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What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
No symptons. Routine mammogram (which was delayed for several years [shame, shame on me!]).
None, went for my annual mamo and they said I had to have an ultra sound done because of this abnormal reading.
lump self discovered
Lump in right breast, stage 2B, grade 3, Triple Positive
The first time in August of 2008 was only found due to my mamogram. This time my breast became inflamed, swollen, red. Very painful.
Found a lump in breast. Bone pain
NO signs or symptoms, no lumps, risk factors or family history. Found on routine mammogram
None. Absolutely nothing. I work a 60 hour work week and thought fatigue was inherent to the job.
I felt a lump in the shower and I was concerned and had it checked out. Turns out it was positive for breast cancer
None. Showed up on a mammogram...there was no lump.
Visited GP with underarm symptoms, pain itching and discomfort. All symptoms were dismissed as trivial I was told to take a pain killer if the pain kept me awake at night! Luckily I was called for a routine mammograph in August 08 and that's when the fun began
Found lump while in shower, 1 month following clean mammogram and ultrasound.
Palpable lump in right breast
Swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. No pain in breast.
pain under my right breast and extremely bad headaches
In 2007 I had a persistent cough (thought it was allergies); Felt tired (thought it was from working shifts) & some back pain (thought it was old age)and it turned out to be pleural effusion. First time, I discovered a lump in my breast in 2000.
Skin mets, lymph node involvement
A large mass up under my right arm
Several Lumps in Left breast
I feel pain in my right breast and checking myself I found a lump
through most of 2008 excruciating pain in my spine
I found a lump during a routine self exam.
Breast cancer no symstoms Kindey cancer no symstoms Thyroid cancer lost weight and a lump
Sizeable lump in right breast 6 months after taking the hormone pill Estradiol. (Small dosage)
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
None other than slightly elevated PSA
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
difficulty standing, walking, etc.
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
Neuropathy and fatigue
little or none prior to diagnosis
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
bones and mets
All of them
tender and sensitive to touch sound taste EVERYTHING highten sensors ,headaches, sleepy, general something cant be right feeling. hasnt been diagnosed. Hasnt skipped a single relative either. Recently been told to get several biopsies
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
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.
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Trouble passing urine.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
9 yrs ago, voice loss,fatigue,thirst,stomach pain, ear pain,low grade fever. Jan/08-shoulder pain,fatigue.Low grade fever.
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
some shortness of breath, but nothing major.
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
He has had enlarged lymph nodes, back pain due to cancer in his spine, and cough/difficulty breathing due to lymphangitic spread. Those symptoms are currently under control due to treatment. Currently, he experiences lower body/leg pain with no known cause.
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
Horrible hip pain.
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
shortness of breath
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
none, incidental finding
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
Weight loss, fatigue, pain (bilateral lower flank area), loss of appetite/metallic taste.
no symptoms, incidental findings during my Annual Checkup
Cough, bruising on chest, weight loss, swollen neck, and back pain.
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
cough and weight loss and fatigue
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.
What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bleeding in your urin, blood clots in your urin
None really. Just had to pee a lot and often but it was never painful just annoying.
My husband had blood in his urine. No pain at all No pain for the kidney cancer either.
None at this time. Started six month ago with blood in the urine as a result of kidney cancer. Right kidney removed in November 2013. in June 2014 a small cancer was found in my bladder. Since it is an aggressive type, I will having my bladder removed on July 30.
Micro blood in urine
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.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
NAUSEA, Fatigue, irritated, pain VOMITING
visual plaque on forearm
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.
general fatigue and a lump on the side of my neck.
Horrible night sweats, fatigue, that feeling of knowing something is wrong but the Drs all tell you just need Prozac. Finally a lump came up under my armpit.
A small swollen gland under my chin, ear infection, and sinus infection.
Swollen lymph node, right side of neck
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
left nostril and ear were clogged
Weight loss, night sweats, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, cough
Lump in neck, trouble breathing, fatigue
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.
Swollen inguinal lymph node, Fatigue, itchy dry skin
Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.
Polyp Mass started growing out of nose, lumps on body.
50pence piece sized lump found on the inside on my arm just above the elbow joint and nowhere near a Lymph Node!
'Lumps', night sweats, weight loss, flu like symptoms, abdominal swelling,
loss of appetite, fatigue, drenching night sweats, fevers, consistent weight loss, extreme backache, itchy skin
Lower back pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, sore neck
7 cm lump on left side of neck and many throughout the body. No other symptoms. This was a complete surprise and shock.
