What are Cancer Symptoms? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7010 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Breast Cancer Symptoms

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

None. I found the lump myself in my left breast and was operated right away. Very early stage, four lymphnodes removed and all free. Margins not and still quite a few DCIS in the breast. Scheduled for mastectomy later in the year and opting for a double mastectomy. Undergoing treatment right now since June 11th 2018.
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.
Her - 2 positive - ER- PR-
Lump in right breast
Lump found at annual physical, mammogram negative (did not show up on mammo), ultrasound was considered benign (just watch). I saw a surgeon who again assumed 90% chance this is benign, but we can biopsy. My instincts and medical background were telling me to get a biopsy, so the next day after biopsy - I got the call that it was cancer.
None.
Pain in spots where lesions develop, fatigue, significant drop in hemoglobin.
None for the bowel cancer - found in the colonoscopy 2019
Lump in breast.
through most of 2008 excruciating pain in my spine
I had no symptoms, just a small little lump on my right breast.
Felt painful lump in left breast while showering.
A lump you could see from space. :D
Absolutely no medical symptoms. I was not sick or tired, I had no physical discomfort. But I did feel a small lump -left breast, but it would disappear a week after my period. So I thought nothing of it.
Pain in left breast when I would lay on that side.
fatigue, nausea, head ache
pain under my right breast and extremely bad headaches
found lump on self breast exam
I felt a lump in the shower and I was concerned and had it checked out. Turns out it was positive for breast cancer
No symptoms. Found during routine mammogram
I had none
I had none, no one even felt a lump! Just went to my yearly exam and was asked to do a baseline mammogram and BAM!......Here we are!
None, had an annual mammogram.
None.
None! Routine Mammogram found suspicious markings.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

PSA 4.0
elevated psa
Trouble passing urine.
None other than slightly elevated PSA
Gleason 9 (5+4), Stage T-4
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
No symptoms
little or none prior to diagnosis
none,
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Urinary difficulty
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.
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
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
Biopsy
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Neuropathy and fatigue
BPH TYPE SYMPTOMS BUT RECENTLY STARTED GETTING UTI SYMPTOMS IN ADDITON. ANTIBIOTICS PARTIALLY CURED UTI SYMPTOMS.
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
NONE!!
High PSA

Lung Cancer Symptoms

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Shoulder pain, Stage 3B
Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
back pain
Severe pain in shoulder blade for many months
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.
Shortness of breath, fatigue,unable to eat felt full after small meals. Back/hip/leg pain, chronic cough.
fatigue short breth
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
right sided chest pain
Breathlessness
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
tingling down right arm
My boyfriend thought his shoulder pain was due to pulling some muscles. After a couple of months of it getting worse...he thought ...oh my Lord...I bet I have a torn rotor-cuff. We only wish it was so... He went from those thoughts to the doctors finding a tumor on shoulder..(no problem, odds are that it is benign)...to hearing lung cancer with metastisis to shoulder and large bones... and 12-18 months??? I started logging this "journey" from MY perspective. The thoughts, feeling and poetry from someone who loves someone...who has cancer.
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
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.
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
Sore shoulder blade, shortness of breathe, very tight and uncomfortable chest . Total lack of energy
no symptoms, incidental findings during my Annual Checkup
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
Hip pain and eventual fracture.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Bleeding in your urin, blood clots in your urin
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.

Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
Nausea, chills, fever, sweats, depression, infection, tooo many
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Small, painless lump under left mandible(jaw bone.)
Tired, shortness of breath, lumps and infections, loss of appetite
Discomfort, pressure and pain in chest, numb left shoulder. Went to ER for heart attack symptoms.
Right now, extreme bravery as he fights like hell.
Lumps everywhere
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
Night sweets,enlarged lymph nodes,Enlarged spleen
distinsion of the stomach, swelling of the feet.
Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.
Pain in right pelvic bone. Nerve pain radiating down butt and outside of right leg
Large lump on neck.
Tumors on scalp and breast, fatigue
Painless Lump in Neck and Groin
Nausea, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, went for almost 2 years to get diagnosis
Swollen lymphnodes
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones. 2018 - Found breast lump on self exam
Weight loss, fatigue, itchiness (10 cm tumour was blocking my bile duct), flashes of fever
Loss of short term memory and extreme fatigue
Feeling pain in abdomin and imagining all those tumors growing
Sudden large tumour on inside of thigh
Enlarged lymph nodes, Tired, depression, some pain, hair loss, neuropathy, blisters from the doxil, memory loss, sleeplessness, my blood sugar is on the whack other than that I'm GREAT!
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.
Lost some of my version and pressure and pain
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.

Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Blood in urine and flank pain
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Blood in urine
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.
blood in my urine
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Pain in the back and fatique.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
None q
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
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 Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Blood in urine, pain in flank
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.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
Back and leg pain
didn't show any
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
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.
flank pain, gross hematuria

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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.,
Jaundice and back pain
my daughter had diarrhea and weight loss...glad we all told her to go to the doctors for a check up when she did
jaundice, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
Jaundice
Diarrhea, fatigue, dehydrated, stomach pains, swollen feet, painful digestion some days
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
Jaundice, chronic pancreatitis
Jaundice was my only symptom.
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
, stomach pain/pain right rib cage/ bloating/ belching/
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
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, pancreatitis, diarrhea, nausea
Loss of weight and stomach pain
Pain, fatigue, loss of appetitie, loss of weight, depression.
Fatigue, pain on left side, change in bowel (color, size) due to blockage. Jaundice right after diagnosis.
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Had no deffinate symptoms just a pain in my lower abdomen doctors thought could be appendicitus, reoccuring heartburn which I suffered with for many years
jaundice, itching
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,
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.
lower back pain, had to eat small meals, fatigue, jaundice

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
Lump near right tonsil that was painless. No one could see it at first but it developed into what looked like an ulcer. I insisted on an MRI which showed nothing but swelling. After another month another doctor insisted on a biopsy and my ENT agreed to remove the entire tonsil to biopsy it.
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.

Pain the side, sore to even touch, weight loss
spotting
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
Pelvic pain
I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Bloating, weight loss, feeling full and pain in my right side.
low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
had a bloating in her stomach
Sudden onset abdominal pain
spent 2 years going to my family doctor complaining of lack of energy and metabolism,weight gain only to be told it was menopause learn to live with it Bloating with ascites pain in lower back especially when vacumning lol june 2011 thought i was constipated and when the hospital did the exray i was full of tumors in my abdomen they took out 10 litres of water from my abdomen
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
Blood clots in my lungs which makes breathing difficult, pleural effusion which also makes breathing difficult,
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).
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
Bloating, menstrual pain,insomnia, night sweats, irregular cycles
Bloating
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
6 month period
Pleural effusions around my right lung
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
Bloating, fluid in peritonium. I had elective surgery in 2010 when my sister was diagnosed with stage 4. No signs of cancer then -ca 125 of 11. So in feb 2015 diagnoses with cancer in peritoneal wall
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
None at the moment
False Pregnancy and Bloating

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Large nodule in the neck area on the thyroid. Severe fatigue and trouble swallowing/speaking.
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
A big ol' lump in my throat.
small ping pong size nodule in throat
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
Large noticable lump on right side of neck
hoarse voice, trouble breathing at times
None, went in because I had lost my voice. GP found large lump on my thyroid (Wednesday), Friday was scheduled with the surgeon for the biopsy, the following Wednesday I was in surgery
Swollen lymph node on right side and neck pain.
Hard lump on the right side of my neck.
-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
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.
Didn't have any symptoms
abdominal and lower back pain, blood in stool, constipation
Lump in my neck, difficulty swallowing and breathing
Severe insomnia. I sleep on average of 4 hrs a night. (on a good night). Scary how i dont seem to need sleep right now. I have Hyperthyroidism. I guess severe enough to keep me up all hours of the night. And severe *ewwww* Constipation. :P
Found a lump at the front of my throat. When I look back now, the chronic inflammation of my wrists and ankles was a sign that something wasn't right. My heart was also racing, I lost a lot of hair the year before, my joints and muscles were sore all the time. Still suffering from major swelling in my wrists...
Large lump/ball in the left side of my neck.
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
None! I actually went in to see my NP about something on my foot, I complained about having had a fever so she checked my glands and found a concerning lump on the left side of my neck. In hindsight though, I think it probably caused my dizziness and migraines all this time, I just never knew.
So tired I want to cry.
I have known about my Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism for about 7 years, so I have no idea what symptoms have been specific to cancer.
Occassionally strep-like feeling on each side of throat for nine years. I thought it was the weather's change. That's pretty much it. I had cancer scare for two months before surgery/final result. The biopsy came up with many 'possible', 'might', 'maybe' with all names of cancer cells. *UPDATE* Do not ever rely on biopsy results until after the post-surgery result.
Shooting pains in neck, fatigue, brain fog
Cyst on left side of neck attached to thyroid.

