What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I have had no symptoms. My diagnosis was from a yearly mammogram.
Felt a lump.
Woke in the middle of the night coughing up blood! That is never a good thing!
I found a small lump in my left breast. Four mammograms, an ultrasound and a biopsy later, I was diagnosed with IDC.
I pulled a muscle (picking up pumpkins on our farm) in my low front shoulder area and had radiating chest pain from it and my high blood pressure. My tore muscle hurt more and more and got harder into the top of my breast. showed doc got mamo and walla it was not a muscle ding dong I have CANCER and it hurts My Boxer knew the hole time, he has clung to me since Aug.
2013: My back had been hurting for a while. Had an MRI that found cancer on 2 vertebrae. 2008: I found a lump during a self exam.
None. Found via yearly mammogram.
None - my cancer was discovered by my plastic surgeon who was changing old breast implants
Found in annual mammogram
Large mass in right breast
only pain post surgery
Mammogram caught at Stage O both times.
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
I found lump in shower; had acute pain there; mammo didn't show; ultrasound did.
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.
NONE, HAD A MOMOGRAM AND IT WAS FOUND
Found a lump
I felt a lump in my right breast which became sore after a few weeks.
Dense breasts, mammo 8 months before diagnosed. Lump thought to be because of dense breasts. Tumor occupied whole of right breast. Very aggressive.
fatigue, nausea, head ache
Visited GP with underarm symptoms, pain itching and discomfort. All symptoms were dismissed as trivial I was told to take a pain killer if the pain kept me awake at night! Luckily I was called for a routine mammograph in August 08 and that's when the fun began
hives trouble breathing coughing
None before diagnosis other than lump found by doctor on routine annual physical.
None, I found a lump on my right breast
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
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
None other than slightly elevated PSA
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.
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
tingling down right arm
right sided chest pain
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
shortness of breath
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Sickly for several years, always feeling out of sorts, never wanting to do anything or go anywhere (a little rough on the social life); stomach problems, body aches, infections, fevers, headaches, seriously quick failing eyesight & night blindness (this happened during the six weeks of fever)...ALWAYS sick (ALWAYS whiney)...went through the wringer with many a (mis)diagnosis: influenza bugs, mercury poisoning, allergies, fibromyalgia, blood poisoning, diverticulitis, depression, ulcerative colitis, dysentery, psychosomatic disorders, osteopenia, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, age, on and on...you start to wonder yourself...not that all diagnoses were incorrect but...missed A LOT of work, at one point a six-week stint with a constant high fever. I was taking so many different antidepressants, antibiotics and other medications, I was beginning to wonder why I still felt so bad when I could barely feel at all... My third general physician sent me for my annual chest x-ray as I was a smoker. A small spot was found on my right upper lung. Referred to a pulmonologist, a CT scan was performed revealing a 1.6cm nodule with stellate margins. A Pet scan was performed revealing several areas of concern in both lungs. The pulmonologist recommended surgery and referred me to a surgeon.
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Horrible hip pain.
Temporary blindness to left eye
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
I had suffered from right side pain in my rib area when I coughed or sneezed for about 3 years until my cancer was finally diagnosed. We looked at EVERYTHING else, but no one would have thought I could have lung cancer.
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
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
Initially I had pain in my knees, back, and hips. My primary physician believed I was starting to develop osteoporosis and arthritis, so I began taking Boniva and other vitamins. My joint pain had not subsided, and about two months later, I developed a deep cough and had difficulty swallowing. My daughter rushed me to the ER, and after I had a chest x-ray, I also had to get a PET scan and MRI. I knew my outlook was not good before we even got the results back. The oncologist found two spots on my lung, and the cancer had spread to two lymph nodes on the other side of my chest wall. Like is said- not good news, but I have an amazing team of physicians, and a supportive family to help me through this. I couldn't go through this without them. My family gives me something to live for!
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
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.
August 29, 2012 I started experiencing shortness of breathe, severe total body itching, fatigue and bulging neck veins.
