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 6849 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.

Lump in right breast, stage 2B, grade 3, Triple Positive
Tumor, yuck!
Pain in breast, unexplained weight loss
Weary- that's all.
Found a lump
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
I found a lump in my left breast, had mastitis for years & had no insurance, so let it go. But it got too big. Went to doctor.
Cancer is gone, now in the healing process. Some pain and lots of anxiety now.
Puckering of the breast
Lump and skin puckering on the left breast. Sharp pain at the sight once in a while.
None - found on MRI from high risk screening; family history of breast cancer - do not carry BRCA 1 or 2 - geneticists are interested in my family
No visible lumps, I was clueless
None initially found on manmo
All lymph nodes on one side of body swelled w/ low grade fever. lump in breast became noticeable. Turned out to be cyst in the shape of upside down U. Inside the U was what turned out to be the DCIS only seen in ultrasound bright red from the increased circulation contrasted to nearby tissue.
none - not even a lump
Found a lump in my left breast.
pre-cancer in one breast with every 6-month follow-ups. Only had "aching" in breast with cancer with my arm pit hurting when touched.
nil - lump discovered by accident after I bruised my breast in a fall. Did not show on diagnostic mammogram but detected by ultrasound
none, was at "high" risk-mom had premenopausal BC dx at 49. screening began at age 30. have 2 sisters. baby 43 years old just got a Stage 0 DCIS dx which prompted her to get a bilateral with flaps
Found 2cm lump in my right breast while apply lotion in June 2008...had clean bill from Mommogram in Dec 2007 this was missed due to dense breast tissue...I highly recomend self exams and MRI's...because this still did not show in a mammogram after it was found
had a lump hard right breast
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!
Found a small lump in right breast by accident while showering.
Had intraductal papillomas removed from right breast...suffering from 2 more surgeries due to staph infection in less than 2 weeks of the first surgery. I feel due to this surgery & the staph that this breast was weakened. Three years later I notice a terrible hard lump on the incision site. Nothing else until CT scan was done. Nothing felt during breast exam by my OB/GYN or myself other than the hard lump. Nothing showed up on mammo or magnified mammo. Tumors visible on ultrasound. Left breast was full of them & the largest one was growing straight back from the nipple area towards the back of my body (doctor stated it was "in hiding.")
Neutropenic after my 10 days post last chemo infusion. I spent 5 days in critical/infectious diseases at hospital until my WBCs elevated. I was at 1. It was horrific on every level. I feel so blessed to have gotten through it.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

High PSA
None other than slightly elevated PSA
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
Trouble passing urine.
Gleason 9 (5+4), Stage T-4
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
little or none prior to diagnosis
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.
Neuropathy and fatigue
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
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
psa-1.2--jumped to 5.2 in 4 months--prostate exam & bladder scan -hidden then found-44%-robotic surgery--caught and removed--no spreading-still under the 5 yr.curse--every 6 months doc visits
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
elevated psa
NONE!!
BPH TYPE SYMPTOMS BUT RECENTLY STARTED GETTING UTI SYMPTOMS IN ADDITON. ANTIBIOTICS PARTIALLY CURED UTI SYMPTOMS.
bones and mets
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
Elevated PSA (6.2) and palpable digital rectal exam (firmness in the right node)
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
none,
Urinary difficulty

Lung Cancer Symptoms

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

tingling down right arm
back pain
Very weak chronic cough hoarseness
Shortness of breath, cough, back 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.
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
Cough, tumors in lymph nodes in lungs, metastasized in right hip
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
twenty years ago, coughing and spitting up blood.
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
Mild cough, some fatigue and shortness of breath.
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
no symptoms, incidental findings during my Annual Checkup
Pain cough
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
Weight loss, fatigue, pain (bilateral lower flank area), loss of appetite/metallic taste.
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
pneumonia
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
There was no symptoms. It was found on a Chest Xray that was done so my mother could have her second knee replacement. It wasn't there 7 months prior

