What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Constant pain in my chest. Lumps make tightening in my chest. EXTREME neuropathy. We all know about hair and what chemo does.
I felt a lump about the size of a grape on my right breast. Just after I had my baby of 8 months old.
Two Lumps self exam
Felt a lump.
I really didn't have any,other than being tired.
I was one of the few with pain before my diagnoses. Pain in my breast would take my breath away.
I only had a drop of blood on my husbands tee shirt
Lump in left breast, dimpling of skin!...and pain in right hip.
Was just goofing off before bed one day and thought I felt a lump ... went to the doctor, he didn't feel anything either but thankfully scheduled an ultrasound...
I had none
I loose weight
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
2013: My back had been hurting for a while. Had an MRI that found cancer on 2 vertebrae. 2008: I found a lump during a self exam.
pain from site, open cavity that bleeds and releases other not so pleasant things,weak
none,i found the lump myself
Cancer cells grew (for 2 years) under a mass (lump) we've been "watching" for a decade. No matter how cancer is found it will piss you off, make you feel neglectful and resentful of the medical community. Cancer happens - let it go and live large for the rest of your life.
Cancer did Not Show up on Mammagram for five years. I found the mass in September after using my arms a lot to pick up my AVA BABY Granddaughter. Thought I had a new muscle. Went to the Dr. anyway. It was Cancer.
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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.
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
Site pain, feeling like a slug.
Pain in the breast, which I ignored. I was also very sick. Later I did a rare self-exam and discovered a lump. The rest is history.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Trouble passing urine.
bones and mets
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
All of them
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
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
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
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
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
little or none prior to diagnosis
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
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.
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Pain. The metastasis is skull, spine, ribs, liver, lung and lymph nodes in chest and pelvis, liver, pelvis, hip. Half of my tongue is paralyzed due to c-spine involvement so talking, chewing, swallowing are difficult.
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
Weakness, lathargic. discomfort in Kidney Area & gurgling in Lungs
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
right sided chest pain
Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
Lymph is raised
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
can't breath coughing blood unbearable pain through chest he said it is like razors
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
Very weak chronic cough hoarseness
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
cough and weight loss and fatigue
Horrible hip pain.
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
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
Bloody urine, pain in the kidneys and bladder.
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.
Night sweats, rash, and itching
I had no symptoms that I am aware of. By the grace of God was it found.
Night Sweats, fatigue, high WBC
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
Tumors on scalp and breast, fatigue
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.
Swollen Nodes and itchy bumps
Weight loss, night sweats, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, cough
Weight loss, then weight gain, fatigue/tiredness, "swollen glands" (or so they kept telling me until it was discovered that my neck was full of cancer), a general feeling of "otherness" -- even before the lumps became palpable, I felt something was off. I told several doctors, "I know this sounds crazy, but I feel like I'm living in someone else's body." Other strange, small symptoms: my forearms were sometimes insanely itchy with a blotchy sunburn-type rash, I often ran a low fever, my hair got very dry and breakable, and I craved weird foods as if I was pregnant.
Before diagnosis I had no discernible symptoms. After Diagnosis, I was able to look back in time a bit, and realize I had a few symptoms that I ignored. Night sweats, severe chronic fatigue, sleeplessness.
Swollen lymph nodes through out body
Lump in neck followed a year later by a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes
Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
Enlarged lymph nodes in neck for the past two years, which two physicians dismissed
(Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
Constant migraine, oblique double vision in left eye, night sweats, fever.
Night sweats - I think I had these for many years but never thought anything about them. They progressed to the point where every week I was having at least one or two. Itchiness - One night it was one leg, the next night the other. It only happened once. Sore tailbone - My tailbone got real sore about three months before I was diagnosed. Constipation - My colon swelled shut about five days before I was diagnosed. Loss of weight - I used to weigh 170 lbs back in my 20's and 30's. In my 40's it started dropping slightly, and my weight crept to the lower 160's. Sore legs - I started feeling a slight tingling in my legs six months before my diagnosis. The month before my diagnosis, I was taking Motrin regularly at night and hot showers focused on my legs which would provide temporary relief. And despite exercising, I was getting weaker in my legs and could hardly run. Tiredness - a few weeks before my diagnosis, I was feeling tired and needing to go to bed early all the time. Swollen lymph node in pelvis - The day before I was diagnosed, I had a huge swelling of the lymph node in my pelvic region.
