What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I actually didn't have any symptoms other than slight tenderness in my breast, which was identical to the kind I got days before my period. I did have a cyst on my breast (a clogged milk duct), but I had it for decades and pretty much didn't pay attention to it until it started to bother me during the fall of 2007. It was getting bigger, periodically caused sharp (but slight) twinges of pain, and seemed to be coming to a head. Trying to open it by myself was tough, as it was very clogged. One night however, and somewhat ironically, my husband must have intuited something was wrong when he ran upstairs to our bedroom (I was in bed) and insisted that he drain it. I thought he was out of his mind and didn't want him to do it, but he insisted that he should for reasons I didn’t know at the time. When he broke it, copious amounts of this foul and fetid fluid drained out of the duct and the cyst disappeared. Months later, after my diagnosis and lumpectomy, the surgeon told us that my husband may have saved my life, as the cancer would have spread if the clogged duct grew larger and wasn’t drained.
sharp pains in left breast and armpit
I felt a lump in the shower and I was concerned and had it checked out. Turns out it was positive for breast cancer
palpable lump, nipple discharge
haven't been diagnosed. but worried about symptoms. lump in right breast with partial nipple inversion and needle prick sensations
occasional drainage from nipple
None! Routine Mammogram found suspicious markings.
none..found during my self exam.
lump self discovered
Visited GP with underarm symptoms, pain itching and discomfort. All symptoms were dismissed as trivial I was told to take a pain killer if the pain kept me awake at night! Luckily I was called for a routine mammograph in August 08 and that's when the fun began
A small pea sized lump undermy left breast
polymyalgia in my upper arm got me to go to the doctor. he told me it was time for a physical and mamogram. the mamogram found a small spot that then had a needle biopsy.
No symptoms. Just went in for a regular mammogram and small calcifictions showed up. Received a letter in the mail for follow-up. Followed up with second mammogram and still unsure. Then did stereotactic biopsy and stage 0 confirmed.
really weird looking breast, back pains.
Palpable lump in right breast
I had a small lump right under my skin and when I went to the doctor for my annual exam she found another one deeper and larger. When I went in for the biopsy they found two more spots. I never really had symptoms that I recognized as symptoms at least but just found the lumps.
had some aches and pains in lower back.
A lump that was there one day and gone the next.
none; cancer found on mammogram
I felt a lump about the size of a grape on my right breast. Just after I had my baby of 8 months old.
Found a lump at the age of 38
none,i found the lump myself
I found a lump in my right breast during a self-breast exam.
Noticed a small lump visible on chest bone above left breast.Thougt it was just hormones. ?? NO other symptoms.Felt great!! My cancer was not genetic...tested neg for BRCA.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
None other than slightly elevated PSA
little or none prior to diagnosis
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
bones and mets
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Trouble passing urine.
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
Hard to really explain there were changes in sex, things didn't work like it should. And one day we were driving and I had a sharp pain in the area or the prostate. Can't think of anything else.
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
All of them
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
Horrible hip pain.
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
11 secondary brain tumors: vision problems, balance problems, speech problems. Hip pain, stiffness
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
cough and weight loss and fatigue
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
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.
Lymph is raised
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
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
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
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.
A violent cough that wouldn't quit.
Has anyone ever seen a lymphoma tumor this big (approximate size 8x12 inches). Location is under the left arm- inflammation of the lymph nodes (type- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma) Patient is a woman in her seventies- no other health issues.-. Patient is now undergoing a CHOP serious- initial treatment started 3 weeks ago- second treatment schedule Monday. After one treatment tumor has become softer with a possible tiny adjustment in size. Patient feels good- hair is just begun to fall out. Seeking anyone with knowledge of tumor reaction, patient reaction, what to expect, hospitals, and Doctors, would be greatly appreciated. Link to view photo- http://www.flickr.com/photos/54882532@N03/5085828301/
Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.
Night Sweats, Swollen Lymph nodes, persistent cough
Sweating, fever, no appetite, swollen kidneys prevented walking, backpain, vomiting.
