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Breast Cancer Symptoms

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.



My history started with a routine mammogram March 3, 2010. Showing presence of abnormal calcifications. I underwent stereotactic biopsy of these calcifications showing presense of high-grade DCIS. Subsequently, I have undergone bilateral mastectomy with left breast being prophylactic on March 30, 2010 with immediate reconstruction. The pathology and the mastectomy showed at 1.5-mm, invasive, component, grade 3. Invasive carsinoma in the setting of DCIS. ER/PR+ at 90 and 90% respectively. HER-2/neu is 3+ I am BRCA1 and BRCA2 negative for this mutation. Removed 5 lymph nodes, they were all negative.
lump shooting zap of pain through nipple
Tumor, yuck!
pain in lungs and sternum where cancer ate a hole through it, exhausted
Found 2cm lump in my right breast while apply lotion in June 2008...had clean bill from Mommogram in Dec 2007 this was missed due to dense breast tissue...I highly recomend self exams and MRI's...because this still did not show in a mammogram after it was found
Found lump in right breast.
Found mass in my left breast
None. Detected in a routine mammogram.
I found a lump in my left breast while putting on my bra that snaps in the front. I don't think I would of found this if it wasn't for the placement of it being so close to the edge of my breast and close to the snap. I also would feel a tingling sensation in the area every now and then, sometimes it would itch a little.
None, had an annual 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.
Pain in breast, unexplained weight loss
Found small lump that hurt a bit sometimes. Mammogram was clear. 4 months later mammogram was clear again but ultrasound showed something. Biopsy showed invasive ductal carcinoma and carcinoma in situ.
Marble size lump in left breast with burning sensation, self discovered. Initially thought it was fibroid breast disease, first doctor diagnosed it as cystic mastitis.
I found lump in my breast by a self-exam.
I was rather quite fortunate; I did not experience any true symptoms.
I found a lump during a self exam.
occasional drainage from nipple
palpable lump, nipple discharge
annual mammogram~at age 40 (1st) found! Not until next mammogram at age 43 detected though I'd had physical exams annually!
none -big lump
I had none
A large mass up under my right arm
In September of this year, I felt a large lump in my left breast. I had an appt for my mammogram...it was postponed a week so that I could get a prescription for a Diagnostic and Screening with ultrasound. The mammogram did not show the lump, however, the ultrasound did. I was scheduled for a core biopsy 3 days later, and 2 days after that I had my diagnosis.
Mammagram detected mass deep in breast. No symptoms.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

none,
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
PSA 4.0
Biopsy
Hard to really explain there were changes in sex, things didn't work like it should. And one day we were driving and I had a sharp pain in the area or the prostate. Can't think of anything else.
little or none prior to diagnosis
NONE!!
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Trouble passing urine.
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
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
No symptoms
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.

Lung Cancer Symptoms

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
Horrible hip pain.
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
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.
Sickly for several years, always feeling out of sorts, never wanting to do anything or go anywhere (a little rough on the social life); stomach problems, body aches, infections, fevers, headaches, seriously quick failing eyesight & night blindness (this happened during the six weeks of fever)...ALWAYS sick (ALWAYS whiney)...went through the wringer with many a (mis)diagnosis: influenza bugs, mercury poisoning, allergies, fibromyalgia, blood poisoning, diverticulitis, depression, ulcerative colitis, dysentery, psychosomatic disorders, osteopenia, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, age, on and on...you start to wonder yourself...not that all diagnoses were incorrect but...missed A LOT of work, at one point a six-week stint with a constant high fever. I was taking so many different antidepressants, antibiotics and other medications, I was beginning to wonder why I still felt so bad when I could barely feel at all... My third general physician sent me for my annual chest x-ray as I was a smoker. A small spot was found on my right upper lung. Referred to a pulmonologist, a CT scan was performed revealing a 1.6cm nodule with stellate margins. A Pet scan was performed revealing several areas of concern in both lungs. The pulmonologist recommended surgery and referred me to a surgeon.
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
pain in back and hips
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Tired, shortness of breath, cough
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
Weakness, lathargic. discomfort in Kidney Area & gurgling in Lungs
Lymph is raised
Hard to swallow,low fevers
tingling down right arm

