that wouldn't heal.
Sore in back of tongue
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
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.
Lump on neck
I had absolutely no symptoms. Mine was found through a kidney stone.
I found a lump above my left collar bone. I had hives on my forearms and occasional night sweats.
Night Sweats Chills Fatigue Swollen Lymph Nodes on the right side of neck Chest Pain Back Pain
I found lumps in the left side of my neck. The lumps got bigger and I found more. I had some night sweats and fatigue.
fatigue, thyroid problems
Everything tasted bad, itching, vomiting, weakness, tired but couldn't sleep
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and fatigue.
Lump on left collarbone.
Weight loss, Cough, Nausea
Lump in left supraclavicular space, itchy, tired
Enlarged lymph node above collarbone, night sweats, itchy skin, fatigue
fatigue,night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss
Shortness of breathe, night sweats, itching, extreme fatigue
Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.
Swollen face and neck
night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, unstable blood count, pale face
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
Lump, on the left side of my neck and rather painful, itchy and fatigue... Also a cough
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Hodgkins Lymphoma which suppressed my trachea and Central vena cava vein....only cough and breathing problems as symptoms.
Swollen Lymph Nodes in armpits+ other things that could be explained away at this point..... Not yet Dx'd. I did have half my thyroid removed 4/2014. Benign.
lump in the left side of my neck.
swollen lymph nodes on side of my throat
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
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, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
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.
Anemia, bruising, fatigue.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.
Got pneumonia twice and bronchitis multiple times from mid-January to my diagnosis and flight to Denver, CO to the hospital. Took four days of being in the hospital to actually get over that bout of pneumonia which had come back around St Patricks day after having felt better from when I had it in February. Also had a huge lump on my right peck that was bruised and nasty looking from very low platelet counts, other than that I felt a bit more fatigued than usual and having more trouble getting through my 10-14 hour work shifts when I didn't have trouble on the past when I got super long shifts like that.
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits
Fatigue,weakness,bone pain, splenomegaly, bleeding gums, swollen glands,night sweats, fever
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest
Persistent fatigue, weakness, fever, chills, weight loss, nose bleeds, bruising on chest arms and legs.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe Itching over whole body. No Rash. Jaundice.
Weight loss, fatigue, back & muscle pain, nausea
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 Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
white blood count high, anemic, and I have an enlarged spleen
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.
Fatigue, dangerously low blood counts, prone to infection & bleeding
lower white cell count and low red cell count
What Appendiceal 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.
Pain, bloating, nausea, tired
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
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
rectal bleeding, swollen lymph nodes in groin area
Weakness on left side, seizures, headaches, neuropathy, long/short term memory, loss of drivers license, no longer able to work, tiredness, mood swings
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
I felt a tiny lumps in my breast. Also after I had my baby I had a pap smear that showed a class 4. On further testing it showed cancer.
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
I started bleeding...knew that wasn't right because I had a hysterectomy seven years ago.
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.)
Enlarged nodes, cough, sinus symptoms, anosmia, chills
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
(Inclusive of surgery/radiation/chemo/hormone therapy/transplant side-effects -- select): fatigue, loss of appetite, swelling, radiation burns, hair loss, nausea, bloating, personality changes, numbness (feet), joint pain, insomnia.
Acsites , SOB ,extreme fatigue , nausea , vomiting , back pain with upper right quadrant pain , soreness deep inside my abdomen
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Abdominal and Back Pain.
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
Abdominal pains, coughing, weezing, weight loss, loss of strength and agility. I had tumors in both lungs, a tumor 2/3 the size of my liver, and the cancer ate a whole in my left hip, and ate away my tailbone.
Pain in my right hip
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
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.
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
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