What are Cancer Symptoms? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7413 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Breast Cancer Symptoms

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Found on mammagram
None, found on a mammogram
Nipple discharge on right breast.
None for the bowel cancer - found in the colonoscopy 2019
Breast mass
No symptoms, found during a routine mammogram.
No symptoms
Did not really have any. Just some lumps in the opposite breast from where the cancer started. Right side was the one that was affected the most.
Lump in right breast
I found lump in shower; had acute pain there; mammo didn't show; ultrasound did.
Lump, fatique
None. I found my evil lump while showering, and even after I and my doc could feel it, the mammogram was "clear." It was then seen on ultrasound and MRI. NO family history. Genetic tests (BRCA 1 & 2) negative. During routine scans after breast cancer dx, a mass was found in my head. Turns out in addition to the bc, I have a benign meningioma - a brain tumor. My neurologist tells me these grow slowly and we can zap it with rads later, so I'll deal with that after I finish chemo and radiation for the breast cancer.
None. Family history
Tumor, yuck!
Found lump in left breast Jan. 17, 2011. Went to my dr. and was sent to hospital for a mammogram. They also did an ultrasound.Was told I needed to see a cancer dr. Saw her on Feb.2nd,2011. She scheduled a needle core biopsy for 2/9/11. Pathology came back as highly invasvie cancer in left breast and 2 lymph nodes under arm. Was then sent for a P.E.T. scan and full body scan to make sure it was not anywhere else.
I found a large lump while showering.
pain from site, open cavity that bleeds and releases other not so pleasant things,weak
When I did a self breast exam I felt a lump and pain in my left breast and I know at that very moment something is wrong so I decided to go to the hospital and see the doctor.
Breast: Found lump in right breast--Doc couldn't feel it but was caught on Ultrasound. Some discomfort on right breast. Cervical:Lower back pain and discharge
Found a lump in my left breast in June of 2012 at the age of 34.
Large lump
Found the lump while doing regular self exam 4 months after a mammogram was reportedly clear
none - not even a lump
none -big lump
A small pea sized lump undermy left breast

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
Elevated psa
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Unremarkable PSA gradually rose to 8 when biopsy revealed a number of different lesions. One more agressive than the others Suspect this Lesion was not of the type to raise PSA levels
Biopsy
Hard to really explain there were changes in sex, things didn't work like it should. And one day we were driving and I had a sharp pain in the area or the prostate. Can't think of anything else.
little or none prior to diagnosis
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
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
Trouble passing urine.
Urinary difficulty
BPH TYPE SYMPTOMS BUT RECENTLY STARTED GETTING UTI SYMPTOMS IN ADDITON. ANTIBIOTICS PARTIALLY CURED UTI SYMPTOMS.
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Chronic Fatigue Syndom
Neuropathy and fatigue
NONE!!
elevated psa
bones and mets
Elevated PSA (6.2) and palpable digital rectal exam
No symptoms
None other than slightly elevated PSA
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)

Lung Cancer Symptoms

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
Hip pain and eventual fracture.
shortness of breath
Pain cough
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
no symptoms, incidental findings during my Annual Checkup
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
Breathlessness
Very weak chronic cough hoarseness
right sided chest pain
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
back pain
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.
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Sore shoulder blade, shortness of breathe, very tight and uncomfortable chest . Total lack of energy
Shoulder pain, Stage 3B
fatigue short breth
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.
Mild cough, some fatigue and shortness of breath.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Bleeding in your urin, blood clots in your urin
Tumor on the kidney. Initial symptom was blood in the urine. It was followed much later by higher Creatine levels and then severe abdominal pain.
Bleeding. Nauseous. Pain.
Bloody urine, pain in the kidneys and bladder.
I began passing blood in my urine. That'll scare the daylights outta ya.
Visible bright red blood in urine. No pain at first.
bladder issues, metastases in peritennial lining
Blood In urine

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

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

Swollen lymph node, right side of neck
A violent cough that wouldn't quit.
Tired, shortness of breath, lumps and infections, loss of appetite
Enlarged lymph nodes in neck for the past two years, which two physicians dismissed
None. Mass found during a check up for pneumonia
Before diagnosis I had no discernible symptoms. After Diagnosis, I was able to look back in time a bit, and realize I had a few symptoms that I ignored. Night sweats, severe chronic fatigue, sleeplessness.
Anxiety and depression. Itching and chest pains and burning feelings in hands and feet
Chris had a bad cough for a long time combined with rash on his legs. Slowly after loss of weight, feeling tired, bed sweats and fevers investigations took place. Many times he was told he was fine and it was not cancer. After a battle, he was diagnosed at stage 4. Underwent chemo for 8 sessions. Managed to pull back cancer but 20% remains in his bone marrow. Chemo finished in April 2010. He felt great. Now in Sept he has a cough again and slight temperatures, tiredness.
Chronic cough
A small swollen gland under my chin, ear infection, and sinus infection.
Left ear pain and throat tightness x 1 month. Didn’t get better with 2 rounds of antibiotics. Also incessant reflux symptoms without the burning.
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
Pain in hip and shoulder
Chest pain, back pain, productive cough, night sweats, occasional fevers, fatigue, rash on arm
Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
enlarged groin lymph node and night sweats
Night sweats, swollen lymph nodes
Fatigue, Night Sweats, Swollen Lymph nodes, Skin Tag
Sudden appearance one morning of mass (lump) under my right arm.
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
Lump in my right groin area, then up under my chin I also have had Breast cancer in 2009
nodule on neck
Polyp Mass started growing out of nose, lumps on body.
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
7 cm lump on left side of neck and many throughout the body. No other symptoms. This was a complete surprise and shock.