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

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.
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.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

coughing, low grade fever, couldn't breathe while laying down
Lump in neck followed a year later by a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
I discouverd an Enlarged node under my rt chin painless, Node removed, 2 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. 1 neg. did ct scan and pet scan found node under arm and a few little one here and there, removed node from under arm neg for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma 2009, do another scan others all disappear so no treatment they don't think I have it. After a bout with bronchites in Dec 2009 in Jan 2010 several nodes show up in rt shoulder. Another removal this time 3 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. Sent to spec. at Seattle Care Alliance They say they can't believe I have it I should be dead or very very ill. Extreme tiredness extreme pain in neck and shoulder, pressure in chest area, Headaches, weakness in left arm, They are still baffled so now the other nodes are shrinking but new ones have appeared 1 on the other side of the neck the other in my groin area. Lots of itchyness in areas that have enlarged nodes.
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Chronic cough
Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
Horrible night sweats, fatigue, that feeling of knowing something is wrong but the Drs all tell you just need Prozac. Finally a lump came up under my armpit.
Tired, night sweats and bowel changes. But happened slowly and randomly so I didn't connect the dots.
Night Sweats Wheezing from throat Lack of energy
sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
None. Discovered in routine chest xray required at my annual physical by my primary care Doctor, a self-proclaimed dinosaur.
Night swears, unable to walk,
Pain in right pelvic bone. Nerve pain radiating down butt and outside of right leg
Sweating, fever, no appetite, swollen kidneys prevented walking, backpain, vomiting.
visual plaque on forearm
no real cancer symptoms in the beginning, I felt great besides having some hives now and then, which appeared randomly. The rashes were real itchy, my Doctor thought I probably have an allergic reactions to some food I am eating. I had the hives for about 6 months when I noticed a painless enlarged lymph node on the side of my neck in August 2010. The lymph node was removed for a biopsy in December 2010. I did not have the classical symptoms for NHL, like night sweats or weight loss, but I was fatigued. On January 4th, 2011 I received my devastating news that I have DLBC NHL.
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.
(Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of 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.
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
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.
Night sweats
bone pain, fatigue, lump in neck,sweating day and night, lump in eye socket
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.

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Symptoms

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
bad skin
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Pain in the back and fatique.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Blood in urine and left hip pain
blood in my urine
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
flank pain, gross hematuria
Blood in urine and flank pain
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
I had no symptoms whatsoever. I was having gall bladder issues when my Dr decided to do an ultrasound, it was found completely by accident. I may add my maternal grandfather and my mother both died of cancer of the colon, my husband has had testicular cancer. And my younger sister was just diagnosed with liver cancer she developed as a result of PSC.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
None. Found incidentally.
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, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back

Pancreas Cancer Symptoms

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
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.
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
Sore abdomen
Numbness on left side slight back pain
Jaundice was my only symptom.
My mom started with Jaundice.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Jundice
Pain in side, jaundice
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Initially, back pain in December 2011, test done, Doctor said it was just arthritis. Severe pain started in his side and stomach and he had weight loss 6 weeks before he was diagnosed. Oncologist said that the back pain back in December 2011 was probably when the cancer started.
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.
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
Trouble urinating, jaundice
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

Oral Cancer Symptoms

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Flu like symptons, scaly right palm, diarreha, severe pain in my upper jaw.
None known by me
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

