What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Found a lump while showering that I could no longer deny on 10.16.10. Mammo on 10.25.10 indicated I needed biopsy. Core-needle biopsy at The Rose on 11.16.10, diagnosed 11.18.10. First appointment at MD Anderson 12.21.10. Only symptom of cancer other than the lump was fatigue I couldn't shake.
none..found during my self exam.
None, found by yearly mamogram
Non, sore shoulder, have later found family history of breast and ovarian cancer plus others. Hysterectomy and removal of other breast being done to cut further risks.
Mammagram detected mass deep in breast. No symptoms.
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.
No visible lumps, I was clueless
lump in left breast
none - found via mammogram
None. Tumor found during routine mammogram
Self-discovered lump. Lots of migraines prior
None of the ordinary. I had 2 pulmonary embolisms 7/14/2011 and 11/30/2011. In November the ER Doctor noticed my blood work was abnormal and called a Hematologist for a consult. She is also an Oncologist and discovered the breast cancer.
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.
Right breast always hurt--someone told me that cancer doesn't hurt so I didn't think I had anything to worry about. WRONG
None, had an annual mammogram.
I found a lump in my left breast, had mastitis for years & had no insurance, so let it go. But it got too big. Went to doctor.
I found a lump in my right breast during a self-breast exam.
had some aches and pains in lower back.
Had intraductal papillomas removed from right breast...suffering from 2 more surgeries due to staph infection in less than 2 weeks of the first surgery. I feel due to this surgery & the staph that this breast was weakened. Three years later I notice a terrible hard lump on the incision site. Nothing else until CT scan was done. Nothing felt during breast exam by my OB/GYN or myself other than the hard lump. Nothing showed up on mammo or magnified mammo. Tumors visible on ultrasound. Left breast was full of them & the largest one was growing straight back from the nipple area towards the back of my body (doctor stated it was "in hiding.")
Sizeable lump in right breast 6 months after taking the hormone pill Estradiol. (Small dosage)
NO signs or symptoms, no lumps, risk factors or family history. Found on routine mammogram
RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG METS. CHEST PAIN
Large mass in right breast
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
Trouble passing urine.
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
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
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
None other than slightly elevated PSA
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
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.
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
little or none prior to diagnosis
All of them
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
bones and mets
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
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!
Large, painful lump at the collar bone; vision impairment in left eye; impaired memory and judgment; loss of balance and blackouts. All symptoms materialized within a two-week period.
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
I had a vague, dull ache in my chest in the area of my heart. lots of heart tests, nothing found. A routine chest x-ray found the tumor on my lung. After surgery, the ache was gone but doctos are skeptical.
Weakness, lathargic. discomfort in Kidney Area & gurgling in Lungs
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
Hard to swallow,low fevers
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
Horrible hip pain.
11 secondary brain tumors which lead to what he is experiencing now : vision problems, balance problems, speech problems.
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
tingling down right arm
Mild cough, some fatigue and shortness of breath.
cough and weight loss 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.
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.
I suddenly had severe abdominal pain and 103 fever. After a week of antibiotic treatment for suspected (never found) GI infection, an ultrasound revealed an 8 cm mass near the ovary. The mass was removed during a complete hysterectomy and found to be lymphoma. PET scan showed 6 other lymph node involvement including the bone. Once the mass was removed, I have had no other symptoms!
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
Fatigue, aching bones, afternoon, day or night sweat flashes, red patches on back of legs above ankles, shortness of breath.
shortness of breath, palpitations, syncopy at times, sometimes night sweats
general fatigue and a lump on the side of my neck.
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
started with lump on neck. Only one year after the lump that it got diagnosed, and that is because the lymphoma has already spread to the lower abdomen, the intestine, have to remove part of intestine too!
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/
Chest infection that lasted for 6 week in August of 2003 and then reoccurred for 8 weeks in April 2004.
Initially a painless palpable lump in the groin area at the top of my left thigh. No other symptoms associated with this disease.