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Symptoms

What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
bad skin
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth. 4cm tumor under jaw and 4cm in left frontal lobe.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Lost some of my version and pressure and pain
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
Adnormal mole removed 1/1000 of a millimeter before glands had to be removed
No skin symptoms. Swollen Lymph Node was noticed - upon removal, and biopsy, Stage IV Melanoma was diagnosed.
Foot/leg would not heal just a small red spot.Nose just a sun spot melanoma. Foot leg first surgery 5/27/14 nose 10/21/14
Severe pain tumors
Had a mole on leg that changed color within a year
Assymetry of Mole on Back
Mole that grew now shortness of breath
Weight loss abdominal pain nausea loss of appetite night sweats

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
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.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
flank pain, gross hematuria
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
I woke up out of a dead sleep with a terrible pain in my side. When I got up, I also had blood in my urine. I was convinced that it was a kidney stone. My husband was working out of town at the time, so I was at home alone. It continued to hurt so badly that I decided to call in sick to work and go to the emergency room at our local hospital. I was given something for pain and went for tests. Imagine my surprise and shock when the doctor came into to the room and sat down and matter of factly told me that I had a huge tumor on my kidney and that I would probably lose my kidney and have to have chemo. To say that I was stunned does not begin to describe the emotions that I felt sitting there alone as he blurted this out with no preface or softening of the blow. I called my daughters and they came to the hospital , and they called their daddy, but did not tell him what was wrong because I was afraid of him knowing that and trying to drive over 300 miles home. They called in a kidney specialist who would be coming to see me, but I had already mentally made up my mind that I would walk right out and go to the University of Alabama Birmingham and its renowned cancer center. The doctor came in and explained everything to me in depth and how he was going to attack it and get rid of it. I was completely at ease with him and he convinced me that I could beat it and that he would help me, so I stayed.I had a full, open nephrectomy to remove my left kidney. It was a long and arduos surgery, but a successful one. It was contained within the kidney and ha not reached the renal vein. I was, and am one of the lucky ones. Kidney cancer rarely has symptoms. It is usually too late when you discover it. I credit God for the fact that it was found, and that I found the right doctor and made it through. I will never be the same, that's for sure. I have serious back issues from the position I was in for the long surgery. My huge scar has adhesions and can be painful with the wrong kind of movement, but I am so fortunate. It was and is a time that strengthened my faith and reliance on God. They say that your biggest trials can be your greatest testimony, and I feel that is true. I have had the ooportunity to talk and help others as they have faced this awful disease.
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
didn't show any
Blood in urine
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
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.
Blood in urine and flank pain
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Back and leg pain
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
Blood in urine and left hip pain
blood in my urine

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sore abdomen
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
extreme pain in stomach, liver failure,
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Pain in side, jaundice
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
bloating, pain, anorexia
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
Pain in back and under sternum, bloating
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
Abdominal pain, back pain, gassy feeling, loss of appetite prior to diagnosis. After diagnosis - DVT (now on LMWH twice daily)
Weight loss, back pain, fatigue
Abdominal pain from under breast to back
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.
jaundice and weight loss
Nausea, loss of appetite, loss of energy, depression
pain in stomach and extreme fatigue
Severe pain and nausea. I have struggled with infection. The pancreatic mass pressed on spleen and cause an infraction. The infracted portion of the spleen died and abscessed. Bruce currently has a JP drain in the spleen. I also had surgery to stent the spleen but they were unable to place the stent.
Massive loss of weight, pain in abdo, pain in back, feels "something" in his throat, loss of appetite
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Jaudice
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
Jaundice was my only symptom.
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
jaundice, itching

Oral Cancer Symptoms

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

yup (2007)
Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
Swollen node in neck left side. Left side mass at base of tongue with two nodes involved, no diagnosis yet
Lump on the left side of neck
Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to now but he sent me to my ENT. Biopsy came back possitive
Lump near right tonsil that was painless. No one could see it at first but it developed into what looked like an ulcer. I insisted on an MRI which showed nothing but swelling. After another month another doctor insisted on a biopsy and my ENT agreed to remove the entire tonsil to biopsy it.
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Tumor on back of tongue
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
Pain in mouth
palpable lymph nodes
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
Lethargy, very notable tumors on neck, neck/head shoulder tension/migrains,

