What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
In September of this year, I felt a large lump in my left breast. I had an appt for my mammogram...it was postponed a week so that I could get a prescription for a Diagnostic and Screening with ultrasound. The mammogram did not show the lump, however, the ultrasound did. I was scheduled for a core biopsy 3 days later, and 2 days after that I had my diagnosis.
Found a lump
A large mass up under my right arm
haven't been diagnosed. but worried about symptoms. lump in right breast with partial nipple inversion and needle prick sensations
lump in breast
Shooting pains in my left breast.
A large mass in right breast found during self-exam. Swelling, itching, and pain in breast
Site pain, feeling like a slug.
Found lump while in shower, 1 month following clean mammogram and ultrasound.
had some aches and pains in lower back.
Oblong grape-size lump under breast along bra band-line.
occasional drainage from nipple
Pain in breast, unexplained weight loss
Palpable lump & drainage from nipple.
Itchy nipples, now they are gone, swollen right hand, had to take rings off at night. Pain in my breast ignored it.
A lump in my left breast the size of a ping pong ball.
Found small lump that hurt a bit sometimes. Mammogram was clear. 4 months later mammogram was clear again but ultrasound showed something. Biopsy showed invasive ductal carcinoma and carcinoma in situ.
I really didn't have any,other than being tired.
pain in lungs and sternum where cancer ate a hole through it, exhausted
Found a lump at the age of 38
Found by Mammogram. Left Breast this time.
i had spontaneous discharge for a number of years. my gyno kept telling me it was nothing and the more i played with it, the more it would leak out. i was sent for mammograms year after year, but nothing was detected. then after about three years, i was given an ultrasound and it showed that I had four tumors. The biggest was 1 cm and that's how they determined that it was stage 1.
None. I found my evil lump while showering, and even after I and my doc could feel it, the mammogram was "clear." It was then seen on ultrasound and MRI. NO family history. Genetic tests (BRCA 1 & 2) negative. During routine scans after breast cancer dx, a mass was found in my head. Turns out in addition to the bc, I have a benign meningioma - a brain tumor. My neurologist tells me these grow slowly and we can zap it with rads later, so I'll deal with that after I finish chemo and radiation for the breast cancer.
None - my cancer was discovered by my plastic surgeon who was changing old breast implants
Constant pain in my chest. Lumps make tightening in my chest. EXTREME neuropathy. We all know about hair and what chemo does.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
None other than slightly elevated PSA
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
All of them
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
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
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Trouble passing urine.
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
little or none prior to diagnosis
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.
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
bones and mets
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
cough and weight loss and fatigue
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
right sided chest pain
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, 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!
can't breath coughing blood unbearable pain through chest he said it is like razors
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
Mild cough, some fatigue and shortness of breath.
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
shortness of breath
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
There was no symptoms. It was found on a Chest Xray that was done so my mother could have her second knee replacement. It wasn't there 7 months prior
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
11 secondary brain tumors: vision problems, balance problems, speech problems. Hip pain, stiffness
Horrible hip pain.
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
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.
not many mainly fatigue and itchy
My lower back started to swell and it hurt excrutiatingly bad just to get out of bed much less do anything else. I thought it was a slipped disk or pulled muscle because all I do is work out 2 hous a day, every day. Who looks for cancer is a 21 year old?
Enlarged Lymph Node above collarbone (began to feel pressure on trachea 2 days before removal), a lingering cough, night sweats, goosebump like rash on arms, chest and abdomen that became itchy over time, severe leg itching at night without rash on legs ... Pleurisy developed twice within 10 months prior to diagnosis (tumor in chest that caused a small chamber of the lung to collapse unnoticed) .. Mild wheezing sound upon breathing at random times due to collapse of lung...