Enlarged lymph nodes, Tired, depression, some pain, hair loss, neuropathy, blisters from the doxil, memory loss, sleeplessness, my blood sugar is on the whack other than that I'm GREAT!
Night sweets,enlarged lymph nodes,Enlarged spleen
Abdominal swelling, severe lower back pain, lower abdominal and leg weakness
Has anyone ever seen a lymphoma tumor this big (approximate size 8x12 inches). Location is under the left arm- inflammation of the lymph nodes (type- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma) Patient is a woman in her seventies- no other health issues.-. Patient is now undergoing a CHOP serious- initial treatment started 3 weeks ago- second treatment schedule Monday. After one treatment tumor has become softer with a possible tiny adjustment in size. Patient feels good- hair is just begun to fall out. Seeking anyone with knowledge of tumor reaction, patient reaction, what to expect, hospitals, and Doctors, would be greatly appreciated. Link to view photo- http://www.flickr.com/photos/54882532@N03/5085828301/
Weight loss, then weight gain, fatigue/tiredness, "swollen glands" (or so they kept telling me until it was discovered that my neck was full of cancer), a general feeling of "otherness" -- even before the lumps became palpable, I felt something was off. I told several doctors, "I know this sounds crazy, but I feel like I'm living in someone else's body." Other strange, small symptoms: my forearms were sometimes insanely itchy with a blotchy sunburn-type rash, I often ran a low fever, my hair got very dry and breakable, and I craved weird foods as if I was pregnant.
left nostril and ear were clogged
none of the classic symptoms. Lungs were congested and went to the doctor when I had difficulty breathing.
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
Non stop cough, back pain, shortness of breath, fatigue
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
Lump in neck,
I felt off for approximately 3 months before my face became swollen. I am a pretty small girl, and when I went into the GP, he did not see the swelling. He did, however, believe me. After seeing veins protrude from my neck, his face grew with concern. He asked if I had night sweats or weight loss, and I did not have anything significant.
Increasingly large lymph node on left side of neck.
SEVERE itchiness, troubles breathing while laying down, cough
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
Large lump on neck.
Swollen inguinal lymph node
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
Almost nil except a feeling of wind trapped under my ribs from time to time.
Sudden appearance one morning of mass (lump) under my right arm.
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.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
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.
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Blood in urine and flank pain
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
Pain in the back and fatique.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
blood in my urine
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
None. Found incidentally.
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.
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.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
flank pain, gross hematuria
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Loss of weight and stomach pain
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Pain in side, jaundice
She was having nausea and bowel troubles for about 12 weeks. When she went in to her md to report her symptoms they decided that she most likely had caught hep a from a new restaurant she had tried. But then she turned yellow. She went back to her md and he took blood and sent it to be tested. when the results came back the doctor called her back in to hear the news in person. He put his arm around my mom and told her she has pancreatic cancer.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
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,
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Trouble urinating, jaundice
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
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.
Jaundice was my only symptom.
swollen & painful abdomen, pain in right lower back
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
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
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
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.
Bloating, weight loss, feeling full and pain in my right side.
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
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
Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
None! Went to the ER for a pain in stomach that turned out to be a vein that was bleeding due to a strenous kickboxing class the day before. CT scan showed enlarged ovary! Thank god for the gym!!! Got it early!
Unexplained blood clots (DVT and PE).
I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss
distented stomach , feeling full after eating small meal , pain , weight gain , edema in legs
Weight Gain, aches and pains in my stomach, and feeling full all the time.
Pain from cysts. Had surgery to remove cyst and tumor was found.
Bloating and unable to eat alot.
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain. Also in my left groin area I would get pain that caused difficulty with the left leg at times.
None really, maybe a little bloating and abdominal pain. This is the scary thing about ovarian cancer; few women have any symptoms at all.
Slight ache by right ovary.
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
weight loss, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding, back pain, fatigue and anemia
I had bloating, weight gain and I was tired a lot.