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

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

Lumps everywhere
Pain and swelling of Lymph nodes
None. Mass found during a check up for pneumonia
Lump discovered right side of neck, above clavicle bone
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...
Fatigue, swelling, depression, and so much more.
SEVERE itchiness, troubles breathing while laying down, cough
I found a lump on my upper arm and two on my sternum bone. One doctor told me it was fatty tissue that had harden. Definitely went to get a second opinion. My ob/gyn said, " No we need to have this looked at...had a mammogram, mri, biopsy, then a pet scan.
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.
Pain in right pelvic bone. Nerve pain radiating down butt and outside of right leg
Lower back pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, sore neck
7 cm lump on left side of neck and many throughout the body. No other symptoms. This was a complete surprise and shock.
Night sweats and Swollen Lymph Node under left arm (went down after 2 days of first RCHOP treatment)
Large mass (visible), second large mass displacing eye causing double vision, eye visibly swollen
none. I found a lymph node(1.8cm) in a bad location(above left collarbone)and had it biopsied in 2 days. Now, the cancer has returned in my neck. Plans are for more chemo and BMT.
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Swollen node above my clavicle.
Chronic cough
Night Sweats, Swollen Lymph nodes, persistent cough
Reflux
Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
Swollen lymph nodes, nausea, loss of appetite, flank pain (where my largest lymph nodes were seen,)
Sudden appearance one morning of mass (lump) under my right arm.
Deep cough. Severe itching. Passed out
Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.

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.

blood in my urine
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
flank pain, gross hematuria
Pain in the back and fatique.
Blood in urine
None q
Blood in urine and flank pain
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
didn't show any
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.
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
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.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Back and leg pain
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Blood in urine, pain in flank
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

lose of hair, tiredness loss of patience lucky me i dont actually get sick from chemo but there is no end in sight for treatment as they dont have anyone actually beating this type of cancer so they want to keep me on treatment for as long as my body handles it but i think my mind is going to give out first lol
Painless Jaundice
jaundice, itching
gastrointestinal problems, cramping etc
Pain in side, jaundice
Dark urine, jaundice
extreme pain in stomach, liver failure,
stomach pain
Weight loss, pancreatitis, diarrhea, nausea
Massive loss of weight, pain in abdo, pain in back, feels "something" in his throat, loss of appetite
Jaundice, chronic pancreatitis
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
pain in stomach and extreme fatigue
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Initial jaundice, weight loss, some stomach discomfort
Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato pancakes!!!!!!
lower back pain, had to eat small meals, fatigue, jaundice
jaundice, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools
back pains, unable to use the restroom, unable to sleep.
abd pain, weight loss, weakness,
jaundice, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
Trouble urinating, jaundice
None that I noticed. But an odd, recurring pain in my right groin area for several years kept me questioning my doctors until they finally did an ultrasound and found the mass on my pancreas.,

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.

Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain. Also in my left groin area I would get pain that caused difficulty with the left leg at times.
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
bloating, pain,
Bloating and unable to eat alot.
Bloating
bloating, rapid weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and pressure, abnormal periods
Bloating, constipation, slight weight gain, heartburn, left lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, lethargy, insomnia.
Heavy periods, pulling feeling in lower right abdomen, gas pains, constipation.
For nearly a year I had bloating, intestional issues ranging from nausea, vomiting and constipation
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
stomach ache
Bloating, menstrual pain,insomnia, night sweats, irregular cycles
6 month period
bloating, fatigue, abdominal pain
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
Bloating..loss of appetite , fatigued , pain in pelvis right side only
Lower back pain
Severe abdominal pain, bloating (3 litres of ascites removed from abdomen in early Jan., 2006), severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms masked OVCA symptoms
none prior to diagnosis
Indigestion, bowel & bladder frequency, bloating, nausea
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
bloating, weight loss, had a sharp pain one night that subsided to a dull ache in right ovary area, couldn't lay flat, felt full after small meals, one day I had diarrhea and excessive gas every 10 minutes, heartburn, frequent urination.
Pain the side, sore to even touch, weight loss
Bloating,abdominal pain