Night sweats, swollen lymph nodes
Swollen inguinal lymph node
Loss of short term memory and extreme fatigue
Night sweats, back pain, weight loss, loss of appetite.
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth.
I found a lump under my right arm and after many tests, the final result was melanoma.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Mole, grew fast, had it removed.
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
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
Had a mole on leg that changed color within a year
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Mole that grew now shortness of breath
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger....began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
I had no symptoms whatsoever. I was having gall bladder issues when my Dr decided to do an ultrasound, it was found completely by accident. I may add my maternal grandfather and my mother both died of cancer of the colon, my husband has had testicular cancer. And my younger sister was just diagnosed with liver cancer she developed as a result of PSC.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
blood in my urine
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
flank pain, gross hematuria
Blood in urine and flank pain
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Back and leg 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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
Lost a lot of weight, abdominal pain, swelling and cramping of the legs, fatigue and a feeling of tiredness and blood in the urine
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
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.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Gastrointestinal issues, cramping, blood & oil in stool, fatigue, excessive weight gain, side and back pain, & jaundice.
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
My mom started with Jaundice.
swollen & painful abdomen, pain in right lower back
REFLUX , THEN SHARP PAIN LEFT ABDOMEN
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
pain in stomach and extreme fatigue
Dark urine, jaundice
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
Some discomfort in abdomin
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
lose of hair, tiredness loss of patience lucky me i dont actually get sick from chemo but there is no end in sight for treatment as they dont have anyone actually beating this type of cancer so they want to keep me on treatment for as long as my body handles it but i think my mind is going to give out first lol
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.
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 and weight loss
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
She was having nausea and bowel troubles for about 12 weeks. When she went in to her md to report her symptoms they decided that she most likely had caught hep a from a new restaurant she had tried. But then she turned yellow. She went back to her md and he took blood and sent it to be tested. when the results came back the doctor called her back in to hear the news in person. He put his arm around my mom and told her she has pancreatic cancer.
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Flu like symptons, scaly right palm, diarreha, severe pain in my upper jaw.
Swollen node in neck left side. Left side mass at base of tongue with two nodes involved, no diagnosis yet
None known by me
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Tumor on back of tongue
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Painless fixated enlarged node in my neck. This cancer is insidious. I had no intra oral issues or discomfort all the way to stage 4 even though that was the location of my primary.
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
Lethargy, very notable tumors on neck, neck/head shoulder tension/migrains,
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain. Also in my left groin area I would get pain that caused difficulty with the left leg at times.
weight loss, no appetite, severe low back pain, constipation
Severe abdominal pain for several months
Severe pain in abdomen, heavy menstrual, nausea
Enlargement of abdomen like a pregnant lady and abdomen was hard on touching. Periods were regular with no other symptoms
I also have stage 1 breast cancer
I thought that I had an abdominal obstruction. Severe constipation and swelling of the abdomen.
Pain the side, sore to even touch, weight loss
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
weight gain, bloating, pain, tired, so, so, tired
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
frequent urination, constipation fullness
Severe abdominal pain, bloating (3 litres of ascites removed from abdomen in early Jan., 2006), severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms masked OVCA symptoms
Heavy bleeding, very frequent periods, throbbing pain in right abdomen, constantly feeling PMS, IBS symptoms
Bloating, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
Bloated stomach fatigue painful sex no appetite
Non my mom taut I was anemic and I was eating a loot of ice chips. She took me to the doctor that's when she found out my blood pressure was high and he gave me some medication that night we were supposed to celebrate my dads birthday but my brother was Sick so my parents decided to take us to the ER.
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain
Extended abdomen, my doctor said it looked like I was pregnant or constipated... It hurt to lay down on my stomach, and when I pushed down on my stomach it hurt also
Weight Gain, aches and pains in my stomach, and feeling full all the time.
low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None, my noudle was found by accident.
Chest pain and back pain from my gallbladder. Cancer was an "incidental" finding.
Hard lump on the right side of my neck.
Lump on neck
Lump on neck
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
Enlarged Thyroid with nodules throughout it.
Lump in throat, swollen thyroid. Since I am a control freak, I pushed both my daughter and the doctors to investigate.