Just flue symptoms and lower back pain
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
Lump discovered right side of neck, above clavicle bone
Coughing, pain in abdomen, fever and chills
Constant migraine, oblique double vision in left eye, night sweats, fever.
Fatigue, aching bones, afternoon, day or night sweat flashes, red patches on back of legs above ankles, shortness of breath.
Nagging cough, breathlessness, feeling of unwellness and lack of energy. Decreased appetite.
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.
Lump in neck followed a year later by a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes
Lump in neck, trouble breathing, fatigue
Mass in parotid gland, lymphadenopathy of both sides of chest, a large mass in left armpit, and large and small hypermetabolic liver lesions, large and small.
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
Swollen lymph nodes
Healed Whole & Healthy
Lump in my right groin area, then up under my chin I also have had Breast cancer in 2009
Chris had a bad cough for a long time combined with rash on his legs. Slowly after loss of weight, feeling tired, bed sweats and fevers investigations took place. Many times he was told he was fine and it was not cancer. After a battle, he was diagnosed at stage 4. Underwent chemo for 8 sessions. Managed to pull back cancer but 20% remains in his bone marrow. Chemo finished in April 2010. He felt great. Now in Sept he has a cough again and slight temperatures, tiredness.
Pain and swelling of Lymph nodes
Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
Extreme lower back pain with diffuse large b cell. No symptoms with follicular :)
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Mole that grew now shortness of breath
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
None. Found incidentally.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
blood in my urine
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
flank pain, gross hematuria
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
Back and leg pain
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.
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Blood in urine and flank pain
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
My mom started with Jaundice.
Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Pain in side, jaundice
Numbness on left side slight back pain
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
swollen & painful abdomen, pain in right lower back
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
Dark urine, jaundice
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
Loss of weight and stomach pain
lose of hair, tiredness loss of patience lucky me i dont actually get sick from chemo but there is no end in sight for treatment as they dont have anyone actually beating this type of cancer so they want to keep me on treatment for as long as my body handles it but i think my mind is going to give out first lol
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
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.
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Flu like symptons, scaly right palm, diarreha, severe pain in my upper jaw.
None known by me
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Tumor on back of tongue
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bloated (looked like I was preganant), constipation, weight gain. The doctor I was seeing insisted it was a gastro thing. Dragged on for 6 wks, until I saw another doctor who sent me to get scanned. Bingo.
IBS especially during PMS, Increased and more urgent urination, tinglng in legs due to tumor pressing on spine, pain in stomach while eating, feeling full quickly, difficulty losing weight
Bloating; digestive problems; enlarged belly; irregular periods.
bloating, fatigue, abdominal pain
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain, swollen abdomen
None really, maybe a little bloating and abdominal pain. This is the scary thing about ovarian cancer; few women have any symptoms at all.
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, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.
Weight Gain, aches and pains in my stomach, and feeling full all the time.
I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
In retrospect, I was bloated, but I thought it was just about having 2 kids in the previous three years.
Abdominal enlargement medically termed as ascites, non productive cough from pneumonia or minimal pleural effusion
Pain in abdomen that put me in the ER. Vomiting and nausea.
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
I had none. I asked for a thorough checkup after my twin sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sadly, I lost her in 2008.
Nauseous, severe pain in my liver like someone was stabbing me over & over again. Pain in my shoulder that radiated up through my veins in my neck, like someone was blowing my veins up with air. Pain was so bad it was extremely hard to breath, sleep, sit down or lay down. Very lethargic.
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
A big ol' lump in my throat.
Intermittent hoarseness and difficulty swallowing (thought I had a cold). Grape-sized lump 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.
Fatigue, slight weight gain, anxiety
I had some symptoms of hypothyroidism and had a palpable thyroid nodule.
Enlarged Thyroid with nodules throughout it.
None, my noudle was found by accident.
I couldn't swallow food for 3 months. Food seemed to get stuck. After tons of swallowing studies, I was admitted into the hospital where a cardiologist sent me for an ultrasound which found papillary thyroid cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes.
Slight thickening of my throat, fatigue, mild cough.
