What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
The only symptom I have had is what has shown up on the mammograms. The only other possible symptom is fatigue. I have always been a person who tires easy ... but that is such a gradual thing that I don't know that I really noticed it.
A lump in my left breast the size of a ping pong ball.
only pain post surgery
very tired , scared
I found a pea size lump around Thanksgiving of 2007. No symptoms at all.
Found lump in left breast Jan. 17, 2011. Went to my dr. and was sent to hospital for a mammogram. They also did an ultrasound.Was told I needed to see a cancer dr. Saw her on Feb.2nd,2011. She scheduled a needle core biopsy for 2/9/11. Pathology came back as highly invasvie cancer in left breast and 2 lymph nodes under arm. Was then sent for a P.E.T. scan and full body scan to make sure it was not anywhere else.
Palpable lump in right breast
I felt a lump about the size of a grape on my right breast. Just after I had my baby of 8 months old.
I found a lump on L breast after a shower, I had some discomfort under my arm, and thought it was from my deodorant.
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.
Found 2cm lump in my right breast while apply lotion in June 2008...had clean bill from Mommogram in Dec 2007 this was missed due to dense breast tissue...I highly recomend self exams and MRI's...because this still did not show in a mammogram after it was found
A large mass in right breast found during self-exam. Swelling, itching, and pain in breast
Annual mammogram at 49. Not 50.
Did not really have any. Just some lumps in the opposite breast from where the cancer started. Right side was the one that was affected the most.
None - I found a lump, which turned out to by a cyst. That cyst was hiding one of the cancer tumors. The other tumor was closer to my chest wall.
ACHES IN MUSCLES AND JOINTS, MOUTH & GUM SORES, DRY SKIN, HAIR LOSS
Lump and skin puckering on the left breast. Sharp pain at the sight once in a while.
I found a lump myself one month after having my mammogram done.
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
I loose weight
None. The lump was found on the mammogram and the surgeon said she wouldn't have been able to feel the lump if the biopsy hadn't enlarged it.
No symtoms, went for a routine mamogram and ultrasound. Large mass found, biopsy showed tumor to be cancerous.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Hard to really explain there were changes in sex, things didn't work like it should. And one day we were driving and I had a sharp pain in the area or the prostate. Can't think of anything else.
little or none prior to diagnosis
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Trouble passing urine.
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
None other than slightly elevated PSA
tender and sensitive to touch sound taste EVERYTHING highten sensors ,headaches, sleepy, general something cant be right feeling. hasnt been diagnosed. Hasnt skipped a single relative either. Recently been told to get several biopsies
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
Pain. The metastasis is skull, spine, ribs, liver, lung and lymph nodes in chest and pelvis, liver, pelvis, hip. Half of my tongue is paralyzed due to c-spine involvement so talking, chewing, swallowing are difficult.
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
There was no symptoms. It was found on a Chest Xray that was done so my mother could have her second knee replacement. It wasn't there 7 months prior
none, incidental finding
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
I had suffered from right side pain in my rib area when I coughed or sneezed for about 3 years until my cancer was finally diagnosed. We looked at EVERYTHING else, but no one would have thought I could have lung cancer.
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Temporary blindness to left eye
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
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.
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
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!
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
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 discouverd an Enlarged node under my rt chin painless, Node removed, 2 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. 1 neg. did ct scan and pet scan found node under arm and a few little one here and there, removed node from under arm neg for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma 2009, do another scan others all disappear so no treatment they don't think I have it. After a bout with bronchites in Dec 2009 in Jan 2010 several nodes show up in rt shoulder. Another removal this time 3 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. Sent to spec. at Seattle Care Alliance They say they can't believe I have it I should be dead or very very ill. Extreme tiredness extreme pain in neck and shoulder, pressure in chest area, Headaches, weakness in left arm, They are still baffled so now the other nodes are shrinking but new ones have appeared 1 on the other side of the neck the other in my groin area. Lots of itchyness in areas that have enlarged nodes.
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
left nostril and ear were clogged
I felt off for approximately 3 months before my face became swollen. I am a pretty small girl, and when I went into the GP, he did not see the swelling. He did, however, believe me. After seeing veins protrude from my neck, his face grew with concern. He asked if I had night sweats or weight loss, and I did not have anything significant.
Just the lumps on my neck
(Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
Fatigue, aching bones, afternoon, day or night sweat flashes, red patches on back of legs above ankles, shortness of breath.
Night sweats, lower back pain, abnormal CBC
Recurring Anemia, night sweats (just prior to being diagnosed), very vague symptoms
Increasingly large lymph node on left side of neck.
