What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Pain in breast, unexplained weight loss
Mammogram caught at Stage O both times.
Bloody nipple discharge from one breast only. Tenderness with (initially) no palpable or detectable (except by MRI) tumor.
Sizeable lump in right breast 6 months after taking the hormone pill Estradiol. (Small dosage)
Pain in left breast when I would lay on that side.
None. The lump was found on the mammogram and the surgeon said she wouldn't have been able to feel the lump if the biopsy hadn't enlarged it.
I loose weight
ACHES IN MUSCLES AND JOINTS, MOUTH & GUM SORES, DRY SKIN, HAIR LOSS
Puckering of the breast
I have had no symptoms. My diagnosis was from a yearly mammogram.
Nothing other than a annoying lump.
A large mass in right breast found during self-exam. Swelling, itching, and pain in breast. The mass continued to grow, and right breast become enlarged to almost double the size in two-month period. CT Scan later found out that the mass was about 5cm x 4cm x 2cm. I was finally diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
I only had a drop of blood on my husbands tee shirt
All lymph nodes on one side of body swelled w/ low grade fever. lump in breast became noticeable. Turned out to be cyst in the shape of upside down U. Inside the U was what turned out to be the DCIS only seen in ultrasound bright red from the increased circulation contrasted to nearby tissue.
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
polymyalgia in my upper arm got me to go to the doctor. he told me it was time for a physical and mamogram. the mamogram found a small spot that then had a needle biopsy.
Found a lump in my left breast.
No symptoms, lump was found on routine mammogram
Palpable lump & drainage from nipple.
Showed up on my ultrasound at my yearly checkup
None/Found my lump while doing a self breast exam.
A lump in my left breast the size of a ping pong ball.
Right breast always hurt--someone told me that cancer doesn't hurt so I didn't think I had anything to worry about. WRONG
Found a lump while showering that I could no longer deny on 10.16.10. Mammo on 10.25.10 indicated I needed biopsy. Core-needle biopsy at The Rose on 11.16.10, diagnosed 11.18.10. First appointment at MD Anderson 12.21.10. Only symptom of cancer other than the lump was fatigue I couldn't shake.
None. Absolutely nothing. I work a 60 hour work week and thought fatigue was inherent to the job.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Hard to really explain there were changes in sex, things didn't work like it should. And one day we were driving and I had a sharp pain in the area or the prostate. Can't think of anything else.
little or none prior to diagnosis
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Trouble passing urine.
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
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
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
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
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
Hard to swallow,low fevers
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
Temporary blindness to left eye
Initially I had pain in my knees, back, and hips. My primary physician believed I was starting to develop osteoporosis and arthritis, so I began taking Boniva and other vitamins. My joint pain had not subsided, and about two months later, I developed a deep cough and had difficulty swallowing. My daughter rushed me to the ER, and after I had a chest x-ray, I also had to get a PET scan and MRI. I knew my outlook was not good before we even got the results back. The oncologist found two spots on my lung, and the cancer had spread to two lymph nodes on the other side of my chest wall. Like is said- not good news, but I have an amazing team of physicians, and a supportive family to help me through this. I couldn't go through this without them. My family gives me something to live for!
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
I had suffered from right side pain in my rib area when I coughed or sneezed for about 3 years until my cancer was finally diagnosed. We looked at EVERYTHING else, but no one would have thought I could have lung cancer.
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
headaces, loss of appited. coughing
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
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.
Large, painful lump at the collar bone; vision impairment in left eye; impaired memory and judgment; loss of balance and blackouts. All symptoms materialized within a two-week period.