None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
i had never felt better in my life. i hardly ever got sick and i really just felt great. i went in to my primary doctor about a lump above my collor bone and he noticed the nodule on my thyroid. the lump over my collar bone was a 4cm cancerous lymph node
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...
Sore throat, hoarseness, sometimes difficult swallowing (a "clicking" in my throat), fatigue, mood swings
I started having trouble swallowing food
Before I got diagnosed I was feeling very fatigued and my heart rate was very high. The only reason I was going to the doctor was to get vaccinations for school. I told him about my symptoms and he said he thought it was Hyperthyroidism. He checked my levels and everything came back fine and did for months. My doc kept checking my levels because he was positive it was my thyroid. One day my levels came back abnormal and we went from there! They did an Ultrasound and found a nodule...then did a biopsy. The ENT told me the biopsy looked a little suspicious and he wanted to take the left side of my thyroid out. When he did the surgery he decided to take my whole thyroid. Which now I am glad!!
Weight gain, hostile moods, anxiety, weakness
None - during a routine physical, the doctor found a lump on my thyroid.
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
Just really tired. Does anyone else have a problem with Levothyoxine? geez....
Swollen sore neck.
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
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.
Lump on neck
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
nausea, weight loss, insomnia, vomiting, chronic back pain
Pain upper mid abdomen
I haven't had any symptoms yet...that I know of
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
extreme stomach pain
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Tingling in his left ear.
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Seizure Activity, Vomiting and Tiredness
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.
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites
had a fit
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
headaches , vomitting
headaches, short term memories, long term memories, hand-eye coordination, seizures.... that all I can thank of but I do have memory problems. HAHAHA Nope, not now!!! I can can barely use right leg or arm. This happened from the beginning of Oct to the end. I'm not sure what is next.
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Woke up with a headache one day.
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
6mths prior to dx - headaches, overly tired 4mths prior- severe migranes, exhausted, sleeping alot, dizziness day of dx - dizzy, seizure while driving our car driving to work, totalled it, CT scan showed a mass, MRI showed tumor
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
grand mal seizure
Seizure and Headachesq
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Numbness on right side of body
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
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.
Fatigue for several months. Occasional blood in stools. Bloating
Only fatigue. My mom said she had no other signs that anything was wrong.
bleeding separate from feces.
Bowel changes, pelvic pain, weight gain, severe fatigue, later found palpable mass in lower right quadrant.
Ascites, stomach cramps and changes in bowels.
Bloody Stool, Constipation, Thin Stool Gas and Bloating, Unexplained Weight Loss and the most painful of all was the Nausea and Vomiting.
originally constipation,diarhea, just felt like something was wrong, Heartburn severe stomach pain, fatigue, then in 2008, fatigue, abdominal pain, could feel tumor, then 2009 fatigue but otherwise felt great, then abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Bowel blockage, made my husbadn violently ill. Went to the ER and they sent him home the first time with suppositories to help end the blockage. Next time to the ER they did exploratory surgery and found the tumor. And so the rest of our ride follows.
blood on the stool and rectal pain
Change of bowel habits, bleeding, bloating, tiredness. Diagnosed as IBS!
Bloody stool then total constipation
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!
I had bleeding from my bowel and I thought 'I must get around to getting these haemorrhoids fixed one day'. I sure wish I had done something about it sooner rather than later.
Rectal bleeding and clots, blood in stool, weak, tired and pressure/pain on lower abdominal area, uncomfortable @ times in recal area, pressure in rectal area, skinny (pencil like) stool.
Blood in my stool, increasing to passing blood clots in place of stool.
Constipation, stomach blotting, bloody stool, tailbone pain, buttock pain.
None, found on a routine colonoscopy.
Rectal bleeding that my gynocologist said was "probably hemorrhoids," lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
just feeling extremely tired, couldn't work out at gym, really nothing else
abdominal pain, fatique
Extreme change in bowel habits leading up to complete constipation (blockage) and weight loss
I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
For the colorectal: mucus in stool, feeling like bowel was always full, bloating. For current problems... None.
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.
Stringy blood for about the last year. Always bleeding even after my period. Cramps hurt more the last 6 months. Very heavy flow with big clots.