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
I found a large hard lymph node tumor in my right super clavicle neck. That tumor was growing a few more off spring tumors around it, then it spread to my left side of neck. Both sides of my neck were bulging with noticeable lumps. I was having severe night sweats with extreme fatigue and constant itching on my lower back and legs. I have narcolepsy so I am still battling that fatigue even while I take the amphetamines to help me stay awake. I started getting a funny phloem in my chest that would make me cough and it would get stuck in the back of my throat. Whenever I went to talk, I would have to clear my throat from that thick mucous. After doing the CAT Scan and Pet Scan it was noted that I was loaded with tumors from my sinuses down to my groin and in both lungs.
Large lump on neck.
Nausea, chills, fever, sweats, depression, infection, tooo many
Fatigue,Shortness Of Breath Itchy Skin and Enlarged Lymph Node In Groin
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
Just the lumps on my neck
Difficulty breathing, sleepiness, itchiness, paler than normal skin, and eventually night sweats
Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.
Chest infection that lasted for 6 week in August of 2003 and then reoccurred for 8 weeks in April 2004.
Fatigue, Loss of Hair, Neuropathy, Neausea, Low White Blood Count
Swollen inguinal lymph node, Fatigue, itchy dry skin
Swollen node above my clavicle.
Pain in right pelvic bone. Nerve pain radiating down butt and outside of right leg
Lump in neck,
I found a lump on my upper arm and two on my sternum bone. One doctor told me it was fatty tissue that had harden. Definitely went to get a second opinion. My ob/gyn said, " No we need to have this looked at...had a mammogram, mri, biopsy, then a pet scan.
Weight loss, night sweats, fever for six months prior to diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed with "dry pleurisy" In March 2010. I started feeling shortness of breath in August 2010. My doctor prescribed antibiotics (for suspected bronchitis). When that didn't work, the doctor ordered a chest xray which revealed a right hilar mass. A CT showed multiple other tumors including a large mediastinal mass.
distinsion of the stomach, swelling of the feet.
Lower back pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, sore neck
A small swollen gland under my chin, ear infection, and sinus infection.
August 29, 2012 I started experiencing shortness of breathe, severe total body itching, fatigue and bulging neck veins.
Chris had a bad cough for a long time combined with rash on his legs. Slowly after loss of weight, feeling tired, bed sweats and fevers investigations took place. Many times he was told he was fine and it was not cancer. After a battle, he was diagnosed at stage 4. Underwent chemo for 8 sessions. Managed to pull back cancer but 20% remains in his bone marrow. Chemo finished in April 2010. He felt great. Now in Sept he has a cough again and slight temperatures, tiredness.
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
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.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
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.
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.
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Blood in urine and flank pain
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
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.
flank pain, gross hematuria
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.
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Pain in the back and fatique.
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, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Passing blood in urine
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
blood in my urine
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
REFLUX , THEN SHARP PAIN LEFT ABDOMEN
Fatigue, pain on left side, change in bowel (color, size) due to blockage. Jaundice right after diagnosis.
swollen & painful abdomen, pain in right lower back
Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
jaundice, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
Jaundice was my only symptom.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
Loss of weight and stomach pain
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
My mom started with Jaundice.
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Nausea, loss of appetite, loss of energy, depression
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 in side, jaundice
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
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
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, weight loss, feeling full and pain in my right side.
I did not have that many symptoms. I had missed two periods and they did an ultrasound and found a small cyst. Looking back during the summer following that I had nausea and would get full faster than normal.
I was in my 60's and I had abnormal bleeding for years. Even after Hysterectomy I had spotting. Often, I had urgency to urinate. Just before being DX I had pain both in the gall bladder area and stomach.
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
False Pregnancy and Bloating
Bloating; digestive problems; enlarged belly; irregular periods.
For nearly a year I had bloating, intestional issues ranging from nausea, vomiting and constipation
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
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
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
Hard to say (only time will tell if they were indeed symptoms of my cancer), but in the last few to several years I did experience: ongoing pain in my lower back, some bloating, excessive gas, weight gain/bigger belly size, fatigue, bowel pains/problems with loose stools. I chalked all of this up to stress as well as the IBS I had been "diagnosed" with several years ago.
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
bloated lower abdomen, always felt full, exhausted, irregular peiods, digestion problems.