Night swears, unable to walk,
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
Swollen lymph node below jaw bone, front of ear, righ side of neck
I had no symptoms at all, except for a bump on the top of my head that kept growing. I decided to have it surgically removed, thinking it was a sebaceous cyst or even a hematoma. When I awoke from the surgery I learned that not only had I had a serious reaction to the Ancef (antiobiotic) that they gave me preoperatively and if I had not been intubated I may not have survived, but also that I had a "tumor" and not a cyst. I got the results on March 19th in the morning and I was stunned.
Anemia, night sweats, fatigue, finally splenomegaly
Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
Large lump on neck.
None. Had my first colonoscopy and a tiny polyp was found to be positive for DLBCL. Polyp was removed, but I am undergoing three rounds of R-CHOP.
Weight loss, night sweats, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, cough
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Night Sweats Wheezing from throat Lack of energy
Lump in neck,
Lump discovered right side of neck, above clavicle bone
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.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
flank pain, gross hematuria
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
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
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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
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.
blood in my urine
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.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Back and leg pain
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
None. Found incidentally.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
REFLUX , THEN SHARP PAIN LEFT ABDOMEN
Pain in side, jaundice
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Fatigue, pain on left side, change in bowel (color, size) due to blockage. Jaundice right after diagnosis.
jaundice, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
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.
My mom started with Jaundice.
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
swollen & painful abdomen, pain in right lower back
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Numbness on left side slight back pain
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Nausea, loss of appetite, loss of energy, depression
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.
ovarian - bloating, pain in the back that made me fall to my knees. gravitational pain such as an advanced case of hemmorhoids. Breast - no warning; was going for a reduction and they found an in situ mass in the left breast. Spinal - intense lower back pain shooting down the leg. Times of numbness from waist down; falling to the floor or left leg dragging.
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
None really, maybe a little bloating and abdominal pain. This is the scary thing about ovarian cancer; few women have any symptoms at all.
Just noticed a slight bump on the right side of my tummy one morning...
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
frequent urination, constipation fullness
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.
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.
weight gain, bloating, pain, tired, so, so, tired
Bloating, weight loss, feeling full and pain in my right side.
Abdominal enlargement medically termed as ascites, non productive cough from pneumonia or minimal pleural effusion
Severe abdominal pain for several months
too long to list but when i woke up the 1st time it looked like I had puff daddys legs then i fell asleep again and when i awoke it looked like i was 24 mos pregnant with a set of baby dinosaur triplets talk about scary!
I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss
Slight ache by right ovary.
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.
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
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
Heavy periods, pulling feeling in lower right abdomen, gas pains, constipation.
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
I thought that I had an abdominal obstruction. Severe constipation and swelling of the abdomen.
For 2-3 months I noticed that my belly was getting bigger. My belly buttom was tender to touch. I had frequent urination as well.
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Feel fine have cancerous lymph nodes after being diagnoses in 2008.
breast cancer rash thyrid cancer swallowing
None! I actually went in to see my NP about something on my foot, I complained about having had a fever so she checked my glands and found a concerning lump on the left side of my neck. In hindsight though, I think it probably caused my dizziness and migraines all this time, I just never knew.
I had no symptoms whatsoever.
Parathyroid problems led to surgery and cancer discovery.
Absolutely none - found by mistake
None, my noudle was found by accident.
none, lump found by doctor on annual female exam.
Lumps on the neck: GET ALL of them CHECKED OUT no matter how small!
Large lump/ball in the left side of my neck.
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.
FATIGUE THAT IS UNRELENTING. SEVERE BACK PAIN. A LOT OF CRYING. DEPRESSION. ANXIETY. MEMORY AND COGNATIVE ISSUES. WEEKENESS IN ARMS AND LEGS
A big ol' lump in my throat.
None! A completely accidental finding on an MRI for an unrelated issue.
Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
My left laryngeal nerve was cut during the process of removing my thyroid so my left vocal cord is paralyzed.
Lump on side of the neck, weight gain, shortness of breath, chest tightness, neck pain All symptoms I did not associate to be thyroid cancer related-- but they were
none specifically cancer '- I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I had every symptom known for that! Docs kept trying to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of
Periodic sore throat, thyroid swelling, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (contributing factor, at least).
None. Genetic testing is the only way I found this.
