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What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Invasive,met to other breast , found lump
lump in breast and back pain
My history started with a routine mammogram March 3, 2010. Showing presence of abnormal calcifications. I underwent stereotactic biopsy of these calcifications showing presense of high-grade DCIS. Subsequently, I have undergone bilateral mastectomy with left breast being prophylactic on March 30, 2010 with immediate reconstruction. The pathology and the mastectomy showed at 1.5-mm, invasive, component, grade 3. Invasive carsinoma in the setting of DCIS. ER/PR+ at 90 and 90% respectively. HER-2/neu is 3+ I am BRCA1 and BRCA2 negative for this mutation. Removed 5 lymph nodes, they were all negative.
None. I found my evil lump while showering, and even after I and my doc could feel it, the mammogram was "clear." It was then seen on ultrasound and MRI. NO family history. Genetic tests (BRCA 1 & 2) negative. During routine scans after breast cancer dx, a mass was found in my head. Turns out in addition to the bc, I have a benign meningioma - a brain tumor. My neurologist tells me these grow slowly and we can zap it with rads later, so I'll deal with that after I finish chemo and radiation for the breast cancer.
Palpable lump & drainage from nipple.
Found a lump at the age of 38
Lump in breast.
lump felt in breast and armpit - diagnosed 8 months after i pointed it out to Dr. - looking back, i hadn't felt "good" in several months - felt like i had a low grade fever and flu like symptoms for months. Wondering now if it was my lymphatic system trying to fight off the tumor cells all those months.
A lump that was there one day and gone the next.
Right breast swelled almost twice the size- no pain or redness.
I really didn't have any,other than being tired.
recurrence of breast cancer now mets sm. tumor in liver
Lump in right breast
None - my cancer was discovered by my plastic surgeon who was changing old breast implants
Found lump while in shower, 1 month following clean mammogram and ultrasound.
only pain post surgery
Skin mets, lymph node involvement
Weary- that's all.
lump in left breast
Dense breasts, mammo 8 months before diagnosed. Lump thought to be because of dense breasts. Tumor occupied whole of right breast. Very aggressive.
Found a small lump in right breast by accident while showering.
None. Absolutely nothing. I work a 60 hour work week and thought fatigue was inherent to the job.
Dull ache in center of breast which radiated out around the shoulder and back area. For over 6 years docs said not to worry, as mammograms were all normal and AOK. I switched docs, had another normal mammogram, but he ordered an ultrasound for me, which showed suspicious results...which turned out to be Stage 3A Invasive Lobular cancer....just one week after a normal mammogram!
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
None other than slightly elevated PSA
little or none prior to diagnosis
Trouble passing urine.
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Neuropathy and fatigue
Elevated PSA and palpable digital rectal exam
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
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
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
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.
Gleason score 5; PSA 8
bones and mets
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
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
Persistent pneumonia for two plus months. No chest x-ray until end of second month. Pretty terrible...screening needs to change ASAP!
Swelling of cervical lymph nodes, pain
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
Weakness, lathargic. discomfort in Kidney Area & gurgling in Lungs
none, incidental finding
Lymph is raised
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
Horrible hip pain.
I had suffered from right side pain in my rib area when I coughed or sneezed for about 3 years until my cancer was finally diagnosed. We looked at EVERYTHING else, but no one would have thought I could have lung cancer.
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
None! Cancer was found while investigating for a gall stone surgery, by xray, CT scan and MRI
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
Mild cough, some fatigue and shortness of breath.
Initially I had pain in my knees, back, and hips. My primary physician believed I was starting to develop osteoporosis and arthritis, so I began taking Boniva and other vitamins. My joint pain had not subsided, and about two months later, I developed a deep cough and had difficulty swallowing. My daughter rushed me to the ER, and after I had a chest x-ray, I also had to get a PET scan and MRI. I knew my outlook was not good before we even got the results back. The oncologist found two spots on my lung, and the cancer had spread to two lymph nodes on the other side of my chest wall. Like is said- not good news, but I have an amazing team of physicians, and a supportive family to help me through this. I couldn't go through this without them. My family gives me something to live for!
deep middle back pain just left of my spine that would come and go, extreme tiredness
Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
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.
Shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. All this was attributed to asthma.
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
Large, painful lump at the collar bone; vision impairment in left eye; impaired memory and judgment; loss of balance and blackouts. All symptoms materialized within a two-week period.