I started having trouble swallowing food
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Swollen sore neck.
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 neck, trouble swallowing. Thyroid Gland Right Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 5 mm focus near one pole. Follicular adenoma predominantly macro-follicular type, 4.0 cm. Thyroid Gland Left Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 1.2 cm. Follicular carcinoma 5.0 mm. Follicular adenoma macrofollicular type 3.2 cm diameter.
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.....
-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
Lump on left side of neck. Found on my own while adjusting a necklace.
None! A completely accidental finding on an MRI for an unrelated issue.
Hard lump on the right side of my trachea. It wasn't on the other side which is why I had it checked.
Small sore throat, cough and raspy voice.
Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
none specifically cancer '- I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I had every symptom known for that! Docs kept trying to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of
Fatigue, cough, hoarseness, transient difficulty swallowing, sore throat, nausea, change in bowel habits
None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
Feel fine have cancerous lymph nodes after being diagnoses in 2008.
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
nausea, weight loss, insomnia, vomiting, chronic back pain
Pain upper mid abdomen
I haven't had any symptoms yet...that I know of
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
weight loss, blood in Stool, fatigue abdominal pain lower back pain, loss of appetite
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
Seizures,balance,no driving,no control over my life, and life is just not the same!
6mths prior to dx - headaches, overly tired 4mths prior- severe migranes, exhausted, sleeping alot, dizziness day of dx - dizzy, seizure while driving our car driving to work, totalled it, CT scan showed a mass, MRI showed tumor
headaches , vomitting
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
Right hearing impairment, headache, vertigo, vomiting, sensory changes, etc
Hearing damage, little to no balance, extreme exhaustion, and loss of hair.
NONE! Mom had been treated for severe back pain for years. No one could really find anything wrong until we saw this particular neurosurgeon that "starts at the top." She had started dragging her left foot a little and cried a lot, but she said it was because she was in so much back pain and no one could do anything to help her.
Seizure and Headachesq
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
right side of my body is numb
grand mal seizure
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
had a fit
Headached Nausia Dizzyness ect. UK
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
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
Trouble walking for almost 2 years, because of hip and back pain. Feeling constantly tired (anemia). Also a general feeling of having flu like symptoms. According to x-rays my bones have many leasions, they are weak like having osteoporosis.
tired, tired, tired
loss of appetite, fatigue, bone fracture, bone pain, shortness of breath, muscle mass loss, immune deficiency
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
Multiple spinal compression fractures, fatigue, nausea, spike in M Protein
Bone lesions, spinal compression, fatigue and bone pain
back pain, lethargy
High amount of calcium
Weakness, fatigue, chemo brained, achiness nausea
Pain in the Sacrum-numbness in the buttx and anal area and hip pain-pain a various levels 24-7
Bone pain, high calcium levels, Fatigue.
Fatigue,dry skin, constipation, occassional hip pain only at night. Never had any other bone pain.
fatigue, aching joints
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I had bleeding from my bowel and I thought 'I must get around to getting these haemorrhoids fixed one day'. I sure wish I had done something about it sooner rather than later.
Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.
My symptoms increased over a 6 mo. period I think. At first, from what I can recall, I started having bowel movements that were painful, including vomitting. I was tired all the time. As time progressed, my stools were pencil thin, and I would pass black blood clots at times. Near the diagnosis, my stools were watery daily, often bloody and painful with increasing vomitting. My stomach often felt like Pop Rocks were in it, just girgly feeling after I would eat, which led to loss of appetite. Currently, post surgery: tiredness, stabs of pain from nowhere, that were there BEFORE the surgery, achiness, loss of appetite, tired above all, no energy.
at the beginning, just abdominal pain, nothing else. Took 2 years to diagnose.
Rectal bleeding, fatigue, low back pain, left hip and sciatic pain.
weight loss, diarrhea, dark stool
Rectal bleeding that my gynocologist said was "probably hemorrhoids," lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
Not normal bowel movements (small, loose stools) with the need to go often but no results; bloody stools; sometimes bloated feeling but not always; 20lb weight loss over one year (and not trying to lose weight).
Large bleed, loud bowel sounds, mucus
Weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue...
Tailbone would get sore after a while Wasn't having bowel movements as often
off and on bouts with diarrhea and lower abdominal pain
Stomach Ache, Intestinal Obstruction
Severe pain in lower right leg.