None! Went to the ER for a pain in stomach that turned out to be a vein that was bleeding due to a strenous kickboxing class the day before. CT scan showed enlarged ovary! Thank god for the gym!!! Got it early!
bloating, pain,
Bloating, tiredness
all the normal symptoms bloated nausea I even thought it was gall bladder or an ulcer after an inital ultrasound it was diagnosed fast
Hard to say (only time will tell if they were indeed symptoms of my cancer), but in the last few to several years I did experience: ongoing pain in my lower back, some bloating, excessive gas, weight gain/bigger belly size, fatigue, bowel pains/problems with loose stools. I chalked all of this up to stress as well as the IBS I had been "diagnosed" with several years ago.
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
In retrospect, I was bloated, but I thought it was just about having 2 kids in the previous three years.
spent 2 years going to my family doctor complaining of lack of energy and metabolism,weight gain only to be told it was menopause learn to live with it Bloating with ascites pain in lower back especially when vacumning lol june 2011 thought i was constipated and when the hospital did the exray i was full of tumors in my abdomen they took out 10 litres of water from my abdomen
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
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.
6 month period
I had bloating, weight gain and I was tired a lot.
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
I was in my 60's and I had abnormal bleeding for years. Even after Hysterectomy I had spotting. Often, I had urgency to urinate. Just before being DX I had pain both in the gall bladder area and stomach.
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain. Also in my left groin area I would get pain that caused difficulty with the left leg at times.
Bloating and unable to eat alot.
Just noticed a slight bump on the right side of my tummy one morning...
Not sure if there were any. I did notice a small bump on my lower front abdomen. Also felt pressure on my bladder and occassional pain in my belly prior to bowel movements.
Severe pain in lower abdomen, swollen and hardened stomach
Belly pain - Fatigue
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

So tired I want to cry.
Lumps on the neck: GET ALL of them CHECKED OUT no matter how small!
None.
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
fatigue, sweats and vapors, edema, pain
Sore throat, hoarseness, sometimes difficult swallowing (a "clicking" in my throat), fatigue, mood swings
Cyst on left side of neck attached to thyroid.
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,tired,high blood pressure.anxity, a lot of Dr. apt but thyroid came back ok,then sore throat,swelling in neck,hoarse voice.
None that I thought seemed like cancer, except the large growth in the right side of my thyroid.
Didn't have any symptoms
Slight thickening of my throat, fatigue, mild cough.
Had persistent cough that lead to numerous tests which found the thyroid cancer. . . I still had the cough after surgery, but now it seems to be going away. Turns out the cough was due to food allergies and had nothing to do with the cancer. . . go figure!
-Hard, sometimes painless, sometimes tender lump in neck. Turned out to be an enlarged cervical lymph node on the right side of my neck. -Extreme fatigue; tiring out very easily -Low-grade fever -Frequent headaches
Fatigue, Constantly clearing my throat, Hoarseness
Goiter for 2 years and rapidly growing lymphnodes, uncountable until the cut me open.
Periodic sore throat, thyroid swelling, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (contributing factor, at least).
Palpable thyroid nodule, fatigue, chronic cough
Hard lump on the right side of my neck.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Lump on the side of neck. Extreme anxiety. Mild hair loss
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...
Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
None - during a routine physical, the doctor found a lump on my thyroid.

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

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.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time

Brain Cancer Symptoms

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
Tingling in his left ear.
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Headached Nausia Dizzyness ect. UK
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
headaches
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
headaches , vomitting
grand mal seizure
seizures, MRI showed grey mass on brain
right side of my body is numb
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
Speech, memory loss, sleeps a lot...
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
headaches
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
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.