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
Upset stomach, swelling in the abdomen, intense pain, lower back pain
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.
Enlargement of abdomen like a pregnant lady and abdomen was hard on touching. Periods were regular with no other symptoms
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
-Hard, sometimes painless, sometimes tender lump in neck. Turned out to be an enlarged cervical lymph node on the right side of my neck. -Extreme fatigue; tiring out very easily -Low-grade fever -Frequent headaches
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
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.
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.....
My only symptom was being tired and just not feeling like myself.
Didn't even know where thyroid was until ENT doctor told me my thyroid was enlarged and boy was it. 2 large nodules. They were not cancerous though. Weird.
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
None. Found a lump during routine visit.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
I started having trouble swallowing food
Lump on left side of neck. Found on my own while adjusting a necklace.
Sudden appearance of large lump in my neck is what started it all.
It's been about 4 years since i have been in and out of appointments trying to find out if i had anything wrong with my thyroid i have had about 4 biopsies and in the past they were all inconclusive. I don't know what other symptoms i have had but since August of this year 2010 i had horrible bronchitis in the middle of summer it lasted for about 4 weeks horrible cough's sore throat killer headaches and lack of appetite. Since them my life has changed when my bronchitis seem to go away i had horrible heart palpitations had to go into the ER because i got so scared from my heart palpitations i was put on High blood pressure medication Norvasc. After that i was very depressed crying all the time i had to change my medication. I then went in for a physical and my doctor felt a lump on the right side of my thyroid she sent me to and ENT and he sent me to yet another ultra sound and another biopsy. I had a follow up appointment with my ENT and he told me that i had hurthle cells and needed to get it checked and removed surgically. My world felt apart and from there on i was frighten to have a surgery done. But i managed to stay strong until now that my doctor told me i had to have everything removed due to thyroid Cancer. I have been trying my best but im a complete wreck.
Lump on the side of neck. Extreme anxiety. Mild hair loss
A lump on the left side of my neck.
None that I thought seemed like cancer, except the large growth in the right side of my thyroid.
Hard lump on the right side of my neck.
None. Genetic testing is the only way I found this.
hoarse voice, trouble breathing at times
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
None, other than extremely tired all the time and generally thin. On yearly exam, doctor said my thyroid was enlarged.
Fatigue, cough, hoarseness, transient difficulty swallowing, sore throat, nausea, change in bowel habits
Occassionally strep-like feeling on each side of throat for nine years. I thought it was the weather's change. That's pretty much it. I had cancer scare for two months before surgery/final result. The biopsy came up with many 'possible', 'might', 'maybe' with all names of cancer cells. *UPDATE* Do not ever rely on biopsy results until after the post-surgery result.
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, 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.
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
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.
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
Woke up with a headache one day.
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.
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
6mths prior to dx - headaches, overly tired 4mths prior- severe migranes, exhausted, sleeping alot, dizziness day of dx - dizzy, seizure while driving our car driving to work, totalled it, CT scan showed a mass, MRI showed tumor
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
grand mal seizure
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Seizure and Headachesq
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
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.
weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites
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.
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
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.
I could feel the tumor. Alternate constipation and diahorreah. Clonoscopy ,scope could not get past the tumor.
slight bledding, vague abdominal pain
None. Went in for endoscope and colonoscopy.
My symptoms increased over a 6 mo. period I think. At first, from what I can recall, I started having bowel movements that were painful, including vomitting. I was tired all the time. As time progressed, my stools were pencil thin, and I would pass black blood clots at times. Near the diagnosis, my stools were watery daily, often bloody and painful with increasing vomitting. My stomach often felt like Pop Rocks were in it, just girgly feeling after I would eat, which led to loss of appetite. Currently, post surgery: tiredness, stabs of pain from nowhere, that were there BEFORE the surgery, achiness, loss of appetite, tired above all, no energy.
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
Lower abdominal pain.
no symptoms really except for stomach pains once in awhile and going to bathroom after each meal
not many symptoms, thanks to CTCA. light nausea on occasion, but nothing big. Fatigue on occasion. Urge to acquire free things by pulling the cancer card and putting out my lower lip.