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
large lump in rectum/anus with diarrhea
abdominal pain,bloating,diarhea,constipation I WAS TOLD OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD THAT I HAD IRRITABLE BOWEL WITH NO DIAGNOSTIC TEST PREFORMED. THEY JUST TOOK A LIST OF SYMPTOMS AND GAVE ME THIS DIAGNOSIS.Not until I was vomiting up feces did they look for cancer.
Difficulty going to the bathroom..blockage identified
bleeding, pressure, pain when going, change in shape and laced with blood
Lower abdominal pain.
Bowel blockage, made my husbadn violently ill. Went to the ER and they sent him home the first time with suppositories to help end the blockage. Next time to the ER they did exploratory surgery and found the tumor. And so the rest of our ride follows.
right sided abdominal pain and spasm, feeling like constantly needed to pass stool, fatigue, weight loss- 8kg in 1 month
Constipation, bloating, blood on stool
blood on the stool and rectal pain
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
Tiredness, loss of appetite, weakness
Pain under right rib cage and in back. Thought it was my gallbladder only. I was trying to hold on until I got a job with benefits. Pain got to be to much. Finaly went to a clinic. That LNP told me it was indigestion, I knew it wasnt but went home with a perscription for tagament. Several weeks latter went back, she this time said it was acid reflux. Two days latter called and insisted that she send me for an ultrasound. Went and watched as the technician face turned white and she excused herself in search of a radiologist.
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Felt a bump under my left rib
Ascites pain Nausea fatigue bruising
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
MADDY STOMACH WAS HARD AND EVENTUALLY WE WERE ABLE TO FEEL A BUMP
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Heavy bleeding, Kidney pain
Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
Heavy bleeding, big clots.
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
bleeding in between periods, bleeding during intercourse
Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
Bleeding after intercourse, prolonged periods, fatigue
Abnormal bleeding, Yeast Infection symptoms, pain
A lot of back pain and tummy pressure
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Abdominal pain and pressure, chronic lower back pain, white (sometimes brownish) discharge with odor, painful intercourse, constant bleeding
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.
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
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.
None. I went in for pain in my lower intestines which they started to do testing for. The doctor I was sent to asked when my last pap was. I told her it had been 8+ years. She gave me one and I was told about the cancer 3 weeks later.
Bleeding with a foul smell
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
Extreme Pain in the rectal and vaginal area.
Bleeding constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
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.
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore throat, hoarseness, drainage - two months of antibiotics and steroids before the ENT discovered it.
Hoarse voice for over a year.
Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
lost my voice
Hoarse voice for 2 years
sore throat burning and ears hurting
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
No symptoms prior to chemotherapy
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
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 :)
Sinus infection that would not go away
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Tiredness, flu like symptoms, lack of appetite
Pitikieye, pneumonia, total organ failure and coma
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
Fatigue, Joint pain and some petechiae (red blood dots).
Enlarged glands all over my body; insane tiredness, I basically got home and all I did was sleep; swelling all over my body, but especially around my face and my eyesight got really bad, to the point where I actually had to get glasses. We thought it was Glandular Fever (Mono). I wish.
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Very tired. No energy.
night sweats, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, muscle weakness
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
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.
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
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.
So tired I can sleep days away, never seem to run a temp but do get sweats. I won't call them night sweats because they sometimes happen during the day. My body aches mostly my shoulder, neck, back joints. Also, very dry and stuffy, headaches but mostly just want to sleep.
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
Swollen testicle / lump
Small lump on my right testicle, only about the size of a grain of rice.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
Enlarged and oddly shaped right testicle
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Pain and discomfort
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Chronic lower back pain, indigestion and testicular swelling.
What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
Pain under breast, lack of energy
Fatigue/No Energy/Loss of Appetite
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!
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred vision, tired, swollen spleen.
I am tired, my bones hurt and I feel sick often
Fatigue, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
Bleeding from mouth,spleen enlorged,body week,wbc count 2,50,000
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.
Anemia, enlarged/distended spleen, low white count, weight loss, fatigue, constant bloody noses, occasional blood-vessel bursting rashes (especially along left/spleen side of torso and feet.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
Swollen lymphnodes on first diagnosis. Second and third diagnosis through routine PET Scans.
Runny nose and a high grade fever for about 10 days prior to first white cell count.
my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment
I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
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.