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.
coughing, low grade fever, couldn't breathe while laying down
Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
Weight loss, night sweats, fever for six months prior to diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed with "dry pleurisy" In March 2010. I started feeling shortness of breath in August 2010. My doctor prescribed antibiotics (for suspected bronchitis). When that didn't work, the doctor ordered a chest xray which revealed a right hilar mass. A CT showed multiple other tumors including a large mediastinal mass.
Fatigue, night sweats
sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Foot/leg would not heal just a small red spot.Nose just a sun spot melanoma. Foot leg first surgery 5/27/14 nose 10/21/14
Had a mole on leg that changed color within a year
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Mole that grew now shortness of breath
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Back and leg pain
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
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.
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
I had no symptoms whatsoever. I was having gall bladder issues when my Dr decided to do an ultrasound, it was found completely by accident. I may add my maternal grandfather and my mother both died of cancer of the colon, my husband has had testicular cancer. And my younger sister was just diagnosed with liver cancer she developed as a result of PSC.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
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.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
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
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Blood in urine and flank 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.
None. Found incidentally.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Pain in the back and fatique.
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.
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Dark urine, jaundice
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
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.
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Abdominal pain from under breast to back
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Back pain, Diarrhea, Nausea
Trouble urinating, jaundice
Jaundice was my only symptom.
jaundice and weight loss
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.
swollen & painful abdomen, pain in right lower back
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Had no deffinate symptoms just a pain in my lower abdomen doctors thought could be appendicitus, reoccuring heartburn which I suffered with for many years
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
Jaundice and back pain
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Flu like symptons, scaly right palm, diarreha, severe pain in my upper jaw.
Swollen node in neck left side. Left side mass at base of tongue with two nodes involved, no diagnosis yet
None known by me
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Tumor on back of tongue
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
Lethargy, very notable tumors on neck, neck/head shoulder tension/migrains,
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
Pain in abdomen that put me in the ER. Vomiting and nausea.
I thought that I had an abdominal obstruction. Severe constipation and swelling of the abdomen.
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
Abdominal discomfort, bloating, tiredness, but it is called the whisper cancer because you don't really notice symptoms
weight loss, no appetite, severe low back pain, constipation
weight loss, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding, back pain, fatigue and anemia
I also have stage 1 breast cancer
In retrospect, I was bloated, but I thought it was just about having 2 kids in the previous three years.
I had bloating, weight gain and I was tired a lot.
False Pregnancy and Bloating
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
Severe pain in abdomen, heavy menstrual, nausea
Constipation, lower back pain, weight gain, abdominal swelling, frequent urination, abdominal pain
Bloating, feeling of fullness, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue
Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
It started with severe low back pain, sharp rectal pain and constipation
distented stomach , feeling full after eating small meal , pain , weight gain , edema in legs
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.
Bloating, Frequent urinating and very light spotting
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Large nodule in throat. Endocrinologist says these are probably not related, but the timing is spot on (memory loss, fatigue, irregular menstrual cycle).
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.
Found a lump at the front of my throat. When I look back now, the chronic inflammation of my wrists and ankles was a sign that something wasn't right. My heart was also racing, I lost a lot of hair the year before, my joints and muscles were sore all the time. Still suffering from major swelling in my wrists...
My only symptom was being tired and just not feeling like myself.
Lump in throat, swollen thyroid. Since I am a control freak, I pushed both my daughter and the doctors to investigate.
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
Bad choking, lost alot of weight in a short period of time, pain in throat & chest, shortness of breath for over 11 yrs. had good TSH levels. Had Hypo and Hyper symptoms at different times. Supposely thought to have thyroiditis 12 yrs before this diagnose.
A year ago an ultrasound on my back revealed 2 nodules on my thyroid but 2 doctors refused to do further testing, "because that's never anything." Not even a "let's keep an eye on it." Later, I developed a raspy/hoarse voice and a small bump on my throat. Saw my ENT. The hoarseness didn't alert me before but it's worse since fna
lump on left side of neck
I had a strange pain in my throat last June. By January I had a hypersensitive gag reflex with palpable nodules in my throat.
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
breast cancer rash thyrid cancer swallowing
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Throat soreness, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, frequent colds.