It started with severe low back pain, sharp rectal pain and constipation
weight loss, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding, back pain, fatigue and anemia
Upset stomach, swelling in the abdomen, intense pain, lower back pain
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
Enlargement of abdomen like a pregnant lady and abdomen was hard on touching. Periods were regular with no other symptoms
bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
weight gain, stomach pains, nausea, "pregnant belly", diarrhea, lower back pains
bloating, weight loss, had a sharp pain one night that subsided to a dull ache in right ovary area, couldn't lay flat, felt full after small meals, one day I had diarrhea and excessive gas every 10 minutes, heartburn, frequent urination.
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain, swollen abdomen
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
lump in neck
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
Lump on neck
None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Periodic sore throat, thyroid swelling, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (contributing factor, at least).
Lump on neck
Problems swallowing food, throat pain in the morning, horseness
Weight gain, hostile moods, anxiety, weakness
breast cancer rash thyrid cancer swallowing
A large lump on my neck, weight gain, memory loss, and extreme fatigue.
I had a mini-stroke on March 3, 2011. Dr. found a nodule on my thyroid while looking at my caratoid arteries for reason of stroke. I had a fine needle biopsy of thyroid on March 10 and was called the next day with diagnosis of thyroid cancer and a hole in my heart called PFO that caused the mini-stroke. I am thankful for the mini-stroke or I would not have known I had cancer. Looking back I did have symptoms of weight gain, dry skin, brittle nails, and feeling tired. I thought it was because I was older. LOL
None. Incidental finding on an MRI two months after shoulder surgery.
A lump on the left side of my neck.
Didn't have any symptoms
None. Genetic testing is the only way I found this.
painless swollen neck lymph nodes, loss of appetite with 10 pound wt loss in 6 months
tired all the time
A big ol' lump in my throat.
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.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Small sore throat, cough and raspy voice.
So tired I want to cry.
None. Found a lump during routine visit.
I had a strange pain in my throat last June. By January I had a hypersensitive gag reflex with palpable nodules in my throat.
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
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.
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
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
headache, narrowed field of vision
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
Seizure Activity, Vomiting and Tiredness
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
seizures, MRI showed grey mass on brain
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
Headache, Lack of Appetite, Weakness, Poor Balance, Migraine, Dehydration, Constipation
headaches, short term memories, long term memories, hand-eye coordination, seizures.... that all I can thank of but I do have memory problems. HAHAHA Nope, not now!!! I can can barely use right leg or arm. This happened from the beginning of Oct to the end. I'm not sure what is next.
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Tingling in his left ear.
Numbness on right side of body
extreme headache, inability to walk without falling over & slurred speech
had a fit
headaches, dizziness, slow thought process, collapsed
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
bone pain, fatigue
bone pain ,tired all the time immune system a little low ,platelets low 109
Trouble walking for almost 2 years, because of hip and back pain. Feeling constantly tired (anemia). Also a general feeling of having flu like symptoms. According to x-rays my bones have many leasions, they are weak like having osteoporosis.
tired, tired, tired
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
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.
Blood in stool, pencil thin stools, rectal pressure - feeling as if not completely eliminated, lower pelvic area tenderness, tired, occasional rectal itching, cramping/and occasion lower abdominal pain.
Fatigue for several months. Occasional blood in stools. Bloating
Cramping pain bloating gas bleeding when using the restroom weight loss and very anemic due to that had heart palpitations tiredness felt faint
Rectal bleeding, mucus in stools, fatigue, abdominal cramping, shortness of breath.
I was bleeding, I thought it was hemorrhoids at first, and treated as such, it didn't go away.
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
blood in stool, mucus, did not feel like I was completing bowel movement
Blood in my stool, increasing to passing blood clots in place of stool.
Blood in stool
bleeding, extreme pressure in lower gut, significant weight loss and fatique
blood in stools,abdominal pain
Irregular bowl habits. Difficulty emptying bowls.
Constipation, stomach blotting, bloody stool, tailbone pain, buttock pain.