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Symptoms

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.
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

Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Bloated, blood in stool, bleeding from rectum.
Dull pain in Abdomen
Night sweats, pain in the upper abdomen and back, fatigue, dizziness, thirsty...
Rectal bleeding, mucus in stools, fatigue, abdominal cramping, shortness of breath.
Stomach pain rectal bleeding
Blood in stools,Mucus, Passing Blood clots,racing heart,feeling dizzy.
Blood in stool
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
bloody defacation, pain at the tailbone and really bad vapors.
narrow stools, anemia,stomach upset
changes in stool, bleeding.
slight bleeding
Changes in digestive system caused me to see my doctor. Thank God!!
None really, I was a bit tired but I did not think anything of it. I had just moved to the mountains and I thought I was getting used to the altitude.
IBS for 4 years
Only fatigue. My mom said she had no other signs that anything was wrong.
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
change in bowels, minor bright red blood in stool,indigestion
at the beginning, just abdominal pain, nothing else. Took 2 years to diagnose.
Rectal bleeding that my gynecologist said was “probably hemorrhoids,” lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
Severe weight loss in very short time
Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
Had IBS for many years and in 2010 felt bloated and pain in right side under ribs. Sept 2010 experienced 2 bouts of very bloody diarrhea in one day.
Bowel pressure and one time bleeding. Colonoscopy ordered due to family history.
None when diagnosed. Blood in stool twice in a years time, thought it was hemmoroids

Liver Cancer Symptoms

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Had one night with a pain in my left side, was hard to breath and sleep but pain went away in a couple days. I had it checked out the next day as I was in the process of changing docors anyways. Then the bomb was dropped on me!
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Very tired and then started having pain in my right shoulder and neck Then the pain began in my upper chest ares, Alomst thought I was having a heart attact
Pain under right rib cage and in back. Thought it was my gallbladder only. I was trying to hold on until I got a job with benefits. Pain got to be to much. Finaly went to a clinic. That LNP told me it was indigestion, I knew it wasnt but went home with a perscription for tagament. Several weeks latter went back, she this time said it was acid reflux. Two days latter called and insisted that she send me for an ultrasound. Went and watched as the technician face turned white and she excused herself in search of a radiologist.
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Felt a bump under my left rib
stomach upset
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
Overwhelming Fatigue
MADDY STOMACH WAS HARD AND EVENTUALLY WE WERE ABLE TO FEEL A BUMP
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
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 vaginal bleedin.cramps
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
Vaginal bleeding, pain in abdomen, feeling tired and loss of energy, weight loss and loss of appetite, chest pains from pulmonary emboli.
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Fatigue, bleeding with sex and pelvic exams, body aching, pelvic pain, Cycle that won't go away,loss 10 pounds in one month,loss of appetite,depression, severe anemia, hypotension (low blood pressure)
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.
NO symptoms
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
fatigue, irritable, cramps
heavy bleeding during and after intercourse
Fatigue, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
Extreme Pain in the rectal and vaginal area.
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
Irregular bleeding after intercourse. Onset very quickly (so it seems). No other symptoms, no abnormal PAPs, tested negative for HPV in January 2008. It was not until my doctor could actually see and biopsy a mass that we knew there was a problem.
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.
none whatsoever....
i have had really heavy bleeding during my period, i have alot of back pain, constant fatigue,and pain during sex.
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
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 :)

Larynx Cancer Symptoms

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

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Really weak
Intense bruising.
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Joint pain, persistent low-grade fevers, frequent ear and skin infections.
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
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.
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
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.
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
Fatigue
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
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.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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.

Testicular Cancer Symptoms

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.
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.
Swolen testicles
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Symptoms

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.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 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

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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.

