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Breast Cancer Symptoms

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

None found out I had this from a yearly Mamogram
palpable lump, nipple discharge
None.
Lump found
None, had an annual mammogram.
A large mass up under my right arm
lump in my breasts
Bloody nipple discharge from one breast only. Tenderness with (initially) no palpable or detectable (except by MRI) tumor.
I had a small lump right under my skin and when I went to the doctor for my annual exam she found another one deeper and larger. When I went in for the biopsy they found two more spots. I never really had symptoms that I recognized as symptoms at least but just found the lumps.
I really had no symptoms that I noticed. I accidentally found the first lump in 1994 myself. The second one in 2005 was detected during my annual mammogram. I would never have found this one because it was in the center of the breast at the back wall.
Constant pain in my chest. Lumps make tightening in my chest. EXTREME neuropathy. We all know about hair and what chemo does.
While removing my clothes for bed I looked into the mirror and was shocked to notice that one side of my breast was larger than the other, fell to the inside, and felt like it had something in it. It made me think of the patients who came in with breast implants, since that’s what it felt like. A few months earlier I had noticed several times that my breasts seemed to be hot to the touch and I wondered if I had an infection.
Pain in arm, back, muscle fatigue, found lump- thought is was fibromyalgia and pain from recent broken rib
Pain like I cannot describe on the left side of my ribs and spine.
Felt a lump.
Lump with inflammatory redness RT breast
1st time- I felt a small lump when I laid down to go to sleep- 2nd time- fluid built up in my chest, lund had collapsed- couldn't breath. It go progressively worse over about 2-3 weeks. Felt a heaviness on my chest when I bent over, and struggled to climb stairs.
Found a lump on upper left breast
None! Routine Mammogram found suspicious markings.
Pain in breast, unexplained weight loss
Lump in right breast, stage 2B, grade 3, Triple Positive
had some aches and pains in lower back.
Lump in right breast
None. I found my evil lump while showering, and even after I and my doc could feel it, the mammogram was "clear." It was then seen on ultrasound and MRI. NO family history. Genetic tests (BRCA 1 & 2) negative. During routine scans after breast cancer dx, a mass was found in my head. Turns out in addition to the bc, I have a benign meningioma - a brain tumor. My neurologist tells me these grow slowly and we can zap it with rads later, so I'll deal with that after I finish chemo and radiation for the breast cancer.
None initially found on manmo

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Trouble passing urine.
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
little or none prior to diagnosis
tender and sensitive to touch sound taste EVERYTHING highten sensors ,headaches, sleepy, general something cant be right feeling. hasnt been diagnosed. Hasnt skipped a single relative either. Recently been told to get several biopsies
Elevated PSA (6.2) and palpable digital rectal exam (firmness in the right node)
bones and mets
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
High PSA
PSA 4.0
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.
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Gleason 9 (5+4), Stage T-4
elevated psa
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
None other than slightly elevated PSA
Urinary difficulty
No symptoms
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Neuropathy and fatigue
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
NONE!!
none,
Biopsy

Lung Cancer Symptoms

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Hard to swallow,low fevers
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
pneumonia
Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
back pain
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
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.
Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
Very weak chronic cough hoarseness
I had a vague, dull ache in my chest in the area of my heart. lots of heart tests, nothing found. A routine chest x-ray found the tumor on my lung. After surgery, the ache was gone but doctos are skeptical.
none, incidental finding
shortness of breath
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
Breathlessness
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
right sided chest pain
Pain cough
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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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.
Bleeding. Nauseous. Pain.
Bloody urine, pain in the kidneys and bladder.
I began passing blood in my urine. That'll scare the daylights outta ya.
Visible bright red blood in urine. No pain at first.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