Blood/Mucus in Stools, Extreme Fatigue, Abdominal Bloating, Thin stools/ Gas/ Pain
abdominal pain, fatique
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.
Rectal bleeding that my gynecologist said was “probably hemorrhoids,” lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
Consitpaption than abdominal pain in December 2011,
change in bowels little bit of blood
constipation, loose stool, abdominal pains, weight loss,
Blood in stool (in previous years) Irregular movements, nausea, and loss of appetite (all not present until 3 months prior to diagnosis)
I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
None initially for 4-5 years. Dizzy spells, heart palpitations, fatigue....all chalked up to work stress. First doc said I had vertigo but that didn't feel right. Physical resulted in severe anemia diagnosis and a subsequent upper and lower GI. Confirmed stage 3 colon cancer immediately.
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.
heavy bleeding during and after intercourse
Bleeding between cycles, fatigue, discharge
period bleeding all the time
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
Extreme Pain in the rectal and vaginal area.
Gastrointestinal distress, low back pain, pain with intercourse, bleeding with intercourse, irregular periods.
I had bleeding during sex, and spotting, which was not normal because I had an IUD. I also had some pain and a milky discharge. I realize something was wrong when I had to wear a pad everyday because of the discharge.
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
Presented with post coital bleeding and was very tired all the time. Those were the only symptoms the first time. Diagnosed stage 1b1. With recurrence had slight menstrual-like pain in lower left abdomen off and on. No bleeding second time. Mass found at regular check up.
None at first, just went in for yearly pap, then bleeding during sex, then bleeding even without sex, went back to dr, another pap, positive for cancerous cells
Hopefully not cancer, but just nasties: pain, bad bleeding, nasty cells
Other meds im on is Zanax, Prilosac, Roxicet if needed, Motin 800mg, Birth control and Zofan. I also get nebulsta every 21 days. I also take vitamens :)
abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
Irregular bleeding after intercourse. Onset very quickly (so it seems). No other symptoms, no abnormal PAPs, tested negative for HPV in January 2008. It was not until my doctor could actually see and biopsy a mass that we knew there was a problem.
Fatigue, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
heavy vaginal bleedin.cramps
Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
pain (tummy) weight loss swelling nasuea vomiting
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.
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
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.
night sweats, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, muscle weakness
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Probly the whole summer before my diagnosis i began to feel fatigued. sometimes id experience feeling like i had low blood sugar and would have to sit down suddenly because i felt so awful. as it progressed i just dragged and dragged. at the time i worked at taco bell and was told i was the best worker but by the time i quit i certainly had dropped out of that position. its not that i was lazy but i was just so exhausted and had to call off alot. finaly i just didnt feel good. it was a jewish holiday and i was supposed to go to the celebration that night but i stayed home instead. i called off work for two weeks and only got worse. it got so bad that i spent the entire day and night sleeping. i was barely eating or drinking. i remember once putting a grape in my mouth and falling asleep immediately after. LOl or the time my friend called me and i asked him to hold a sec. i blew my nose forgot he was on the phone and fell asleep. 20 min later i woke up and saw he was still on the phone. lol i finaly saw a dr and they told me i had strep throat. after taking anti biotics for 10 days and no change i went to the ER. i was dangerously dehydrated, anemic, and had huge lumps on my shins that was tender like a bruise and very feverish. Ill always remember that day cuz i went into that ER and never came back out. it felt like forever waiting on different test results. when the doctor finaly came in and told us i didnt really understand. in fact i didnt even know that leukemia was a cancer. treatments started so fast it all blacked out and i dont really remember any of it. but there was my symptoms.
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
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.
Sinus infection that would not go away
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
Tiredness Fatigue Weak bones
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
Mike's lymph nodes in his neck were swollen and doctors thought at first it was something else. But, after a couple of months, Mike knew something wasn't right. So, a surgeon removed one of the lymph nodes and came out of surgery and told me he was 99% sure Mike had some type of cancer. Later, it was discovered that he had cancerous lymph nodes not only in his neck but 2 other places on his body. The doctors at Vanderderbilt then determined it was AML.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
Several small infections, chronic cough, loss of appetite, anemia
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
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 :)
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.