Sweating, fever, no appetite, swollen kidneys prevented walking, backpain, vomiting.
Almost nil except a feeling of wind trapped under my ribs from time to time.
'Lumps', night sweats, weight loss, flu like symptoms, abdominal swelling,
Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
Initially a painless palpable lump in the groin area at the top of my left thigh. No other symptoms associated with this disease.
no real cancer symptoms in the beginning, I felt great besides having some hives now and then, which appeared randomly. The rashes were real itchy, my Doctor thought I probably have an allergic reactions to some food I am eating. I had the hives for about 6 months when I noticed a painless enlarged lymph node on the side of my neck in August 2010. The lymph node was removed for a biopsy in December 2010. I did not have the classical symptoms for NHL, like night sweats or weight loss, but I was fatigued. On January 4th, 2011 I received my devastating news that I have DLBC NHL.
general fatigue and a lump on the side of my neck.
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
Swollen Nodes and itchy bumps
None. Discovered in routine chest xray required at my annual physical by my primary care Doctor, a self-proclaimed dinosaur.
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
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.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
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.
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Pain in the back and fatique.
blood in my urine
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
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.
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
Blood in urine and flank pain
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Diahrra (spelled wrong) Jaundice(Twice) Loss Weight, Alot of Pain. In the beginning we didn't have insurance and no one wanted to help. We are middle class. So he got stent put in went back to work, waited for open enrollment got insurance, and then Jaundice again he in for surgery the Whipple, but cancer is wrap a around the portal vein and taking over the whole pancrea, the doctors couldn't get any of it out, but they did bypass to help him digest his food better,
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Jaundice was my only symptom.
right side pain - thought was to be my gallgladder. Turn out two weeks later with all the testing I had done a mass was found in my pancreas and several cancerous leisons in my liver.
Pain in side, jaundice
Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
Loss of weight and stomach pain
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
My mom started with Jaundice.
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Dark urine, jaundice
REFLUX , THEN SHARP PAIN LEFT ABDOMEN
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Flu like symptons, scaly right palm, diarreha, severe pain in my upper jaw.
None known by me
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bloating. Constipation. Abdominal pain. Increased need to urinate.
In retrospect, I was bloated, but I thought it was just about having 2 kids in the previous three years.
Bloating and nagging abdominal ache
Abdominal pain, bloating.
weight loss, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding, back pain, fatigue and anemia
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
Weight Gain, aches and pains in my stomach, and feeling full all the time.
All of those "whispers" that OVCA is noted for...digestive problems, bloating, upset stomach, FATIGUE, and a radiating shoulder pain (that was a tumor on my diaphgram muscle).
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
heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
right shoulder pain
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
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 also have stage 1 breast cancer
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
As they say "It" whispers...OVCA's symptoms are so vague and can be attributed to so many other mundane things that most women are not diagnosed until late in the game.
frequent urination, constipation fullness
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain.
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
Severe pain in lower abdomen, swollen and hardened stomach
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I have known about my Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism for about 7 years, so I have no idea what symptoms have been specific to cancer.
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
Large lump/ball in the left side of my neck.
Lump on side of neck with no symptoms
None, other than extremely tired all the time and generally thin. On yearly exam, doctor said my thyroid was enlarged.
Just really tired. Does anyone else have a problem with Levothyoxine? geez....
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
lump in neck
lump on left side of neck
Throat soreness, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, frequent colds.
Fatigue, slight weight gain, anxiety
None, went in because I had lost my voice. GP found large lump on my thyroid (Wednesday), Friday was scheduled with the surgeon for the biopsy, the following Wednesday I was in surgery
felt like I had something stuck in the back of my throat
None. Genetic testing is the only way I found this.
Goiter for 2 years and rapidly growing lymphnodes, uncountable until the cut me open.
Intermittent hoarseness and difficulty swallowing (thought I had a cold). Grape-sized lump left side of neck.
I had some symptoms of hypothyroidism and had a palpable thyroid nodule.
none. neck was evaluated for unrelated symptoms.
Hair loss, Weight gain, Depression, Lack of sex Drive, Mood swings, nausea, Migraines
None initially., but a month prior to surgery I felt like food, pills, etc. were lodged in my throat and would take a good hour plus for my throat to feel normal
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
Lump on left side of neck. Found on my own while adjusting a necklace.
Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
Didn't even know where thyroid was until ENT doctor told me my thyroid was enlarged and boy was it. 2 large nodules. They were not cancerous though. Weird.
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.
Hearing damage, little to no balance, extreme exhaustion, and loss of hair.