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
none, incidental finding
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
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.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I discouverd an Enlarged node under my rt chin painless, Node removed, 2 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. 1 neg. did ct scan and pet scan found node under arm and a few little one here and there, removed node from under arm neg for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma 2009, do another scan others all disappear so no treatment they don't think I have it. After a bout with bronchites in Dec 2009 in Jan 2010 several nodes show up in rt shoulder. Another removal this time 3 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. Sent to spec. at Seattle Care Alliance They say they can't believe I have it I should be dead or very very ill. Extreme tiredness extreme pain in neck and shoulder, pressure in chest area, Headaches, weakness in left arm, They are still baffled so now the other nodes are shrinking but new ones have appeared 1 on the other side of the neck the other in my groin area. Lots of itchyness in areas that have enlarged nodes.
I started feeling shortness of breath in August 2010. My doctor prescribed antibiotics (for suspected bronchitis). When that didn't work, the doctor ordered a chest xray which revealed a right hilar mass. A CT showed multiple other tumors including a large mediastinal mass.
Constant migraine, oblique double vision in left eye, night sweats, fever.
sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
Pain and swelling of Lymph nodes
Couldn't sleep laying down or lift anything without turning red. Swollen and fatigued. No energy. Then found lump on my chest that grew rather fast.
night sweats, shortness of breath, chest pain, itching, chills.
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
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.
shortness of breath, palpitations, syncopy at times, sometimes night sweats
Lump in neck,
none until swollen lymph nodes appeared on the left side of my neck.
Initially a painless palpable lump in the groin area at the top of my left thigh. No other symptoms associated with this disease.
Feeling pain in abdomin and imagining all those tumors growing
I suddenly had severe abdominal pain and 103 fever. After a week of antibiotic treatment for suspected (never found) GI infection, an ultrasound revealed an 8 cm mass near the ovary. The mass was removed during a complete hysterectomy and found to be lymphoma. PET scan showed 6 other lymph node involvement including the bone. Once the mass was removed, I have had no other symptoms!
left nostril and ear were clogged
SEVERE itchiness, troubles breathing while laying down, cough
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.
night sweats, trouble swallowing, shallow breathing, difficulty breathing, severe pinching in back due to the tumor pushing on my lung
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.
My lower back started to swell and it hurt excrutiatingly bad just to get out of bed much less do anything else. I thought it was a slipped disk or pulled muscle because all I do is work out 2 hous a day, every day. Who looks for cancer is a 21 year old?
August 29, 2012 I started experiencing shortness of breathe, severe total body itching, fatigue and bulging neck veins.
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
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.
Blood in urine and flank pain
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
Back pain, weight loss, fatigue, just not feeling well, and later, blood in my urine and anemia.
flank pain, gross hematuria
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Nothing yet, tumor is small. Found it while looking for gall stones due to unusual blood-work results. Thank goodness my doctor took the abnormal blood results seriously enough to recommend an ultrasound = early detection.
none--tumor found while having an ultrasound for something else.
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
blood in my urine
I had no symptoms whatsoever. I was having gall bladder issues when my Dr decided to do an ultrasound, it was found completely by accident. I may add my maternal grandfather and my mother both died of cancer of the colon, my husband has had testicular cancer. And my younger sister was just diagnosed with liver cancer she developed as a result of PSC.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
None. Found incidentally.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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.
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
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
Numbness on left side slight back pain
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Pain in side, jaundice
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
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,
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Jaundice was my only symptom.
My mom started with Jaundice.
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Pain after eating. Thought he had an ulcer or Gallstones
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.
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.
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
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
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had funny feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food. Later found a lump.
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.
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bloating, feeling of fullness, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue
Abdominal pain, bloating.
Abdominal pain, increase in abdominal size, difficult eating feeling full quickly, urinating more frequent.
Slight ache by right ovary.
low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
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.
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
All of those "whispers" that OVCA is noted for...digestive problems, bloating, upset stomach, FATIGUE, and a radiating shoulder pain (that was a tumor on my diaphgram muscle).
bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
had a bloating in her stomach
For nearly a year I had bloating, intestional issues ranging from nausea, vomiting and constipation
Bloating, gas, dizziness, diaherrea
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
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
In retrospect, I was bloated, but I thought it was just about having 2 kids in the previous three years.