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Swollen sore neck.
None! A completely accidental finding on an MRI for an unrelated issue.
Didn't have any symptoms
Fatigue, Constantly clearing my throat, Hoarseness
Large nodule in the neck area on the thyroid. Severe fatigue and trouble swallowing/speaking.
Chest pain and back pain from my gallbladder. Cancer was an "incidental" finding.
Lump in throat, swollen thyroid. Since I am a control freak, I pushed both my daughter and the doctors to investigate.
Large noticable lump on right side of neck
I have known about my Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism for about 7 years, so I have no idea what symptoms have been specific to cancer.
tired all the time
Small sore throat, cough and raspy voice.
felt like I had something stuck in the back of my throat
Swelling without any other symptoms
swollen neck, fatigue
Hair loss, Weight gain, Depression, Lack of sex Drive, Mood swings, nausea, Migraines
A big ol' lump in my throat.
Possible cause of severe facial pain. They are looking into para neoplastic antibody link. No other symptoms.
None. Incidental finding on an MRI two months after shoulder surgery.
None other than a lump in my neck 3 months before it was discovered and I did feel abnormally tired
None! I actually went in to see my NP about something on my foot, I complained about having had a fever so she checked my glands and found a concerning lump on the left side of my neck. In hindsight though, I think it probably caused my dizziness and migraines all this time, I just never knew.
Slight thickening of my throat, fatigue, mild cough.
Large lump on thyroid and surrounding tissue. Progressive tiredness, and increased mood changes.
Lump on neck
none specifically cancer '- I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I had every symptom known for that! Docs kept trying to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of
Found a lump at the front of my throat. When I look back now, the chronic inflammation of my wrists and ankles was a sign that something wasn't right. My heart was also racing, I lost a lot of hair the year before, my joints and muscles were sore all the time. Still suffering from major swelling in my wrists...

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Brain Cancer Symptoms

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
Tingling in his left ear.
Headache, Lack of Appetite, Weakness, Poor Balance, Migraine, Dehydration, Constipation
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
grand mal seizure
Right hearing impairment, headache, vertigo, vomiting, sensory changes, etc
your worst headache imaginable, throwing up bile, vision loss
Seizures,balance,no driving,no control over my life, and life is just not the same!
Poor coordination, weakness, fatigue, headaches, nasuea
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Asymptomatic (now) tumor was discovered in an MRI for a different issue.
Severe Headaches, high bp, vomitting
headaches , vomitting
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
headaches
Had seizure while driving (never had before), passed out, had car accident, and told had a brain tumor after a CT scan. What a kick in the stomach to put it lightly...
Seizures in left arm and left leg, headaches
seizure
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
right side of my body is numb
had a fit
Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words

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
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.

Extreme Fatigue
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.
Pain, but overshadowed by fear, despair, and anxiety.
Large bleed, loud bowel sounds, mucus
Constipation, thin stools, sometimes blood
Blood in the stool and pain in the anal area. The tumour is very close to the anus and before radiation used to partially impede bowel movements.
feverish, sluggish, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, sticky fluid. strong feeling of having to go but there would be small stool .
Blood in stool
Irregular bowl habits. Difficulty emptying bowls.
slight bledding, vague abdominal pain
Some blood in stool
Really had none but in hindsight there were signs. My abdomen was bloated - no pain, I could fall asleep sitting up. Crying for long periods of time for seemingly no reason at all. Not feeling myself - thought I was depressed. Upon diagnosis there was blood in my stool and my stools were darker than normal but I never paid attention to that and never saw any blood. Also had reoccurent urinary tract infections in the 1.5 prior to diagnosis
constipation
Blood in stools,Mucus, Passing Blood clots,racing heart,feeling dizzy.
50 pound weight loss in 30 days.
Rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, fatigue, extreme unexplained weight gain. I experienced these symptoms for almost 5 years, beginning at the age of 17, and saw close to 10 doctors before anyone could figure out what was wrong.
For the colorectal: mucus in stool, feeling like bowel was always full, bloating. For current problems... None.
Burning, blood in stool.
Indigestion, shooting pains in stomach area, lack of appetite, diarrhea and blood in stool
Bad abdominal pain, 4 weeks before he had relief.. They thought it was a gallbladder attack that lasted too long He turned yellow, ER Dr. thought it was hepatitis, turned out every Lymph node full of cancer, had to have a biliary drain placed through the left side of abdominal cavity through the liver to reduce the bile that had overtaken the body.
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.
Rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, tired all the time, abnormal heartbeat
Blood in my stool for about two weeks. No pain or any other symptoms.
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Changes in digestive system caused me to see my doctor. Thank God!!

