What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Back pain, weight gain, exhaustion
lump in my breasts
None - I found a lump, which turned out to by a cyst. That cyst was hiding one of the cancer tumors. The other tumor was closer to my chest wall.
Tenderness in right breast. Lump in right breast.
Breast cancer no symstoms Kindey cancer no symstoms Thyroid cancer lost weight and a lump
I found a lump in my right breast just a few weekks after my mammogram.
2 lumps felt on left breast, dull pain in the same area, fatigue
I had none, no one even felt a lump! Just went to my yearly exam and was asked to do a baseline mammogram and BAM!......Here we are!
None - found during annual mammogram
I had a lump that grew, nothing else was wrong
Anger. Fear. Loss of control.
I have had no symptoms. My diagnosis was from a yearly mammogram.
None, had an annual mammogram.
I found a large lump while showering.
through most of 2008 excruciating pain in my spine
Lump in left breast, dimpling of skin!...and pain in right hip.
1st time- I felt a small lump when I laid down to go to sleep- 2nd time- fluid built up in my chest, lund had collapsed- couldn't breath. It go progressively worse over about 2-3 weeks. Felt a heaviness on my chest when I bent over, and struggled to climb stairs.
Large mass in right breast
I found a small lump in my left breast. Four mammograms, an ultrasound and a biopsy later, I was diagnosed with IDC.
none; cancer found on mammogram
Burning pain in my left breast that shot through my underarm area and down my arm.
Had intraductal papillomas removed from right breast...suffering from 2 more surgeries due to staph infection in less than 2 weeks of the first surgery. I feel due to this surgery & the staph that this breast was weakened. Three years later I notice a terrible hard lump on the incision site. Nothing else until CT scan was done. Nothing felt during breast exam by my OB/GYN or myself other than the hard lump. Nothing showed up on mammo or magnified mammo. Tumors visible on ultrasound. Left breast was full of them & the largest one was growing straight back from the nipple area towards the back of my body (doctor stated it was "in hiding.")
pain under my right breast and extremely bad headaches
Found a lump at the age of 38
None. Tumor found during routine mammogram
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
bones and mets
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
All of them
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
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
little or none prior to diagnosis
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
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
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
None other than slightly elevated PSA
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
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.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Temporary blindness to left eye
tingling down right arm
Visible nodules on Xray and Scans
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
I had a vague, dull ache in my chest in the area of my heart. lots of heart tests, nothing found. A routine chest x-ray found the tumor on my lung. After surgery, the ache was gone but doctos are skeptical.
There was no symptoms. It was found on a Chest Xray that was done so my mother could have her second knee replacement. It wasn't there 7 months prior
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
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, Fatigue
right sided chest pain
cough and weight loss and fatigue
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bleeding in your urin, blood clots in your urin
None really. Just had to pee a lot and often but it was never painful just annoying.
My husband had blood in his urine. No pain at all No pain for the kidney cancer either.
None at this time. Started six month ago with blood in the urine as a result of kidney cancer. Right kidney removed in November 2013. in June 2014 a small cancer was found in my bladder. Since it is an aggressive type, I will having my bladder removed on July 30.
Micro blood in urine
I began passing blood in my urine. That'll scare the daylights outta ya.
Visible bright red blood in urine. No pain at first.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
heart palpitations due to anemia
left nostril and ear were clogged
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
Enlarged lymph nodes, Tired, depression, some pain, hair loss, neuropathy, blisters from the doxil, memory loss, sleeplessness, my blood sugar is on the whack other than that I'm GREAT!
Chest infection that lasted for 6 week in August of 2003 and then reoccurred for 8 weeks in April 2004.
Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
none until swollen lymph nodes appeared on the left side of my neck.
I found a lump on my upper arm and two on my sternum bone. One doctor told me it was fatty tissue that had harden. Definitely went to get a second opinion. My ob/gyn said, " No we need to have this looked at...had a mammogram, mri, biopsy, then a pet scan.
Swollen lymph node below jaw bone, front of ear, righ side of neck
lost weight,was on a diet though,so didnt notice,then found small lump on my neck
visual plaque on forearm
Swollen node above my clavicle.