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

None. Mass found during a check up for pneumonia
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Swollen lymph node, right side of neck
Weight loss, night sweats, fever for six months prior to diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed with "dry pleurisy" In March 2010. I started feeling shortness of breath in August 2010. My doctor prescribed antibiotics (for suspected bronchitis). When that didn't work, the doctor ordered a chest xray which revealed a right hilar mass. A CT showed multiple other tumors including a large mediastinal mass.
Occasional night sweats, mild pain in stomach, some fatigue.
Extreme shoulder and chest pain.
Feeling pain in abdomin and imagining all those tumors growing
Dry cough for a couple months, Itchy skin, occasional chest pain
Tired, night sweats and bowel changes. But happened slowly and randomly so I didn't connect the dots.
extreme groin pain, weight loss, heart palpitations, bleeding skin lesions
left nostril and ear were clogged
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.
Large lump on neck.
Lump underarm pit and chest swelling.
Small, painless lump under left mandible(jaw bone.)
sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
August 29, 2012 I started experiencing shortness of breathe, severe total body itching, fatigue and bulging neck veins.
Night sweats, back pain, weight loss, loss of appetite.
night sweats, chronic sore throat
A really bad smokers cough (when I don't smoke), night sweats, tiredness and loss of appetite.
Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
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.
Back aches, fever spikes, rapid weight loss, night sweats
night sweats, trouble swallowing, shallow breathing, difficulty breathing, severe pinching in back due to the tumor pushing on my lung

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.
Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth. 4cm tumor under jaw and 4cm in left frontal lobe.
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
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Foot/leg would not heal just a small red spot.Nose just a sun spot melanoma. Foot leg first surgery 5/27/14 nose 10/21/14
Severe pain tumors
Had a mole on leg that changed color within a year
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Mole that grew now shortness of breath
Weight loss abdominal pain nausea loss of appetite night sweats

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Blood in urine and left hip pain
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.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
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
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Back and leg pain
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Blood in urine and flank pain
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine, pain in flank
blood in my urine
flank pain, gross hematuria
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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
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.

Pancreas Cancer Symptoms

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

, stomach pain/pain right rib cage/ bloating/ belching/
Massive loss of weight, pain in abdo, pain in back, feels "something" in his throat, loss of appetite
jaundice and weight loss
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Abdominal pain from under breast to back
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
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
extreme pain in stomach, liver failure,
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Jaundice and back pain
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.
Fatigue, pain on left side, change in bowel (color, size) due to blockage. Jaundice right after diagnosis.
Stomach pain, extreme fatigue
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Diarrhea, fatigue, dehydrated, stomach pains, swollen feet, painful digestion some days
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
Pain in side, jaundice
abd pain, weight loss, weakness, severe depression
None that I noticed. But an odd, recurring pain in my right groin area for several years kept me questioning my doctors until they finally did an ultrasound and found the mass on my pancreas.,
lower back pain, had to eat small meals, fatigue, jaundice
pancreatitis

Oral Cancer Symptoms

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

yup (2007)
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.
Swollen node in neck left side. Left side mass at base of tongue with two nodes involved, no diagnosis yet
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Tumor on back of tongue
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
Pain in mouth
palpable lymph nodes
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
Lethargy, very notable tumors on neck, neck/head shoulder tension/migrains,

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

none prior to diagnosis
Abdominal pain, bloating.
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
Just noticed a slight bump on the right side of my tummy one morning...
right shoulder pain
Started with a flat tummy but a few little lumps on my ribcage.
Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
Irregular periods, feeling 'full' after very small meals, 'firm' lower abdomen, distended lower abdomen
Bloating, constipation, slight weight gain, heartburn, left lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, lethargy, insomnia.
heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
Bloating and nagging abdominal ache
Bloating, gas, dizziness, diaherrea
Bloating, menstrual pain,insomnia, night sweats, irregular cycles
I had no symptons. Just took a pregnancy test out of the blue that came out positive. This was because the tumor elevated my HCG level. So instead of rejoicing for pregnancy I am now crying with cancer.
too long to list but when i woke up the 1st time it looked like I had puff daddys legs then i fell asleep again and when i awoke it looked like i was 24 mos pregnant with a set of baby dinosaur triplets talk about scary!
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss
Pain, felt a large lump
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain
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.
Bloating,abdominal pain
Nauseous, severe pain in my liver like someone was stabbing me over & over again. Pain in my shoulder that radiated up through my veins in my neck, like someone was blowing my veins up with air. Pain was so bad it was extremely hard to breath, sleep, sit down or lay down. Very lethargic.
bloating, feeling full, cycles were off, painful cramps, no energy.