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
heavy bleeding during and after intercourse
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
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.
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
Fatigue, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
first i thought i was just having irregular periods, then it progressively got worse. The hemorrhaging is absolutely horrible at this point. Have had hip and pelvic bone pain for a few months now. numbness and tingling in my toes. bladder pain.
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
pain (tummy) weight loss swelling nasuea vomiting
vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March
Vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
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
Other meds im on is Zanax, Prilosac, Roxicet if needed, Motin 800mg, Birth control and Zofan. I also get nebulsta every 21 days. I also take vitamens :)
Painful heavy periods. Period disappeared for 2 years then came back.I always just thought it came back when my daughter 1st started hers. I had been through a rough break up and put it down to stress when they stopped.
My original diagnosis was in September of 2008. My only real symptom was light vagianl bleeding after intercourse, thankfully I never missed a yearly exam.
Abnormal bleeding during pregnancy history of abnormal pap. Without follow up. Back pain leg pain. Bowl and urinary issues. And extreme fatigue.
spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
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.
None at first, just went in for yearly pap, then bleeding during sex, then bleeding even without sex, went back to dr, another pap, positive for cancerous cells
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
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.
low hmgb, tiredness, trouble breathing
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.
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.
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Sinus infection that would not go away
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Lower back pain, night sweats, fatigue and servre tonsillitis.
I guess it all began on my 5th birthday. After months of bruising, nosebleeds, ear infections, chest colds, obnoxiously high fevers, and muscle pains so severe that I was unable to walk, I was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia). I went into remission a few months after treatment, and after a 3-year protocol I was pronounced a "full cure" at age 8. For 10 years I experienced absolutely no further symptoms, and just lived an extraordinarily normal & boring life without giving that stupid disease another thought. Then, I broke my arm. No big deal, right? Well, at my 10th annual follow-up checkup, I was told that - suprise! - I had localized osteosarcoma in my left radius (lower arm bone), and was in the early stages of AML (acute myelogenous leukemia). I underwent 1 year of chemo & radiation, as well as surgical removal of the osteogenic sarcoma & a bone graft (limb-salvage a complete success: my arm is still intact!). After going in and out of remission, I had a bone marrow transplant. 1 year later, I was pronounced in "full" remission, and discontinued all treatments the subsequent year. I had no further symptoms. 8 months ago I learned that my AML was no longer in remission. Here we go again :)
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Night sweats, couple funny turns, stomach cramps
Tiredness Fatigue Weak bones
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.
So tired I can sleep days away, never seem to run a temp but do get sweats. I won't call them night sweats because they sometimes happen during the day. My body aches mostly my shoulder, neck, back joints. Also, very dry and stuffy, headaches but mostly just want to sleep.
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
Swollen testicle / lump
Small lump on my right testicle, only about the size of a grain of rice.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Pain and discomfort
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.
What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
Low grade fevers, fatigue, extreme headaches, anemia, bone pain
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Bleeding from mouth,spleen enlorged,body week,wbc count 2,50,000
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.
Anemia, enlarged/distended spleen, low white count, weight loss, fatigue, constant bloody noses, occasional blood-vessel bursting rashes (especially along left/spleen side of torso and feet.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
Swollen lymphnodes on first diagnosis. Second and third diagnosis through routine PET Scans.
Runny nose and a high grade fever for about 10 days prior to first white cell count.
my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment
I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms
11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
Stomach Ache, Liver and Spleen Enlarged viewed in Scanning and wbc count increased upto 88000 in blood picturre
Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work. Next thing I knew I had an appt. At the Oncology clinic across town at 8am the next morning.
high fever for months. pail skin, red rash on face and body, leg and back bone pain, tired, mood swings,
Petechiae, exhaustion, headaches, weight loss
I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bleeding, pencil-thin stools, severe constipation, hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoids were THE diagnosis until I was sent to a GI surgeon who took one look...................
Bleeding for 6 months
Slight bleeding for about 5 months. Thought it was a hemorrhoid.