Coughing, pain in abdomen, fever and chills
Swollen inguinal lymph node, Fatigue, itchy dry skin
Pain in left leg. Progressed to a limp, a hop, 1 crutch, 2 crutches, a walker, and a wheelchair before my diagnosis. Four months before anyone figured out what was wrong. I'm fairly certain I've had follicular lymphoma for at least 10 years before it got so bad.
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Lump discovered right side of neck, above clavicle bone
Extreme fatigue and weakness, shortness of breath
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
EXTREME fatigue, shortness of breath, steroid myopathy, low WBC & RBC counts, anemia, night sweats,splenomegaly,etc.
Night sweets,enlarged lymph nodes,Enlarged spleen
Hospitalized for blood clots, while in the dr discovered that what they thought was a thyroid issue was actually lymphoma and the clots in my arm and jugular were from the cancer growing into my throat
Abdominal swelling, severe lower back pain, lower abdominal and leg weakness
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 and flank pain
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
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.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
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.
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
None. Found incidentally.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
blood in my urine
flank pain, gross hematuria
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
swollen & painful abdomen, pain in right lower back
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
Trouble urinating, jaundice
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
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.
Dark urine, jaundice
Fatigue, pain on left side, change in bowel (color, size) due to blockage. Jaundice right after diagnosis.
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
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
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Diahrra (spelled wrong) Jaundice(Twice) Loss Weight, Alot of Pain. In the beginning we didn't have insurance and no one wanted to help. We are middle class. So he got stent put in went back to work, waited for open enrollment got insurance, and then Jaundice again he in for surgery the Whipple, but cancer is wrap a around the portal vein and taking over the whole pancrea, the doctors couldn't get any of it out, but they did bypass to help him digest his food better,
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
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.
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
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, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Jaundice was the only symptom Dad showed.
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.
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
frequent urination, constipation fullness
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
For nearly a year I had bloating, intestional issues ranging from nausea, vomiting and constipation
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain.
Pain from cysts. Had surgery to remove cyst and tumor was found.
Bloating. Feeling full fast. Pain.
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.
Enlargement of abdomen like a pregnant lady and abdomen was hard on touching. Periods were regular with no other symptoms
bloated lower abdomen, always felt full, exhausted, irregular peiods, digestion problems.
Bloating, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
bloating, weight loss, had a sharp pain one night that subsided to a dull ache in right ovary area, couldn't lay flat, felt full after small meals, one day I had diarrhea and excessive gas every 10 minutes, heartburn, frequent urination.
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Slight ache by right ovary.
ovarian - bloating, pain in the back that made me fall to my knees. gravitational pain such as an advanced case of hemmorhoids. Breast - no warning; was going for a reduction and they found an in situ mass in the left breast. Spinal - intense lower back pain shooting down the leg. Times of numbness from waist down; falling to the floor or left leg dragging.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
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.
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain
Heavy periods, pulling feeling in lower right abdomen, gas pains, constipation.
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I had a mini-stroke on March 3, 2011. Dr. found a nodule on my thyroid while looking at my caratoid arteries for reason of stroke. I had a fine needle biopsy of thyroid on March 10 and was called the next day with diagnosis of thyroid cancer and a hole in my heart called PFO that caused the mini-stroke. I am thankful for the mini-stroke or I would not have known I had cancer. Looking back I did have symptoms of weight gain, dry skin, brittle nails, and feeling tired. I thought it was because I was older. LOL
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
My left laryngeal nerve was cut during the process of removing my thyroid so my left vocal cord is paralyzed.
Absolutely none - found by mistake
none, lump found by doctor on annual female exam.
none except for feeling the lymph node on the side of my 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.
Throat soreness, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, frequent colds.