Liver Cancer Symptoms

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Had one night with a pain in my left side, was hard to breath and sleep but pain went away in a couple days. I had it checked out the next day as I was in the process of changing docors anyways. Then the bomb was dropped on me!
Weight loss, lack of appetite ,
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Very tired and then started having pain in my right shoulder and neck Then the pain began in my upper chest ares, Alomst thought I was having a heart attact
slight dull pain beneath rib on right side. Tired.
B-ultrasound,The right lobe of the liver was found to have a slightly high 1.5cm*1.5cm light mass
Tiredness, loss of appetite, weakness
Fatigue, insomnia, joint,muscle and bone pain.
Pain under right rib cage and in back. Thought it was my gallbladder only. I was trying to hold on until I got a job with benefits. Pain got to be to much. Finaly went to a clinic. That LNP told me it was indigestion, I knew it wasnt but went home with a perscription for tagament. Several weeks latter went back, she this time said it was acid reflux. Two days latter called and insisted that she send me for an ultrasound. Went and watched as the technician face turned white and she excused herself in search of a radiologist.
tumors
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Felt a bump under my left rib
stomach upset
Ascites pain Nausea fatigue bruising
fatigue
None at all. It's at a very early stage.
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
Overwhelming Fatigue
lower back pain on right side
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
Bleeding for 4 weeks, then bloody discharge And blood after sex,, back ache
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.
right side pain under ribs and radiating around to back, right leg pain, excessive and constant vaginal bleeding with clots, anemia, fatigue, decreased cognition, irritability, pain and bleeding with intercourse, pelvic pain after orgasm, acne
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
Heavy bleeding during intercourse, irregular periods, pelvic pain, lower back pain, fatigue
Abnormal bleeding, severe pelvic pain, sweating, pinching in lower back. Tired, discharged tissue.
Difficulty moving bowels. Felt lump in rectum trying to help evacuate bowels. Watery discharge. Pelvic pain in the right. Pelvic pain after sex. Foul smelling bloody dicharge. Spotting after sex. Stopped having period 8 months ago. Low back pain most of the time. Swelling in ankles.
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)
vaginal bleeding after menopause
Abdominal pain and pressure, chronic lower back pain, white (sometimes brownish) discharge with odor, painful intercourse, constant bleeding
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
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.
Worst thing was the exhaustion and not knowing I had cancer again. Some post-coital bleeding and sexual pain. Abnormal paps/cervical dysplasia since 2006.
hemmoraging and passing blood clots. She also told us that she wasn't feeling well in general for a couple months before diagnosis...she thought it was stress due to just graduating and trying to find her dream job right away. PAIN with a capital P. Aimee was in pain daily and no matter the perscription cocktail, the Big C found a way to make it hurt everyday.
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
Bloating, back and leg pain
My periods were never regular, but there was irregular bleeding, no pain or any other symptoms.
Heavy irregular bleeding, bleeding during intercourse, cramping, problems with digestion, urination & poohing. Back pain at times ~ burning sensation in abdomine.
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
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.
Abnormal bleeding during pregnancy history of abnormal pap. Without follow up. Back pain leg pain. Bowl and urinary issues. And extreme fatigue.