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.
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
I had no symptoms at all, except for a bump on the top of my head that kept growing. I decided to have it surgically removed, thinking it was a sebaceous cyst or even a hematoma. When I awoke from the surgery I learned that not only had I had a serious reaction to the Ancef (antiobiotic) that they gave me preoperatively and if I had not been intubated I may not have survived, but also that I had a "tumor" and not a cyst. I got the results on March 19th in the morning and I was stunned.
None; I was diagnosed accidentally, through an unrelated ultrasound - although, in retrospect I realize I was having night sweats.
Lump in my right groin area, then up under my chin I also have had Breast cancer in 2009
Lump in neck followed a year later by a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes
Occasional night sweats, mild pain in stomach, some fatigue.
shortness of breath, palpitations, syncopy at times, sometimes night sweats
Night swears, unable to walk,
7 cm lump on left side of neck and many throughout the body. No other symptoms. This was a complete surprise and shock.
Dry cough for a couple months, Itchy skin, occasional chest pain
All of the sudden I just couldn't walk without horrible hip pain. Thought it was from when the dog bowled me over outside in the winter time. Took 3 days off of work as I could barely walk to one room to another. Urgent care said it was muscular and 'stretched me out'. Likewise my own doctor a week later pulled and twisted my leg and that and Prednisone got me back walking again with an Xray and MRI scheduled for 2 weeks down the road.
Nagging cough, breathlessness, feeling of unwellness and lack of energy. Decreased appetite.
Extreme shoulder and chest pain.
Blood in urine.
not many mainly fatigue and itchy
Enlarged Lymph Node above collarbone (began to feel pressure on trachea 2 days before removal), a lingering cough, night sweats, goosebump like rash on arms, chest and abdomen that became itchy over time, severe leg itching at night without rash on legs ... Pleurisy developed twice within 10 months prior to diagnosis (tumor in chest that caused a small chamber of the lung to collapse unnoticed) .. Mild wheezing sound upon breathing at random times due to collapse of lung...
fever, sweating, articular pain
A really bad smokers cough (when I don't smoke), night sweats, tiredness and loss of appetite.
I discouverd an Enlarged node under my rt chin painless, Node removed, 2 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. 1 neg. did ct scan and pet scan found node under arm and a few little one here and there, removed node from under arm neg for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma 2009, do another scan others all disappear so no treatment they don't think I have it. After a bout with bronchites in Dec 2009 in Jan 2010 several nodes show up in rt shoulder. Another removal this time 3 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. Sent to spec. at Seattle Care Alliance They say they can't believe I have it I should be dead or very very ill. Extreme tiredness extreme pain in neck and shoulder, pressure in chest area, Headaches, weakness in left arm, They are still baffled so now the other nodes are shrinking but new ones have appeared 1 on the other side of the neck the other in my groin area. Lots of itchyness in areas that have enlarged nodes.
I suddenly had severe abdominal pain and 103 fever. After a week of antibiotic treatment for suspected (never found) GI infection, an ultrasound revealed an 8 cm mass near the ovary. The mass was removed during a complete hysterectomy and found to be lymphoma. PET scan showed 6 other lymph node involvement including the bone. Once the mass was removed, I have had no other symptoms!
visual plaque on forearm
I found a large hard lymph node tumor in my right super clavicle neck. That tumor was growing a few more off spring tumors around it, then it spread to my left side of neck. Both sides of my neck were bulging with noticeable lumps. I was having severe night sweats with extreme fatigue and constant itching on my lower back and legs. I have narcolepsy so I am still battling that fatigue even while I take the amphetamines to help me stay awake. I started getting a funny phloem in my chest that would make me cough and it would get stuck in the back of my throat. Whenever I went to talk, I would have to clear my throat from that thick mucous. After doing the CAT Scan and Pet Scan it was noted that I was loaded with tumors from my sinuses down to my groin and in both lungs.
None. Discovered in routine chest xray required at my annual physical by my primary care Doctor, a self-proclaimed dinosaur.
Extreme lower back pain with diffuse large b cell. No symptoms with follicular :)
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.