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
Lots of pain. Pain when he eats.
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
Vomiting, bloating, abdominal distintion, back 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.

Seizure and Headachesq
Seizures
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
your worst headache imaginable, throwing up bile, vision loss
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
Tingling in his left ear.
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Asymptomatic (now) tumor was discovered in an MRI for a different issue.
Discovered incidentally in MRI.
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
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...
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
Seizures,balance,no driving,no control over my life, and life is just not the same!
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
headaches
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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
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
Bone Pain
Fatigue,dry skin, constipation, occassional hip pain only at night. Never had any other bone pain.
fatigue, aching joints
Sternum bone pain which has evolved into rib-cage pain. Very high M-protein in urine, also seen as M-spike in blood. Elevated calcium levels in blood. Kidney damage at CKD-3. Myeloma cells in bone marrow at 20% found thru bone marrow biopsy.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms

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

changes in stool, bleeding.
Small Amt of rectal bleeding low iron
Bart had indegestion. Brian & Bruce had none.
nausea, anxiety,
Had none!
abdominal pain, fatique
Blood in urine, then had colonoscopy and told me I have stage 3 rectal cancer.
No initial symptoms.
Constipation, pain in my left side. I actually gained weight. I am a little disappointed as most people lose weight.
None, found on a routine colonoscopy.
Rectal bleeding.
one week of stomach pains and constipation
Pain in right side
Bouts of uncontrollable diarrhea, Bleeding thought to be from Hemmorhoids, Cramping, weight loss of 35#'s in four months, Tiredness,
small change in bowel movements
Sister's (colon): abdominal pain, blood in stool, gasy feeling M-i-l: Shortness of breath that brought her to ER. Turned out t be fluid on lungs that tested positive for cancer cells. Further testing revealed primary site was ovaries.
Dull pain in Abdomen
irregular bowel movements for 6 months, then bleeding that landed me in the ER needing two pints of blood.
Very Strange Bowl movememts at first, then bloody stools with mucuos, excessive gas and bloating,all this took place in the time span of about 8 months. NEVER HAD ANY KIND OF PAIN, scarry part.
Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.
Polip tumor in sigmoid colon
Pain, but overshadowed by fear, despair, and anxiety.
Cramping pain bloating gas bleeding when using the restroom weight loss and very anemic due to that had heart palpitations tiredness felt faint
Extreme Fatigue
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea

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.
B-ultrasound,The right lobe of the liver was found to have a slightly high 1.5cm*1.5cm light mass
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.

spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
Swollen right leg.
My original diagnosis was in September of 2008. My only real symptom was light vagianl bleeding after intercourse, thankfully I never missed a yearly exam.
I had an extreme amount of a watery clear discharge at first. Doc gave me antbiotics. It later turned nto passing blood clots and bleeding between periods. Later came a foul smelling brownish watery discharge that soaked through pads. This went on for one year undiagnosd. Doc kept giving me antibiotics. Finally i went to a specialist who found it within 10 minutes.
vaginal bleeding
Abnormal bleeding during pregnancy history of abnormal pap. Without follow up. Back pain leg pain. Bowl and urinary issues. And extreme fatigue.
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse
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
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.
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.
NO symptoms
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
None at first, just went in for yearly pap, then bleeding during sex, then bleeding even without sex, went back to dr, another pap, positive for cancerous cells
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
Heavy bleeding, big clots.
Painful heavy periods. Period disappeared for 2 years then came back.I always just thought it came back when my daughter 1st started hers. I had been through a rough break up and put it down to stress when they stopped.
the first symptom for cervical cancer is no symptom at all.
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.
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
first i thought i was just having irregular periods, then it progressively got worse. The hemorrhaging is absolutely horrible at this point. Have had hip and pelvic bone pain for a few months now. numbness and tingling in my toes. bladder pain.
heavy vaginal bleedin.cramps
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.
vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March