None other than lump on neck
I was going back and forth for about 3 years before i was diagnoised. my dr found nodules on my throat but i felt fine. After having a ton of tests they finally determined i had cancer
Hair loss, Weight gain, Depression, Lack of sex Drive, Mood swings, nausea, Migraines
Sudden itching and spreading pain in my left leg moving to my right arm within 12 hrs, then to my right leg, converting to extreme pain. Unable to sleep for over 36 hrs. Dr. expected brain involvement, ordered MRI. No indications of disease. Prescribed gabapentin, was like a miracle. I think because I could sleep. Symptoms abated for some time then returned. I went back to my PCP who had been on this the whole time. He sent me to a neurologist (who was awful) that ran a bunch of torture tests. He then sent me for an MRI of my neck. This is perhaps the best part of the story. When I met with him about the results he coldly said this is not neurological. Nothing else! I had an appointment with my PCP about two weeks later. Upon reading the report he said you have a large nodule on your thyroid (WTF). What a crappy doctor that neurologist was! Didn't say a thing or send a report to my PCP... My PCP went into high gear and ordered an Ultrasound, followed by a biopsy. Bad Findings, consult, and surgery. Great Surgeon, Dr. Glackin. Kind, Listens, Patient, Tender. Both Dr's PCP Levin and Surgeon Dr. Glackin visited and made sure orders were followed and I was comfortable after surgery and the next day. I thought that only happened on TV.
swollen neck, fatigue
Hard lump on the right side of my neck.
none. neck was evaluated for unrelated symptoms.
Sore throat, hoarseness, sometimes difficult swallowing (a "clicking" in my throat), fatigue, mood swings
Swollen sore neck.
None. Found a lump during routine visit.
Fatigue, Constantly clearing my throat, Hoarseness
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
A lump in the throat.
Felt pressure on throat like "tight turtleneck", July 2nd. Dr. didn't feel anything so probably just stress or acid reflux. Two weeks later could feel lump on right side. Ultrasound confirmed 2cm mass on August 2, 2010. Fine-Needle Biopsy on September 2, 2010 and the "call" on September 10, 2010.
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
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.
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
nausea, weight loss, insomnia, vomiting, chronic back pain
I haven't had any symptoms yet...that I know of
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
extreme stomach pain
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
grand mal seizure
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
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
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
had a fit
seizures, MRI showed grey mass on brain
Seizure Activity, Vomiting and Tiredness
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.
Speech, memory loss, sleeps a lot...
Terrible headaces and sick to my stomach.
NONE! Mom had been treated for severe back pain for years. No one could really find anything wrong until we saw this particular neurosurgeon that "starts at the top." She had started dragging her left foot a little and cried a lot, but she said it was because she was in so much back pain and no one could do anything to help her.
headaches, dizziness, slow thought process, collapsed
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
bone pain, fatigue
bone pain ,tired all the time immune system a little low ,platelets low 109
Trouble walking for almost 2 years, because of hip and back pain. Feeling constantly tired (anemia). Also a general feeling of having flu like symptoms. According to x-rays my bones have many leasions, they are weak like having osteoporosis.
tired, tired, tired
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
Bone lesions, spinal compression, fatigue and bone pain
back pain, lethargy
Weakness, fatigue, chemo brained, achiness nausea
Pain in the Sacrum-numbness in the buttx and anal area and hip pain-pain a various levels 24-7
Fatigue,dry skin, constipation, occassional hip pain only at night. Never had any other bone pain.
fatigue, aching joints
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blood/Mucus in Stools, Extreme Fatigue, Abdominal Bloating, Thin stools/ Gas/ Pain
Some bleeding, extremely cold all the time and really dark under eye circles due to internal bleeding.
none, allergist noticed blood loss and severe anemia, contacted GP who ordered tests.
Blood in stool and loose stool
I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
None- I was in for a screening colonoscopy
My side affects consist of sharp pain on the the right side of my abdomen and sharp pain in my rectum area
Diagnosed FAP, untreated.
alternating bouts of constipation & diarrhea
bleeding, extreme pressure in lower gut, significant weight loss and fatique
Very Strange Bowl movememts at first, then bloody stools with mucuos, excessive gas and bloating,all this took place in the time span of about 8 months. NEVER HAD ANY KIND OF PAIN, scarry part.
October 2007 started with infrequent stomach pain and unusual bowel movements. December 2007 more frequent stomach pain, blood in stools, and excessive tiredness.