Anal Cancer Symptoms

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Rectal pain and bleeding. Thought tumor was a hemorhoid.
hemorrhoid like symptoms - change in bowel movements, blood from rectal area
burning, stinging, throbbing
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!
Not a one. No symptoms.
bright red blook on the toilet tissue several times over one month's time
Rectal bleeding, pressure, bloating and changes in bowel habits.
Blood in stool, itching at anus
None prior to abscess in Lymph-node.
Pain and pressure in the anal area
Thought I had hemarhoids. Rectal pain and bleeding.
Bleeding and the thought I only had a hemorrhoid
Bleeding during bowel movements for a few days, then nothing for a couple of months. After this and over a period of two weeks a strong feeling of never having completed a bowel motion became apparent. This happened very, very quickly as there was almost nothing to indicate that anything was amiss beforehand except for the bleeding, to which my response was to amble off to my GP and for her to arrange for a colonoscopy in the new year sometime for a check up. It was over Christmas 2011 that the tumour seemingly grew rapidly, and after coming back from camping I did a self-examination (and I really, really urge anyone to do this as it was the clincher for me) and took myself to hospital rather than wait. Best decision I've made in my life.
rectal bleeding
bleeding
Bleeding and changes in bowel movements x 6 wks and difficulty sitting x 1 week
March 2009 -Constipation Stinging needle feeling By June was on laxatives to have a BM
Three days of fresh dark blood
itching, change in bowel habits, thinning of stools, anal bleeding, bits hanging out like hemaroids, nerve pain down legs.
6 months of blood in stools, uncomfortable to sit, feeling of still having to go after going.
bleeding
My gastroenterologist thought I had diverticulitis and performed a colonoscopy. Diverticulitis had greatly improved with second round of antibiotics, but he found cancer. Slight blood in stool once in a while, slight light tan discharge and odor off and on, pain in lower abdomen (diverticulitis ?), constant tiredness for months.
Severe constipation, testicular pain, and severe discomfort in my backside, like a football inserted sideways, light headedness.
Hard lump near anus; Bleeding (with and without bowel movements); change in bowel habits; thin stools; rectal pressure; lower back pain (from tumor pressing on tailbone)
I thought I had hemorrhoids, internal and external. Had pain and bleeding. Went to my GP back in Feb for a pap and asked her to take a look- She said that it looked sore and gave me a surgeons name and she did not indicate that she thought it could be something more serious. As I did not want to have hemorrhoid surgery, I put off seeing the surgeon until Nov as I could no longer stand the pain. As soon as he took a look he knew it was cancer.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Shortness of breath

Bone Cancer Symptoms

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Back pain
Aches in the knee and swelling
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

Hypopharynx Cancer Symptoms

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

It started with a swollen lymph node..

Eye and Orbit Cancer Symptoms

What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
red eye
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
vision disturbance

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Symptoms

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.
Nosebleeds

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Symptoms

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
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

Ureter Cancer Symptoms

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Symptoms

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

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Symptoms

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones

Esophagus Cancer Symptoms

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
trouble swallowing
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.

Tonsil Cancer Symptoms

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Lump inside right side of neck
I had a lump in my right side of my neck, I thought it was swollen glands. It started getting bigger, but no other symptoms.
Lump on right side of throat. Felt like popcorn kernel stuck in throat. Abscessed and bled August 31, 2011. Went to see ENT September 6, 2011.
Lump in left side of neck, benign biopsy, non urgent removal, unfortunately scc detected. Primary site left tonsil identified on PET scan
Early in 2009, I noticed an extremely dry irritation in my throat that was constant. In April-May I noticed I was having difficulty swallowing. Found out in May that my right tonsil was enlarged.
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
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.
lump on the right side of neck
large tumor, visible on the left side of the neck
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
Swelling on right side of neck (Lymph nodes) swollen right tonsil. Went through antibiotics twice in 1 month. with no positive results. Sent to see E.N.T. Catscan next day DR. looks over scan and says your going in for surgery. a.s.a.p. Scared the living you know what out of me, because I figured it wasn't a good sign of things to come.
I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and whistles went off! That day i was at the hospital for tests.
Lump left side of neck.
Lump in my neck for several months, then a sore throat, then finally night sweats.
Fatigue, swollen glands
Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Swollen lymph node, otherwise no issues that I can recall.
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
Painful chewing, facial swelling, sore throat, difficulty swallowing. Ear pain.
Sore throat for most of the winter of 2010. April 2010 treated for tonsillitis with 3 rounds of antibiotics.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck that did not respond to antibiotics
Lump on left side of neck.
Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
Lump in right side of neck
Found a lump on the right side of my neck otherwise I would have never known!

Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
Bleeding after menopause. I am on blood-thinner, so I mistakenly assumed the bleeding was a result of thin blood. I let it go on for well over one year before seeking medical advice.
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
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.
All I had was spotting for 3-4 weeks.
Post menopausal bleeding
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"
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
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
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
Very heavy irregular periods
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Heavy, irregular, painful menses and abdominal discomfort
pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding after the menopause
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.

Sarcoma Cancer Symptoms

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Softball sized tumor in my right chest wall; rib deformity; and extensive back spasms.
Large mass behind my knee... Ignored for a couple of years.
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Persistant pain in leg (thought it was age degenerative)
Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
Pain in pelvic area, left leg turned out, fever, night sweats, high blood pressure(hypertension), and high heart rate (tachycardia). First diagnosed as growing pains, broken pelvis, and then hematoma. Tumor grew tremendously in one weekend.
Nicole started losing her eyesight in what doctors called a "paraneoplastic phenomenon" there were dead white blood cells in her eyes blinding her. At the same time a tumor was growning in her left forearm. The tumor was able to spread to lymph nodes and spine and abdomen.
Shooting pains in my left thigh
Small fissure on tongue
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Back in September, I was having a sharp pain on my left side by my groin area and I went to the doctor for an annual check up and my doctor told me it was probably an ovarian cyst and they come and they go. Pain sure did go away and I thought it was nothing till one Wednesday at the end of January the pain woke me up out of my sleep and that was when I knew it wasn't just a 'cyst'
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
I did not have any outward signs of a lump or rash etc. I initially noticed a slight ache is my left leg which did not go away. Then, as weeks passed, it was steadily becoming for obvious and the pain, though always an dull ache, at times became very sharp. No amount of Panadol or Anti Flams, even Coedine would touch the pain. My GP had me referred to a Physio as she thought it was Sciatica - so was seeing the Physio and having acupuncture - but this was making my pain worse and was getting unbearable. I notices my toes were now tingly and numb, this was when my GP referred me to hospital, and was admitted. After 8 weeks and been flown and then chopered to 3 different hospitals they found the huge tumor was throughout my whole Left side of pelvis and grown into my sciatic nerve - it was only that pain that indicated I had something wrong with me!!
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Extreme pain and fatigue
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue

Parotid Cancer Symptoms

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

Mouth Cancer Symptoms

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.

Skin Cancer Symptoms

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

Throat Cancer Symptoms

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
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
none on neck so far
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
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 ~

Tongue Cancer Symptoms

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.
Sore throat.
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.
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.