Swollen neck, trouble swallowing. Thyroid Gland Right Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 5 mm focus near one pole. Follicular adenoma predominantly macro-follicular type, 4.0 cm. Thyroid Gland Left Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 1.2 cm. Follicular carcinoma 5.0 mm. Follicular adenoma macrofollicular type 3.2 cm diameter.
I started having trouble swallowing food
tired all the time
Severe insomnia. I sleep on average of 4 hrs a night. (on a good night). Scary how i dont seem to need sleep right now. I have Hyperthyroidism. I guess severe enough to keep me up all hours of the night. And severe *ewwww* Constipation. :P
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
Two new nodules showed up on my five-year cancer CT for lymphoma. Subsequent ultrasound and then biopsies revealed papillary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy performed 6/10/15, now starting the process for radioactive iodine ablation therapy.
HAD MISDIAGNOSIS FOR 6 MONTHS UNTIL I TOOK X-RAY HAD A PROBLEM BREATHING GAVE SIGN SIMILAR TO BRONCHCAITIS......, SHORTNESS OF BREATH BEFORE DIAGNOSIS...DEVELOPED BLOOD CLOT WHILE TAKING TREATMENT IN 2011.....
Lump on neck
Lump on neck
Chest pain and back pain from my gallbladder. Cancer was an "incidental" finding.
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
nausea, weight loss, insomnia, vomiting, chronic back pain
Pain upper mid abdomen
I haven't had any symptoms yet...that I know of
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
extreme stomach pain
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
weight loss, blood in Stool, fatigue abdominal pain lower back pain, loss of appetite
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Seizure Activity, Vomiting and Tiredness
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.
Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
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 , vomitting
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Seizures,balance,no driving,no control over my life, and life is just not the same!
had a fit
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
Migraines, very bad mobility and vision and severe sickness towards the time of diagnosis
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
can't control body movement, body balance, eyes problem
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
seizures, MRI showed grey mass on brain
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
bone pain, fatigue
plasmacytoma on skull, tired, anemic, post stem cell transplant 6/26/15,hypercalcemia, just plain yucky and Kidney damage level 4
bone pain ,tired all the time immune system a little low ,platelets low 109
Trouble walking for almost 2 years, because of hip and back pain. Feeling constantly tired (anemia). Also a general feeling of having flu like symptoms. According to x-rays my bones have many leasions, they are weak like having osteoporosis.
tired, tired, tired
loss of appetite, fatigue, bone fracture, bone pain, shortness of breath, muscle mass loss, immune deficiency
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
Multiple spinal compression fractures, fatigue, nausea, spike in M Protein
Bone lesions, spinal compression, fatigue and bone pain
back pain, lethargy
Weakness, fatigue, chemo brained, achiness nausea
Pain in the Sacrum-numbness in the buttx and anal area and hip pain-pain a various levels 24-7
Bone pain, high calcium levels, Fatigue.
Fatigue,dry skin, constipation, occassional hip pain only at night. Never had any other bone pain.
fatigue, aching joints
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
weight loss,bowel changes
Weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue...
constipation, loose stool, abdominal pains, weight loss,
Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
Bloody stool, stomach bloat, stomach pain
fatigue, fecal changes in color size, finally blood in stool
Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.
Sever constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, loss of weight (20% total body weight)
For the colorectal: mucus in stool, feeling like bowel was always full, bloating. For current problems... None.
I had none, just really tired and occasional stomach pain in different areas, occasional diarrhea or constipation
bloody defacation, pain at the tailbone and really bad vapors.
change in bowels, minor bright red blood in stool,indigestion
Constipation, bloating, blood on stool
Bleeding and constipation.
Bad abdominal pain, 4 weeks before he had relief.. They thought it was a gallbladder attack that lasted too long He turned yellow, ER Dr. thought it was hepatitis, turned out every Lymph node full of cancer, had to have a biliary drain placed through the left side of abdominal cavity through the liver to reduce the bile that had overtaken the body.
abdominal and lower back pain, blood in stool, constipation
no symptoms really except for stomach pains once in awhile and going to bathroom after each meal
Stomach pain rectal bleeding
change in bowels little bit of blood
Not normal bowel movements (small, loose stools) with the need to go often but no results; bloody stools; sometimes bloated feeling but not always; 20lb weight loss over one year (and not trying to lose weight).