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
None really, maybe a little bloating and abdominal pain. This is the scary thing about ovarian cancer; few women have any symptoms at all.
Unexplained blood clots (DVT and PE).
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
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.
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
weight gain, bloating, pain, tired, so, so, tired
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
None, my noudle was found by accident.
Thyroid nodule, increasing in size over a year period - from the size of a pea to larger than a golf ball.
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.
Cyst on left side of neck attached to thyroid.
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
Large noticable lump on right side of neck
I had no symptoms whatsoever.
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.
Lump in throat, swollen thyroid. Since I am a control freak, I pushed both my daughter and the doctors to investigate.
Just really tired. Does anyone else have a problem with Levothyoxine? geez....
Fatigue, cough, hoarseness, transient difficulty swallowing, sore throat, nausea, change in bowel habits
Lump on left side of neck near collar bone
A lump on the left side of my neck.
A year ago an ultrasound on my back revealed 2 nodules on my thyroid but 2 doctors refused to do further testing, "because that's never anything." Not even a "let's keep an eye on it." Later, I developed a raspy/hoarse voice and a small bump on my throat. Saw my ENT. The hoarseness didn't alert me before but it's worse since fna
Large lump left side of neck
Swollen glands tired all the time and chronic ear infections
None other than lump on neck
Fatigue, Constantly clearing my throat, Hoarseness
None - during a routine physical, the doctor found a lump on my thyroid.
I started having trouble swallowing food
Sudden appearance of large lump in my neck is what started it all.
None that I thought seemed like cancer, except the large growth in the right side of my thyroid.
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
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
seizures, MRI showed grey mass on brain
headaches, short term memories, long term memories, hand-eye coordination, seizures.... that all I can thank of but I do have memory problems. HAHAHA Nope, not now!!! I can can barely use right leg or arm. This happened from the beginning of Oct to the end. I'm not sure what is next.
had a fit
Headache, Lack of Appetite, Weakness, Poor Balance, Migraine, Dehydration, Constipation
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
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.
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
Jenna had flu like symptoms and was being treated by her pedi for that. I took her to the dr 3 different times and each time she said its viral.
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Constant Headache for a few weeks, Blurry vision
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
right side of my body is numb
Tingling in his left ear.
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
Speech, memory loss, sleeps a lot...
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
headaches , vomitting
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
bone pain, fatigue
bone pain ,tired all the time immune system a little low ,platelets low 109
Trouble walking for almost 2 years, because of hip and back pain. Feeling constantly tired (anemia). Also a general feeling of having flu like symptoms. According to x-rays my bones have many leasions, they are weak like having osteoporosis.
tired, tired, tired
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
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.
Multiple flushes of bloody stool, spontaneous initiation & resolution, over four hours in mid-December 2004. Analyzed by a PA to probably be a manifestation of diverticulitis shown on sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs before. Six weeks later further flushings resulted in ER admission to Holy Cross Hospital January 31, 2005.
Blood/Mucus in Stools, Extreme Fatigue, Abdominal Bloating, Thin stools/ Gas/ Pain
Some bleeding, and a change in stool size
I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.
rectal bleeding and pain; constipation; weight loss
Bleeding and constipation.
Not normal bowel movements (small, loose stools) with the need to go often but no results; bloody stools; sometimes bloated feeling but not always; 20lb weight loss over one year (and not trying to lose weight).
None really, had an unexplained pain in my upper groin area. All of the doctors feel is unrelated but that with a family history of colon cancer lead to an early colonoscopy. Found three polyps, one was atypical in the upper rectum, lab came back as cancer.
Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding.
blood in stool, mucus, did not feel like I was completing bowel movement
Blood in stool, then indentation in stool. They call it ribboning. I had no other symptoms or signs.
not many symptoms, thanks to CTCA. light nausea on occasion, but nothing big. Fatigue on occasion. Urge to acquire free things by pulling the cancer card and putting out my lower lip.
large lump in rectum/anus with diarrhea
None. Went in for endoscope and colonoscopy.