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Bloating, weight gain and low back pain.
Bloating,abdominal pain
Not sure if there were any. I did notice a small bump on my lower front abdomen. Also felt pressure on my bladder and occassional pain in my belly prior to bowel movements.
As they say "It" whispers...OVCA's symptoms are so vague and can be attributed to so many other mundane things that most women are not diagnosed until late in the game.
Pain the side, sore to even touch, weight loss
Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
Bloating; unusal weight gain; stomach protruding to 5 months pregnant size; lower abdomen area was too firm to be fat; pain in area of tumor; having a period every two weeks; heavy bleeding day two and three of a four day period; difficulty moving around.
spotting
none prior to diagnosis
spent 2 years going to my family doctor complaining of lack of energy and metabolism,weight gain only to be told it was menopause learn to live with it Bloating with ascites pain in lower back especially when vacumning lol june 2011 thought i was constipated and when the hospital did the exray i was full of tumors in my abdomen they took out 10 litres of water from my abdomen
here's the clunker for ovarian cancer: symptoms are a million vague things that doctors brush off as "not cancer": irritable bowel syndrome, back pain, bloating. if you are otherwise healthy, there's no reason on earth you'd suspect it. by and large doctors don't think about any of those things as possibly cancerous. if you're even the slightest bit overweight (read: not anorexic), your doctor will tell you all of those things are cause by how fat you are. i wish i were lying.
BLOATING, MOODY, WEIGHT GAIN, TIRED
Bloating and nagging abdominal ache
Bloating, menstrual pain,insomnia, night sweats, irregular cycles
I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Heavy periods, pulling feeling in lower right abdomen, gas pains, constipation.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
Bloating
IBS especially during PMS, Increased and more urgent urination, tinglng in legs due to tumor pressing on spine, pain in stomach while eating, feeling full quickly, difficulty losing weight
Bloating, constipation, slight weight gain, heartburn, left lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, lethargy, insomnia.
Extreme fatigue, pain in both ovaries on and off and loss of regular menstrual cycle. Doctor kept saying I was premenapausel until a lump in my groin popped up. Then she said it was either lymphoma or ovarian cancer that's spread. Unfortunately it was stage four ovarian cancer. It had not been found In my ovaries, cervix, or uterus but was just outside my left ovary wrapped around a muscle running to my leg, (I was using crunches),also up my spine, in the left side of my neck and under my right arm. They think it started in my left fallopian tube and for some reason travelled out right away. I am in remission as of December 9, 2016 and Thank God every day !
had a bloating in her stomach
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
Sudden onset abdominal pain
Diarrhoea followed by constipation and bloating

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

I couldn't swallow food for 3 months. Food seemed to get stuck. After tons of swallowing studies, I was admitted into the hospital where a cardiologist sent me for an ultrasound which found papillary thyroid cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes.
So tired I want to cry.
small ping pong size nodule in throat
Small nodule found on thyroid during a routine examine.
Lump on neck
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
A lump in the throat.
Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.
Shooting pains in neck, fatigue, brain fog
Felt pressure on throat like "tight turtleneck", July 2nd. Dr. didn't feel anything so probably just stress or acid reflux. Two weeks later could feel lump on right side. Ultrasound confirmed 2cm mass on August 2, 2010. Fine-Needle Biopsy on September 2, 2010 and the "call" on September 10, 2010.
Lump 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
Intermittent hoarseness and difficulty swallowing (thought I had a cold). Grape-sized lump left side of neck.
Large lump/ball in the left side of my neck.
Didn't have any symptoms
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
i had never felt better in my life. i hardly ever got sick and i really just felt great. i went in to my primary doctor about a lump above my collor bone and he noticed the nodule on my thyroid. the lump over my collar bone was a 4cm cancerous lymph node
lump in neck
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
Hair loss, Weight gain, Depression, Lack of sex Drive, Mood swings, nausea, Migraines
None - was having neck/back pain. MRI showed an enlarged thyroid. Been taking thyroid supplements for 20 years for hypothyroidism.
Lump on the side of neck. Extreme anxiety. Mild hair loss
None other than lump on neck
Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
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.
I started having trouble swallowing food

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
Lots of pain. Pain when he eats.
Heartburn, feeling bloated, anemic, iron deficient, tired.
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
Not able to eat and bloated stomach
extreme stomach pain
Vomiting, bloating, abdominal distintion, back pain
Bleeding ulcer couldn't swallow certain types of food weight loss fatigue
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Stomach pain, loose stools, indigestion, heartburn, vomiting and nausea, fatigue.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Vomitting, lose of weight, bloating, difficulty eating and drinking
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time

Brain Cancer Symptoms

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
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.
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
right side of my body is numb
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
Right hearing impairment, headache, vertigo, vomiting, sensory changes, etc
Seizures
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
grand mal seizure
deperison
Woke up with a headache one day.
Headache, Lack of Appetite, Weakness, Poor Balance, Migraine, Dehydration, Constipation
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
loss of word finding, flat affect, fatigue
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
can't control body movement, body balance, eyes problem
Constant Headache for a few weeks, Blurry vision
pain in head slurred speech delirium hypertension
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Hearing damage, little to no balance, extreme exhaustion, and loss of hair.
Seizure and Headachesq
had a fit