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

My only symptom was being tired and just not feeling like myself.
Swollen glands tired all the time and chronic ear infections
fatigue, pain
Lump on the side of neck. Extreme anxiety. Mild hair loss
Small nodule found on thyroid during a routine examine.
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.
Absolutely none - found by mistake
Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
Large lump left side of neck
Lump on left side of neck near collar bone
Feel fine have cancerous lymph nodes after being diagnoses in 2008.
None other than lump on neck
lump in neck
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
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!
Not many - Found out after TT that I have Hashimoto's, but was not hypo or hyper before surgery. The cancerous nodule was on the isthmus of my thyroid, so it was not visible or palpable.
-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
So tired I want to cry.
Lump on side of the neck, weight gain, shortness of breath, chest tightness, neck pain All symptoms I did not associate to be thyroid cancer related-- but they were
Lumps on the neck: GET ALL of them CHECKED OUT no matter how small!
HAD MISDIAGNOSIS FOR 6 MONTHS UNTIL I TOOK X-RAY HAD A PROBLEM BREATHING GAVE SIGN SIMILAR TO BRONCHCAITIS......, SHORTNESS OF BREATH BEFORE DIAGNOSIS...DEVELOPED BLOOD CLOT WHILE TAKING TREATMENT IN 2011.....
Noticeable mass "nodule" (4.8 cm) on right side of thyroid gland
swollen neck, fatigue
Thyroid had numerous nodules that had become larger over time. A needle biopsy wasn't possible due to the number of nodules and the depth.
Two new nodules showed up on my five-year cancer CT for lymphoma. Subsequent ultrasound and then biopsies revealed papillary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy performed 6/10/15, now starting the process for radioactive iodine ablation therapy.

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
Heartburn, feeling bloated, anemic, iron deficient, tired.
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
Not able to eat and bloated stomach
extreme stomach pain
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Vomitting, lose of weight, bloating, difficulty eating and drinking
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.

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.
Seizures at onset
Terrible headaces and sick to my stomach.
headaches , vomitting
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Seizures
grand mal seizure
Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Woke up with a headache one day.
Tingling in his left ear.
Constant Headache for a few weeks, Blurry vision
Seizure and Headachesq
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Headache for 2 months straight. No other symptoms, so no-one wanted to do any scans to double check anything was in there that shouldn't be, until I went to the right hospital ER.
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
Seizures,balance,no driving,no control over my life, and life is just not the same!
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.
right side of my body is numb
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
extreme headache, inability to walk without falling over & slurred speech
Had seizure while driving (never had before), passed out, had car accident, and told had a brain tumor after a CT scan. What a kick in the stomach to put it lightly...

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Symptoms

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

bone pain, fatigue
plasmacytoma on skull, tired, anemic, post stem cell transplant 6/26/15,hypercalcemia, just plain yucky and Kidney damage level 4
Vertebrae compressions, 3 broken ribs all vertebrae fractured, massive calcium in blood,nausea, bone pain.
bone pain ,tired all the time immune system a little low ,platelets low 109
tired, tired, tired
Fatigue, Diffuse Pain throughout my body.
none really
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
symptoms began with weight loss and fatigue - then burning pain in the shoulders and very swollen knees - renal failure led to the cancer diagnosis - after 9 plus months of seeing different doctors to find out what was wrong!
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
Multiple spinal compression fractures, fatigue, nausea, spike in M Protein
back pain, lethargy
High amount of calcium
Weakness, fatigue, chemo brained, achiness nausea
Fatigue,dry skin, constipation, occassional hip pain only at night. Never had any other bone pain.
fatigue, aching joints
Sternum bone pain. Very high protein in urine. myeloma cells in bone marrow at 20%.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms

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

Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Fatigue, reveal bleeding, bloating, smaller stool, weight gain (opposite of the usual symptom)
Blood in stool, then indentation in stool. They call it ribboning. I had no other symptoms or signs.
diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss
Constipation, bloating, blood on stool
Bloody stool then total constipation
Bloated, blood in stool, bleeding from rectum.
slight bledding, vague abdominal pain
Rectal bleeding that my gynocologist said was "probably hemorrhoids," lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
I had none, just really tired and occasional stomach pain in different areas, occasional diarrhea or constipation
changes in stool, bleeding.
Rectal bleeding, fatigue, low back pain, left hip and sciatic pain.
I had fatigue for several months. Last month before diagnosis I had loss of appetite, stomach pain, and change in bowel movements.
Bouts of uncontrollable diarrhea, Bleeding thought to be from Hemmorhoids, Cramping, weight loss of 35#'s in four months, Tiredness,
I did not have any symtoms unti;l the tumor perforated the colon wall, as it had gotten to big
Burning, blood in stool.
Bleeding from Bowel. Bloating, nausea, anemic
Dull pain in Abdomen
flu like
Started with prostate 3 years ago, been diagnosed every March for the past 3 years with cancer, latest as of 3/14 with colon cancer/carcinoid tumor found
BLOODY STOOLS, PAIN WHEN SITTING,CONSTIPATION, DIARRHEA
Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding.
constipation, loose stool, abdominal pains, weight loss,
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.
off and on bouts with diarrhea and lower abdominal pain

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!
Weight loss, lack of appetite ,
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
slight dull pain beneath rib on right side. Tired.
Tiredness, loss of appetite, weakness
Fatigue, insomnia, joint,muscle and bone pain.
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.
tumors
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
Ascites pain Nausea fatigue bruising
fatigue
None at all. It's at a very early stage.
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
Overwhelming Fatigue
lower back pain on right side
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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.
Fatigue, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
spotting in between periods,tired most of the time
I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
No Symptoms yet. I was told I have Pre-Cancerous Cells on my Cervix. The internet can't give me the answers I need so I am looking for answers where I can.
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
None at first, just went in for yearly pap, then bleeding during sex, then bleeding even without sex, went back to dr, another pap, positive for cancerous cells
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.
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
fatigue only. not anothery single symptom. I am the posterchild now for getting a yearly ob/gyn exam as that is how they found this cancer.
vaginal bleeding
Bloating, back and leg pain
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.
Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
fatigue, irritable, cramps
Bleeding after intercourse, prolonged periods, fatigue
Bleeding between cycles, fatigue, discharge
Unfortunately I ignored the symptoms for some time. I was experiencing lower back pain that became severe over time. I had irregular bleeding - thought I was pre-menopausal.
None initially-she has cramps she thought were part of Perimenopause
cramping, fatigue, discharge
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Pains in groin bleeding during and after intercourse a weird "pressure" feeling.....pains in pelvic area.
watery discharge that progressed to mucus/blood discharge, bleeding after sex, pelvic cramps all of the time
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge

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
Voice became a little gruff.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
Fever,Tired,Mirsa,Chest pain with breathing issues,Low Platlettes
Dizziness, fatigue, SOB, Headaches, and flu like symptoms. Took to the ER and diagnosed with pancytopenia with marked thrombocytopenia.
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
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.
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Fatigue, weakness, low grade fever, loss of appetite, scared.
Blood Cancer
Breathless, extremely tired, night sweats, loosing weight
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
Several small infections, chronic cough, loss of appetite, anemia
Cough, low grade fever, short of breath, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss. I went to an urgent care center which did a CBc and saw I had an elevated white count (26k), and low platelets (17k). I was also slightly anemic and moderately neutropenic.
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
Fatigue
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 :)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
Fatigue, bruising, night sweats, bone and joint pain
Fatigue blood test
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.
Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
Enlarged and oddly shaped right testicle
Swollen left testsical,hard
Groin pain which led yo Dr visit which led to ultra sound -which led to tumor discovery- which led to surgery very next day
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
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
Lump left testicle, pain in testicle, pain in left leg, lethargy