Stomach Ache, Liver and Spleen Enlarged viewed in Scanning and wbc count increased upto 88000 in blood picturre
Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work. Next thing I knew I had an appt. At the Oncology clinic across town at 8am the next morning.
high fever for months. pail skin, red rash on face and body, leg and back bone pain, tired, mood swings,
Petechiae, exhaustion, headaches, weight loss
I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
occasional rectal bleeding
Slight bleeding for about 5 months. Thought it was a hemorrhoid.
none. Hemorrhoid and an abscess that formed 2 days prior to hemorrhoidectomy
Blood in stool, itching at anus
Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
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.
Blood in water, not in stool. Some pressure on the anus.
No rectal bleeding just a three week change in bowel habit in April, then resolved. Slight discomfort for week or so in left anal area, just before colonoscopy on June 6, where he could feel the tumor but had a hard time visualizing it, but finally was able to biopsy using a smaller scope.
Hemmroid type symptoms, itching, mild bleeding
rectal pains, pressure, rectal bleeding
Bleeding and changes in bowel movements x 6 wks and difficulty sitting x 1 week
rectal bleeding and pain.
Thought I had hemarhoids. Rectal pain and bleeding.
hemorrhoid like symptoms - change in bowel movements, blood from rectal area
blood in stool episodic
Rectal pain and bleeding. Thought tumor was a hemorhoid.
No symptoms. Had a colonoscopy in June 2009 that was negative. Found a lump at the base of my spine in eary Decembeer 2009. Unfortunately the tumor grew outside my rectum/colon I the space between the tailbone and rectum area. I did not feel it until it was approx. 5cm and had spread to my liver.
Severe constipation, testicular pain, and severe discomfort in my backside, like a football inserted sideways, light headedness.
None prior to abscess in Lymph-node.
Severe Itching,worse than poison ivy, and a sore that wouldn't heal for 5 years that slowly grew larger.
Mass on anus, blood on stool and in toilet ,itching, narrow stools
anal itching, small hard bump, thought it was a hemmroid, flat shaped bowel movments, gas and bloating, night sweats, anxiety, just a sense of NOT well-being.
anal pain, bleeding, dishcarge
lower back pain, bleeding from rectum, problems using the restroom
What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Pain in vaginal area
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shortness of breath
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Aches in the knee and swelling
Pain and High PSA
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
My symptoms started within my jaw. The cancerous growth turned out to be within the jawbone.
I had pain in my hip during my second sons pregnancy, it never went away and by the time I had time to think about myself I was pregnant again. I lost this one 14 weeks in. My doctor the whole time was telling me my son caused my sacrum to turn he could feel it no x rays nessasary! I believed him until finally I wanted to die so bad. But my babies who would love then as much as I do! I made it to a different clinic begged and cried to a PA. Of course he said. I laid on the xray table when I heard him swear and call me in. Half my hip was gone. A tumor the size of a football took its place. The tumor was what my doctor was feeling not my sacrum. Thats when my whirl wind began.
pain in leg.swelling..fever
Pain and swelling
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
It started with a swollen lymph node..
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
None, temporailly lost vision in the effected eye on two occaisions before diagnosis. NO PAIN.
Head aches impaired vision red eye
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
One sided runny nose
numbness in face, lose of smell, headache, lose of vision in lef eye
Ron had suffered breathing problems for some time. He was misdiagnosed with a deviated septum a year ago and referred to a specialist. The specialist simply checked him out and booked him for surgery 9 months down the road. In January the nosebleeds turned to ear bleeds and the headaches became more severe. We went back to the doctor only to be told he had an acute sinus infection. In february Ron underwent surgery for a deviated septum and lo and behold they found a massive tumor was the real cause of all the nosebleeds, headaches and general unwellness.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Headaches, 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
Ear blockage, nose and mouth bleeding and headache
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Initial symptom Uterine Bleeding in 2007. Recurrance in July 2008, Abdominal Pain.
Did not really have any.
Bleeding after menopause
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in side, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss
abdominal pain fatigue
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
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
Food was getting stuck while eating.......
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Losing weight and food getting stuck mid way in the esophagus.
Gastric reflux. difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms in throat
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
Pain in the abdominal area
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
lose of weight , spitting of phlem ,
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
severe reflux, had trouble swollowing, weight loss, chest pain and pain in mid back
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
Loss of appetite, loss of weight, tumor in esophagus, ect...