Difficulty going to the bathroom..blockage identified
i lost a lot of blood and had my prolapse back in dec of 2009. i lost my appetite and did not eat normally. most of my symptos also came from being anemic
Bloody Stool, Constipation, Thin Stool Gas and Bloating, Unexplained Weight Loss and the most painful of all was the Nausea and Vomiting.
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.
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
None. I went in for pain in my lower intestines which they started to do testing for. The doctor I was sent to asked when my last pap was. I told her it had been 8+ years. She gave me one and I was told about the cancer 3 weeks later.
Bleeding with a foul smell
pain (tummy) weight loss swelling nasuea vomiting
Heavy bleeding and clotting between periods, pelvic pain, leg pain, abnormal pap
spotting in between periods,tired most of the time
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
I had an extreme amount of a watery clear discharge at first. Doc gave me antbiotics. It later turned nto passing blood clots and bleeding between periods. Later came a foul smelling brownish watery discharge that soaked through pads. This went on for one year undiagnosd. Doc kept giving me antibiotics. Finally i went to a specialist who found it within 10 minutes.
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.
Presented with post coital bleeding and was very tired all the time. Those were the only symptoms the first time. Diagnosed stage 1b1. With recurrence had slight menstrual-like pain in lower left abdomen off and on. No bleeding second time. Mass found at regular check up.
Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
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.
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.
Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
Hopefully not cancer, but just nasties: pain, bad bleeding, nasty cells
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
Heavy irregular bleeding, bleeding during intercourse, cramping, problems with digestion, urination & poohing. Back pain at times ~ burning sensation in abdomine.
cramping, fatigue, discharge
abnormal bleeding. Discharge.
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore throat, hoarseness, drainage - two months of antibiotics and steroids before the ENT discovered it.
Hoarse voice for over a year.
Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
lost my voice
Hoarse voice for 2 years
sore throat burning and ears hurting
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
Cough, low grade fever, short of breath, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss. I went to an urgent care center which did a CBc and saw I had an elevated white count (26k), and low platelets (17k). I was also slightly anemic and moderately neutropenic.
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
night sweats, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, muscle weakness
Sinus infection that would not go away
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Night sweats, couple funny turns, stomach cramps
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
low hmgb, tiredness, trouble breathing
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
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.
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.
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.
So tired I can sleep days away, never seem to run a temp but do get sweats. I won't call them night sweats because they sometimes happen during the day. My body aches mostly my shoulder, neck, back joints. Also, very dry and stuffy, headaches but mostly just want to sleep.
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
Swollen testicle / lump
Small lump on my right testicle, only about the size of a grain of rice.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
Enlarged and oddly shaped right testicle
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Pain and discomfort
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.
What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
Low grade fevers, fatigue, extreme headaches, anemia, bone pain
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Bleeding from mouth,spleen enlorged,body week,wbc count 2,50,000
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.
Anemia, enlarged/distended spleen, low white count, weight loss, fatigue, constant bloody noses, occasional blood-vessel bursting rashes (especially along left/spleen side of torso and feet.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
Swollen lymphnodes on first diagnosis. Second and third diagnosis through routine PET Scans.
Runny nose and a high grade fever for about 10 days prior to first white cell count.
my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment
I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms
11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
Stomach Ache, Liver and Spleen Enlarged viewed in Scanning and wbc count increased upto 88000 in blood picturre
Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work. Next thing I knew I had an appt. At the Oncology clinic across town at 8am the next morning.
high fever for months. pail skin, red rash on face and body, leg and back bone pain, tired, mood swings,
Petechiae, exhaustion, headaches, weight loss
I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Rectal pain and bleeding. Thought tumor was a hemorhoid.
Blood in stools, lower right abdominal pain. Frequent boughts of diarrhea.
Fatigue, skin damage, hearing loss, blurry vision, memory loss.
None - went in for quarterly check-up for previous problems with enlarged spleen and lymph nodes and CT showed a lymph node in the groin that had grown. When removed it was positive for unknown source of cancer. After numerous tests and biopsies of different areas, anal cancer was confirmed.
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
hemorrhoids, bleeding with bowel movements.
Intermittent rectal bleeding during bowel movement; No pain. The anal cancer had been misdiagnosed as an internal hemorroid during a routine colonoscopy 4 years prior to the current cancer diagnosis.