Bowel pressure and one time bleeding. Colonoscopy ordered due to family history.
fatigue blood in stool feeling of constipation
diffuse GI symptoms intermittent diarrhea and blood in stools.
Rectal bleeding that my gynocologist said was "probably hemorrhoids," lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
Blood in stools, lower pain on left side
Blood in stools,painful bowel movements,change in stool ,change in bowel movements and fatigue
Constipation, irregular BM
Diagnosed FAP, untreated.
Night sweats, pain in the upper abdomen and back, fatigue, dizziness, thirsty...
What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Had one night with a pain in my left side, was hard to breath and sleep but pain went away in a couple days. I had it checked out the next day as I was in the process of changing docors anyways. Then the bomb was dropped on me!
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Very tired and then started having pain in my right shoulder and neck Then the pain began in my upper chest ares, Alomst thought I was having a heart attact
Pain under right rib cage and in back. Thought it was my gallbladder only. I was trying to hold on until I got a job with benefits. Pain got to be to much. Finaly went to a clinic. That LNP told me it was indigestion, I knew it wasnt but went home with a perscription for tagament. Several weeks latter went back, she this time said it was acid reflux. Two days latter called and insisted that she send me for an ultrasound. Went and watched as the technician face turned white and she excused herself in search of a radiologist.
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Felt a bump under my left rib
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
MADDY STOMACH WAS HARD AND EVENTUALLY WE WERE ABLE TO FEEL A BUMP
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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.
vaginal bleeding & some pain behind hips.
Heavy irregular bleeding, bleeding during intercourse, cramping, problems with digestion, urination & poohing. Back pain at times ~ burning sensation in abdomine.
I had bleeding during sex, and spotting, which was not normal because I had an IUD. I also had some pain and a milky discharge. I realize something was wrong when I had to wear a pad everyday because of the discharge.
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
Pain, Vomiting, hair loss,
vague pain lower left abdomen.
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
cramping, fatigue, discharge
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
Bleeding with a foul smell
Spotting after intercourse
spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
Worst thing was the exhaustion and not knowing I had cancer again. Some post-coital bleeding and sexual pain. Abnormal paps/cervical dysplasia since 2006.
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
spotting in between periods,tired most of the time
Cramping like you're on your period ALL month long. Pelvic pain like when you're pregnant after baby has dropped. Tampons discomforting so obviously not smooth sailing intercourse. Worn out easily, easily irritable, scared but determined.
ugg prefer to forget, post coital bleeding. bf told my to go to a doctor for months but i thought it was from getting older... the reoccurance felt like very subtle fireworks of pain in my pelvis that slowly increased until i had pelvic and back pain continuously. i hoped the pains were pychosomatic. no such luck.
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.
extreme fatigue,weight loss,flu like symptoms
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
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.
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
Low white blood cells
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 :)
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
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.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
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.
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.
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
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 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.
I had been experiencing problems for months and the doctor I was going to just basically blew me off. I told the doctor I was bleeding profusely, I was having pain, and I it felt like there was a mass in my ass! He performed a colonoscopy and he said everthing looked fine but I did have some non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids. I was not happy with the findings because I was bleeding and the pain was getting worse. He then had me swallow a camera and came to the same conclusion that I was fine. I called back and told them everything was not fine. The bleeding was getting worse and the pain was also increasing. They finally sent me to a colon rectal surgeon, who after five minutes of meeting me, did a digital exam and told me he was pretty sure I had anal cancer!
Small amount of blood in stools but no pain. Occurred about 5-6 times over a 6 month period. Gynecologist thought it was a hemorrhoid so she referred me to a colorectal surgeon for removal. But upon exam, surgeon thought it was too hard for a hemorrhoid. She recommended colonoscopy so it could be removed/biopsied. Biopsy showed cancer.