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.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

Shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite
fatigue, lower gums swollen, painful, tender
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, bone pain, memory loss, and flu like symptoms
originally flu like syptoms and extreme fatigue. My hemoglobin had dropped to 4.59
Blood spots on body and in mouth , fatigue , sweating , cough , bleeding
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
Early symptoms were fatigue, neuropathy, pneumonia, neutropenia. Pneumonia and neutropenia resolved with antibiotics and/or vidaza. Now has pancytopenia and has received 2 rounds of platelets within 1 week.
Really weak
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Extreme exhaustion.
Fatigue, weakness, low grade fever, loss of appetite, scared.
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Tiredness
infections, bleeding and bruising, extreme exhaustion
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
bruising ,tiredness breathlessness
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Fatigue,shortness of breath nd paleness
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
Very tired. No energy.
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Testicular Cancer Symptoms

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Symptoms

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

None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
Pain under breast, lack of energy
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.

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.
occasional rectal bleeding
Rectal itching, lump near anus
Some blood in stool, felt something hard and thought it was a hemorrhoid.
Blood in stool. Thats it!
In order of occurence: Flatulence; Itching; Sciatica; Tingling; Bleeding; Constipation
Pain with BM's
Blood in water, not in stool. Some pressure on the anus.
Started with itching first 6 months. I thought was a hemorrhoid. The last 6 months experienced excruciating pain after BM's and in between that lasted hours. Went to ER for severe pain was told I had anal fissures. Also my vagina swelled and started bleeding and wasn't my period. Thin stools and rectal bleeding.
None prior to abscess in Lymph-node.
Have experienced bright red blood from time to time with no other symptoms. After talking to doctor, I dismissed this as nothing to worry about. About one year ago I discovered a small bump inside my anus. Doctor thought it was a hemorrhoid and prescribed suppositories and fiber supplement. At this point I had experienced no pain, just occasional bright red blood. As time went on, the bump became larger and harder. Then, I experienced itching and soreness after bowel movements. Thanks to "Dr. google", I decided that my hemorrhoid had thrombosed (clotted). I returned to my doctor, endured a painful exam and she referred me to a surgeon (still thinking it was a hemorrhoid and that I probably needed hemorrhoidectomy). Upon examination, the surgeon told me it felt a little harder than a hemorrhoid should be and he wanted to biopsy it while I was under anesthesia. The biopsy showed "invasive non-keratinizing sqamous cell carcinoma, moderate to poorly differentiated. No lymphovascular invasion identifed.
Irregular bowel movements and symtoms of what i believed were hemorrhoids
bleeding, lump, protrusion from anus, extreme itching, pain. Thought it was a hemmoroid
Bleeding from Rectum, Large tumor in-bedded in anal muscle, inability to pee or have a bowel movement.
Bleeding
Bleeding
Occasional bleeding from what I thought was hemorrhoid.
Bleeding, painful protrusion.
Mild rectal bleeding that I thought was my colitis. Had the routine colonoscopy 12/7 when md found a "flat" polyp.
Bleeding
Bowel movements streaked with blood, pressure when having a bowel movement, then onset of severe bleeding from rectum which caused me to go to the Emergency Room and subsequently be hospitalized, followed by colonoscopy, biospy of mass, and diagnosed with anal cancer
Rectal bleeding, black tar stool, and constipation.
pain, bleeding, burning, stinging, lump, weight loss
itching, pain, narrowed stool
Bleeding, change of stool size, painful lump in vagina

Vulva Cancer Symptoms

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Gallbladder Cancer Symptoms

What Gallbladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Gallbladder stones and pain in the back.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

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

Shortness of breath

Bone Cancer Symptoms

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Swelling above left carpal, limping. My vet had just lost her dog to osteosarcoma so took no chances - straight in for an xray, which suggested it could be bone cancer, so immediately referred to a Vet Oncologist (Dr Terry) who took bone biopsies and did body scan. Scan showed no spread of cancer. Results received 16 April 2018 that it was bone cancer; shoulder and leg amputated 17 April. Surgery site got infected, which delayed chemo for a week.
Pain & swelling in left leg
Back pain
Pain of leg and back pain and fever
My symptoms started within my jaw. The cancerous growth turned out to be within the jawbone.
pain in leg.swelling..fever
Pain in joint

Hypopharynx Cancer Symptoms

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

It started with a swollen lymph node..