I had pain in my left side for several months. After trying medication for stomach problems and having an upper endoscopy, my doctor decided to order a ct scan just to check. Turns out there was nothing on the left side, but there was a mass on my right side near my colon. Totally unexpected since that wasn't even where my pain was.
feverish, sluggish, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, sticky fluid. strong feeling of having to go but there would be small stool .
Consitpaption than abdominal pain in December 2011,
diffuse GI symptoms intermittent diarrhea and blood in stools.
Blood in my stool, increasing to passing blood clots in place of stool.
Very Tired, and sometimes pain, from ordinary exercise
Polip tumor in sigmoid colon
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.
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
small change in bowel movements
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.
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
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.
Bleeding constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
Swollen right leg.
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
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
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
vaginal bleeding & some pain behind hips.
i have had really heavy bleeding during my period, i have alot of back pain, constant fatigue,and pain during sex.
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
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.
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.
pain (tummy) weight loss swelling nasuea vomiting
I started having symptoms in Feb. 08'. I had severe vaginal bleeding. I filled a plastic cup up with smal blood clots in a matter of 30 minutes. I would wake up soaked in blood. I was taken to the ER multiple times and bled blood clots the size of golf balls. This continued through my diagnosis in June. I had 3 different doctors tell me that it was just low estrogen and progesterone and put me on birth control. I also had severe pelvic pain
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
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 :)
heavy bleeding in between periods for at least one weak at a time and up to 30 days, naseau, feeling fullness last few weeks, lower stomach feeling and looking very bloaded and big, and feels achy, moderate pelvic pain, lower back has a dull ache, light headheaded.
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
4 cm large polyp on my cervix (one in a million are cancerous) 4 cm tumor on cervix as well. I've never had an abnormal pap and my cancer was not HPV Bleeding discharge, pain during intercourse. Doctor said it was because I was nursing my baby and my hormones were off.
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
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.
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
low hmgb, tiredness, trouble breathing
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
Night sweats, couple funny turns, stomach cramps
Mike's lymph nodes in his neck were swollen and doctors thought at first it was something else. But, after a couple of months, Mike knew something wasn't right. So, a surgeon removed one of the lymph nodes and came out of surgery and told me he was 99% sure Mike had some type of cancer. Later, it was discovered that he had cancerous lymph nodes not only in his neck but 2 other places on his body. The doctors at Vanderderbilt then determined it was AML.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
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.
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
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 :)
Low white blood cells
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
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.
For 3 weeks I was told the bloody noses were due to the lack of humididty in our home and the leg pain and fever were due to flu. Finally, knowing that my child , although a great actor couldnt possibly be holding onto this just for some attention. Saturday February 16th, 2008 I took her to her regualr pediatrician'S office.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
Tiredness Fatigue Weak bones
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
Swollen testicle / lump
Small lump on my right testicle, only about the size of a grain of rice.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Pain and discomfort
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.
What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
Low grade fevers, fatigue, extreme headaches, anemia, bone pain
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Bleeding from mouth,spleen enlorged,body week,wbc count 2,50,000
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.
Anemia, enlarged/distended spleen, low white count, weight loss, fatigue, constant bloody noses, occasional blood-vessel bursting rashes (especially along left/spleen side of torso and feet.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
Swollen lymphnodes on first diagnosis. Second and third diagnosis through routine PET Scans.
Runny nose and a high grade fever for about 10 days prior to first white cell count.
my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment
I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms
11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
Stomach Ache, Liver and Spleen Enlarged viewed in Scanning and wbc count increased upto 88000 in blood picturre
Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work. Next thing I knew I had an appt. At the Oncology clinic across town at 8am the next morning.
high fever for months. pail skin, red rash on face and body, leg and back bone pain, tired, mood swings,
Petechiae, exhaustion, headaches, weight loss
I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Dx as a hemorrhoid for 8+ years
Thought it was hemorrhoids. Then bleeding. Anal fissure. Anal skin tag.
Severe Itching,worse than poison ivy, and a sore that wouldn't heal for 5 years that slowly grew larger.