Bleeding, pain, irregular bowel movements. This went on for about a year. I went to the doctor when I started to feel like it was affecting the rest of my body.
13 wks after giving birth to our second child, my daughter, I noticed blood in my stool. JUST ONCE. I almost did not go to the specialist thinking it was post-pregnancy related (i suffered hemorrhoids during pregnancy)...I mean, who really wants to go to a doctor to have their rectum looked at?? My husband actually talked me into it. I thank God that I did.
Bumps, bleeding in rectum. Misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids
bleeding, lump, protrusion from anus, extreme itching, pain. Thought it was a hemmoroid
I had rectal bleeding for 2 months and was told by a doctor it was hemmorhoids but that if it didn't stop in a month, to get a colonoscopy. She was a great doctor. Saved me because there is no spreading to any lymph nodes
None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.
Occasional bleeding from what I thought was hemorrhoid.
Originally 2 small hard lumps on the verge of the anus - itchy No blood, no constipation, no pain. Left for 1 year by medical profession. Since biopsy have grown and bleed and hurt. Inguinal lymph node swollen
I began treatment on 2-20-12. I didn't have any symptoms. Felt great, lots of energy, regularly speedwalked 2-3 miles at a time. Every once in a while my "roid" would act up. Thought all these oncologists must be mistaken....
Three days of fresh dark blood
None. Discovered after abnormal pap led to Gynecologist who tested for blood in stool as part of initial exam and referred to GI who did colonoscopy.
Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Initially pain, rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids. After treatment failure then unbearable pain.
Rash, uncontrollable bowels
Very occasional Bleeding...thought was hemmorrhold.
None - went in for quarterly check-up for previous problems with enlarged spleen and lymph nodes and CT showed a lymph node in the groin that had grown. When removed it was positive for unknown source of cancer. After numerous tests and biopsies of different areas, anal cancer was confirmed.
hemorrhoids, bleeding with bowel movements.
hemorrhoid like symptoms - change in bowel movements, blood from rectal area
Bleeding and changes in bowel movements x 6 wks and difficulty sitting x 1 week
bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shortness of breath
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sharp very painful feeling in knee
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
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
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
severe reflux, had trouble swollowing, weight loss, chest pain and pain in mid back
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, swollen glands
I felt a slight tickle on the back of my mouth, and noticed a swollen left tonsil with white stuff on the tonsil. I called my DR immediately and was told I had cancer the same day. March 2,2011
Sore throat for most of the winter of 2010. April 2010 treated for tonsillitis with 3 rounds of antibiotics.
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.
my tongue bumped against a lump
Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
Had a sore throat for awhile. Started to hurt on the left side when I yawned. When I felt something like a hairball when I swallowed. I went to the doctor. I was put on antibiotics for possible strep. When that didn't work I was sent to an ENT and he ordered a cat scan of the left neck and tonsil area. It came back showing a mass on the left tonsil and base of tongue.
Lump on left side of neck.
Lump on my neck discovered on 11/13/11. Went to my PCP, he prescribed antibiotics and a CT. CT results did not rule out cancer, so an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy was ordered and performed on 12/1/11. The malignant result was given to me on 12/5/11.
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
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
ear ache, sore throat.
None, No pain. Constant feeling of something stuck in my throat, Left swollen tonsil noticed by my wife. Swollen left cervical Lymph nodes (2).
Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
Lump on neck that went away followed by swollen right tonsil.
Left side neck swollen
Lump in right side of neck
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
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.
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.
Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
enlarged tonsil, lump on neck
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of the neck. Wouldn't respond to anti-biotics. Was biopsied and found to positive for metastic squamous cell carcinoma.
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.
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Unexpected vaginal bleeding, 10 yrs. post-menopause
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
Over a year after menopause started bleeding again.
bleeding and awful smelling discharge
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Only 3 months of symptoms. Abdominal pain, digestive discomfort which was relieved with dietary changes and Chinese Medicine treatment. Then two very heavy, painful periods. weight loss, low energy. GI bleeding got me into ER and CT scan found a tumor in my rectosigmoid colon. Was positive for endometrial cancer.