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.
Pain under breast, lack of energy
Fatigue/No Energy/Loss of Appetite
incontinence
Worst stomach pain ever - resulted in a grapefruit size tumor that grew from small intestine and dropped/lodged between ovaries and uterus. Was removed encapsulated but malignant. All in time for my 60th birthday!

Small Intestine Cancer Symptoms

What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Occasional diarrhea

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

rash fatigue weight loss etc
Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
Rash and skin sensitivity. Rash and redness eventually left. I do have thinness of skin. Skin marks sometimes. Extreme fatigue.
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
High WBC count, lower RBC and platelet count, Exhaustion. Nauseous, pain in joints, overall bad feeling
Fatigue,
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Fatigue

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.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
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.
Shortness breath, fatigue, mouth and gum sores, cough
bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms
11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
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

Anal Cancer Symptoms

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

6 months of blood in stools, uncomfortable to sit, feeling of still having to go after going.
Not many, itching and a small amount of bleeding.
Hemmroid type symptoms, itching, mild bleeding
pain, external tumor
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.
Pain in anal
Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Blood in stool. Felt a lump and thought I had a hemmoriod.
Blood in stool, uncomfortable sitting
Severe bleeding that landed me in the ER
Some bleeding, thought I had a hemmoroid.
bleeding and bloody stools.
Constipation, light blood discharge (has stopped), lumps around anus, acute pain and burning sensation
Some blood in stools occasionally for many months and then lower abdomen ache. I thought it was a hemorrhoid and probably would have done nothing except I was (over) due for my first colonoscopy.
Rectal bleeding, bowel problems, abdominal pain
itching, change in bowel habits, thinning of stools, anal bleeding, bits hanging out like hemaroids, nerve pain down legs.
Pain at tumor site, bleeding, fullness in rectum, urgency
small amount of bleeding and light abdominal pain
Small, painful bump.
Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since that time and finally a biopsy was performed in 2009.
Bleeding, pain
No symptoms, found on a routine colonoscopy.
bleeding itchyness trouble pooing haemorrhoids lump in anus anal fissure hurt to sit abcess on cancer
March 2009 -Constipation Stinging needle feeling By June was on laxatives to have a BM
Rectal bleeding, itching, sciatic pain. (thought my hemorhoid was acting up)

Vulva Cancer Symptoms

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

had a sore fealt and looked like a pimple and kept bleeding
Pain in vaginal area

Gallbladder Cancer Symptoms

What Gallbladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Gallbladder stones and pain in the back.

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
Pain & swelling in left leg
Back pain
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
My symptoms started within my jaw. The cancerous growth turned out to be within the jawbone.
pain in leg.swelling..fever
Pain in joint

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
Head aches impaired vision red eye
vision disturbance

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Symptoms

What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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, sinus infections, swollen neck
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Sustained hearing loss
Minimum jaw movement ear pain
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.
Severe sore throat, burned skin, fatigue, la little on edge, weight loss(22lbs) so far, reflux, nausea, vomiting
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
Swollen lymph node, loss of taste and hearinf
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods

Ureter Cancer Symptoms

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Did not really have any.
Bleeding after menopause

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.

abdominal pain fatigue
Server abdominal pain (on the right side near navel), Chills, Uncontrollable Shaking, Persistent Nausea. Went to the ER and they determined it was appendicitis.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones

Esophagus Cancer Symptoms

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Some weight loss and night sweats, sudden onset of mild anemia, GERD for many years
Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
My husband had difficulty swallowing due to tumor in his esophagus. PET scan showed mets in liver and lymph nodes.
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.
Pain in the abdominal area
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
trouble swallowing
lose of weight , spitting of phlem ,
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
Difficulty swallowing Heart burn
Difficulty swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.