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.
painless swollen neck lymph nodes, loss of appetite with 10 pound wt loss in 6 months
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
I was going back and forth for about 3 years before i was diagnoised. my dr found nodules on my throat but i felt fine. After having a ton of tests they finally determined i had cancer
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.
Tingling in his left ear.
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
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.
headaches, dizziness, slow thought process, collapsed
had a fit
headaches , vomitting
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
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.
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Numbness on right side of body
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
Seizure and Headachesq
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.
Initially, I lost half of my blood supply to a hemorrhage. Now it is just fatigue.
I put it all in my biography.
Blood in my stool for about two weeks. No pain or any other symptoms.
large lump in rectum/anus with diarrhea
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.
Fatigue, Sore Throat and mouth, numbness (possibly from the first Chemotherapy), irritation, hair loss, watery eyes and nose, weight lose etc...
Blood in the stool and pain in the anal area. The tumour is very close to the anus and before radiation used to partially impede bowel movements.
Passing blood and lower back pain
constipation, loose stool, abdominal pains, weight loss,
Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding.
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.
sleeps alot probably due to pain meds, balance, nauseau, gas, bloating, weak,
Weight loss. feeling cold, change in bowel movements, bleeding
alternating bouts of constipation & diarrhea
bleeding, pressure, pain when going, change in shape and laced with blood
I was having some weird pains in my rectal area, wasn't sure if I should be alarmed but I had some polyp history a few years prior. When the bleeding & mucus started passing I knew something was really wrong.
Blood in stools, lower pain on left side
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 ;-(
one week of stomach pains and constipation
Bowel changes, pelvic pain, weight gain, severe fatigue, later found palpable mass in lower right quadrant.
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Rectal bleeding and clots, blood in stool, weak, tired and pressure/pain on lower abdominal area, uncomfortable @ times in recal area, pressure in rectal area, skinny (pencil like) stool.
at the beginning, just abdominal pain, nothing else. Took 2 years to diagnose.
IBS for 4 years
What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Had one night with a pain in my left side, was hard to breath and sleep but pain went away in a couple days. I had it checked out the next day as I was in the process of changing docors anyways. Then the bomb was dropped on me!
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Very tired and then started having pain in my right shoulder and neck Then the pain began in my upper chest ares, Alomst thought I was having a heart attact
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.
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
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
vaginal bleeding & some pain behind hips.
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
I started having symptoms in Feb. 08'. I had severe vaginal bleeding. I filled a plastic cup up with smal blood clots in a matter of 30 minutes. I would wake up soaked in blood. I was taken to the ER multiple times and bled blood clots the size of golf balls. This continued through my diagnosis in June. I had 3 different doctors tell me that it was just low estrogen and progesterone and put me on birth control. I also had severe pelvic pain
None. I had a normal pap smear up until Feb 2009. It came back abnormal, but I did not find out until May.
She bled in between periods and quite a lot. Dr's laughed and said she was just getting older. She pushed the issue and got a second opinion. She was diagnosed fall of 2008.
Was constantly tired and apathetic. No energy or will to do much of anything. Vaginal bleeding commencing about 5 years after menopause escalated to severe hemoraging one weekend.
irregular periods,my right leg swelled
Extreme Pain in the rectal and vaginal area.
vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March
Bleeding between cycles, fatigue, discharge
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
Gastrointestinal distress, low back pain, pain with intercourse, bleeding with intercourse, irregular periods.
i have had really heavy bleeding during my period, i have alot of back pain, constant fatigue,and pain during sex.
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
Fatigue, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
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.
Hopefully not cancer, but just nasties: pain, bad bleeding, nasty cells
heavy bleeding in between periods for at least one weak at a time and up to 30 days, naseau, feeling fullness last few weeks, lower stomach feeling and looking very bloaded and big, and feels achy, moderate pelvic pain, lower back has a dull ache, light headheaded.
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.
Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
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.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
Sinus infection that would not go away
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
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.
Low white blood cells
low hmgb, tiredness, trouble breathing
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
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 :)
Several small infections, chronic cough, loss of appetite, anemia
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
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.
no symptoms just a little blood on one day I was a bit constipated thought I had a hemmhoroid
Very occasional Bleeding...thought was hemmorrhold.