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Symptoms

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms

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

Pain, Fatigue,
Blood in stools
blood in stool
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.
October 2007 started with infrequent stomach pain and unusual bowel movements. December 2007 more frequent stomach pain, blood in stools, and excessive tiredness.
slight nausea, occasional diarrhea, occasional blood in stool after diarrhea or difficult BM, all recognized in hindsight.
Change of bowel habits, bleeding, bloating, tiredness. Diagnosed as IBS!
Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding.
The very first symptoms which is what would lead to my diagnosis, was weakening in my legs which after a short time led to complete numbness and inability of function from the bottom of my ribcage down, I couldn't walkor stand, I couldn't urinate, deficate, nothing. There was a lot of pain in my back where the cancer had spread to a vertabrae in my spine and basically turned it to what looked like oatmeal on the cat scan. After being flown to UCSF for emergency spinal surgery my pain has been down, ive regained some feeling and strength in my stomach and legs, I cannot walk but I am hoping that is something I can work towards, I can use the bathroom normally at least, I am blessed for that! I've experienced pretty excruciating bloating, and inability to pass gas which has seemed to be relieved after starting chemo.
blood in stool, mucus, did not feel like I was completing bowel movement
I put it all in my biography.
Fatigue, reveal bleeding, bloating, smaller stool, weight gain (opposite of the usual symptom)
animic--I also have lupus and this was found on a routine blood test. I had no other symtoms. Had I got a colonoscopy one year earlier at age 50, I probably would not have got cancer. Please have a colonoscopy at least by age 50! Earlier if there is a family history or if you have symtoms.
Change in bowel habits. Severe anemia (fatigue, rapid heart beat, etc.)
Typical
changes in stool, bleeding.
Constipation
Only anemia.
Multiple flushes of bloody stool, spontaneous initiation & resolution, over four hours in mid-December 2004. Analyzed by a PA to probably be a manifestation of diverticulitis shown on sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs before. Six weeks later further flushings resulted in ER admission to Holy Cross Hospital January 31, 2005.
bowel obstruction
Pain, but overshadowed by fear, despair, and anxiety.
Lower abdomnal pressure and pain when having bowels movements, diarreh/hard bowels movements at the same time. Began drinking nutritional drinks for food.
flu like
Bouts of uncontrollable diarrhea, Bleeding thought to be from Hemmorhoids, Cramping, weight loss of 35#'s in four months, Tiredness,
Extreme Fatigue

Liver Cancer Symptoms

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Ascites pain Nausea fatigue bruising
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!
Acute pain in right side initally.
tumors
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
i will tell you
Weight loss, lack of appetite ,
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Overwhelming Fatigue
slight dull pain beneath rib on right side. Tired.
B-ultrasound,The right lobe of the liver was found to have a slightly high 1.5cm*1.5cm light mass
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
Fatigue, insomnia, joint,muscle and bone pain.
Felt a bump under my left rib
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
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
None at all. It's at a very early stage.
lower back pain on right side
Stomach bloating, depression, tired
pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
fatigue
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.
Tiredness, loss of appetite, weakness

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Tiredness, loss of energy, depression,
Was constantly tired and apathetic. No energy or will to do much of anything. Vaginal bleeding commencing about 5 years after menopause escalated to severe hemoraging one weekend.
Currently I have neuropathy in feet. I had bone pain, muscle aches, blood clot, tiredness and couldn't think clearly when I was going through chemo.
Bleeding, pain, weight loss, fatigue
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.
Irregular bleeding, pain, vaginal discharge and a very uneasy ill feeling. Bleeding with intercourse
abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
I had an extreme amount of a watery clear discharge at first. Doc gave me antbiotics. It later turned nto passing blood clots and bleeding between periods. Later came a foul smelling brownish watery discharge that soaked through pads. This went on for one year undiagnosd. Doc kept giving me antibiotics. Finally i went to a specialist who found it within 10 minutes.
My original diagnosis was in September of 2008. My only real symptom was light vagianl bleeding after intercourse, thankfully I never missed a yearly exam.
None at first, just went in for yearly pap, then bleeding during sex, then bleeding even without sex, went back to dr, another pap, positive for cancerous cells
Bloating, back and leg pain
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
Bleeding for 4 weeks, then bloody discharge And blood after sex,, back ache
vaginal bleeding
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
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
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
the first symptom for cervical cancer is no symptom at all.
spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
Bleeding with a foul smell
none whatsoever....
Fatigue, bleeding with sex and pelvic exams, body aching, pelvic pain, Cycle that won't go away,loss 10 pounds in one month,loss of appetite,depression, severe anemia, hypotension (low blood pressure)
4 cm large polyp on my cervix (one in a million are cancerous) 4 cm tumor on cervix as well. I've never had an abnormal pap and my cancer was not HPV Bleeding discharge, pain during intercourse. Doctor said it was because I was nursing my baby and my hormones were off.
Short of breath, pain, fatigue, sadness

Larynx Cancer Symptoms

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sore throat, hoarseness, drainage - two months of antibiotics and steroids before the ENT discovered it.
Hoarse voice for over a year.
Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
lost my voice
Hoarse voice for 2 years
sore throat burning and ears hurting
Voice went down. Sore Throat. Hurts while eating.
soreness, inflammation
Voice became a little gruff.
periodic loss of voice, voice hoarseness, periodic soar throat