Renal Pelvis Cancer Symptoms

What Renal Pelvis Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Felt like a pulled muscle when twisting my torso

Tonsil Cancer Symptoms

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
ear ache, sore throat.
Lump in throat
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
Swollen right side of neck
Noticed lump in left side of neck that did not go away
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.
sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
Minor sore throat and ear ache.
Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
tonsil enlarged and lymph nodes in neck enlarged
3 month PET Scan showed cancer on the soft palate and suspicious lymphnodes. 01/03/2011 Tumor on sternum, lung.
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.
Tonsil right side and partial basal tongue cancer
Sore throat, weight loss, pain on right ear, noticable bump on right neck
None, No pain. Constant feeling of something stuck in my throat, Left swollen tonsil noticed by my wife. Swollen left cervical Lymph nodes (2).
Ear pain, sore throat not eliminated after a course of antibiotics.
Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
Lump in left side of neck, benign biopsy, non urgent removal, unfortunately scc detected. Primary site left tonsil identified on PET scan
Lump left side of neck.
a lump on my right side of neck...no pain only mild pain in throat area from post outpatient surgery when they did exploratory biposy surgery and took pieces of tissue out
Lump in right side of neck
White lump on tonsil, weight loss, tired.
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
lump on the right side of neck and node involvement on the left

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.

bleeding after menopause, extreme fatigue
Initial - heavy continuous bleeding Recurrence - left pelvic pain Second recurrence - painful, small nodule near vaginal opening
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.
Post menopausal bleeding
Bleeding over several years, odor, occasional cramps
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
With the first tumor, there was hemorrhaging; With the second tumor, she was spotting, she was tired and hungry. Her ribs hurt where the new mass was growing and couldn't lift her arm.
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
Bleeding, Bloating, Pain
Heavy bleeding for 6 months, severe lower abdominal cramping, low iron
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Hemorrhaging,prior to that heavy, heavy periods.
Sudden bleeding.
All I had was spotting for 3-4 weeks.
Vaginal bleeding, cervical polyp
Spotting
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
Unusual bleeding
Constipated bloated aches in joints
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 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.
Vaginal bleed, difficulty urinating

Sarcoma Cancer Symptoms

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Lesion on scrotum metasized in lymph nodes
Large mass in right thigh
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
Night sweats, insane 72 hypersomnia [long sleeps, lucid complex dreams], Exhaustion, Fluxuating Energy at night [sudden energy one night, deflated the next], Disrupted Day-Night Circadian Rhythms [[unable to stay awake in daytime].
Lump on lower back
swelling of right leg
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
There was no symptoms, only until we decided to have a lump and back pain checked out and then by that time it had spread.
Tumor in left thigh
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
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.
Not able to eat, weightloss, fatigue, severe anemia, infections
Painful lump in wrist
Fatigue, pain at tumor site
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
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!!
swelling of thigh
severe pain, weight loss
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'
First Cancer was Endometrial Cancer -Very heavy bleeding -Abdominal pain -Fullness -Fatigue -Edema Sarcoma (2017) Growing lump on elbow pain tingling edema
Small fissure on tongue
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area

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.
Pain in bones , pain in breast, found lump in breast
Tumor below/behind my left ear, on salivary gland/parotid gland, attached to facial nerve.
Lump behind my ear. Sore throat that never got better.

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.