Bleeding and the thought I only had a hemorrhoid
A "skin tag" on my anal area. My OB Gyn found it. Lethargic, tons of itching.
hemorrhoid like symptoms - change in bowel movements, blood from rectal area
Weight loss, thin curved bowel movements
Rectal bleeding //Found on a mammogram
thought I had a bleeding hemoroid, had a test through the government, told me I was fine, pushed for a colonoscopy, here I am now!
Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
I had rectal bleeding for 2 months and was told by a doctor it was hemmorhoids but that if it didn't stop in a month, to get a colonoscopy. She was a great doctor. Saved me because there is no spreading to any lymph nodes
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!
A hemorrhoid that was hard to the touch. Itching, hot flashes, fecal leaking and a swollen lymph node (mistaken for a hernia).
Itching, lump in anus.
rectal pains, pressure, rectal bleeding
abdomen bloating, rectal bleeding tiredness, headaches
The usual; unusual bloating of my abdomen, skinny poops, a growth that I was told repeatedly was a hemorrhoid, a weird soreness in my lower back and eventually enough pain to make me pay attention.
Bumps, bleeding in rectum. Misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids
Small painful bump growing out of rectum similar to a hemmorhoid; size kept increasing and becoming more and more painful, until a colonscopy and biopsy were done and I received my diagnosis.
Bleeding, 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.
My symptoms came on fast, and resembled hemorrhoids--rectal bleeding and pain. Except, neither would go away with the use of over-the-counter remeies.
Bleeding, feeling full, pressure
constipation and bloating two years prior then shortly before diagnoised itching, pressure.
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shortness of breath
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Aches in the knee and swelling
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
I had pain in my hip during my second sons pregnancy, it never went away and by the time I had time to think about myself I was pregnant again. I lost this one 14 weeks in. My doctor the whole time was telling me my son caused my sacrum to turn he could feel it no x rays nessasary! I believed him until finally I wanted to die so bad. But my babies who would love then as much as I do! I made it to a different clinic begged and cried to a PA. Of course he said. I laid on the xray table when I heard him swear and call me in. Half my hip was gone. A tumor the size of a football took its place. The tumor was what my doctor was feeling not my sacrum. Thats when my whirl wind began.
pain in leg.swelling..fever
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
It started with a swollen lymph node..
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
One sided runny nose
numbness in face, lose of smell, headache, lose of vision in lef eye
Ron had suffered breathing problems for some time. He was misdiagnosed with a deviated septum a year ago and referred to a specialist. The specialist simply checked him out and booked him for surgery 9 months down the road. In January the nosebleeds turned to ear bleeds and the headaches became more severe. We went back to the doctor only to be told he had an acute sinus infection. In february Ron underwent surgery for a deviated septum and lo and behold they found a massive tumor was the real cause of all the nosebleeds, headaches and general unwellness.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
Server abdominal pain (on the right side near navel), Chills, Uncontrollable Shaking, Persistent Nausea. Went to the ER and they determined it was appendicitis.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Losing weight and food getting stuck mid way in the esophagus.
Gastric reflux. difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms in throat
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
severe reflux, had trouble swollowing, weight loss, chest pain and pain in mid back
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
ear ache, sore throat.
None. Cancer was discovered on my right tonsil by chance. I went in for a Heart Ablation for my A-Fib and the Anesthetist saw a growth on my tonsil. The Electrophysiologist did not see it but told my Wife I should have it checked by an ENT.
Sore throat that wouldnt go away
Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Tonsil right side and partial basal tongue cancer
I thought I had a cold and a minor soar throat. Went into my doctor who thought I had tonsillitis and gave me two weeks of antibiotics. I took them and they didn't help. He referred me to an ENT who took one look in my mouth, sat down, and told me it was cancer. He took biopsies of the tonsil which confirmed that it was cancer. He then referred me to the Porter Cancer Clinic and my surgeon. The rest is history...
Ear pain and noticeable growth in my throat which did not go after 3 treatments of antibiotics.