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.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of hair, bleeding in my mouth
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Nothing yet, tumor is small. Found it while looking for gall stones due to unusual blood-work results. Thank goodness my doctor took the abnormal blood results seriously enough to recommend an ultrasound = early detection.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
None. My cancer was found during a CT scan to make sure I didn't have an abcess from cellulitis in my navel/abdomen
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Large tumor discovered during ultrasound for stomach issues. Not eating, feeling full and/or vomiting. Tumor was pushing on my stomach.
flank pain, gross hematuria
I had no symptoms whatsoever. I was having gall bladder issues when my Dr decided to do an ultrasound, it was found completely by accident. I may add my maternal grandfather and my mother both died of cancer of the colon, my husband has had testicular cancer. And my younger sister was just diagnosed with liver cancer she developed as a result of PSC.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Pain in the back and fatique.
Back and leg pain
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Passing blood in urine
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
None. Found incidentally.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Blood in urine
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Some discomfort in abdomin
Discomfort just under rib cage, especially after eating. Symptoms came on suddenly--received stage 4 diagnosis one week after onset of symptoms.
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
Pain in my side...thought is was post-surgery complication. But it wasn't.
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
Dark urine, jaundice
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
Severe pain in back and sides, Type II Diabetes, Weight Loss, blood clot
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.
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Diahrra (spelled wrong) Jaundice(Twice) Loss Weight, Alot of Pain. In the beginning we didn't have insurance and no one wanted to help. We are middle class. So he got stent put in went back to work, waited for open enrollment got insurance, and then Jaundice again he in for surgery the Whipple, but cancer is wrap a around the portal vein and taking over the whole pancrea, the doctors couldn't get any of it out, but they did bypass to help him digest his food better,
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Initially, back pain in December 2011, test done, Doctor said it was just arthritis. Severe pain started in his side and stomach and he had weight loss 6 weeks before he was diagnosed. Oncologist said that the back pain back in December 2011 was probably when the cancer started.
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
pain in stomach and extreme fatigue
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
My mom started with Jaundice.
Jaundice, cramp pain on left side, vomiting
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.
swollen stomach, trouble breathing, pain, frequent urination
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
weight gain, increased abdomen, abdominal pain, ascites
Bloating, feeling of fullness, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue
bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
Bloated stomach fatigue painful sex no appetite
Bloating, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.
I thought that I had an abdominal obstruction. Severe constipation and swelling of the abdomen.
It started with severe low back pain, sharp rectal pain and constipation
cramps (like the kind that you have when ovuating)just sort of different... slight weight gain being just a bit more tired than usual, but ultimately
I had bloating, weight gain and I was tired a lot.
Just noticed a slight bump on the right side of my tummy one morning...
Unexplained blood clots (DVT and PE).
all the normal symptoms bloated nausea I even thought it was gall bladder or an ulcer after an inital ultrasound it was diagnosed fast
Abdominal pain, increase in abdominal size, difficult eating feeling full quickly, urinating more frequent.
weight gain, stomach pains, nausea, "pregnant belly", diarrhea, lower back pains
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.
Bloating, frequent urination, heaviness in my abdomen, irregular periods
6 month period
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
Bloating; digestive problems; enlarged belly; irregular periods.
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Noticeable mass "nodule" (4.8 cm) on right side of thyroid gland
None initially., but a month prior to surgery I felt like food, pills, etc. were lodged in my throat and would take a good hour plus for my throat to feel normal
Before I got diagnosed I was feeling very fatigued and my heart rate was very high. The only reason I was going to the doctor was to get vaccinations for school. I told him about my symptoms and he said he thought it was Hyperthyroidism. He checked my levels and everything came back fine and did for months. My doc kept checking my levels because he was positive it was my thyroid. One day my levels came back abnormal and we went from there! They did an Ultrasound and found a nodule...then did a biopsy. The ENT told me the biopsy looked a little suspicious and he wanted to take the left side of my thyroid out. When he did the surgery he decided to take my whole thyroid. Which now I am glad!!
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.....
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
Intermittent hoarseness and difficulty swallowing (thought I had a cold). Grape-sized lump left side of 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
hoarse voice, trouble breathing at times
Two new nodules showed up on my five-year cancer CT for lymphoma. Subsequent ultrasound and then biopsies revealed papillary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy performed 6/10/15, now starting the process for radioactive iodine ablation therapy.
Large nodule in throat. Endocrinologist says these are probably not related, but the timing is spot on (memory loss, fatigue, irregular menstrual cycle).
Lump on left side of neck near collar bone
None other than lump on neck
None! A completely accidental finding on an MRI for an unrelated issue.