Weight loss. feeling cold, change in bowel movements, bleeding
Multiple flushes of bloody stool, spontaneous initiation & resolution, over four hours in mid-December 2004. Analyzed by a PA to probably be a manifestation of diverticulitis shown on sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs before. Six weeks later further flushings resulted in ER admission to Holy Cross Hospital January 31, 2005.
Blood in my stool, increasing to passing blood clots in place of stool.
Blood in stools
Rectal bleeding, mucus in stools, fatigue, abdominal cramping, shortness of breath.
severe stomach pains - have had colonoscopies for the past 4 years and nothing was discovered.Doctors removed gall bladder thinking that was the problem(had a small stone) but discovered colon cancer during operation and consequemtly resected colon
Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
pressure & discomfort in rectal area, thought my uterous had prolapsed!!! lower back pain while driving. no blood, no pain. *ulcerative colitis throughout teenage years * Treatment plan - 25 weeks radiation 2 Weeks chemo - FU5 and mitomycin, weeks 1 and 5 of treatments mitomycin IV, FU5 9 hour portable 'baby bottle' pump Aug 11/10 - Chemo PICC line inserted Chemo/Radiation starts Monday, August 16th ;-(
Having bowel movements often..especially after eating. It was like I could never finish...bleeding...pain in rectum area
Blood in stool
Stomach pain rectal bleeding
irregular bowel movements for 6 months, then bleeding that landed me in the ER needing two pints of blood.
Blood in stool and loose stool
None really, had an unexplained pain in my upper groin area. All of the doctors feel is unrelated but that with a family history of colon cancer lead to an early colonoscopy. Found three polyps, one was atypical in the upper rectum, lab came back as cancer.
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.
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Abnormal bleeding during pregnancy history of abnormal pap. Without follow up. Back pain leg pain. Bowl and urinary issues. And extreme fatigue.
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.
abnormal bleeding. Discharge.
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
Vaginal bleeding, pain in abdomen
I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
spotting in between periods,tired most of the time
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
spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
Heavy irregular bleeding, bleeding during intercourse, cramping, problems with digestion, urination & poohing. Back pain at times ~ burning sensation in abdomine.
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
Pain, Vomiting, hair loss,
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.
bleeding in between periods, bleeding during intercourse
Gastrointestinal distress, low back pain, pain with intercourse, bleeding with intercourse, irregular periods.
irregular periods,my right leg swelled
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.
Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
fatigue, irritable, cramps
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
None initially-she has cramps she thought were part of Perimenopause
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.
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
Low white blood cells
Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
Tiredness Fatigue Weak bones
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.
I guess it all began on my 5th birthday. After months of bruising, nosebleeds, ear infections, chest colds, obnoxiously high fevers, and muscle pains so severe that I was unable to walk, I was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia). I went into remission a few months after treatment, and after a 3-year protocol I was pronounced a "full cure" at age 8. For 10 years I experienced absolutely no further symptoms, and just lived an extraordinarily normal & boring life without giving that stupid disease another thought. Then, I broke my arm. No big deal, right? Well, at my 10th annual follow-up checkup, I was told that - suprise! - I had localized osteosarcoma in my left radius (lower arm bone), and was in the early stages of AML (acute myelogenous leukemia). I underwent 1 year of chemo & radiation, as well as surgical removal of the osteogenic sarcoma & a bone graft (limb-salvage a complete success: my arm is still intact!). After going in and out of remission, I had a bone marrow transplant. 1 year later, I was pronounced in "full" remission, and discontinued all treatments the subsequent year. I had no further symptoms. 8 months ago I learned that my AML was no longer in remission. Here we go again :)
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
For 3 weeks I was told the bloody noses were due to the lack of humididty in our home and the leg pain and fever were due to flu. Finally, knowing that my child , although a great actor couldnt possibly be holding onto this just for some attention. Saturday February 16th, 2008 I took her to her regualr pediatrician'S office.
really tired lots of busing, back pain...found out when I went to the dentist to get my wisdom tooth out and it wouldn't stop bleeding afterwards.