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
Lump in right side of neck
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of my neck. No pain or other symptoms present.
Swollen Lymph node.
Lump on right side of throat. Felt like popcorn kernel stuck in throat. Abscessed and bled August 31, 2011. Went to see ENT September 6, 2011.
None incidental find
Swollen left tonsil for 2 months. Only mild occasional mild sore throat. Biopsy April 23, 2014. Diagnosed April 25, 2014. Scans scheduled next week
Lump on the right side of neck
Lump on the left side of my neck
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
Lump in right side of neck
Lump inside right side of neck
Sore throat, weight loss, pain on right ear, noticable bump on right neck
Ear pain for apx. 3 years. Noticed swollen tonsil 3 months
Swollen right side of neck
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck that did not respond to antibiotics
Sore throat that wouldnt go away
Fatigue, swollen glands
Lump in right side of neck, mass on right tonsil
enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Swelling in left side of neck, tumor on left tonsil.
Swollen lymph node, otherwise no issues that I can recall.
Swollen neck that went away with antibiotics...came back a week later
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
pain, nauseous, fatigue, joints and bone pain,
vag. bleeding,Pain in the pelvic area,Pain during intercourse
Unexpected vaginal bleeding, 10 yrs. post-menopause
Blood in urine
vaginal bleeding--lots of it
Intermittent spotting seven years after menopause.
Minor spotting after 15 years of HRT - I am lucky my Dr. did a biopsy! 6 more months and I would have been dead.
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
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
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.
heavy bleeding. severe pain, fatigue, lymph edema in lower limbs, headaches, bone aches
Hemorrhaging,prior to that heavy, heavy periods.
right lower quadrant abdominal pain
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
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.
post menopausal bleeding
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
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Nothing until 1 weekend - massive bleeding, heavy discharge, anemia
post menopausal bleeding
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Large mass behind my knee... Ignored for a couple of years.
Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
There was no symptoms, only until we decided to have a lump and back pain checked out and then by that time it had spread.
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
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.
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
Softball sized tumor in my right chest wall; rib deformity; and extensive back spasms.
swelling of right leg
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!!
Shooting pains in my left thigh
Tumor in thigh
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
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'
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
Extreme pain and fatigue
Persistant pain in leg (thought it was age degenerative)
Nicole started losing her eyesight in what doctors called a "paraneoplastic phenomenon" there were dead white blood cells in her eyes blinding her. At the same time a tumor was growning in her left forearm. The tumor was able to spread to lymph nodes and spine and abdomen.
Small fissure on tongue
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Lump on lower back
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
knot under earlobe
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.
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Scaly raised sore that won't heal
red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Sore throat tumor
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
Swelling on the neck
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Sore throat that did not go away
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
Persistent sore throat with cough
none on neck so far
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
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 tonsil, tender lymph gland
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Hoarseness ...was treated for allergies for 9 mo. before cancer was found ~
A simple sore throat
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
I just thought I had a sore throat
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Lymph node swollen for about 6 months before I went to dr to look at it...DON"T WAIT THAT LONG. No other symptoms.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
Ulcer under tongue
Growing sore on back left side of tongue
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.
A VERY small sore (grain of sand sized) appeared on my left lateral tongue. It was there for 3 months and a minor nuisance. I thought maybe I had bitten it or ate something sharp like chips. After a 6 mm punch biopsy it flourished and tripled in size in less than a month and became unbearably painful along with frequent stabbing pains in the neck area just below the rear of my earlobe.
While on the computer, I felt a lump in my neck. I went for a biopsy and it came back positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The scary thing is I was at my healthiest time of my life as far as eating and exercising and showed NO other signs of being sick.
Lump on left side of my neck.
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
ear pain, chronic sore throat, sore under tongue
White spot on my tongue that turned into a huge red lump. My pcp kept telling me that is was an ulcer that was being caused by an infection in my body. Finally almost a year later when i could no longer take the pain i finally demanded he send me for a biopsy.
Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
My daughter Sarah noticed a sore on her tongue. Thought it was from biting it. she went to a doctor. He diagnosed her with thrush, gave her meds and sent her on her way. Meds did nothing.. she went back to the same doctor for a 2nd and 3rd time. He told her there was nothing more he could do for her and to stop wasting both his and her time. My daughter lived with this sore on her tongue for over a year.She woke up one morning in horrible pain and her tongue was black. She went to see her personal doctor, She sent Sarah to a ear,nose and throat doctor. That next day he did a biopsy on her tongue. The day after that 2-4-2010 she called me and told me she had cancer. This cancer spread to her lymph nodes then to her lungs. She passed away on 12-26th-2010.