Nose Cancer Symptoms

What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

only symptom was swelling of right side of nose

Jaw Cancer Symptoms

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.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.
lump in the left side of my neck.
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
Lump in my neck, tired.
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
really itchy skin, it started in my hands and feet and after a couple months, everywhere. Some night sweats & fevers. No unexplained weight loss...ripped off.
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
Painless but unbelievable swelling of lymph nodes on the left side of my neck, in left shoulder. Fever, night sweats, fatigue, anemia.
Fainting, night sweats, itching skin, swollen lymphnodes in neck, upper chest, and groin, falling, difficulty breathing, fatigue, loss of appetite and 40 lbs. weight loss. Many x-rays and scans later showed that there were some tumors on the ribs, and destruction of the L-4, L-5, and sacrum.
Asymptomatic
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Swollen lymphnodes in neck
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."
Skin rash, fatigue, upper back pain.
Night sweats Weight loss Fatigue
extreme weight loss (85 lbs), horrible joint and muscle pain, collapsed lung
My cancer presented atypically. My very first symptom was not enlarged lymph nodes or fevers or itching, but severe bone pain in my lower back that radiated down into my left leg. This persisted for several weeks before I began experiencing fevers and night sweats. Sed rate was elevated but not extraordinarily. Doctors were baffled. First they thought it was lupus and then RA and then they told me it was all in my head - growing pains or some other lame-ass diagnosis. The symptoms continued and steadily worsened over the next several months before somebody finally had the sense enough to do an MRI and bone scan. These revealed a lesion near the L-4 vertebrate. A biopsy was performed and although the lesion did not have the characteristic features of lumbar osteomyelitis, that was the pathological diagnosis and what I was treated for. I underwent placement of PICC line in order to receive antibiotics for osteomyelitis. A chest x-ray was performed afterward to confirm correct placement of PICC line. It was at this time the radiologist detected lesions on the x-ray. I was referred to the Mayo Clinic. A CAT scan with IV contrast showed extensive mediastinal enlargement, mediastinal and hilar adenopathy, and lesions in the pulmonary parenchyma. The lumbar portion of the CAT scan reveled lymphatic involvement in the spinal region that was previously biopsied. A mediastinoscopy was performed but all tissue that was removed was identified as normal thymus. The surgeon then performed a thoracotomy and biopsied a large perihilar lymph node. The final pathology report showed nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's disease in the the lung and hilar lymph node, making it a stage 4B lesion. It took six months from the onset of symptoms until a definitive diagnosis could be made. My case was so atypical. There was never any palpable lymph nodes until the very end. In fact, the diagnosis was made almost by accident---by a random chest x-ray to determine proper placement of PICC line. I underwent six cycles of ABVD/MOPP and radiation to chest and spine. NED as of April 1992. July 1992 I began to experience night sweats and fevers. Sed rate was elevated but no palpable lymph nodes. CAT scan of chest in August 1992 revealed changes in the mediastinum which was suspicious of recurrence. Underwent biopsy at Mayo Clinic 8/92 but surgeon could find no evidence of disease. Symptomas continued unabated. Lesions evident on liver, but liver biopsy returned normal. A second thoracotomy a week later revealed Hodgkin's. Stage 4B with involvement in liver, spleen and anterior mediastinum. Returned home and received 3 cycles of DECAL salvage therapy followed by autologous stem cell transplant. NED as of 4/1993.
I first noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and pursued it, finally having a different lymph node removed and classified as cancerous.
Lymph node above collar bone.
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Weight loss (35 Lbs) ... Night sweats... Exhaustion... Stomach pain... my spleen was enlarged by 6 times - my oncologist said if they had to remove it she would like to keep it for medical purposes - I said she could keep it for a doorstop...
Fatigue, vomiting, diarrohea, enlarged lymphnode.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
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.)

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits

Bile Duct Cancer Symptoms

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Severe Itching over whole body. No Rash. Jaundice.
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

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Symptoms

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

Appendecial Cancer Symptoms

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.
Abdomen pain

Uncategorized Cancer Symptoms

What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Occasional difficulty swallowing
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
Not sure as of yet
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
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
I started bleeding...knew that wasn't right because I had a hysterectomy seven years ago.
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
Abdominal and Back Pain.
Started as what was thought to be a cyst on the top of left hand--looked like I had an extra knuckle--merkel cell usually affects people on face, neck or face...primarily men 70+ Lymph node involvement was two lumps under left arm 5cm & 6cm Bone Metastases was lower back and leg pain thought to be aging and
fatigue, loss of appetite
(Inclusive of surgery/radiation/chemo/hormone therapy/transplant side-effects -- select): fatigue, loss of appetite, swelling, radiation burns, hair loss, nausea, bloating, personality changes, numbness (feet), joint pain, insomnia.
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
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
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
night sweats,fever,headache,severe back pain,sore lymph nodes,blured vision, swolen stomach,sore stomach,bone pain,excess sweating,shortness of breath,tired- tired-very sore teeth, tired....feels like a bubble in my chest in centre
I had absolutely no symptoms
NO anal cancer symptoms. Had breast cancer, skin cancer, now worried about anal cancer. Joined to becomed more informed. Sister had renal cell carcinoma and passed 2 mths after dx. I hate cancer.
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
lump on neck
red flaky area on right side of nose
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
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