Started out as a sore throat. My PCP prescribed antibiotics with a caveat that if this didn't clear it up then contact a throat specialist. After 10 days of antibiotics no improvement so I contacted the specialist. One look confirmed to her that my left tonosil was indeed malignant. I was further referred to an Otolaryngology surgeon who performed the biopsy confirming it was cancerous. A PET Scan further revealed that one lymph node was also suspected to be malignant.
Fatigue, swollen glands
Ear pain, sore throat not eliminated after a course of antibiotics.
a lump on my right side of neck...no pain only mild pain in throat area from post outpatient surgery when they did exploratory biposy surgery and took pieces of tissue out
Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Sore throat, ear ache; hurts to talk
Advanced, T2N2Mo squamous cell cancer of the tonsil which seems to be related to a viral origin because it is P16 positive.
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Swollen left submandibular lymph node, molar and roof of mouth discomfort. Feeling like I have tonsillitis without the fever or extreme sore throat.
lymph node swelling and sore throat
Loss of taste, sore burning throat, mouth sores, loss of appitite
A lump on the side of my neck.
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of my neck. No pain or other symptoms present.
I was extremely tired all the time, and the only symptom that brought the cancer to light was that it was growing outward. I thought it was a swollon tonsil.
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
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
heavy bleeding. severe pain, fatigue, lymph edema in lower limbs, headaches, bone aches
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
AGE : 67, WEIGHT : 88 Kg, HEIGHT : 5’2”, FEMALE SUMMARY OF HISTORY : • Married , 2 boys, normal delivery. Known Hypertensive, been on Hi BP medication since 15+ years. 2 Paternal aunts had Uterine Cancer • Had post menopausal bleeding off & on, with thickened ET; in March-April 2012 • CT scan & MRI in May 2012 showed s/o omental, retroperitoneal and mesentric metastatic deposits • Small tissue Biopsy , May 2012 – Ca Endometrium . Confirmed by CT guided Biopsy • PET Scan on 15-5-2012 : Omental thickening , with omental deposits, mesenteric deposits, FDG avid SUV max 3.9, paraaortic , aortocaval and left external iliac lymph nodes • Chemoport used and 2 cycles (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemo (Paclitaxel 150mg+ Carboplatin 200mg) followed by radical hysterectomy & omentectomy in July 2012. Biopsy Diagnosed as : Serous Adenocarcinoma Uterine Corpus (high grade by definition) – pT1aN0M1. • ER+ PR+ • Weekly (24-8-12 & 31-8-12) , post operative chemo was given starting, but developed high fever and chemo was discontinued . Used – Mitotax150 mg+ Carboplatin 200 mg. • Developed adjutant infection – E.Coli in the blood and treated through broad spectrum of antibiotics • PET Scan done on 28-9-12 : Not clear in its findings but mentions metastasis in lymph. • Weekly (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemotherapy started on 22.10.12 for 6 cycles ( 18 weeks, with breaks) , Albumin bound Placitaxel 100mg + Carboplatin 150 mg in Dextrose and Saline • PET Scan on 22 Apr. 2013 : Showed no metastasis • Radiation – 5 days a week, 34 daily cycles of radiation with a couple of days break after the 24th radiation for 7 days , during which 3 intercavatary were done. Completed in Aug. 2013. Post adjuvant RT: EBRT 45 Gy + 1200 cGy in 3 fractions SORBO -6/8/13. • CCT Scan in October 2013, showed no metastasis in the body. • November 2013, she had small intestine blockage and had to be admitted for clearing through nasal aspirator. (This was the third time it happened in 3 months) • PET Scan on 6 March 2014 : Recurrence of peritoneal deposits - trace subhapetic and perihapetic hypodense area which may represent peritoneal deposit, and cluster of peritoneal deposits in anterior abdominal wall, left lumbar region and underneath the left anterior abdominal wall. Biopsy from Anterior Abdominal wall shows neoplastic cells suggestive of metastatic carcinoma. Individual cells possess eosinophillic cytoplasm and moderately pleomorphic nuclei with inconspicuous nucleolus. Many mitotic figures are discernible.
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
spotting after menopause
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
Spotting after menopause
bleeding and awful smelling discharge
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
Large uterine mass, abnormal menstrual flooding, sciatica pain, anemia, fatigue
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
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.