A big ol' lump in my throat.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
I have always had a big neck and was overweight. When my new doctor saw me, he asked me about it and started the testing.
Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
felt like I had something stuck in the back of my throat
Feel fine have cancerous lymph nodes after being diagnoses in 2008.
Lump on the side of neck. Extreme anxiety. Mild hair loss
Extreme fatigue, brain fog, terrible sweating and night sweats, weakness, shortness of breath, dry mouth, and muscle, back, and bone pain.
Large lump left side of neck
Sudden appearance of large lump in my neck is what started it all.
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.
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.
Headached Nausia Dizzyness ect. UK
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
had a fit
extreme headache, inability to walk without falling over & slurred speech
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Slurred speech, stumbling, word problems, easily confused, irrational, pain on side of head
Nausea,memory loss, vision problems, ringing in ear, headaches, numbness in arm, weak and fatigue
can't control body movement, body balance, eyes problem
headaches, dizziness, slow thought process, collapsed
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
My Mom has had several symptoms from both radiation and chemo. She did not lose her hair entirely, but it's very thin. She's always exhausted, her appetite has gone down greatly, nothing tastes good. Her sense of smell is hightened, her balance is off. She's always forgetting things we just told her, she cannot seem to keep her attention on anything.
Seizure Activity, Vomiting and Tiredness
Woke up with a headache one day.
Tingling in his left ear.
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
Migraines, very bad mobility and vision and severe sickness towards the time of diagnosis
Mom-horrible personality changes, weak, unstable gait, headaches Dad-nausea, headaches, early dementia onset
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
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.
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
rectal bleeding, bloody stool, constipation for DAYS...
Blood in the stool, stomach issues (initially diagnosed as IBS) then pain
Constant pressure in upper right side by rib, constipation, extreme fatigue, blood in stool, weight gain(interesting since most people lose weight).
Having bowel movements often..especially after eating. It was like I could never finish...bleeding...pain in rectum area
Constipation, thin stools, sometimes blood
Indigestion, shooting pains in stomach area, lack of appetite, diarrhea and blood in stool
i lost a lot of blood and had my prolapse back in dec of 2009. i lost my appetite and did not eat normally. most of my symptos also came from being anemic
at the beginning, just abdominal pain, nothing else. Took 2 years to diagnose.
Really bad sciatic nerve pain, swollen tummy, swollen ankles, swollen body actually.
Bloody stool, stomach bloat, stomach pain
Extreme Fatigue which led to a blood test that showed low ferritin which led to a fecal occult test which led to the wonderful colonoscopy
Night sweats, pain in the upper abdomen and back, fatigue, dizziness, thirsty...
blood in stool.incomplete bowel movements.pain.
Bloody stool then total constipation
Bloody Stool, Constipation, Thin Stool Gas and Bloating, Unexplained Weight Loss and the most painful of all was the Nausea and Vomiting.
Blood in stools,Mucus, Passing Blood clots,racing heart,feeling dizzy.
Ascites, stomach cramps and changes in bowels.
Bleeding and constipation.
Polip tumor in sigmoid colon
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
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.
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.
Heavy bleeding, big clots.
Pain, fatigue. The pain is not always there, but lately it has been more constant. Sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's just plain throbbing pain. Another reason not to have cancer added in my life's favorite to-do-things list =P
Other meds im on is Zanax, Prilosac, Roxicet if needed, Motin 800mg, Birth control and Zofan. I also get nebulsta every 21 days. I also take vitamens :)
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Heavy bleeding and clotting between periods, pelvic pain, leg pain, abnormal pap
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.
Bleeding after intercourse, prolonged periods, fatigue
abnormal bleeding. Discharge.
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
I had bleeding during sex, and spotting, which was not normal because I had an IUD. I also had some pain and a milky discharge. I realize something was wrong when I had to wear a pad everyday because of the discharge.
Mid-cycle spotting x 2 months
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
cramping, fatigue, discharge
i have had really heavy bleeding during my period, i have alot of back pain, constant fatigue,and pain during sex.
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
Pain, Vomiting, hair loss,
heavy vaginal bleedin.cramps
Presented with post coital bleeding and was very tired all the time. Those were the only symptoms the first time. Diagnosed stage 1b1. With recurrence had slight menstrual-like pain in lower left abdomen off and on. No bleeding second time. Mass found at regular check up.