Bleeding, pain, irregular bowel movements. This went on for about a year. I went to the doctor when I started to feel like it was affecting the rest of my body.Thought it was a hemorhoid.
Lump protruding from anus
occassional rectal bleeding, constipation, lump
Pressure and pain
Just once I felt a little pain i my butt, first I thought it was a hemorrhoid, but it felt different, so I went to see the Dr. and then my journey as a cancer patient began.
Rectal bleeding during bowel movements
Indentation in stool along with blood, went away then came back. Itchy anal area which I had never had. Thought it was hemoroids. Loss of stool one day. Doc checked. Approx. 2cm mass. The ride began.
I thought I had the worst hemorrhoid in America--popping out like a Jack-in-the-box, along with some bleeding.
thought it was a hemmroid or prolapsed rectum
Occasional blood in my stool.
blood in stool episodic
Thought it was hemorrhoids. Then bleeding. Anal fissure. Anal skin tag.
Anal cancer-- saw small mucous with a little blood in it in toilet no other symptoms
Weight loss, abdominal discomfort, dark stools, had what he thought was a hemoroid.
bleeding and bloody stools.
Rectal bleeding, bloating, itching pain
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 and High PSA
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
I had pain in my hip during my second sons pregnancy, it never went away and by the time I had time to think about myself I was pregnant again. I lost this one 14 weeks in. My doctor the whole time was telling me my son caused my sacrum to turn he could feel it no x rays nessasary! I believed him until finally I wanted to die so bad. But my babies who would love then as much as I do! I made it to a different clinic begged and cried to a PA. Of course he said. I laid on the xray table when I heard him swear and call me in. Half my hip was gone. A tumor the size of a football took its place. The tumor was what my doctor was feeling not my sacrum. Thats when my whirl wind began.
pain in leg.swelling..fever
Pain and swelling
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
It started with a swollen lymph node..
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
Head aches impaired vision red eye
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
One sided runny nose
numbness in face, lose of smell, headache, lose of vision in lef eye
Ron had suffered breathing problems for some time. He was misdiagnosed with a deviated septum a year ago and referred to a specialist. The specialist simply checked him out and booked him for surgery 9 months down the road. In January the nosebleeds turned to ear bleeds and the headaches became more severe. We went back to the doctor only to be told he had an acute sinus infection. In february Ron underwent surgery for a deviated septum and lo and behold they found a massive tumor was the real cause of all the nosebleeds, headaches and general unwellness.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Headaches, sinus infections, swollen neck
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Sustained hearing loss
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
Swollen lymph node, loss of taste and hearinf
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
Server abdominal pain (on the right side near navel), Chills, Uncontrollable Shaking, Persistent Nausea. Went to the ER and they determined it was appendicitis.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Some weight loss and night sweats, sudden onset of mild anemia, GERD for many years
Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Losing weight and food getting stuck mid way in the esophagus.
Gastric reflux. difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms in throat
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
lose of weight , spitting of phlem ,
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
Loss of appetite, loss of weight, tumor in esophagus, ect...
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
A lump on the side of my neck.
minor swelling on rt neck came and went following a round of colds in the household. Finally my neck got huge overnight late October. Partial displacement of airway. Incise and drain golf ball size Staph infection from Level II lymph node deep in neck next to interior jugular. 4 days in hospital. Slow to heal over course of next couple months. Eventual FNA suggests atypical cyst or SCC. PET/CT shows SCC in node and primary to be rt tonsil.
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
Small lump on left side of neck
Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
Lump in throat
Loss of taste, sore burning throat, mouth sores, loss of appitite
Lump in right side of neck
Sore throat; lump on neck.
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
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.
Swollen Lymph node.
lymph node swelling and sore throat
Ongoing sore thoat - Was thought to be infection, then abscess then tonsil stone. Not until tonsilectomy was cancer discovered.
I felt as if a had to constantly clear my throat and had trouble sleeping on my left side or back. I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnyea in 2008 and it was only a year later during a visit to mu chiropractor that he noted an enlargement of my right tonsil. I consulted my GP doctor and my dentist who only asked if it hurt, it didn't, and said they would not recommend getting my tonsils out at age 53. It was 3 months later that I had any pain and finally went to an ENT specialist who sent me for the tests that revealed the cancer.
Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
small lump found whilst saving no more than that from that the journey began as they say
Swollen right gland on my tonsil that would not go away.
large tumor, visible on the left side of the neck
Sore throat that wouldnt go away
Lump on the right side of neck
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.
Lump inside right side of 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.
Post menopausal bleeding
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Only 3 months of symptoms. Abdominal pain, digestive discomfort which was relieved with dietary changes and Chinese Medicine treatment. Then two very heavy, painful periods. weight loss, low energy. GI bleeding got me into ER and CT scan found a tumor in my rectosigmoid colon. Was positive for endometrial cancer.
SINCE JANUARY 2009 I HAVE BEEN EXTREMLY TIRED NEEDING NAPS TO GET THROUGHT THE DAY WAS USING PROVIRGIL..NOT SURE IF THIS WAS CANCER OR RESULT OF LIVING WITH CRONIC PAIN 12 MONTHS AGO I REPORTED A ODOR AND A WATERY DISCHARGE ...
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
Initially, spotting after menopause, treated with total hysterectomy. However, 15mo after operation, there are cancer cells in the vaginal void, and a growth is visible. awaiting results from mri and ct scans. v. worried. Since then, i have had para aortic lymph node dissection (which was clear) and then pelvic radiotherapy and vaginal brachytherapy. Currently, i'm being monitored every 3 months.
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
Constipated bloated aches in joints
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Large uterine mass, abnormal menstrual flooding, sciatica pain, anemia, fatigue
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.
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Bleeding after menopause. I am on blood-thinner, so I mistakenly assumed the bleeding was a result of thin blood. I let it go on for well over one year before seeking medical advice.
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
post menopausal bleeding
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
bleeding and awful smelling discharge
Spotting after menopause
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
Softball sized tumor in my right chest wall; rib deformity; and extensive back spasms.
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
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 was no symptoms, only until we decided to have a lump and back pain checked out and then by that time it had spread.
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!!
Large mass behind my knee... Ignored for a couple of years.
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
Lump on lower back
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
swelling of right leg
Small fissure on tongue
Tumor in thigh
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
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.
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
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
Persistant pain in leg (thought it was age degenerative)
Extreme pain and fatigue
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
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
Tumor below/behind my left ear, on salivary gland/parotid gland, attached to facial nerve.
Lump behind my ear. Sore throat that never got better.
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
I just thought I had a sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
none on neck so far
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
Intermittent enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck for a period of nearly 4 years. Finally the lymph node (which turned out to be a mass of cancer) got so large that it was difficult to turn my head.
Sore throat that did not go away
Sore throat tumor
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Hoarseness ...was treated for allergies for 9 mo. before cancer was found ~
Lump on neck
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Lymph node swollen for about 6 months before I went to dr to look at it...DON"T WAIT THAT LONG. No other symptoms.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
Growing sore on back left side of tongue
A VERY small sore (grain of sand sized) appeared on my left lateral tongue. It was there for 3 months and a minor nuisance. I thought maybe I had bitten it or ate something sharp like chips. After a 6 mm punch biopsy it flourished and tripled in size in less than a month and became unbearably painful along with frequent stabbing pains in the neck area just below the rear of my earlobe.
While on the computer, I felt a lump in my neck. I went for a biopsy and it came back positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The scary thing is I was at my healthiest time of my life as far as eating and exercising and showed NO other signs of being sick.
Lump on left side of my neck.
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
White spot on my tongue that turned into a huge red lump. My pcp kept telling me that is was an ulcer that was being caused by an infection in my body. Finally almost a year later when i could no longer take the pain i finally demanded he send me for a biopsy.
Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
My daughter Sarah noticed a sore on her tongue. Thought it was from biting it. she went to a doctor. He diagnosed her with thrush, gave her meds and sent her on her way. Meds did nothing.. she went back to the same doctor for a 2nd and 3rd time. He told her there was nothing more he could do for her and to stop wasting both his and her time. My daughter lived with this sore on her tongue for over a year.She woke up one morning in horrible pain and her tongue was black. She went to see her personal doctor, She sent Sarah to a ear,nose and throat doctor. That next day he did a biopsy on her tongue. The day after that 2-4-2010 she called me and told me she had cancer. This cancer spread to her lymph nodes then to her lungs. She passed away on 12-26th-2010.