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
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"
All I had was spotting for 3-4 weeks.
pain, nauseous, fatigue, joints and bone pain,
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
Very heavy irregular periods
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Tumor in thigh
Softball sized tumor in my right chest wall; rib deformity; and extensive back spasms.
Large mass behind my knee... Ignored for a couple of years.
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Persistant pain in leg (thought it was age degenerative)
Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
There was no symptoms, only until we decided to have a lump and back pain checked out and then by that time it had spread.
Pain in pelvic area, left leg turned out, fever, night sweats, high blood pressure(hypertension), and high heart rate (tachycardia). First diagnosed as growing pains, broken pelvis, and then hematoma. Tumor grew tremendously in one weekend.
Nicole started losing her eyesight in what doctors called a "paraneoplastic phenomenon" there were dead white blood cells in her eyes blinding her. At the same time a tumor was growning in her left forearm. The tumor was able to spread to lymph nodes and spine and abdomen.
Shooting pains in my left thigh
Small fissure on tongue
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Back in September, I was having a sharp pain on my left side by my groin area and I went to the doctor for an annual check up and my doctor told me it was probably an ovarian cyst and they come and they go. Pain sure did go away and I thought it was nothing till one Wednesday at the end of January the pain woke me up out of my sleep and that was when I knew it wasn't just a 'cyst'
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
I did not have any outward signs of a lump or rash etc. I initially noticed a slight ache is my left leg which did not go away. Then, as weeks passed, it was steadily becoming for obvious and the pain, though always an dull ache, at times became very sharp. No amount of Panadol or Anti Flams, even Coedine would touch the pain. My GP had me referred to a Physio as she thought it was Sciatica - so was seeing the Physio and having acupuncture - but this was making my pain worse and was getting unbearable. I notices my toes were now tingly and numb, this was when my GP referred me to hospital, and was admitted. After 8 weeks and been flown and then chopered to 3 different hospitals they found the huge tumor was throughout my whole Left side of pelvis and grown into my sciatic nerve - it was only that pain that indicated I had something wrong with me!!
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Extreme pain and fatigue
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
knot under earlobe
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
I just thought I had a sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
none on neck so far
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
Intermittent enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck for a period of nearly 4 years. Finally the lymph node (which turned out to be a mass of cancer) got so large that it was difficult to turn my head.
Sore throat that did not go away
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Hoarseness ...was treated for allergies for 9 mo. before cancer was found ~
Lump on neck
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Lymph node swollen for about 6 months before I went to dr to look at it...DON"T WAIT THAT LONG. No other symptoms.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
A VERY small sore (grain of sand sized) appeared on my left lateral tongue. It was there for 3 months and a minor nuisance. I thought maybe I had bitten it or ate something sharp like chips. After a 6 mm punch biopsy it flourished and tripled in size in less than a month and became unbearably painful along with frequent stabbing pains in the neck area just below the rear of my earlobe.
While on the computer, I felt a lump in my neck. I went for a biopsy and it came back positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The scary thing is I was at my healthiest time of my life as far as eating and exercising and showed NO other signs of being sick.
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
White spot on my tongue that turned into a huge red lump. My pcp kept telling me that is was an ulcer that was being caused by an infection in my body. Finally almost a year later when i could no longer take the pain i finally demanded he send me for a biopsy.
Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
My daughter Sarah noticed a sore on her tongue. Thought it was from biting it. she went to a doctor. He diagnosed her with thrush, gave her meds and sent her on her way. Meds did nothing.. she went back to the same doctor for a 2nd and 3rd time. He told her there was nothing more he could do for her and to stop wasting both his and her time. My daughter lived with this sore on her tongue for over a year.She woke up one morning in horrible pain and her tongue was black. She went to see her personal doctor, She sent Sarah to a ear,nose and throat doctor. That next day he did a biopsy on her tongue. The day after that 2-4-2010 she called me and told me she had cancer. This cancer spread to her lymph nodes then to her lungs. She passed away on 12-26th-2010.
Ulcer/lesion on right side of tongue that wouldn't heal.