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 went down. Sore Throat. Hurts while eating.
soreness, inflammation
Voice became a little gruff.
periodic loss of voice, voice hoarseness, periodic soar throat

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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.
Sore throat, vision impairment, fatigue, petechiae dots on legs (and a bit on my face), a lot of bruises (really hard to touch), a lot of clots during period
No symptoms prior to chemotherapy
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
night sweats, rash
Really weak
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
Blood spots on body and in mouth , fatigue , sweating , cough , bleeding
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.
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
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 :)
Fatigue
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,
really tired lots of busing, back pain...found out when I went to the dentist to get my wisdom tooth out and it wouldn't stop bleeding afterwards.
Fatigue, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
fatigue, lower gums swollen, painful, tender
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.

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
back pain
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
Tumour removed three months ago on my stomach. 9cm mitotic rate 5
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.

bleeding, thought it was a 'roid.
None. Occasionally a mildly annoying itchy hemorrhoid that I have had for 30 years.
Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Presumed hemorrhoid pain and bleeding for several months
Bleeding, pain when using the bathroom, hemeroids
Bleeding with bms, then a rush of blood led me to be treated. First diagnosed and treated for hemorrhoid. After that a colonoscopy found mass up high.
anal pain, bleeding, dishcarge
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
Constipation
I did'nt have much symptoms exact I was itching back there and I felt this slump that seemed to be getting bigger I thought it was a hemmroid since I had dealt with them as a child but after the biopsy I was shocked when they said it was cancer from that point all I could hear was cancer nothing else registered at all I was simply numb.
bleeding, itching, hard nodule
First felt a bump while showering and followed it until it formed what I thought was a hemorrhoid. At that time I was also due for my colonoscopy so I had it checked out immediately and game on!
Doctor and I thought my symptoms were IBS and/or hemorrhoid related. Change in frequency of bowel movements, pressure in the rectum, blood sometimes.
Had a dull ache in the bum area for a few weeks & it finally got bad enough I went to the Dr who recommended a colonoscopy & during the procedure they took a biopsy of the tumor they found. I was so shocked. It was unreal.
bleeding, fatigue, bowel changes
Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
Bumps, bleeding in rectum. Misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids
Intermittent rectal bleeding during bowel movement; No pain. The anal cancer had been misdiagnosed as an internal hemorroid during a routine colonoscopy 4 years prior to the current cancer diagnosis.
Lower back pain Vaginal pressure Low energy
bright red blook on the toilet tissue several times over one month's time
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.
Unable to poop! Severe rectal pain. Could not sit down.
Bleeding/Pain
Bleeding, feeling full, pressure
Pain. Blood/discharge.

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
Swelling above left carpal, limping. My vet had just lost her dog to osteosarcoma so took no chances - straight in for an xray, which suggested it could be bone cancer, so immediately referred to a Jindalee Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018 that it was bone cancer; shoulder and leg amputated 17 April 2018. Surgery site became infected, which delayed chemo for a week. Chemo finished 27 July 2018. Unfortunately cancer returned, found lump on my left side 3 weeks after chemo finished. Scan showed 2 nodules in my lung, too. Lump on side removed surgically (vet said it just "peeled" away, not attached to the rib). Had further chemo infusion (Doxorubicin) which finished 19 October, plus "home" chemo/meds (continuous). Scan while getting Doxorubicin showed lung nodules halved in size. Next scan on 21 December 2018 showed 1 lung nodule the same size, the other nodule had further reduced a little. Still on home chemo/meds. Next scan in February 2019.
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
Lymph node swelling and headache
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
At present none
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
difficuly swallowing
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.
Could not swallow some foods
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.
Hip replacement in 12/17 & after that had fevers a couple times a week. Checked with our doctor & he arranged for a series of tests. An endoscopy revealed the cancer.