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Numbness on right side of body
Headached Nausia Dizzyness ect. UK
grand mal seizure
Speech, memory loss, sleeps a lot...
headaches , vomitting
Woke up with a headache one day.
headache, narrowed field of vision
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Headache, Lack of Appetite, Weakness, Poor Balance, Migraine, Dehydration, Constipation
Seizure and Headachesq
Right hearing impairment, headache, vertigo, vomiting, sensory changes, etc
My Mom has had several symptoms from both radiation and chemo. She did not lose her hair entirely, but it's very thin. She's always exhausted, her appetite has gone down greatly, nothing tastes good. Her sense of smell is hightened, her balance is off. She's always forgetting things we just told her, she cannot seem to keep her attention on anything.
seizures, MRI showed grey mass on brain
can't control body movement, body balance, eyes problem
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
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.
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
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.
None, found on a routine colonoscopy.
fatigue, blood in stool
Bloody stool then total constipation
Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.
Weight loss. feeling cold, change in bowel movements, bleeding
Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
not many symptoms, thanks to CTCA. light nausea on occasion, but nothing big. Fatigue on occasion. Urge to acquire free things by pulling the cancer card and putting out my lower lip.
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.
feverish, sluggish, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, sticky fluid. strong feeling of having to go but there would be small stool .
Sister's (colon): abdominal pain, blood in stool, gasy feeling M-i-l: Shortness of breath that brought her to ER. Turned out t be fluid on lungs that tested positive for cancer cells. Further testing revealed primary site was ovaries.
Bleeding, bloating, narrow stools, diarrhea, fatigue
slight bledding, vague abdominal pain
None. Went in for endoscope and colonoscopy.
Blood in stool
Rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, tired all the time, abnormal heartbeat
Constipation, pain in my left side. I actually gained weight. I am a little disappointed as most people lose weight.
Initially, I lost half of my blood supply to a hemorrhage. Now it is just fatigue.
constipation, loose stool, abdominal pains, weight loss,
bleeding separate from feces.
Blood in stool, chunky looking fleshy pieces in stool. Thin stools, bad gas. Look at your stool. If something looks odd tell your doctor. Know your family history. Don't put if off check up or ignore signs. I was diagnosed state four right off because I ignored it. Look after your body, it is the only one you have!
Lower abdominal pain.
I put it all in my biography.
What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Had one night with a pain in my left side, was hard to breath and sleep but pain went away in a couple days. I had it checked out the next day as I was in the process of changing docors anyways. Then the bomb was dropped on me!
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Very tired and then started having pain in my right shoulder and neck Then the pain began in my upper chest ares, Alomst thought I was having a heart attact
Pain under right rib cage and in back. Thought it was my gallbladder only. I was trying to hold on until I got a job with benefits. Pain got to be to much. Finaly went to a clinic. That LNP told me it was indigestion, I knew it wasnt but went home with a perscription for tagament. Several weeks latter went back, she this time said it was acid reflux. Two days latter called and insisted that she send me for an ultrasound. Went and watched as the technician face turned white and she excused herself in search of a radiologist.
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Felt a bump under my left rib
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
MADDY STOMACH WAS HARD AND EVENTUALLY WE WERE ABLE TO FEEL A BUMP
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
cramping, fatigue, discharge
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
Bleeding after intercourse, prolonged periods, fatigue
Pain, fatigue. The pain is not always there, but lately it has been more constant. Sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's just plain throbbing pain. Another reason not to have cancer added in my life's favorite to-do-things list =P
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
None, didn't find out until I had an abnormal pap in 2008.
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
Worst thing was the exhaustion and not knowing I had cancer again. Some post-coital bleeding and sexual pain. Abnormal paps/cervical dysplasia since 2006.
fatigue, irritable, cramps
Hopefully not cancer, but just nasties: pain, bad bleeding, nasty cells
pain (tummy) weight loss swelling nasuea vomiting
Fatigue, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
Vaginal bleeding, pain in abdomen
No Symptoms yet. I was told I have Pre-Cancerous Cells on my Cervix. The internet can't give me the answers I need so I am looking for answers where I can.
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.
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.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
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.
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
low hmgb, tiredness, trouble breathing
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
Night sweats, couple funny turns, stomach cramps
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
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.
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
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.
Mild rectal bleeding that I thought was my colitis. Had the routine colonoscopy 12/7 when md found a "flat" polyp.
Hemorrhoids like symptoms, a bleeding anal fissure, feeling of pressure.
A "skin tag" on my anal area. My OB Gyn found it. Lethargic, tons of itching.
Hemmroid type symptoms, itching, mild bleeding
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
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.