Eye and Orbit Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Symptoms

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Ureter Cancer Symptoms

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Did not really have any.
Bleeding after menopause

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Esophagus Cancer Symptoms

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Renal Pelvis Cancer Symptoms

What Renal Pelvis Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Felt like a pulled muscle when twisting my torso

Tonsil Cancer Symptoms

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

3 month PET Scan showed cancer on the soft palate and suspicious lymphnodes. 01/03/2011 Tumor on sternum, lung.
swollen gland on left side of neck.
Sore Throat, Ear pain, swollen throat left side
enlarged tonsil, lump on neck
Feeling like something small was caught in my throat.
Persistant sore throat that would not go away with antibiotics Blood in saliva.
Lump on neck that went away followed by swollen right tonsil.
Small marble sized lump on right side of neck
Loss of taste, sore burning throat, mouth sores, loss of appitite
Lump on the right side of neck
Had a sore throat for awhile. Started to hurt on the left side when I yawned. When I felt something like a hairball when I swallowed. I went to the doctor. I was put on antibiotics for possible strep. When that didn't work I was sent to an ENT and he ordered a cat scan of the left neck and tonsil area. It came back showing a mass on the left tonsil and base of tongue.
Ear pain, sore throat not eliminated after a course of antibiotics.
I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and whistles went off! That day i was at the hospital for tests.
none, really
minor swelling on rt neck came and went following a round of colds in the household. Finally my neck got huge overnight late October. Partial displacement of airway. Incise and drain golf ball size Staph infection from Level II lymph node deep in neck next to interior jugular. 4 days in hospital. Slow to heal over course of next couple months. Eventual FNA suggests atypical cyst or SCC. PET/CT shows SCC in node and primary to be rt tonsil.
lump in neck, ear ache, sore throat, change in voice, enlarged tonsil
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.
Lump on the left side of my neck
Just a lingering sore throat. Almost immediately after being diagnosed I grew a huge lump on the right side of me neck. I read the doctor's notes, "Mr Fink has a large nodule on the right side of his neck that can be seen from a distance."
Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
sore throat, deeper voice, lump in neck.
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring

Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Symptoms

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

heavy uterine bleeding with huge clots; bleeding between periods
Vaginal bleeding, cervical polyp
Fatigue, vaginal bleeding, loss of appetite, pain
vaginal bleeding--lots of it
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.
fatigue, post menopausal bleeding/discharge, swelling, occasional pain
right lower quadrant abdominal pain
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
post menopausal bleeding
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
spotting after menopause
spotting, slight abdominal pain
Post menopausal bleeding
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Severe abdominal pain
Spotting
Heavy bleeding, non-stop periods
Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
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 ...
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! >:(
heavy bleeding that sent me to the emergency room. I had breast cancer in 2008 had checkup with my oncologist in August and was told everything looked good.
lump under arm sent me for my 1st mammogram at age 52. DCIS was found at stage zero. (The lump is still there...it's fat) Endometrial cancer diagnosed 1 year later from constant spotting that was daily from Easter weekend until biopsy on Aug.2
Spotting after menopause
bleeding, pain

Sarcoma Cancer Symptoms

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

severe pain, weight loss
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.
Fatigue
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Large mass in right thigh
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
Lesion on scrotum metasized in lymph nodes
swelling of thigh
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!!
Small fissure on tongue
swelling of right leg
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
Pain in pelvic area, left leg turned out, fever, night sweats, high blood pressure(hypertension), and high heart rate (tachycardia). First diagnosed as growing pains, broken pelvis, and then hematoma. Tumor grew tremendously in one weekend.
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.
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Lump on lower back
First Cancer was Endometrial Cancer -Very heavy bleeding -Abdominal pain -Fullness -Fatigue -Edema Sarcoma (2017) Growing lump on elbow pain tingling edema
Not able to eat, weightloss, fatigue, severe anemia, infections
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
Night sweats, insane 72 hypersomnia [long sleeps, lucid complex dreams], Exhaustion, Fluxuating Energy at night [sudden energy one night, deflated the next], Disrupted Day-Night Circadian Rhythms [[unable to stay awake in daytime].
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
Right leg swelling and pain
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness

Parotid Cancer Symptoms

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Mouth Cancer Symptoms

What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.