Ulcer/lesion on right side of tongue that wouldn't heal.
Sore in back of tongue
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
A very sore tongue. It hurts to eat and talk.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
Lump on left collarbone.
Weight loss, Cough, Nausea
Lump above my collar bone in November. Ignored it till I could see it in the mirror while brushing my teeth. Felt like I was being a hypochondriac going to the doctor only to find out it was Stage 2 Hodgkin's!
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
Hodgkin's - fatigue, weight loss, lump Uterine - bleeding, pain Thyroid - weight gain, fatigue, lump Skin - visual sores
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
None other than the lump that was removed from my neck
really itchy skin, it started in my hands and feet and after a couple months, everywhere. Some night sweats & fevers. No unexplained weight loss...ripped off.
Sharp pain in chest/left side of my breast, extreme itching, and fatigue .
Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
4b: bulky disease, anemia, breathlessness, night sweats, itchy legs 2a: nothing but a tiny swollen 1cm node. No symptoms & no blood markers
Night sweats, sever weight loss, fever, cough (bronchitis type symptoms)
Asymmetrical neck swelling, drenching night sweats, fatigue, breathing problems.
A bit of fatigue and three lumps in neck found while poking around.
Night sweats, itchy allover, weight loss
night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Skin rash, fatigue, upper back pain.
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Small and large lump on the side of my neck. Fatigue, nerve pain and headaches.
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, left abdominal pain, bruises
Enlargement of the thymus gland.
Bone and joint pain, low grade fever, fatigue, loss of dexterity
Fatigue, vommiting, sick, flu like symptoms, ear ache, my dog started acting really weird too. Increased heart rate, pale, dizzy, lazy, moody (idk) I actually don't know why I put up with it at all what the hell...
fatigue,dizziness, headaches, light headed ness
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
Anemia, bruising, fatigue.
Fatigue, loss of vision, enlarged spine. persistent cough
tumor on neck
Extreme pain in back and ribs, high fever, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, weight loss and the list goes on.
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,weakness,bone pain, splenomegaly, bleeding gums, swollen glands,night sweats, fever
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest
Persistent fatigue, weakness, fever, chills, weight loss, nose bleeds, bruising on chest arms and legs.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe Itching over whole body. No Rash. Jaundice.
Weight loss, fatigue, back & muscle pain, nausea
Second time around: Vomiting, burning stomach pain, boiling stomach pains, lower back pains, cramps, abdomen pains First time around: Vomiting, vomiting bile, severe scratching (itching), high liver enzymes (bilirubin), nausea, abdominal pains, lower back pains, yellowing of skin, yellow eyes, fatigue, bile duct obstruction, brown urine, white stool, belching, anemia, lethargic
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
white blood count high, anemic, and I have an enlarged spleen
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
Fatigue, dangerously low blood counts, prone to infection & bleeding
lower white cell count and low red cell count
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.
Constant stomach ache
Pain, bloating, nausea, tired
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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.
Chronic Fatigue, lower back pain, dizzy, brain fog, leukepenia, neutropenia, myelodysplastic syndrome, hypogammaglobulenemia
Unbelievably none, with the exception of high blood pressure
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
fullness, pain with sex, hot flashes, hair smells funny,
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
Pain in my left thigh.
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Weakness on left side, seizures, headaches, neuropathy, long/short term memory, loss of drivers license, no longer able to work, tiredness, mood swings
rectal bleeding, swollen lymph nodes in groin area
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
lump on neck
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.
was constantly hurting nobody knew what was wrong not even my doctor
I'm post menopause and have had the feeling that I was going to start my period. (I haven't had one in 7 years). Both ovaries hurt, my back hurts, I feel bloated, fatigued and feel like I have a low-grade fever.
Severe Anemia, Heavy irregular periods, bloating, pain in stomach and down legs.
Low blood counts, fatigue, dizziness & shortness of breath.
Some coughing but relatively symptom free from cancer. Side effects from chemo and radiation.
Enlarged nodes, cough, sinus symptoms, anosmia, chills
None except lung infections
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
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
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
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
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