Scaly raised sore that won't heal
pain, numbness
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
Left facial paralysis

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)
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Hoarseness
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
Swelling on the neck
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.
Lump on left side of throat
Swollen, sore throat, extreme coughing.
Hard mass under right side of jaw. Thought was a badly swollen lymph node, as a result of a possible infection from a broken tooth. Suffered a stroke in my sleep, which prompted me to visit a doctor (first since '93), who sent me to the ER. The cancer was discovered during testing, and -- perhaps fortunately, because of treatment response results in studies -- related to having contracted HPV about 25years ago. Virus is long gone, but it was able to tweak some DNA while using my body as a guest house.
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Lump on neck

Tongue Cancer Symptoms

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Ulcer under tongue
Although when I was diagnosed, I was mentally and physically, the healthiest I had ever been, had a long standing habit internalizing my stress and of biting my tongue in my sleep. I had developed a sore patch on the right hand side of my tongue and went to my doctor who didn't think it was anything to be concerned about but I knew something wasn't right in my body so I insisted on a biopsy.. thank god I did because we caught it early.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
1/4 inch flat ulcer on left side of tongue. First noticed 18 months ago but ignored it. Now is painful and larger. I am uncomfortable providing any more information on the internet.
ear pain, chronic sore throat, sore under tongue
Swollen tongue
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.
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
Very sore ulcer type lesion on the right middle side of my tongue, plus a tickling in my right ear
Sore, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of tongue
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.
Sore throat.
bump and white film on left side of tongue. Didn't hurt or cause issues with eating.
Growing sore on back left side of tongue
Sore on right underside of tongue
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Spots on bottom of tongue.
White spot on my tongue that turned into a huge red lump. My pcp kept telling me that is was an ulcer that was being caused by an infection in my body. Finally almost a year later when i could no longer take the pain i finally demanded he send me for a biopsy.
Tongue and ear pain for 10 months ...went to 3 doctors/dentists 2x each and nothing found before the lump appeared on the tongue. In 2007-2009 annually a precancerous lesion removed from tongue.
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.
Ear Pain
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.
Lump on left sidea neck
lump on tongue, no pain

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.

Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Asymptomatic, supraclavicle lymph nodes, whole body itch, weight loss, fatigue,loss of appetide
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
Night sweats Weight loss Fatigue
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
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.)
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Sharp pain in chest/left side of my breast, extreme itching, and fatigue .
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.
lump in the left side of my neck.
Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.
A bit of fatigue and three lumps in neck found while poking around.
night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
Fever, Chills, Night Sweats, Back Pain, Coughing, Tired, Run-down, and the Constant Feeling of Being Sick.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
Small and large lump on the side of my neck. Fatigue, nerve pain and headaches.
Chest pains big lymph nodes cause energy loss chemo radiation test study drugs
Enlarged lymph node above collarbone, night sweats, itchy skin, fatigue
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
Lower back pain which became constant, responded well to NSAIDs and panadol which is probably why I put up with it for so long. Also got fevers, night sweats, mildy pruritic skin.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

Fatigue
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Pulmonary embolisms, night sweats, fever, high heart rate.
Fatigue, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
Shortness of breath for 3 months, swollen underarm nodes, huge purple bruises
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Extreme Fatigue, loss of appetite
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
Stomach ache, red rashes, fever, low platelets count 20k, blood in saliva, nausea
tumor on neck
Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.
Got pneumonia twice and bronchitis multiple times from mid-January to my diagnosis and flight to Denver, CO to the hospital. Took four days of being in the hospital to actually get over that bout of pneumonia which had come back around St Patricks day after having felt better from when I had it in February. Also had a huge lump on my right peck that was bruised and nasty looking from very low platelet counts, other than that I felt a bit more fatigued than usual and having more trouble getting through my 10-14 hour work shifts when I didn't have trouble on the past when I got super long shifts like that.
body pain, vomiting, change in bowel habits
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest

Bile Duct Cancer Symptoms

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

pain in gut
iam a nice girl loking for man
Weight loss, fatigue, back & muscle pain, nausea

Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Stomach pain, weight gain, inability to stand straight or walk without discomfort