Three days of fresh dark blood
Rectal bleeding, black tar stool, and constipation.
Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Bleeding during bowel movements. Change in bowel habits and digestive problems. I detected the lump myself.
Bleeding, gas, bloating, discomfort, fatigue, nodule
bleeding, fatigue, bowel changes
Occasional bleeding from what I thought was hemorrhoid.
None. Occasionally a mildly annoying itchy hemorrhoid that I have had for 30 years.
skin tags, occasional rectal bleeding, rectal pressure, narrowing stools
Recently small lump small truly bug bite small. had earlier surgery due to light bleeding, scraping feel with bowel movement
Diarrhea, bloody stool, pain
burning, stinging, throbbing
Thought it was hemorrhoids, started small and kept getting bigger, tried the herbal and otc stuff, still kept getting bigger, very little bleeding, pain as it got bigger. When i finally seen the doc (4/15/11) She said right off 'this not a hemroid'. She did a biopsy.
Hemmroid type symptoms, itching, mild bleeding
bleeding, hemorrhoids, pain in bottom and itching, hard to use bowls.
Rectal pain and bleeding. Thought tumor was a hemorhoid.
Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
hemorrhoids, bleeding with bowel movements.
Not a one. No symptoms.
Have experienced bright red blood from time to time with no other symptoms. After talking to doctor, I dismissed this as nothing to worry about. About one year ago I discovered a small bump inside my anus. Doctor thought it was a hemorrhoid and prescribed suppositories and fiber supplement. At this point I had experienced no pain, just occasional bright red blood. As time went on, the bump became larger and harder. Then, I experienced itching and soreness after bowel movements. Thanks to "Dr. google", I decided that my hemorrhoid had thrombosed (clotted). I returned to my doctor, endured a painful exam and she referred me to a surgeon (still thinking it was a hemorrhoid and that I probably needed hemorrhoidectomy). Upon examination, the surgeon told me it felt a little harder than a hemorrhoid should be and he wanted to biopsy it while I was under anesthesia. The biopsy showed "invasive non-keratinizing sqamous cell carcinoma, moderate to poorly differentiated. No lymphovascular invasion identifed.
Bleeding, feeling full, 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
One night after dinner, the right side of my belly (near my navel) started hurting really bad. The next day I went to the Er and they determined it was my appendix.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Losing weight and food getting stuck mid way in the esophagus.
Gastric reflux. difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms in throat
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
severe reflux, had trouble swollowing, weight loss, chest pain and pain in mid back
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
Swollen left submandibular lymph node, molar and roof of mouth discomfort. Feeling like I have tonsillitis without the fever or extreme sore throat.
Swelling in left side of neck, tumor on left tonsil.
sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
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...
Tonsil Cancer - February 12, 2009 (Not too many.) Tongue Cancer - January 31, 2011 (Sore, painful tongue.) Left Throat Cancer - January 20, 2012 (Lump on left side of jawline.)
Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring
Swollen right gland on my tonsil that would not go away.
Sore throat, ear ache; hurts to talk
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.
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
my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)
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.
Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
lump in neck, ear ache, sore throat, change in voice, enlarged tonsil
One swollen, painless tonsil - diagnosed as strep throat. Did not respond to strep treatment. Had dentist look at it, he said "it looks a little swollen"... that did not satisfy me, I called an ent and made an appointment.
Lump on the left side of my neck
my tongue bumped against a lump
sore throat, deeper voice, lump in neck.
Left side of my neck just below my jawbone was "aching" one night. I felt a little lump with my tongue. I went into the bathroom, stuck my finger down my throat and felt a lump. I left a message that night for my dentist, who saw me following morning and sent me to an ENT. He couldn't help me because he doesn't take insurance. So he sent me to another ENT. Next day, I had preliminary tests (Friday) and Monday I had my biopsy. And as they say the rest is history
Fatigue, swollen glands
Lump in right side of neck
small lump in throat and sore when swallowing.
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.