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

Really weak
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite
Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain
loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,
Flu like. Sinus infection did not go away.
3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Cough, low grade fever, short of breath, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss. I went to an urgent care center which did a CBc and saw I had an elevated white count (26k), and low platelets (17k). I was also slightly anemic and moderately neutropenic.
Fatique, respiratory systems, fever and night sweats.
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Blood spots on body and in mouth , fatigue , sweating , cough , bleeding
Very tired. No energy.
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Mike's lymph nodes in his neck were swollen and doctors thought at first it was something else. But, after a couple of months, Mike knew something wasn't right. So, a surgeon removed one of the lymph nodes and came out of surgery and told me he was 99% sure Mike had some type of cancer. Later, it was discovered that he had cancerous lymph nodes not only in his neck but 2 other places on his body. The doctors at Vanderderbilt then determined it was AML.
night sweats, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, muscle weakness
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
No symptoms prior to chemotherapy
Fatigue
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
bruising, shortness of breath, abdominal pain,
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

Enlarged nodes on neck and chest.
Fatigue, bruising, night sweats, bone and joint pain
Fatigue blood test
tired, tired, tired....random bruises all over my body; cramps in my legs at night; horrible "whirring" sound in my head which I later found out was due to anemia...it's called pulsating tinnitus for anyone interested; irritable; craved sweets.
High WBC

Testicular Cancer Symptoms

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Mild density change.
Both of my men had an enlarged testicle. My husband had no tumor markers, but my son had raised tumor markers.
Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever
Testicular swelling, intense lower back pain.
just the markers in my blood and a small lump on my left testicle.
Enlarged and oddly shaped right testicle
Swollen left testsical,hard
Groin pain which led yo Dr visit which led to ultra sound -which led to tumor discovery- which led to surgery very next day
back pain
Enlarged testicle
dull, persistent testicular pain that was initially muted by ibuprofin.
Coughing
Pain in testiciles , swelling in testiciles and lumps/harding
After Hurricane Wilma, we had no a/c and in the heat and adjusting myself I felt a small lump/ridge on my left testicle. I ended up waiting 7 months before I went to the physician.
Swolen testicles
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
Lump left testicle, pain in testicle, pain in left leg, lethargy

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Symptoms

What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
Pain under breast, lack of energy
Tumour removed three months ago on my stomach. 9cm mitotic rate 5
Fatigue/No Energy/Loss of Appetite
incontinence
Worst stomach pain ever - resulted in a grapefruit size tumor that grew from small intestine and dropped/lodged between ovaries and uterus. Was removed encapsulated but malignant. All in time for my 60th birthday!

Small Intestine Cancer Symptoms

What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Occasional diarrhea

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

fatigue, bruising easily, swollen neck glands, cuts not healing easily, trouble sleeping, a crazy, vivid, and emotional dream that i had about my brother getting cancer.
easy bruising,tiny red spots on skin,swellings and pain in my bones especially the rib area
my sister was experiencing serious back pain to the point she was crying, and no appetite and she was nautious alot before she found out and started treatment
I had spots that looked like bruises on my skin and my left sinus was completely clogged. I had none of the traditional symptoms of leukemia. When I relapsed I was getting head rushes periodically throughout the day. A spinal tap confirmed blasts in my CSF.
Weight loss, heart palpitations, fatigue, night sweats, dizziness.
Headaches, fatigue, night sweats, nausea
Easily fatigued, night sweats, bone/joint pain, petichae (red spots on face/through-out body), weight-loss, loss of appetite.
Shortness breath, fatigue, mouth and gum sores, cough
bruising, fatigue, mono like symptoms
11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.
Bruising, weakness, bone pain.
When I was originally diagnosed I started out getting very weak and dizzy when I would stand for too long. I was also just exhausted all the time and would rather nap than do anything. Eventually I got strep throat and had to go see the Dr., so with all those symptoms combined he decided to run some blood work. Next thing I knew I had an appt. At the Oncology clinic across town at 8am the next morning.
high fever for months. pail skin, red rash on face and body, leg and back bone pain, tired, mood swings,
Petechiae, exhaustion, headaches, weight loss

Anal Cancer Symptoms

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

rectal bleeding
Fatigue, annoyingly unpredictable bowels, loss of appetite, pain
Weight loss, thin curved bowel movements
Fatigue left enlarged inguinal lymph node
Presumed hemorrhoid pain and bleeding for several months
None prior to abscess in Lymph-node.
Tail bone pain, progressively got worse, couldn't sit. Anal pain. Rapid weight loss.
Rectal pain and bleeding. Told it was a hemorrhoid. Fortunately, I kept demanding to see the doctor.
Bleeding
felt pressure thought I had hemmoroids
Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
Pain in upper stomach
bleeding, hard internal lump.
Blood in stool. Thats it!
Minor rectal bleeding and cramping.
Rectal bleeding followed by a growth.
itching, change in bowel habits, thinning of stools, anal bleeding, bits hanging out like hemaroids, nerve pain down legs.
Growth from anus, seepage, and discomfort and bleeding ocsassionally.
Change in bowel habits after being so regular for so long. Some mucus & blood which was unusual. Sore lymph node on one side of my groin. Requested colonoscopy.
Blood in stool & change of bowel habits
Small, painful bump.
1: Angst ridden Volley Ball sized Tumor in your ass. 2: Tendency to listen to 90's music where some forlorn chick sings about how much it sucks to be alive. (The latter dissipates slowly following treatment/surgery). 3: Mysteriously, everyone you know is no longer able to pronounce the word "Anal" except for your Doctor . 4: The eerie phenomenon which occurs when the first question EVERYONE (!!!) asks when you say you have Cancer is "Where?"
bleeding, fatigue, bowel changes
Lower back pain Vaginal pressure Low energy
Rash, uncontrollable bowels