Ulcer/lesion on right side of tongue that wouldn't heal.
Sore in back of tongue
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
A very sore tongue. It hurts to eat and talk.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Lump in left supraclavicular space, itchy, tired
Large lump masses on left side of neck, occasional night sweats.
Lump on left collarbone.
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
sensación de bien estar y ganglios inflamados que van sistemáticamente cada semana de un área a otra.
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
Weight loss (35 Lbs) ... Night sweats... Exhaustion... Stomach pain... my spleen was enlarged by 6 times - my oncologist said if they had to remove it she would like to keep it for medical purposes - I said she could keep it for a doorstop...
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
Lump in neck, sweating at night, itchy all over
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
Lump on neck
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Swollen face and neck
Everything tasted bad, itching, vomiting, weakness, tired but couldn't sleep
Chest pain, pain after consuming alcohol, night sweats, coughing.
Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Enlarged lymph node above collarbone, night sweats, itchy skin, fatigue
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
Night Sweats Chills Fatigue Swollen Lymph Nodes on the right side of neck Chest Pain Back Pain
I had absolutely no symptoms. Mine was found through a kidney stone.
Fatigue, vomiting, diarrohea, enlarged lymphnode.
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
Fatigue, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Anemia, bruising, fatigue.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.
Got pneumonia twice and bronchitis multiple times from mid-January to my diagnosis and flight to Denver, CO to the hospital. Took four days of being in the hospital to actually get over that bout of pneumonia which had come back around St Patricks day after having felt better from when I had it in February. Also had a huge lump on my right peck that was bruised and nasty looking from very low platelet counts, other than that I felt a bit more fatigued than usual and having more trouble getting through my 10-14 hour work shifts when I didn't have trouble on the past when I got super long shifts like that.
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits
Fatigue,weakness,bone pain, splenomegaly, bleeding gums, swollen glands,night sweats, fever
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest
Persistent fatigue, weakness, fever, chills, weight loss, nose bleeds, bruising on chest arms and legs.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe Itching over whole body. No Rash. Jaundice.
Weight loss, fatigue, back & muscle pain, nausea
Second time around: Vomiting, burning stomach pain, boiling stomach pains, lower back pains, cramps, abdomen pains First time around: Vomiting, vomiting bile, severe scratching (itching), high liver enzymes (bilirubin), nausea, abdominal pains, lower back pains, yellowing of skin, yellow eyes, fatigue, bile duct obstruction, brown urine, white stool, belching, anemia, lethargic
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
white blood count high, anemic, and I have an enlarged spleen
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
Fatigue, dangerously low blood counts, prone to infection & bleeding
lower white cell count and low red cell count
What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Over a period of 3 months, my weight began to shift. Everything was moving north instead of south. I chalked it up to aging and odd things the body did. An ultra sound showed a massive tumor on my right ovary (20 cm). During the week it took to see a specialist, it grew to 44 cm. Surgery took place the next day and it was found that the point of origin was the appendix.
Pain, bloating, nausea, tired
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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.
Unbelievably none, with the exception of high blood pressure
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
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.
Cognitive impairment, Balance and gait issues, Hearing loss, Mood swings, Intracranial Pressure (Severe at times - and seems to be worse when the barometric pressure drops below 30.)
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.
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
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
pain in breast & lumps
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
Low blood counts, fatigue, dizziness & shortness of breath.
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
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
Hair Growth, weight gain, hormonal changes
Pain in my left thigh.
fullness, pain with sex, hot flashes, hair smells funny,
lump on neck
Acsites , SOB ,extreme fatigue , nausea , vomiting , back pain with upper right quadrant pain , soreness deep inside my abdomen
I had what I thought were very painful hemorrhoids,I kept treating them with hemorrhoid cream but nothing worked. Finally I went to see the doctor he said they would need to be removed . When It was time for the after care appointment Vickie my partner and I were told that it was anal.i have never had any pain relief since.
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
had swollen lymph node
Pain in my right hip
No cancer diagnosis as of today, 21 Jan 2016 but heavy bleeding with clots, lasting over a week and only a few days in between. I've just started seeing a gyn doctor; last PAP was 12 years ago. Current PAP has come back normal. Doctor prescribed meds to help with bleeding but no relief so far. Feel like something is very wrong and afraid nothing will be done.
Fatigue, Night Sweats
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