Spotting after menopause
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
spotting, slight abdominal pain
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
Nothing until 1 weekend - massive bleeding, heavy discharge, anemia
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
Very heavy irregular periods
spotting after menopause
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Lower abdominal pain, nausea, heavy bleeding with periods, bleeding in between periods, pain going to the bathroom, pain with sex (basically pain with anything down there), fatigue, weakness, lightheaded, weight loss, loss of appetite
some bleeding between periods which I originally thought were a failed Endometrial Ablation, then cramps and Dr. found a cyst on my cervix which turned out to be Adenocarcinoma :(. I had one Oncologist say I had cervical cancer (but I had no HPV) and on onc. said I had Endometrial cancer. Tumour had grown sideways from endometrium through cervix so they couldn't do Hysterectomy. I had severe endometriosis before stupid cancer and was being treated for that. I was misdiagnosed for sooo long because Drs. all thought my endometriosis had just returned! >:(
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Had stage one cancer in May of 2012 with a complete hysterectomy. 95% cure rate. Unfortunately I am in the 5%. Had surgery 11/13/13 with tumor removal on bladder and bowel. Scheduled for chemo in January 2014
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
With the first tumor, there was hemorrhaging; With the second tumor, she was spotting, she was tired and hungry. Her ribs hurt where the new mass was growing and couldn't lift her arm.
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Blood in urine
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
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.
Hemorrhaging,prior to that heavy, heavy 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.
Sore in back of tongue
A very sore tongue. It hurts to eat and talk.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
painless cervical lymphadenopathy
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
Skin rash, fatigue, upper back pain.
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
Hodgkins Lymphoma which suppressed my trachea and Central vena cava vein....only cough and breathing problems as symptoms.
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Lump on neck
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
had one transplant ( stem cell waiting for another which is my last chance to live )
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
pain in chest - that was it! Had an xray to check and found a mass
None other than the lump that was removed from my neck
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
Enlarged node in left clavical (initial), swollen nodes in chest and spleen, drenching night sweats, lower back pain, fatigue, body aches, uncontrollable cough, vomiting
Swollen lymphnodes in neck
Lump in my neck, tired.
Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
None except for small little lumps on the back of my neck. I did not exhibit any other symptoms. My appetite, strength ( i do 10km run a day) and sleep like a log every night.
Lump on neck, night sweats, itchy skin, tired, chills
Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.
Lump found on left side of neck, just above the collar bone.
Extreme fatigue, swollen lymph nodes in my neck, and rash on my torso.
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
Fatigue, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest
Flu like symptoms along with feeling very weak tired and achy. Bruising on my arms, chest, and legs. Weight loss.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe Itching over whole body. No Rash. Jaundice.
Weight loss, fatigue, back & muscle pain, nausea
Second time around: Vomiting, burning stomach pain, boiling stomach pains, lower back pains, cramps, abdomen pains First time around: Vomiting, vomiting bile, severe scratching (itching), high liver enzymes (bilirubin), nausea, abdominal pains, lower back pains, yellowing of skin, yellow eyes, fatigue, bile duct obstruction, brown urine, white stool, belching, anemia, lethargic
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
white blood count high, anemic, and I have an enlarged spleen
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
lower white cell count and low red cell count
What Appendecial Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Over a period of 3 months, my weight began to shift. Everything was moving north instead of south. I chalked it up to aging and odd things the body did. An ultra sound showed a massive tumor on my right ovary (20 cm). During the week it took to see a specialist, it grew to 44 cm. Surgery took place the next day and it was found that the point of origin was the appendix.
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
lymph nodes swollen all over my body tired and cold all the time have stomic pain and numbess only on right side of stomoic but it could just be i have an ovarin cyst on my left and right side of overaries
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.
fatigue, loss of appetite
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
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.
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
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.)
Pain in my right hip
Enlarged nodes, cough, sinus symptoms, anosmia, chills
I had absolutely no symptoms
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
red flaky area on right side of nose
Abdominal and Back Pain.
lump on neck
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
was constantly hurting nobody knew what was wrong not even my doctor
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
Occasional difficulty swallowing
Kidney stone, weight loss (25 pounds in one month), flu like smptoms
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
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.
I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
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