Skin Cancer Symptoms

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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.

Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
I just thought I had a sore throat
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
Lump on neck
A simple sore throat
Intermittent enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck for a period of nearly 4 years. Finally the lymph node (which turned out to be a mass of cancer) got so large that it was difficult to turn my head.
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
Swelling on the neck
Hard mass under right side of jaw. Thought was a badly swollen lymph node, as a result of a possible infection from a broken tooth. Suffered a stroke in my sleep, which prompted me to visit a doctor (first since '93), who sent me to the ER. The cancer was discovered during testing, and -- perhaps fortunately, because of treatment response results in studies -- related to having contracted HPV about 25years ago. Virus is long gone, but it was able to tweak some DNA while using my body as a guest house.
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
simple sore throat
Lump on left side of throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Hoarse throat
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Hoarseness
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Sore throat
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0

Tongue Cancer Symptoms

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
Very sore ulcer type lesion on the right middle side of my tongue, plus a tickling in my right ear
Ear Pain
Spots on bottom 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.
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.
Swollen tongue
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Although when I was diagnosed, I was mentally and physically, the healthiest I had ever been, had a long standing habit internalizing my stress and of biting my tongue in my sleep. I had developed a sore patch on the right hand side of my tongue and went to my doctor who didn't think it was anything to be concerned about but I knew something wasn't right in my body so I insisted on a biopsy.. thank god I did because we caught it early.
Sore, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of tongue
Non healing ulcer on tongue for 4 months
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.
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.
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.
Ulcer under tongue
Lump in the lymphnode
tumor on tongue
Continuous lt ear pain.
Pain,
Sore on right underside of tongue
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
My daughter Sarah noticed a sore on her tongue. Thought it was from biting it. she went to a doctor. He diagnosed her with thrush, gave her meds and sent her on her way. Meds did nothing.. she went back to the same doctor for a 2nd and 3rd time. He told her there was nothing more he could do for her and to stop wasting both his and her time. My daughter lived with this sore on her tongue for over a year.She woke up one morning in horrible pain and her tongue was black. She went to see her personal doctor, She sent Sarah to a ear,nose and throat doctor. That next day he did a biopsy on her tongue. The day after that 2-4-2010 she called me and told me she had cancer. This cancer spread to her lymph nodes then to her lungs. She passed away on 12-26th-2010.
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
bump and white film on left side of tongue. Didn't hurt or cause issues with eating.
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.