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.

Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring
my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)
enlarged tonsil
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
large lump
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
lump in neck, ear ache, sore throat, change in voice, enlarged tonsil
Ear pain and noticeable growth in my throat which did not go after 3 treatments of antibiotics.
Ear pain, sore throat not eliminated after a course of antibiotics.
sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
none, really
lump on the right side of neck and node involvement on the left
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
lump on side of neck
trismus
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
One enlarged left tonsil and lip sore on bottom lip.
Tumor on left tonsil. 2 tumors on lymph nodes.
Feeling like something small was caught in my throat.
Swollen lymph node, otherwise no issues that I can recall.
Fatigue for a couple of weeks then a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Low grade temp. Thought I had come down with a virus. A few weeks later, a couple more lymph nodes popped up on the right side of my neck.
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
ear pain, sore throat,tongue numbness,bad breath,mouth pain
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
Lump on side of left neck, thought it was a cyst, after two weeks it wasn't smaller so ENT biopsied lump and left tonsil - abnormal cells found. Tonsillectomy one week later revealed squamous cell carcinoma in left tonsil and mass in neck.

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, clots, cramps, anemic.
spotting after menopause
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.
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
were really none , during invitro process before they transfer they look around,, saw polyps and the one dr came back and said "yu wont be having twins, yo have cancer and we need to worry about saving your life"
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
vaginal bleeding--lots of it
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
Bleeding between cycles, cramping/abdominal pain, fatigue
heavy bleeding. severe pain, fatigue, lymph edema in lower limbs, headaches, bone aches
Discharge...post menapose 10 yrs....cramps....lower back and pelvic
post menopausal bleeding
Unusual bleeding
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
some bleeding between periods which I originally thought were a failed Endometrial Ablation, then cramps and Dr. found a cyst on my cervix which turned out to be Adenocarcinoma :(. I had one Oncologist say I had cervical cancer (but I had no HPV) and on onc. said I had Endometrial cancer. Tumour had grown sideways from endometrium through cervix so they couldn't do Hysterectomy. I had severe endometriosis before stupid cancer and was being treated for that. I was misdiagnosed for sooo long because Drs. all thought my endometriosis had just returned! >:(
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Sudden bleeding.
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
bleeding post menopause, abdominal pain, elevated CA125
Vaginal bleeding, cervical polyp
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS

Sarcoma Cancer Symptoms

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
Right leg swelling and pain
Mass in the back of upper right thigh. Grew quickly. After radiation, surgery and chemo, had mets to lungs in three separate lobes. Have had three thoracatomy procedures and experimental whole lung radiation after multiple areas of spread throughout chest cavity. I have since had pread to my brain (one tumor) resected with a successful craniotomoy followed by whole brain radiation. I have been on 6 lines of chemo. While I was recovering from my brain procedures, was scanned and found multiple tumors throughout my liver. After exhausting all chemo options accessible for me, my doctor succeeded in obtaining Opdivo for me on compassionate grounds. I have been on this treatment for almost months, and happily, my tumors are responding, no new growth, multiple tumors no longer visible, decreased or stable. I was told that with these newest images, I have an area of concern on my uterus. I am getting tests next week for clarification on what this means.
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
Lump under tongue and lymph node swollen.
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.
severe pain, weight loss
swelling of thigh
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
Painful lump, fatigue,
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Lump on lower back
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].
Headaches and everything treatment brings
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.
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Lesion on scrotum metasized in lymph nodes
First Cancer was Endometrial Cancer -Very heavy bleeding -Abdominal pain -Fullness -Fatigue -Edema Sarcoma (2017) Growing lump on elbow pain tingling edema
Not able to eat, weightloss, fatigue, severe anemia, infections
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Fatigue
swelling of right leg
Small fissure on tongue

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.
base of tongue hpv+ gone into lymph nodes in my neck

Skin Cancer Symptoms

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Swelling under left eye going down to cheek. Painless. Left upper lip getting distorted.
Slightly swollen Red patch which started as a ringworm or a skin disorder and later started expanding and developed into ulcerative sore surrounded by a waxy border.
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.