Bleeding between cycles, fatigue, discharge
abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
watery discharge that progressed to mucus/blood discharge, bleeding after sex, pelvic cramps all of the time
Vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, fatigue
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.
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
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
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
low hmgb, tiredness, trouble breathing
flu like symptoms and brusing on my legs and ear lob
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Sinus infection that would not go away
Pitikieye, pneumonia, total organ failure and coma
3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
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
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.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
FATIGUE, bruising, nosebleeds, nausea, chest/rib/hip pain, petechiae. Misdiagnosed for about 3mos.
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
Low white blood cells
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
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.
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.
Itchy growth near anus and large condylomas
Initially pain, rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids. After treatment failure then unbearable pain.
Fatigue, skin damage, hearing loss, blurry vision, memory loss.
Nothing notable, biopsy of HPV growth
Lump, thought to be hemmorroid. Was very painful.
occasional rectal bleeding
Not a one. No symptoms.
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.
pain, bleeding, burning, stinging, lump, weight loss
Blood in stool, pencil-thin stool
Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
thought I had a bleeding hemoroid, had a test through the government, told me I was fine, pushed for a colonoscopy, here I am now!
skin tags, occasional rectal bleeding, rectal pressure, narrowing stools
Thought it was hemorrhoids, started small and kept getting bigger, tried the herbal and otc stuff, still kept getting bigger, very little bleeding, pain as it got bigger. When i finally seen the doc (4/15/11) She said right off 'this not a hemroid'. She did a biopsy.
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.
The mass is located right inside my anal. It blocks off bowel movements. It will come out and cause severe pain and bleeding. I have to push the mass back in.
itching, bleeding, ribbon stools
I thought I had a hemorrhoid that wouldn't go away (I had never had one before) Other than the sore on my bum I had no other symptoms.
Rectal bleeding, bloating, itching pain
Janury 3, 2005 - discovered an anal fissure while on vacation; went to clinic and was advised to put PrepH on it and check back with my doctor if it did not help. Fissure would not heal since that time and finally a biopsy was performed in 2009.
Severe constipation, testicular pain, and severe discomfort in my backside, like a football inserted sideways, light headedness.
Change in bowel habits for a few months so I decided to check it out.
Some bleeding, thought I had a hemmoroid.
No symptoms from the actual tumor. I had an anal abcess due to the tumor that caused abnormal bowel movements, pressure, and severe pain. I went to the doctor thinking I had hemorrhoids.
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.
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.
None incidental find
small lump found whilst saving no more than that from that the journey began as they say
Lump in right side of neck
Swelling on right side of neck (Lymph nodes) swollen right tonsil. Went through antibiotics twice in 1 month. with no positive results. Sent to see E.N.T. Catscan next day DR. looks over scan and says your going in for surgery. a.s.a.p. Scared the living you know what out of me, because I figured it wasn't a good sign of things to come.
Husband had NO symptoms until a swollen lymph node in his neck.
Lump on left side of throat.
Lump on left side of neck
One swollen, painless tonsil - diagnosed as strep throat. Did not respond to strep treatment. Had dentist look at it, he said "it looks a little swollen"... that did not satisfy me, I called an ent and made an appointment.
Swollen right side of neck
I had a lump in my right side of my neck, I thought it was swollen glands. It started getting bigger, but no other symptoms.
Left lymph nodes swollen slight sore throat fatigue
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of my neck. No pain or other symptoms present.
ear ache, sore throat.
Lump on my neck discovered on 11/13/11. Went to my PCP, he prescribed antibiotics and a CT. CT results did not rule out cancer, so an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy was ordered and performed on 12/1/11. The malignant result was given to me on 12/5/11.
Ear pain for apx. 3 years. Noticed swollen tonsil 3 months
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
Left side neck swollen
Lump in neck, slight sore throat
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
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 right side of throat. Felt like popcorn kernel stuck in throat. Abscessed and bled August 31, 2011. Went to see ENT September 6, 2011.
Tonsil Cancer - February 12, 2009 (Not too many.) Tongue Cancer - January 31, 2011 (Sore, painful tongue.) Left Throat Cancer - January 20, 2012 (Lump on left side of jawline.)
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
heavy bleeding. severe pain, fatigue, lymph edema in lower limbs, headaches, bone aches
I had just a tiny spot of bleeding daily. No pain at all. I was post menopausal, so I knew that there should be no bleeding.