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
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.
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.
Small lump inside anus detected by me. No other symptoms at all; so strange to feel great and suddenly hear "you have cancer."
Bleeding and the thought I only had a hemorrhoid
None. Discovered after abnormal pap led to Gynecologist who tested for blood in stool as part of initial exam and referred to GI who did colonoscopy.
constipation and bloating two years prior then shortly before diagnoised itching, pressure.
I had been experiencing problems for months and the doctor I was going to just basically blew me off. I told the doctor I was bleeding profusely, I was having pain, and I it felt like there was a mass in my ass! He performed a colonoscopy and he said everthing looked fine but I did have some non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids. I was not happy with the findings because I was bleeding and the pain was getting worse. He then had me swallow a camera and came to the same conclusion that I was fine. I called back and told them everything was not fine. The bleeding was getting worse and the pain was also increasing. They finally sent me to a colon rectal surgeon, who after five minutes of meeting me, did a digital exam and told me he was pretty sure I had anal cancer!
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.
Bleeding during bowel movements. Change in bowel habits and digestive problems. I detected the lump myself.
abdomen bloating, rectal bleeding tiredness, headaches
Bleeding during bowel movements for a few days, then nothing for a couple of months. After this and over a period of two weeks a strong feeling of never having completed a bowel motion became apparent. This happened very, very quickly as there was almost nothing to indicate that anything was amiss beforehand except for the bleeding, to which my response was to amble off to my GP and for her to arrange for a colonoscopy in the new year sometime for a check up. It was over Christmas 2011 that the tumour seemingly grew rapidly, and after coming back from camping I did a self-examination (and I really, really urge anyone to do this as it was the clincher for me) and took myself to hospital rather than wait. Best decision I've made in my life.
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
The usual; unusual bloating of my abdomen, skinny poops, a growth that I was told repeatedly was a hemorrhoid, a weird soreness in my lower back and eventually enough pain to make me pay attention.
One big ole very leaky external tumor between my butt cheeks.
blood in stool episodic
6 months of blood in stools, uncomfortable to sit, feeling of still having to go after going.
None prior to abscess in Lymph-node.
skin tags, occasional rectal bleeding, rectal pressure, narrowing stools
Pressure and pain
occasional rectal bleeding
Slight bleeding and dull pain in butt cheek.
Unable to poop! Severe rectal pain. Could not sit down.
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
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
It started with a swollen lymph node..
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
One sided runny nose
numbness in face, lose of smell, headache, lose of vision in lef eye
Ron had suffered breathing problems for some time. He was misdiagnosed with a deviated septum a year ago and referred to a specialist. The specialist simply checked him out and booked him for surgery 9 months down the road. In January the nosebleeds turned to ear bleeds and the headaches became more severe. We went back to the doctor only to be told he had an acute sinus infection. In february Ron underwent surgery for a deviated septum and lo and behold they found a massive tumor was the real cause of all the nosebleeds, headaches and general unwellness.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
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.
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 and heavier than normal snoring
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
Swollen neck that went away with antibiotics...came back a week later
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Advanced, T2N2Mo squamous cell cancer of the tonsil which seems to be related to a viral origin because it is P16 positive.
Tonsil right side and partial basal tongue cancer
Ear pain and noticeable growth in my throat which did not go after 3 treatments of antibiotics.
Small lump on left side of neck
I felt a slight tickle on the back of my mouth, and noticed a swollen left tonsil with white stuff on the tonsil. I called my DR immediately and was told I had cancer the same day. March 2,2011
Sore throat; lump on neck.
None incidental find
Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.
Swollen lymph node, otherwise no issues that I can recall.
Lump on side of left neck, thought it was a cyst, after two weeks it wasn't smaller so ENT biopsied lump and left tonsil - abnormal cells found. Tonsillectomy one week later revealed squamous cell carcinoma in left tonsil and mass in neck.