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
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.
Slightly abnormal pap; bleeding
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Unfresh smelling discharge, then extreme pain in your gut
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Blood in urine
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
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
Very heavy irregular periods
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Softball sized tumor in my right chest wall; rib deformity; and extensive back spasms.
Large mass behind my knee... Ignored for a couple of years.
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Persistant pain in leg (thought it was age degenerative)
Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
Pain in pelvic area, left leg turned out, fever, night sweats, high blood pressure(hypertension), and high heart rate (tachycardia). First diagnosed as growing pains, broken pelvis, and then hematoma. Tumor grew tremendously in one weekend.
Nicole started losing her eyesight in what doctors called a "paraneoplastic phenomenon" there were dead white blood cells in her eyes blinding her. At the same time a tumor was growning in her left forearm. The tumor was able to spread to lymph nodes and spine and abdomen.
Shooting pains in my left thigh
Small fissure on tongue
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Back in September, I was having a sharp pain on my left side by my groin area and I went to the doctor for an annual check up and my doctor told me it was probably an ovarian cyst and they come and they go. Pain sure did go away and I thought it was nothing till one Wednesday at the end of January the pain woke me up out of my sleep and that was when I knew it wasn't just a 'cyst'
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
I did not have any outward signs of a lump or rash etc. I initially noticed a slight ache is my left leg which did not go away. Then, as weeks passed, it was steadily becoming for obvious and the pain, though always an dull ache, at times became very sharp. No amount of Panadol or Anti Flams, even Coedine would touch the pain. My GP had me referred to a Physio as she thought it was Sciatica - so was seeing the Physio and having acupuncture - but this was making my pain worse and was getting unbearable. I notices my toes were now tingly and numb, this was when my GP referred me to hospital, and was admitted. After 8 weeks and been flown and then chopered to 3 different hospitals they found the huge tumor was throughout my whole Left side of pelvis and grown into my sciatic nerve - it was only that pain that indicated I had something wrong with me!!
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Extreme pain and fatigue
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
I just thought I had a sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
none on neck so far
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
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 ~
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.
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.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Asymmetrical neck swelling, drenching night sweats, fatigue, breathing problems.
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.
Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.
Fever 101-103.9 everyday 3 or 4 times a day. Night sweats, chills, loss of appetite and fatigue.
Night sweats/ fevers, itching skin, lumps in neck and under arm
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
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.
Fever, Chills, Night Sweats, Back Pain, Coughing, Tired, Run-down, and the Constant Feeling of Being Sick.
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.
Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
weight gain due to extreme fatigue, huge lumps in neck
Extreme fatigue, swollen lymph nodes in my neck, and rash on my torso.
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
Chest pains, tiredness.
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and fatigue.
I actually didn't have any signs or symptoms. I woke up one day with a lump on my neck and we went from there.
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
Lump in my neck, tired.
Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.
Swollen Lymph node, one on each side of my clavicle. Night Sweats. Fatigue
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.
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
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
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
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.
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
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.
chest pains, chills, fevers, nausea/vomiting,
had swollen lymph node
Not sure as of yet
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.
fatigue, loss of appetite
Pain in my left thigh.
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
I was diagnosed with an external hemorrhoid and treated for 2 weeks with suppositories. After no change, I was given another round of suppositories and referred to a surgeon. He recognized it right away. The pathology report from the biopsy confirmed and my journey began.
red flaky area on right side of nose
Occasional difficulty swallowing
night sweats,fever,headache,severe back pain,sore lymph nodes,blured vision, swolen stomach,sore stomach,bone pain,excess sweating,shortness of breath,tired- tired-very sore teeth, tired....feels like a bubble in my chest in centre
Pain in my right hip
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
(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.
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
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.
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
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
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