Vulva Cancer Symptoms

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Gallbladder Cancer Symptoms

What Gallbladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Gallbladder stones and pain in the back.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Shortness of breath

Bone Cancer Symptoms

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Bone pains night fever limp swelling
Swelling above left carpal, limping. My vet had just lost her dog to osteosarcoma so took no chances - straight in for an xray, which suggested it could be bone cancer, so immediately referred to a Jindalee Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018 showed that it was bone cancer; shoulder and leg amputated 17 April 2018. Surgery site became infected, which delayed chemo for a week. Chemo finished 27 July 2018. Unfortunately cancer returned - 3 weeks after chemo finished my Nan found a small lump on top of rib. Scan showed 2 nodules in my lung, too. Lump on side removed surgically (vet said it just "peeled" away, not attached to the rib). Had further chemo infusion (Doxorubicin) which finished 19 October, plus "home" chemo/meds (continuous). Scan while getting Doxorubicin showed lung nodules halved in size. Next scan on 21 December 2018 showed 1 lung nodule the same size, the other nodule had further reduced a little. Still on home chemo/meds. Next scan in February 2019.
Pain & swelling in left leg
Back pain
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
My symptoms started within my jaw. The cancerous growth turned out to be within the jawbone.
pain in leg.swelling..fever
Pain in joint

Hypopharynx Cancer Symptoms

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

It started with a swollen lymph node..
Dry cough and throat pain

Eye and Orbit Cancer Symptoms

What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
red eye
Head aches impaired vision red eye
vision disturbance

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Symptoms

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

Ron had suffered breathing problems for some time. He was misdiagnosed with a deviated septum a year ago and referred to a specialist. The specialist simply checked him out and booked him for surgery 9 months down the road. In January the nosebleeds turned to ear bleeds and the headaches became more severe. We went back to the doctor only to be told he had an acute sinus infection. In february Ron underwent surgery for a deviated septum and lo and behold they found a massive tumor was the real cause of all the nosebleeds, headaches and general unwellness.
Nosebleeds

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Symptoms

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Headaches, sinus infections, swollen neck
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Lymph node swelling and headache
Sustained hearing loss
Minimum jaw movement ear pain
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
Severe sore throat, burned skin, fatigue, la little on edge, weight loss(22lbs) so far, reflux, nausea, vomiting
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
At present none
Swollen lymph node, loss of taste and hearinf
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods

Ureter Cancer Symptoms

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Did not really have any.
Bleeding after menopause

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Symptoms

What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Symptoms

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Esophagus Cancer Symptoms

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Some weight loss and night sweats, sudden onset of mild anemia, GERD for many years
difficuly swallowing
Lack of appetite, weight loss, difficulty swallowing when eating
My husband had difficulty swallowing due to tumor in his esophagus. PET scan showed mets in liver and lymph nodes.
Difficult swallowing and am on liquid diet. No real pain as yet.
Trouble swallowing. Heartburn.
Could not swallow some foods
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
Pain in the abdominal area
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
trouble swallowing
lose of weight , spitting of phlem ,
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
Difficulty swallowing Heart burn
Difficulty swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
Hip replacement in 12/17 & after that had fevers a couple times a week. Checked with our doctor & he arranged for a series of tests. An endoscopy revealed the cancer.

Renal Pelvis Cancer Symptoms

What Renal Pelvis Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Felt like a pulled muscle when twisting my torso

Tonsil Cancer Symptoms

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
my tongue bumped against a lump
Enlarged tonsil
Ear pain for apx. 3 years. Noticed swollen tonsil 3 months
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.
Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of the neck. Wouldn't respond to anti-biotics. Was biopsied and found to positive for metastic squamous cell carcinoma.
Left side neck swollen
Lump left side of neck.
sore throat, deeper voice, lump in neck.
Lump on my neck discovered on 11/13/11. Went to my PCP, he prescribed antibiotics and a CT. CT results did not rule out cancer, so an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy was ordered and performed on 12/1/11. The malignant result was given to me on 12/5/11.
Lump in throat
White lump on tonsil, weight loss, tired.
Mass in the neck, slight difficulty swallowing.
Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring
Husband had NO symptoms until a swollen lymph node in his neck.
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
Lump on right side of neck
lump on the right side of neck and node involvement on the left
Loss of taste, sore burning throat, mouth sores, loss of appitite
A small module on the right side of my neck
Lump on left side of neck
Sore Throat, Ear pain, swollen throat left side

Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
Fluid filled in the lung, trouble breathing, distended stomach, nausea and fatigue (chemo)
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Fatigue, irregular bleeding, passing tissue like clots, abdominal pain.
bleeding, clots, cramps, anemic.
Initial - heavy continuous bleeding Recurrence - left pelvic pain Second recurrence - painful, small nodule near vaginal opening
right lower quadrant abdominal pain
bleeding post menopause, abdominal pain, elevated CA125
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
Spotting
Sudden bleeding.
Discharge...post menapose 10 yrs....cramps....lower back and pelvic
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
Slightly abnormal pap; bleeding
Post menopausal bleeding
bleeding, pain
Bleeding, clear liquid
some bleeding between periods which I originally thought were a failed Endometrial Ablation, then cramps and Dr. found a cyst on my cervix which turned out to be Adenocarcinoma :(. I had one Oncologist say I had cervical cancer (but I had no HPV) and on onc. said I had Endometrial cancer. Tumour had grown sideways from endometrium through cervix so they couldn't do Hysterectomy. I had severe endometriosis before stupid cancer and was being treated for that. I was misdiagnosed for sooo long because Drs. all thought my endometriosis had just returned! >:(
AGE : 67, WEIGHT : 88 Kg, HEIGHT : 5’2”, FEMALE SUMMARY OF HISTORY : • Married , 2 boys, normal delivery. Known Hypertensive, been on Hi BP medication since 15+ years. 2 Paternal aunts had Uterine Cancer • Had post menopausal bleeding off & on, with thickened ET; in March-April 2012 • CT scan & MRI in May 2012 showed s/o omental, retroperitoneal and mesentric metastatic deposits • Small tissue Biopsy , May 2012 – Ca Endometrium . Confirmed by CT guided Biopsy • PET Scan on 15-5-2012 : Omental thickening , with omental deposits, mesenteric deposits, FDG avid SUV max 3.9, paraaortic , aortocaval and left external iliac lymph nodes • Chemoport used and 2 cycles (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemo (Paclitaxel 150mg+ Carboplatin 200mg) followed by radical hysterectomy & omentectomy in July 2012. Biopsy Diagnosed as : Serous Adenocarcinoma Uterine Corpus (high grade by definition) – pT1aN0M1. • ER+ PR+ • Weekly (24-8-12 & 31-8-12) , post operative chemo was given starting, but developed high fever and chemo was discontinued . Used – Mitotax150 mg+ Carboplatin 200 mg. • Developed adjutant infection – E.Coli in the blood and treated through broad spectrum of antibiotics • PET Scan done on 28-9-12 : Not clear in its findings but mentions metastasis in lymph. • Weekly (3 weeks = 1 cycle) Chemotherapy started on 22.10.12 for 6 cycles ( 18 weeks, with breaks) , Albumin bound Placitaxel 100mg + Carboplatin 150 mg in Dextrose and Saline • PET Scan on 22 Apr. 2013 : Showed no metastasis • Radiation – 5 days a week, 34 daily cycles of radiation with a couple of days break after the 24th radiation for 7 days , during which 3 intercavatary were done. Completed in Aug. 2013. Post adjuvant RT: EBRT 45 Gy + 1200 cGy in 3 fractions SORBO -6/8/13. • CCT Scan in October 2013, showed no metastasis in the body. • November 2013, she had small intestine blockage and had to be admitted for clearing through nasal aspirator. (This was the third time it happened in 3 months) • PET Scan on 6 March 2014 : Recurrence of peritoneal deposits - trace subhapetic and perihapetic hypodense area which may represent peritoneal deposit, and cluster of peritoneal deposits in anterior abdominal wall, left lumbar region and underneath the left anterior abdominal wall. Biopsy from Anterior Abdominal wall shows neoplastic cells suggestive of metastatic carcinoma. Individual cells possess eosinophillic cytoplasm and moderately pleomorphic nuclei with inconspicuous nucleolus. Many mitotic figures are discernible.
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Only 3 months of symptoms. Abdominal pain, digestive discomfort which was relieved with dietary changes and Chinese Medicine treatment. Then two very heavy, painful periods. weight loss, low energy. GI bleeding got me into ER and CT scan found a tumor in my rectosigmoid colon. Was positive for endometrial cancer.
heavy bleeding. severe pain, fatigue, lymph edema in lower limbs, headaches, bone aches
Tumor and one lymph node
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"
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
heavy bleeding with thick clots that lasted about 7 months, after a D&C, a polyp was found
Heavy bleeding for 6 months, severe lower abdominal cramping, low iron

Sarcoma Cancer Symptoms

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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.
Large mass in right thigh
Lesion on scrotum metasized in lymph nodes
Bleeding, pressure
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
Lump on lower back
Fatigue, pain at tumor site
Painful lump, fatigue,
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Tumor in left thigh
Mass in the back of upper right thigh. Grew quickly. After radiation, surgery and chemo, had mets to lungs in three separate lobes. Have had three thoracatomy procedures and experimental whole lung radiation after multiple areas of spread throughout chest cavity. I have since had pread to my brain (one tumor) resected with a successful craniotomoy followed by whole brain radiation. I have been on 6 lines of chemo. While I was recovering from my brain procedures, was scanned and found multiple tumors throughout my liver. After exhausting all chemo options accessible for me, my doctor succeeded in obtaining Opdivo for me on compassionate grounds. I have been on this treatment for almost months, and happily, my tumors are responding, no new growth, multiple tumors no longer visible, decreased or stable. I was told that with these newest images, I have an area of concern on my uterus. I am getting tests next week for clarification on what this means.
Right leg swelling and pain
Lump under tongue and lymph node swollen.
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.
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
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!!
Tonsil
swelling of thigh
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
First Cancer was Endometrial Cancer -Very heavy bleeding -Abdominal pain -Fullness -Fatigue -Edema Sarcoma (2017) Growing lump on elbow pain tingling edema
swelling of right leg
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
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'

Parotid Cancer Symptoms

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
Pain in bones , pain in breast, found lump in breast
Tumor below/behind my left ear, on salivary gland/parotid gland, attached to facial nerve.
Lump behind my ear. Sore throat that never got better.