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
Vaginal bleeding, cervical polyp
Large uterine mass, abnormal menstrual flooding, sciatica pain, anemia, fatigue
spotting after menopause
Spotting after menopause
Constant back pain, tired, irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual cycles.
vaginal bleeding--lots of it
Severe abdominal pain
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Constipated bloated aches in joints
Discharge...post menapose 10 yrs....cramps....lower back and pelvic
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
With the first tumor, there was hemorrhaging; With the second tumor, she was spotting, she was tired and hungry. Her ribs hurt where the new mass was growing and couldn't lift her arm.
SINCE JANUARY 2009 I HAVE BEEN EXTREMLY TIRED NEEDING NAPS TO GET THROUGHT THE DAY WAS USING PROVIRGIL..NOT SURE IF THIS WAS CANCER OR RESULT OF LIVING WITH CRONIC PAIN 12 MONTHS AGO I REPORTED A ODOR AND A WATERY DISCHARGE ...
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Excessive menstrual cramping and bleeding.
were really none , during invitro process before they transfer they look around,, saw polyps and the one dr came back and said "yu wont be having twins, yo have cancer and we need to worry about saving your life"
I basically had none. I went through menopause at 40. In March I spotted for a couple days, make a appointment with my GYN, told him about it. He scheduled a ultrasound and a biopsy.
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
Intermittent spotting seven years after menopause.
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shooting pains in my left thigh
Large mass behind my knee... Ignored for a couple of years.
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
swelling of right leg
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
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.
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
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.
Extreme pain and fatigue
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
Persistant pain in leg (thought it was age degenerative)
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
heavy bleeding,severe cramps
Softball sized tumor in my right chest wall; rib deformity; and extensive back spasms.
Lump on lower back
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
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'
Small fissure on tongue
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.
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Tumor in thigh
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.
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
I just thought I had a sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
none on neck so far
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
ear aches, sore throat, teeth aches
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
Swelling on the neck
Intermittent enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck for a period of nearly 4 years. Finally the lymph node (which turned out to be a mass of cancer) got so large that it was difficult to turn my head.
Sore throat that did not go away
Sore throat tumor
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Hoarseness ...was treated for allergies for 9 mo. before cancer was found ~
Lump on neck
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.
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
Swollen lymph node in supraclavicular region & skin rashes
Asymptomatic, supraclavicle lymph nodes, whole body itch, weight loss, fatigue,loss of appetide
Asymmetrical neck swelling, drenching night sweats, fatigue, breathing problems.
Dizziness, Vertigo, chest pains, unstoppable cough, night sweats, Anemia, and unexplained weight loss (which for me was like WOW, I think I lost around 20+ because I didn't know I had cancer around this time when I notice this symptom in particular.)
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).
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
I actually didn't have any signs or symptoms. I woke up one day with a lump on my neck and we went from there.
sensación de bien estar y ganglios inflamados que van sistemáticamente cada semana de un área a otra.
Skin rash, fatigue, upper back pain.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and fatigue.
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
Lump on neck
Large lump masses on left side of neck, occasional night sweats.
Lump in my neck, tired.
swollen lymph nodes on side of my throat
Lump, on the left side of my neck and rather painful, itchy and fatigue... Also a cough
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
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.
Pain, bloating, nausea, tired
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
lump on neck
fullness, pain with sex, hot flashes, hair smells funny,
I was diagnosed with an external hemorrhoid and treated for 2 weeks with suppositories. After no change, I was given another round of suppositories and referred to a surgeon. He recognized it right away. The pathology report from the biopsy confirmed and my journey began.
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
Lately, vomiting and headaches, pain in my joins, some diarreia.
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
fatigue, loss of appetite
I started bleeding...knew that wasn't right because I had a hysterectomy seven years ago.
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.
None except lung infections
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Some coughing but relatively symptom free from cancer. Side effects from chemo and radiation.
I had what I thought were very painful hemorrhoids,I kept treating them with hemorrhoid cream but nothing worked. Finally I went to see the doctor he said they would need to be removed . When It was time for the after care appointment Vickie my partner and I were told that it was anal.i have never had any pain relief since.
bloating,pain in lower left side of stomach
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
Low blood counts, fatigue, dizziness & shortness of breath.
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
None/ tonsil stones prompted removal.
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.
none - found during routine blood work
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
was constantly hurting nobody knew what was wrong not even my doctor
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