Noticed lump in left side of neck that did not go away
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of my neck. No pain or other symptoms present.
Husband had NO symptoms until a swollen lymph node in his neck.
my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)
Feeling like something small was caught in my throat.
Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
minor swelling on rt neck came and went following a round of colds in the household. Finally my neck got huge overnight late October. Partial displacement of airway. Incise and drain golf ball size Staph infection from Level II lymph node deep in neck next to interior jugular. 4 days in hospital. Slow to heal over course of next couple months. Eventual FNA suggests atypical cyst or SCC. PET/CT shows SCC in node and primary to be rt tonsil.
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Large uterine mass, abnormal menstrual flooding, sciatica pain, anemia, fatigue
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"
Spotting after menopause
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
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
pain, nauseous, fatigue, joints and bone pain,
Hemorrhaging,prior to that heavy, heavy periods.
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
I was starting menopause so my light spotting I thought was normal oh I am having a cycle oh I am not it would stop for a day then start it was so scant some times red sometimes not I left it for 6 months. I had had a D/C in October 2008 in feb 2009 Doc said all was fine what he did not tell me is he was told it was cancer so he sent the samples to the cancer institute and they said no. He thought it was squamous cell carcinoma I ended up with aeodnocarcinoma But he never told me what he had done with my samples or what the first lab had thought. He should have told me because I would have been more vigilant and he should of had me come back in six months.
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
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 ...
Had stage one cancer in May of 2012 with a complete hysterectomy. 95% cure rate. Unfortunately I am in the 5%. Had surgery 11/13/13 with tumor removal on bladder and bowel. Scheduled for chemo in January 2014
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
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
Aggressive 14cm Tumor ~ extreme pain feels like lightning bolts & Indian burns with bone pain on sternum & ribs. Very tight skin on right breast
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 ~
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.
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.
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
Lump on left collarbone.
Painless but unbelievable swelling of lymph nodes on the left side of my neck, in left shoulder. Fever, night sweats, fatigue, anemia.
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
Hodgkins Lymphoma which suppressed my trachea and Central vena cava vein....only cough and breathing problems as symptoms.
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
fatigue,night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
Skin rash, fatigue, upper back pain.
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Swollen face and neck
Itchy skin, night sweats, extreme fatigue, heart and chest nausea, lower left side pain.
Asymptomatic, supraclavicle lymph nodes, whole body itch, weight loss, fatigue,loss of appetide
Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
had one transplant ( stem cell waiting for another which is my last chance to live )
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
Fatigue Confusion Pain, achy Memory lapse Coughing, shortness of breath Night sweats Anxiety Depression
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
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.
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.
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.
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
was constantly hurting nobody knew what was wrong not even my doctor
Weakness on left side, seizures, headaches, neuropathy, long/short term memory, loss of drivers license, no longer able to work, tiredness, mood swings
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
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
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
Lately, vomiting and headaches, pain in my joins, some diarreia.
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
None, I felt a "bouncy ball" type lump in my right breast after going to the tanning bed. There was no pain and I had never noticed my lump when doing self breast exams.
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
I was diagnosed with an external hemorrhoid and treated for 2 weeks with suppositories. After no change, I was given another round of suppositories and referred to a surgeon. He recognized it right away. The pathology report from the biopsy confirmed and my journey began.
none - found during routine blood work
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.)
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
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.
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
I had absolutely no symptoms
Not sure as of yet
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Started as what was thought to be a cyst on the top of left hand--looked like I had an extra knuckle--merkel cell usually affects people on face, neck or face...primarily men 70+ Lymph node involvement was two lumps under left arm 5cm & 6cm Bone Metastases was lower back and leg pain thought to be aging and
I am diagnosed with Parapharyngeal Space Tumors (pps) 2 cm x 1 cm dumble shape. tumor did not change in size all this years but is affecting nerves causing stiffness and pain in the neck and sholder
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
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