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.
anal itching, small hard bump, thought it was a hemmroid, flat shaped bowel movments, gas and bloating, night sweats, anxiety, just a sense of NOT well-being.
Massive blood discharge followed by smaller discharges, Diaheara, discomfort and a long ago battle with anal HPV
Occasional bleeding from what I thought was hemorrhoid.
pain, bleeding, burning, stinging, lump, weight loss
Blood , pressure and never feeling "done"
Bleeding and changes in bowel movements x 6 wks and difficulty sitting x 1 week
Bleeding, feeling full, pressure
uncomfortable pants; cold seating felt good, change in bowel habits, bleeding, finally feeling like I was sitting on a angular rock
A hemorrhoid that was hard to the touch. Itching, hot flashes, fecal leaking and a swollen lymph node (mistaken for a hernia).
bleeding, lump, protrusion from anus, extreme itching, pain. Thought it was a hemmoroid
Bleeding..to long..I should have done something a year or so ago.!
Irregular bowel movements and symtoms of what i believed were hemorrhoids
Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since that time and finally a biopsy was performed in 2009.
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.
occasional rectal bleeding
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!
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
Hemorrhoids- went to OB/GYN in Feb complaining of hemorrhoids. Then again in April with pressure she said hemorrhoids. Knew something was wrong so self scheduled with colo rectal doctor.
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 from Rectum, Large tumor in-bedded in anal muscle, inability to pee or have a bowel movement.
Small painful bump growing out of rectum similar to a hemmorhoid; size kept increasing and becoming more and more painful, until a colonscopy and biopsy were done and I received my diagnosis.
bleeding, itching, hard nodule
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
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)
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.
A lump on the side of my neck.
Swollen right gland on my tonsil that would not go away.
Tumor on left tonsil. 2 tumors on lymph nodes.
A small module on the right side of my neck
Minor sore throat and ear ache.
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
Lump in neck, slight sore throat
Tonsil right side and partial basal tongue cancer
Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
Lump left side of neck.
Feeling like something small was caught in my throat.
Lump on my neck discovered on 11/13/11. Went to my PCP, he prescribed antibiotics and a CT. CT results did not rule out cancer, so an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy was ordered and performed on 12/1/11. The malignant result was given to me on 12/5/11.
Mass in the neck, slight difficulty swallowing.
Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.
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.
sore throat, deeper voice, lump in neck.
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
Sore throat for most of the winter of 2010. April 2010 treated for tonsillitis with 3 rounds of antibiotics.
None incidental find
Just a lingering sore throat. Almost immediately after being diagnosed I grew a huge lump on the right side of me neck. I read the doctor's notes, "Mr Fink has a large nodule on the right side of his neck that can be seen from a distance."
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
my tongue bumped against a lump
Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Sore throat, ear ache; hurts to talk
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.
I had just a tiny spot of bleeding daily. No pain at all. I was post menopausal, so I knew that there should be no bleeding.
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 ...