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Symptoms

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
fatigue
Fatigue dizziness nausea bone pain low blood counts and frequent infections
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
Fatigue, dangerously low blood counts, prone to infection & bleeding

Appendiceal Cancer Symptoms

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Over a period of 3 months, my weight began to shift. Everything was moving north instead of south. I chalked it up to aging and odd things the body did. An ultra sound showed a massive tumor on my right ovary (20 cm). During the week it took to see a specialist, it grew to 44 cm. Surgery took place the next day and it was found that the point of origin was the appendix.
Abdomen pain
Constant stomach ache

Uncategorized Cancer Symptoms

What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
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
Not sure as of yet
red flaky area on right side of nose
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
Only thing I had was night sweats and had those for a few years before I was told I had cancer.
My Granfather James died of Lung Cancer in 1981, my Grandmother Elizabeth died with a rare liver cancer in 1999, At some point or another my aunt Ruby had a full masectomy, my aunt Betty had several surgeries to remove lumps in her breasts, my Grandmother Lois had a lung removed in 2003, my Mother had Cervical Cancer in 2004
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
Hair Growth, weight gain, hormonal changes
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
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.
pain in breast & lumps
Going through testing to rule out lung cancer. Had lung biopsy yesterday.
Almost-constant heavy bleeding with clots, especially heavy after sex. Pain in the pelvic area and numbness in legs. Extremely tired, feeling "not right" and bloated mid section. Normal pap (first one I've had in 12 years) and all tests normal so far, including pre-menopause (I'm 48). Feel like the doctor will just dismiss everything and tell me to learn to live with it all.
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
fatigue, loss of appetite
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
Pain in my right hip
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
I am 38 female, mother of 5 boys (ages 7,9,11, 14, 16), breastfed 4 of them for almost a year each ( I mention this because nursing baby is supposed to help decrease risks of breast cancer, though not other cancers), have lots of cancer on moms side but I am adopted so I don't know much more and nothing of dad's side, Been feeling so sick and beaten down for a while now, Pain in neck at base of skull, dizziness, night sweats for many months now, migraines, nausea, pain in right breast (lumps) on lower right ribs (lumps) right wrist (ganglion cyst, non cancerous but hurts) burning sensation on skin in same specific spots on inside of left knee and left inside ankle (feels like on top of skin, not deep) vision issues (slight and random), aching in back between shoulder blades (feels like a huge weight of pressure) out of breath easy, muscle spasms under chin on right side, spasms in abdomen on right, spasms in back on right lower side, severe (like, stabbing) pain in groin on left side of pubic area and inside thigh groin area (cannot have sex, hurts groin terribly so that considered ER) aches in limbs then fades into tingles in feet and hands, clearing throat of thick mucus all the time, pain in arm at shoulder, elbow and wrist (on right) that then radiates and sudden weak feeling like I could fall over, so tired I could fall asleep anytime, so tired I am drowsy, have trouble working and sitting still without dozing no matter how I try (drink coffee, over the counter energy pills do NOTHING to bring me up to feeling normal at all, Trouble staying asleep (wake many times through the night (the sweating may have to do with that because it makes my sheets cold) during the day, freezing cold so bad I twitch and tremble, twitch terribly when trying to fall asleep, bad nightmares, pain wrapping around right ear from front to my neck, lost weight fast (from 158 to 120 in two months and another 13 over time but not trying at all) I have anxiety issues so I am not sure if it's related but anxiety has gone through the roof these past few months, much confusion and short term memory lately is almost gone at times (I have gotten to a point that before I walk into another room, I write down what I am doing) I am honestly a bitch lately (sorry) as I am so anxious and waiting for tests and word is freaking me out because I feel terrible all the time. I don't have a diagnosis, only what we are trying to rule out and what is can possibly be. I just want to know so I can know what I have ahead of me. I'd like to get some feedback from others. It's stressing the heck outta me!Anyone wanting to talk can also email me if you ask.
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
Terrible back pain.
I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
I had absolutely no symptoms
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