Mouth Cancer Symptoms

What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
base of tongue hpv+ gone into lymph nodes in my neck

Skin Cancer Symptoms

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Swelling under left eye going down to cheek. Painless. Left upper lip getting distorted.
Slightly swollen Red patch which started as a ringworm or a skin disorder and later started expanding and developed into ulcerative sore surrounded by a waxy border.
Scaly raised sore that won't heal
pain, numbness
red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back
Left facial paralysis

Throat Cancer Symptoms

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
A simple sore throat
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Swollen, sore throat, extreme coughing.
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Swelling on the neck
Feels like something in his throat that was effecting his voice
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
simple sore throat
Hard mass under right side of jaw. Thought was a badly swollen lymph node, as a result of a possible infection from a broken tooth. Suffered a stroke in my sleep, which prompted me to visit a doctor (first since '93), who sent me to the ER. The cancer was discovered during testing, and -- perhaps fortunately, because of treatment response results in studies -- related to having contracted HPV about 25years ago. Virus is long gone, but it was able to tweak some DNA while using my body as a guest house.
Hoarse throat
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
I just thought I had a sore throat
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
Persistent sore throat with cough
Lump on left side of throat
Hoarseness
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.
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
Sore throat
Lump on neck

Tongue Cancer Symptoms

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
1/4 inch flat ulcer on left side of tongue. First noticed 18 months ago but ignored it. Now is painful and larger. I am uncomfortable providing any more information on the internet.
Although when I was diagnosed, I was mentally and physically, the healthiest I had ever been, had a long standing habit internalizing my stress and of biting my tongue in my sleep. I had developed a sore patch on the right hand side of my tongue and went to my doctor who didn't think it was anything to be concerned about but I knew something wasn't right in my body so I insisted on a biopsy.. thank god I did because we caught it early.
tumor on tongue
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
Lump in the lymphnode
little bumps on my tongue. maybe a little tenderness, but nothing remarkable the first time. second time -leukaplakia ..early stage leisons third time snuck up on me like a thief in the night.
Sore, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of tongue
Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Fever, Painful Lump in the Tongue
Tongue lesion
Ear Pain
Pain,
Spots on bottom of tongue.
Stage 2, one tumour on the underside of the tonge and one on one side of the
ear pain, chronic sore throat, sore under tongue
Sore throat.
Swollen tongue
Non healing ulcer on tongue for 4 months
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
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.
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Tongue and ear pain for 10 months ...went to 3 doctors/dentists 2x each and nothing found before the lump appeared on the tongue. In 2007-2009 annually a precancerous lesion removed from tongue.
Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
Sore 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.

Nose Cancer Symptoms

What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
Blocked nose on one side. Runny nose and minor nose bleeds

Jaw Cancer Symptoms

What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Swollen nodes in neck and chest, swollen spleen, fatigue, mild itching.
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
night sweats, extreme fatigue, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes on collar bone, painful turning neck
Night sweats, itchy legs, overly tired, dry cough
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.
Lower back pain which became constant, responded well to NSAIDs and panadol which is probably why I put up with it for so long. Also got fevers, night sweats, mildy pruritic skin.
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
A bit of fatigue and three lumps in neck found while poking around.
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
Lump on left collarbone.
Night sweats
Mass at the base of my right side of the neck, itching, coughing, hard to breathe while bending over or picking things up, and fatigue.
Lump in my neck, tired.
right supraclavicular mass
night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
Chest pains big lymph nodes cause energy loss chemo radiation test study drugs
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
sensación de bien estar y ganglios inflamados que van sistemáticamente cada semana de un área a otra.
Fever, Chills, Night Sweats, Back Pain, Coughing, Tired, Run-down, and the Constant Feeling of Being Sick.
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.)
Enlarged lympnode on left side
swollen neck glands for 6 months

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Bile Duct Cancer Symptoms

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

pain in gut
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Weight loss, fatigue, back & muscle pain, nausea
Tired fatigue low energy

Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Symptoms

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
fatigue
Fatigue dizziness nausea bone pain low blood counts and frequent infections
Fatigue, shortness of breath sore muscles.
Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Low blood counts
fatigue, infections, low red blood cells, low white blood cells, low platelets, vomiting, nausea, bruising, shortness of breath, headaches, puppurra, light headednes.
Fatigue, dangerously low blood counts, prone to infection & bleeding
Pain and bleeding while urinating
Joint pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, neck and back pain, light headed or dizzy, head ache and chest pain.

Appendiceal Cancer Symptoms

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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