I thought I had the worst hemorrhoid in America--popping out like a Jack-in-the-box, along with some bleeding.
swollen inguinal (groin) lymph nodes left side only, later found area of hardness between perineum and anus with small lump at anus mistaken for hemorrhoid.
March 2009 -Constipation Stinging needle feeling By June was on laxatives to have a BM
Change in bowel habits for a few months so I decided to check it out.
Bleeding for 6 months
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!
same as everyone else's
I thought I had hemorrhoids, internal and external. Had pain and bleeding. Went to my GP back in Feb for a pap and asked her to take a look- She said that it looked sore and gave me a surgeons name and she did not indicate that she thought it could be something more serious. As I did not want to have hemorrhoid surgery, I put off seeing the surgeon until Nov as I could no longer stand the pain. As soon as he took a look he knew it was cancer.
Rectal bleeding. plevic pressure
Bleeding with bowel movement, 2-4 times a week the last 2 months, narrowing of stool "ribbons"
occasional blood with stools 6/2012
bleeding, lump, protrusion from anus, extreme itching, pain. Thought it was a hemmoroid
What is NED? Anal Tumor mid to extreme pain, fatique, losing memory, focus, energy. I still work two days ( graveyard shift at a Senior Living Resort in Dana Point. ( Watermark / Sunrise )
I did'nt have much symptoms exact I was itching back there and I felt this slump that seemed to be getting bigger I thought it was a hemmroid since I had dealt with them as a child but after the biopsy I was shocked when they said it was cancer from that point all I could hear was cancer nothing else registered at all I was simply numb.
Originally 2 small hard lumps on the verge of the anus - itchy No blood, no constipation, no pain. Left for 1 year by medical profession. Since biopsy have grown and bleed and hurt. Inguinal lymph node swollen
bleeding and bloody stools.
bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shortness of breath
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Aches in the knee and swelling
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
I had pain in my hip during my second sons pregnancy, it never went away and by the time I had time to think about myself I was pregnant again. I lost this one 14 weeks in. My doctor the whole time was telling me my son caused my sacrum to turn he could feel it no x rays nessasary! I believed him until finally I wanted to die so bad. But my babies who would love then as much as I do! I made it to a different clinic begged and cried to a PA. Of course he said. I laid on the xray table when I heard him swear and call me in. Half my hip was gone. A tumor the size of a football took its place. The tumor was what my doctor was feeling not my sacrum. Thats when my whirl wind began.
pain in leg.swelling..fever
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
It started with a swollen lymph node..
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
One sided runny nose
numbness in face, lose of smell, headache, lose of vision in lef eye
Ron had suffered breathing problems for some time. He was misdiagnosed with a deviated septum a year ago and referred to a specialist. The specialist simply checked him out and booked him for surgery 9 months down the road. In January the nosebleeds turned to ear bleeds and the headaches became more severe. We went back to the doctor only to be told he had an acute sinus infection. In february Ron underwent surgery for a deviated septum and lo and behold they found a massive tumor was the real cause of all the nosebleeds, headaches and general unwellness.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
severe reflux, had trouble swollowing, weight loss, chest pain and pain in mid back
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Lump in neck, slight sore throat
Ear pain for apx. 3 years. Noticed swollen tonsil 3 months
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
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.
Left side of my neck just below my jawbone was "aching" one night. I felt a little lump with my tongue. I went into the bathroom, stuck my finger down my throat and felt a lump. I left a message that night for my dentist, who saw me following morning and sent me to an ENT. He couldn't help me because he doesn't take insurance. So he sent me to another ENT. Next day, I had preliminary tests (Friday) and Monday I had my biopsy. And as they say the rest is history
Tumor on left tonsil. 2 tumors on lymph nodes.
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
Sore throat that didn't go away. Antibiotics x 2 and prednisone, still didn't go away. Left tonsil very large. CAT scan didn't show anything.
lump on the right side of neck and node involvement on the left
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
lump on right side of neck
ear ache, sore throat.
Swollen lymph node, otherwise no issues that I can recall.
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
Woke up one day while on vacation with a swollen neck and a bit of a fever. Both went away in a few days but a lymph node remained swollen. Went in for my annual physical shortly after I returned and my primary care physician gave me antibiotics and a referal to an ENT. Had a CT scan, then a Fine Needle Aspiration where they found abnormal cells, then a PET scan which confirmed the cancer.
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring
I had a lump in my right side of my neck, I thought it was swollen glands. It started getting bigger, but no other symptoms.
my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of the neck. Wouldn't respond to anti-biotics. Was biopsied and found to positive for metastic squamous cell carcinoma.
Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
Lump on the left side of my neck
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
post menopausal bleeding
Hemorrhaging,prior to that heavy, heavy periods.
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
Heavy bleeding, non-stop periods
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
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
Spotting after menopause
lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
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.
Large uterine mass, abnormal menstrual flooding, sciatica pain, anemia, fatigue
Blood in urine
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Slightly abnormal pap; bleeding
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
were really none , during invitro process before they transfer they look around,, saw polyps and the one dr came back and said "yu wont be having twins, yo have cancer and we need to worry about saving your life"
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
I was starting menopause so my light spotting I thought was normal oh I am having a cycle oh I am not it would stop for a day then start it was so scant some times red sometimes not I left it for 6 months. I had had a D/C in October 2008 in feb 2009 Doc said all was fine what he did not tell me is he was told it was cancer so he sent the samples to the cancer institute and they said no. He thought it was squamous cell carcinoma I ended up with aeodnocarcinoma But he never told me what he had done with my samples or what the first lab had thought. He should have told me because I would have been more vigilant and he should of had me come back in six months.
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
Pain in pelvic area, left leg turned out, fever, night sweats, high blood pressure(hypertension), and high heart rate (tachycardia). First diagnosed as growing pains, broken pelvis, and then hematoma. Tumor grew tremendously in one weekend.
Nicole started losing her eyesight in what doctors called a "paraneoplastic phenomenon" there were dead white blood cells in her eyes blinding her. At the same time a tumor was growning in her left forearm. The tumor was able to spread to lymph nodes and spine and abdomen.
Shooting pains in my left thigh
Small fissure on tongue
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Back in September, I was having a sharp pain on my left side by my groin area and I went to the doctor for an annual check up and my doctor told me it was probably an ovarian cyst and they come and they go. Pain sure did go away and I thought it was nothing till one Wednesday at the end of January the pain woke me up out of my sleep and that was when I knew it wasn't just a 'cyst'
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
I did not have any outward signs of a lump or rash etc. I initially noticed a slight ache is my left leg which did not go away. Then, as weeks passed, it was steadily becoming for obvious and the pain, though always an dull ache, at times became very sharp. No amount of Panadol or Anti Flams, even Coedine would touch the pain. My GP had me referred to a Physio as she thought it was Sciatica - so was seeing the Physio and having acupuncture - but this was making my pain worse and was getting unbearable. I notices my toes were now tingly and numb, this was when my GP referred me to hospital, and was admitted. After 8 weeks and been flown and then chopered to 3 different hospitals they found the huge tumor was throughout my whole Left side of pelvis and grown into my sciatic nerve - it was only that pain that indicated I had something wrong with me!!
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Extreme pain and fatigue
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
knot under earlobe
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
I just thought I had a sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
none on neck so far
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
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.
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
lump in the left side of my neck.
None except for small little lumps on the back of my neck. I did not exhibit any other symptoms. My appetite, strength ( i do 10km run a day) and sleep like a log every night.
Lump in my neck, tired.
I actually didn't have any signs or symptoms. I woke up one day with a lump on my neck and we went from there.
Hodgkins Lymphoma which suppressed my trachea and Central vena cava vein....only cough and breathing problems as symptoms.
None other than the lump that was removed from my neck
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Swollen face and neck
Night sweats, sever weight loss, fever, cough (bronchitis type symptoms)
Extreme fatigue, swollen lymph nodes in my neck, and rash on my torso.
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
anemia, swollen node on right side of neck. Horrible itching that would not stop for months....night sweats, fevers, chills, great weightloss:)
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
Itchy skin, night sweats, extreme fatigue, heart and chest nausea, lower left side pain.
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
I found a lump above my left collar bone. I had hives on my forearms and occasional night sweats.
Night sweats/ fevers, itching skin, lumps in neck and under arm
Lump found on left side of neck, just above the collar bone.
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
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.
Pain in my left thigh.
I had absolutely no symptoms
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.
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
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
Some coughing but relatively symptom free from cancer. Side effects from chemo and radiation.
None except lung infections
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.
lump on neck
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
Pain in my right hip
Started as what was thought to be a cyst on the top of left hand--looked like I had an extra knuckle--merkel cell usually affects people on face, neck or face...primarily men 70+ Lymph node involvement was two lumps under left arm 5cm & 6cm Bone Metastases was lower back and leg pain thought to be aging and
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
Lately, vomiting and headaches, pain in my joins, some diarreia.
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
Found incidentally but in retrospect frequent urination and urgency, bloating, dizzy, weight gain, shortness of breath,
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Occasional difficulty swallowing
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
red flaky area on right side of nose
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
had swollen lymph node
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