Blood in stool, itching at anus
Itching, bleeding tender feeling in or around anus, weight loss.
Have experienced bright red blood from time to time with no other symptoms. After talking to doctor, I dismissed this as nothing to worry about. About one year ago I discovered a small bump inside my anus. Doctor thought it was a hemorrhoid and prescribed suppositories and fiber supplement. At this point I had experienced no pain, just occasional bright red blood. As time went on, the bump became larger and harder. Then, I experienced itching and soreness after bowel movements. Thanks to "Dr. google", I decided that my hemorrhoid had thrombosed (clotted). I returned to my doctor, endured a painful exam and she referred me to a surgeon (still thinking it was a hemorrhoid and that I probably needed hemorrhoidectomy). Upon examination, the surgeon told me it felt a little harder than a hemorrhoid should be and he wanted to biopsy it while I was under anesthesia. The biopsy showed "invasive non-keratinizing sqamous cell carcinoma, moderate to poorly differentiated. No lymphovascular invasion identifed.
occasional blood with stools 6/2012
One big ole very leaky external tumor between my butt cheeks.
I began treatment on 2-20-12. Felt great, lots of energy, regularly speedwalked 2-3 miles at a time. I had some bleeding and very skinny stools. I was trying to convince myself my "roid" was acting up. Thought all these oncologists must be mistaken....
Rectal bleeding, rectal pain, abdominal pain, irritation at site of growth, burning and itching at site of growth, aches and pains all over body, lymphoma or constant lymph swelling & Draining.
Pain, pressure, bleeding, cramps, lower back pain, fatigue.
Some bleeding, thought I had a hemmoroid.
Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Blood , pressure and never feeling "done"
Bleeding with bowel movement, 2-4 times a week the last 2 months, narrowing of stool "ribbons"
bleeding, lump, protrusion from anus, extreme itching, pain. Thought it was a hemmoroid
No symptoms. Had a colonoscopy in June 2009 that was negative. Found a lump at the base of my spine in eary Decembeer 2009. Unfortunately the tumor grew outside my rectum/colon I the space between the tailbone and rectum area. I did not feel it until it was approx. 5cm and had spread to my liver.
None really - discovered in a routine colonoscopy performed ahead of schedule because I was worried about my family history of cancer.
blood in stool, changes in bowel habits
Lump, thought to be hemmorroid. Was very painful.
Growth inside anus. Ignored until tag started growing on outside.
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
One night after dinner, the right side of my belly (near my navel) started hurting really bad. The next day I went to the Er and they determined it was my appendix.
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.
Swollen left submandibular lymph node, molar and roof of mouth discomfort. Feeling like I have tonsillitis without the fever or extreme sore throat.
I thought I had a cold and a minor soar throat. Went into my doctor who thought I had tonsillitis and gave me two weeks of antibiotics. I took them and they didn't help. He referred me to an ENT who took one look in my mouth, sat down, and told me it was cancer. He took biopsies of the tonsil which confirmed that it was cancer. He then referred me to the Porter Cancer Clinic and my surgeon. The rest is history...
Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Lump on neck that went away followed by swollen right tonsil.
Had a sore throat for awhile. Started to hurt on the left side when I yawned. When I felt something like a hairball when I swallowed. I went to the doctor. I was put on antibiotics for possible strep. When that didn't work I was sent to an ENT and he ordered a cat scan of the left neck and tonsil area. It came back showing a mass on the left tonsil and base of tongue.
Sore throat that wouldnt go away
lump in neck, ear ache, sore throat, change in voice, enlarged tonsil
Swollen left tonsil for 2 months. Only mild occasional mild sore throat. Biopsy April 23, 2014. Diagnosed April 25, 2014. Scans scheduled next week
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
I was extremely tired all the time, and the only symptom that brought the cancer to light was that it was growing outward. I thought it was a swollon tonsil.
Persistant sore throat that would not go away with antibiotics Blood in saliva.
Lump on right side of throat. Felt like popcorn kernel stuck in throat. Abscessed and bled August 31, 2011. Went to see ENT September 6, 2011.
Tonsil Cancer - February 12, 2009 (Not too many.) Tongue Cancer - January 31, 2011 (Sore, painful tongue.) Left Throat Cancer - January 20, 2012 (Lump on left side of jawline.)
Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
lump on the right side of neck
my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)
Left lymph nodes swollen slight sore throat fatigue
A lump on the side of my neck.
Sore Throat and Swollen Lymph Node
a lump on my right side of neck...no pain only mild pain in throat area from post outpatient surgery when they did exploratory biposy surgery and took pieces of tissue out
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
Lump on the left side of my neck
my tongue bumped against a lump
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
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.
Slightly abnormal pap; bleeding
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
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, clots, cramps, anemic.
Blood in urine
bleeding and awful smelling discharge
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Spotting after menopause
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
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
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
Heavy bleeding, non-stop periods
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly 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
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
Very heavy irregular periods
spotting after menopause
heavy bleeding. severe pain, fatigue, lymph edema in lower limbs, headaches, bone aches
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.
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.
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.
Hodgkin's - fatigue, weight loss, lump Uterine - bleeding, pain Thyroid - weight gain, fatigue, lump Skin - visual sores
Night sweats Weight loss Fatigue
Asymptomatic, supraclavicle lymph nodes, whole body itch, weight loss, fatigue,loss of appetide
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
Asymmetrical neck swelling, drenching night sweats, fatigue, breathing problems.
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Night sweats, itchy legs, overly tired, dry cough
Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
I found lumps in the left side of my neck. The lumps got bigger and I found more. I had some night sweats and fatigue.
Night sweats, sever weight loss, fever, cough (bronchitis type symptoms)
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
cough, high temperature, sweat at night, weight loss
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
Night sweats, itchy allover, weight loss
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.)
extreme weight loss (85 lbs), horrible joint and muscle pain, collapsed lung
Lymph node above collar bone.
Extreme fatigue, swollen lymph nodes in my neck, and rash on my torso.
Lump in my neck, tired.
With the Hodgkin’s I had a pain in my chest that I tried to ignore. When a guttural cough started, it was thought to be a bronchial problem. Four month later, I started feeling like I was literally drowning and could not get my breath, especially while lying down. I knew there was a deeper problem - but did not want to admit it. Before being diagnosed with the blood cancer I was feeling very dizzy and weak – I had such pain in my bones and knew something was wrong. This went on for months, but my doctor said I was just depressed … even with my history. It took a stroke for him to look deeper. The only way I can describe how I feel at times I feel as if my spine was drying out – or that I need a good oiling! When they did a spinal tap there was very little fluid. I think we need to listen to what our bodies are telling us and hopefully the doctors will too.
Nagging cough and weird lump above my collarbone.
Fainting, night sweats, itching skin, swollen lymphnodes in neck, upper chest, and groin, falling, difficulty breathing, fatigue, loss of appetite and 40 lbs. weight loss. Many x-rays and scans later showed that there were some tumors on the ribs, and destruction of the L-4, L-5, and sacrum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
night sweats,fever,headache,severe back pain,sore lymph nodes,blured vision, swolen stomach,sore stomach,bone pain,excess sweating,shortness of breath,tired- tired-very sore teeth, tired....feels like a bubble in my chest in centre
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
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.
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
I'm post menopause and have had the feeling that I was going to start my period. (I haven't had one in 7 years). Both ovaries hurt, my back hurts, I feel bloated, fatigued and feel like I have a low-grade fever.
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
My Granfather James died of Lung Cancer in 1981, my Grandmother Elizabeth died with a rare liver cancer in 1999, At some point or another my aunt Ruby had a full masectomy, my aunt Betty had several surgeries to remove lumps in her breasts, my Grandmother Lois had a lung removed in 2003, my Mother had Cervical Cancer in 2004
None except lung infections
lymph nodes swollen all over my body tired and cold all the time have stomic pain and numbess only on right side of stomoic but it could just be i have an ovarin cyst on my left and right side of overaries
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.
Some coughing but relatively symptom free from cancer. Side effects from chemo and radiation.
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
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
white spots on my tongue
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
Found incidentally but in retrospect frequent urination and urgency, bloating, dizzy, weight gain, shortness of breath,
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
Low blood counts, fatigue, dizziness & shortness of breath.
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
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