Sore in back of tongue
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
A very sore tongue. It hurts to eat and talk.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None other than the lump that was removed from my neck
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
I found a lump in my groin when I was 19 years old. It was diagnosed as a hernia. 8 months later I had surgery and the surgeon said "that's not a hernia."
Lump, on the left side of my neck and rather painful, itchy and fatigue... Also a cough
Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.
painless cervical lymphadenopathy
fatigue,night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss
Lump found on left side of neck, just above the collar bone.
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
Dizziness, Vertigo, chest pains, unstoppable cough, night sweats, Anemia, and unexplained weight loss (which for me was like WOW, I think I lost around 20+ because I didn't know I had cancer around this time when I notice this symptom in particular.)
Hodgkin's - fatigue, weight loss, lump Uterine - bleeding, pain Thyroid - weight gain, fatigue, lump Skin - visual sores
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
I had absolutely no symptoms. Mine was found through a kidney stone.
Fever, Chills, Night Sweats, Back Pain, Coughing, Tired, Run-down, and the Constant Feeling of Being Sick.
Night sweats Weight loss Fatigue
right supraclavicular mass
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
Fatigue, vomiting, diarrohea, enlarged lymphnode.
Chest pains big lymph nodes cause energy loss chemo radiation test study drugs
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my left lung had collapsed (which lead to the diagnosis).
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
Fatigue, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.
Got pneumonia twice and bronchitis multiple times from mid-January to my diagnosis and flight to Denver, CO to the hospital. Took four days of being in the hospital to actually get over that bout of pneumonia which had come back around St Patricks day after having felt better from when I had it in February. Also had a huge lump on my right peck that was bruised and nasty looking from very low platelet counts, other than that I felt a bit more fatigued than usual and having more trouble getting through my 10-14 hour work shifts when I didn't have trouble on the past when I got super long shifts like that.
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest
Flu like symptoms along with feeling very weak tired and achy. Bruising on my arms, chest, and legs. Weight loss.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe Itching over whole body. No Rash. Jaundice.
Weight loss, fatigue, back & muscle pain, nausea
Second time around: Vomiting, burning stomach pain, boiling stomach pains, lower back pains, cramps, abdomen pains First time around: Vomiting, vomiting bile, severe scratching (itching), high liver enzymes (bilirubin), nausea, abdominal pains, lower back pains, yellowing of skin, yellow eyes, fatigue, bile duct obstruction, brown urine, white stool, belching, anemia, lethargic
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
white blood count high, anemic, and I have an enlarged spleen
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
Fatigue, dangerously low blood counts, prone to infection & bleeding
lower white cell count and low red cell count
What Appendecial Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Over a period of 3 months, my weight began to shift. Everything was moving north instead of south. I chalked it up to aging and odd things the body did. An ultra sound showed a massive tumor on my right ovary (20 cm). During the week it took to see a specialist, it grew to 44 cm. Surgery took place the next day and it was found that the point of origin was the appendix.
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
Pain / pressure in chest. Sweating, fainting, fevers, vertigo, throwing up. Fatigue. Bulging neck veins. Throat pain. Loss of voice. No energy. Couldn't sleep on left side. Shortness of breathe hard to get deep breath.
lump on neck
was constantly hurting nobody knew what was wrong not even my doctor
had swollen lymph node
white spots on my tongue
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
Occasional difficulty swallowing
Found incidentally but in retrospect frequent urination and urgency, bloating, dizzy, weight gain, shortness of breath,
None except lung infections
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
Some coughing but relatively symptom free from cancer. Side effects from chemo and radiation.
Enlarged nodes, cough, sinus symptoms, anosmia, chills
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
none - found during routine blood work
Extreme loss of energy, being winded after a flight of stairs, fatigue, radically extreme bruising, minor cuts do not clot, flu-like symptoms.
Lately, vomiting and headaches, pain in my joins, some diarreia.
I had absolutely no symptoms
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.
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
Weakness on left side, seizures, headaches, neuropathy, long/short term memory, loss of drivers license, no longer able to work, tiredness, mood swings
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
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