A simple sore throat
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump on left side of throat
Lump on neck
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
I just thought I had a sore throat
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Sore throat
Hoarse throat
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
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.
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
Swelling on the neck
Swollen, sore throat, extreme coughing.
Persistent sore throat with cough
Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
simple sore throat
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 in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
Hoarseness

Tongue Cancer Symptoms

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
bump and white film on left side of tongue. Didn't hurt or cause issues with eating.
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
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.
Continuous lt ear pain.
Sore under tongue that would not go away. Not painful. Went to three different dentists who were not concerned since I was young and not a drinker or smoker.
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Stage 2, one tumour on the underside of the tonge and one on one side of the
Lump in the lymphnode
Very sore ulcer type lesion on the right middle side of my tongue, plus a tickling in my right ear
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, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of 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.
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.
Fever, Painful Lump in the Tongue
little bumps on my tongue. maybe a little tenderness, but nothing remarkable the first time. second time -leukaplakia ..early stage leisons third time snuck up on me like a thief in the night.
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.
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
Swollen tongue
Lump on left sidea neck
Sore throat.
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.
Pain,
Growing sore on back left side of tongue

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.

Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my left lung had collapsed (which lead to the diagnosis).
Cough when exercising
Weight loss (35 Lbs) ... Night sweats... Exhaustion... Stomach pain... my spleen was enlarged by 6 times - my oncologist said if they had to remove it she would like to keep it for medical purposes - I said she could keep it for a doorstop...
Enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue
Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Swelling neck. In large lympnode, itching
Asymptomatic
Weight loss, Cough, Nausea
Swollen nodes in neck and chest, swollen spleen, fatigue, mild itching.
red spots, itchy skin, lumps above the collarbone, chest pain
Shortness of breathe, night sweats, itching, extreme fatigue
Swollen lymph nodes in left armpit & above left clavicle; night sweats; fatigue; bone pain; muscle aches; and fevers.
Swollen Lymph Node at Collar bone(supraclaicular Adenopathy) Slight unintentional weight loss. Persistent Cough Skin rashes
sensación de bien estar y ganglios inflamados que van sistemáticamente cada semana de un área a otra.
night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
Large lump masses on left side of neck, occasional night sweats.
A lump that grew up to 10cm (bigger than a baseball) beside my right breast (a few inches under the armpit, on the rib cage), swollen lymph nodes on the neck and right armpit, extreme fatigue, itchiness in the arms and legs, unexplained weightloss and loss of appetite
night sweats, extreme fatigue, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes on collar bone, painful turning neck
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 for intravenous treatment 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 experiencing 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. Symptoms 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 hematopoietic stem cell transplant. NED as of 4/1993.
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Fever 101-103.9 everyday 3 or 4 times a day. Night sweats, chills, loss of appetite and 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.
Mass at the base of my right side of the neck, itching, coughing, hard to breathe while bending over or picking things up, and fatigue.
Fever, Chills, Night Sweats, Back Pain, Coughing, Tired, Run-down, and the Constant Feeling of Being Sick.

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
Fevers shortness of breath
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
Fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, hair loss,
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, shortness of breath sore muscles.
Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Low blood counts
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
Pain and bleeding while urinating
Joint pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, neck and back pain, light headed or dizzy, head ache and chest pain.

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.

Abdominal pains, coughing, weezing, weight loss, loss of strength and agility. I had tumors in both lungs, a tumor 2/3 the size of my liver, and the cancer ate a whole in my left hip, and ate away my tailbone.
lump on neck
Not sure as of yet
had swollen lymph node
Sudden pain under right breast when trying to take a deep breath.
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
Cognitive impairment, Balance and gait issues, Hearing loss, Mood swings, Intracranial Pressure (Severe at times - and seems to be worse when the barometric pressure drops below 30.)
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
I had absolutely no symptoms
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
Abdominal and Back Pain.
Fatigue, constipation
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
Terrible back pain.
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
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.
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
Pain in my right hip
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
Occasional difficulty swallowing
Enlarged nodes, cough, sinus symptoms, anosmia, chills
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 felt a tiny lumps in my breast. Also after I had my baby I had a pap smear that showed a class 4. On further testing it showed cancer.
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