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
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Very heavy irregular periods
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
post menopausal bleeding
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
AGE : 67, WEIGHT : 88 Kg, HEIGHT : 5’2”, FEMALE SUMMARY OF HISTORY : • Married , 2 boys, normal delivery. Known Hypertensive, been on Hi BP medication since 15+ years. 2 Paternal aunts had Uterine Cancer • Had post menopausal bleeding off & on, with thickened ET; in March-April 2012 • CT scan & MRI in May 2012 showed s/o omental, retroperitoneal and mesentric metastatic deposits • Small tissue Biopsy , May 2012 – Ca Endometrium . Confirmed by CT guided Biopsy • PET Scan on 15-5-2012 : Omental thickening , with omental deposits, mesenteric deposits, FDG avid SUV max 3.9, paraaortic , aortocaval and left external iliac lymph nodes • Chemoport used and 2 cycles (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemo (Paclitaxel 150mg+ Carboplatin 200mg) followed by radical hysterectomy & omentectomy in July 2012. Biopsy Diagnosed as : Serous Adenocarcinoma Uterine Corpus (high grade by definition) – pT1aN0M1. • ER+ PR+ • Weekly (24-8-12 & 31-8-12) , post operative chemo was given starting, but developed high fever and chemo was discontinued . Used – Mitotax150 mg+ Carboplatin 200 mg. • Developed adjutant infection – E.Coli in the blood and treated through broad spectrum of antibiotics • PET Scan done on 28-9-12 : Not clear in its findings but mentions metastasis in lymph. • Weekly (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemotherapy started on 22.10.12 for 6 cycles ( 18 weeks, with breaks) , Albumin bound Placitaxel 100mg + Carboplatin 150 mg in Dextrose and Saline • PET Scan on 22 Apr. 2013 : Showed no metastasis • Radiation – 5 days a week, 34 daily cycles of radiation with a couple of days break after the 24th radiation for 7 days , during which 3 intercavatary were done. Completed in Aug. 2013. Post adjuvant RT: EBRT 45 Gy + 1200 cGy in 3 fractions SORBO -6/8/13. • CCT Scan in October 2013, showed no metastasis in the body. • November 2013, she had small intestine blockage and had to be admitted for clearing through nasal aspirator. (This was the third time it happened in 3 months) • PET Scan on 6 March 2014 : Recurrence of peritoneal deposits - trace subhapetic and perihapetic hypodense area which may represent peritoneal deposit, and cluster of peritoneal deposits in anterior abdominal wall, left lumbar region and underneath the left anterior abdominal wall. Biopsy from Anterior Abdominal wall shows neoplastic cells suggestive of metastatic carcinoma. Individual cells possess eosinophillic cytoplasm and moderately pleomorphic nuclei with inconspicuous nucleolus. Many mitotic figures are discernible.
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Nothing until 1 weekend - massive bleeding, heavy discharge, anemia
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
Had stage one cancer in May of 2012 with a complete hysterectomy. 95% cure rate. Unfortunately I am in the 5%. Had surgery 11/13/13 with tumor removal on bladder and bowel. Scheduled for chemo in January 2014
Spotting after menopause
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.
Blood in urine
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Slightly abnormal pap; bleeding
Only 3 months of symptoms. Abdominal pain, digestive discomfort which was relieved with dietary changes and Chinese Medicine treatment. Then two very heavy, painful periods. weight loss, low energy. GI bleeding got me into ER and CT scan found a tumor in my rectosigmoid colon. Was positive for endometrial cancer.
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
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.
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
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.
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
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.
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
painless cervical lymphadenopathy
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Lower back pain which became constant, responded well to NSAIDs and panadol which is probably why I put up with it for so long. Also got fevers, night sweats, mildy pruritic skin.
Lump in my neck, tired.
Night sweats, sever weight loss, fever, cough (bronchitis type symptoms)
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my left lung had collapsed (which lead to the diagnosis).
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Swollen lymphnodes in neck
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
Small and large lump on the side of my neck. Fatigue, nerve pain and headaches.
cough, high temperature, sweat at night, weight loss
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
Dizziness, Vertigo, chest pains, unstoppable cough, night sweats, Anemia, and unexplained weight loss (which for me was like WOW, I think I lost around 20+ because I didn't know I had cancer around this time when I notice this symptom in particular.)
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
Night sweats, itchy allover, weight loss
Sharp pain in chest/left side of my breast, extreme itching, and fatigue .
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
painless lymphnode enlargement above left clavicle, about the size of a golf ball... that was it.
Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
Swollen lymph nodes in left armpit & above left clavicle; night sweats; fatigue; bone pain; muscle aches; and fevers.
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
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.
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.
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
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest
Flu like symptoms along with feeling very weak tired and achy. Bruising on my arms, chest, and legs. Weight loss.
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 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.
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
Not sure as of yet
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
Occasional difficulty swallowing
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
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.
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.
I had absolutely no symptoms
had swollen lymph node
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
Low blood counts, fatigue, dizziness & shortness of breath.
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
none - found during routine blood work
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