Nose Cancer Symptoms

What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

only symptom was swelling of right side of nose

Jaw Cancer Symptoms

What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Enlarged lymph node(s) in my underarm, chest, and neck.
Enlarged lympnode on left side
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.
Lump in left supraclavicular space, itchy, tired
night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, unstable blood count, pale face
Chest pain, pain after consuming alcohol, night sweats, coughing.
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
My cancer presented atypically. My very first symptom was not enlarged lymph nodes or fevers or itching, but severe bone pain in my lower back that radiated down into my left leg. This persisted for several weeks before I began experiencing fevers and night sweats. Sed rate was elevated but not extraordinarily. Doctors were baffled. First they thought it was lupus and then RA and then they told me it was all in my head - growing pains or some other lame-ass diagnosis. The symptoms continued and steadily worsened over the next several months before somebody finally had the sense enough to do an MRI and bone scan. These revealed a lesion near the L-4 vertebrate. A biopsy was performed and although the lesion did not have the characteristic features of lumbar osteomyelitis, that was the pathological diagnosis and what I was treated for. I underwent placement of PICC line for intravenous treatment for osteomyelitis. A chest x-ray was performed afterward to confirm correct placement of PICC line. It was at this time the radiologist detected lesions on the x-ray. I was referred to the Mayo Clinic. A CAT scan with IV contrast showed extensive mediastinal enlargement, mediastinal and hilar adenopathy, and lesions in the pulmonary parenchyma. The lumbar portion of the CAT scan reveled lymphatic involvement in the spinal region that was previously biopsied. A mediastinoscopy was performed but all tissue that was removed was identified as normal thymus. The surgeon then performed a thoracotomy and biopsied a large perihilar lymph node. The final pathology report showed nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's disease in the the lung and hilar lymph node, making it a stage 4B lesion. It took six months from the onset of symptoms until a definitive diagnosis could be made. My case was so atypical. There was never any palpable lymph nodes until the very end. In fact, the diagnosis was made almost by accident---by a random chest x-ray to determine proper placement of PICC line. I underwent six cycles of ABVD/MOPP and radiation to chest and spine. NED as of April 1992. July 1992 I began experiencing night sweats and fevers. Sed rate was elevated but no palpable lymph nodes. CAT scan of chest in August 1992 revealed changes in the mediastinum which was suspicious of recurrence. Underwent biopsy at Mayo Clinic 8/92 but surgeon could find no evidence of disease. Symptoms continued unabated. Lesions evident on liver, but liver biopsy returned normal. A second thoracotomy a week later revealed Hodgkin's. Stage 4B with involvement in liver, spleen and anterior mediastinum. Returned home and received 3 cycles of DECAL salvage therapy followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. NED as of 4/1993.
I first noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and pursued it, finally having a different lymph node removed and classified as cancerous.
Night sweats
Enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
extreme weight loss (85 lbs), horrible joint and muscle pain, collapsed lung
Itchy skin, night sweats, extreme fatigue, heart and chest nausea, lower left side pain.
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
Night sweats, itchy legs, overly tired, dry cough
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
A lump that grew up to 10cm (bigger than a baseball) beside my right breast (a few inches under the armpit, on the rib cage), swollen lymph nodes on the neck and right armpit, extreme fatigue, itchiness in the arms and legs, unexplained weightloss and loss of appetite
Glands in body
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
right supraclavicular mass
Swollen Lymph Node at Collar bone(supraclaicular Adenopathy) Slight unintentional weight loss. Persistent Cough Skin rashes

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Bile Duct Cancer Symptoms

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Symptoms

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Symptoms

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Uncategorized Cancer Symptoms

What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

My Granfather James died of Lung Cancer in 1981, my Grandmother Elizabeth died with a rare liver cancer in 1999, At some point or another my aunt Ruby had a full masectomy, my aunt Betty had several surgeries to remove lumps in her breasts, my Grandmother Lois had a lung removed in 2003, my Mother had Cervical Cancer in 2004
pain in breast & lumps
Enlarged nodes, cough, sinus symptoms, anosmia, chills
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
Pain in my left thigh.
lump on neck
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
No cancer diagnosis as of today, 21 Jan 2016 but heavy bleeding with clots, lasting over a week and only a few days in between. I've just started seeing a gyn doctor; last PAP was 12 years ago. Current PAP has come back normal. Doctor prescribed meds to help with bleeding but no relief so far. Feel like something is very wrong and afraid nothing will be done.
rectal bleeding, swollen lymph nodes in groin area
Started as what was thought to be a cyst on the top of left hand--looked like I had an extra knuckle--merkel cell usually affects people on face, neck or face...primarily men 70+ Lymph node involvement was two lumps under left arm 5cm & 6cm Bone Metastases was lower back and leg pain thought to be aging and
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
Cognitive impairment, Balance and gait issues, Hearing loss, Mood swings, Intracranial Pressure (Severe at times - and seems to be worse when the barometric pressure drops below 30.)
routine check-ups. routine check-ups. routine check-ups. the symptoms are vague and easily dismissed.
Pain in my right hip
Its seemed like all of them. My body was didnt react well.
Abdominal and Back Pain.
Bloating, bowel issues, thickening of abdomen, discharge
lymph nodes swollen all over my body tired and cold all the time have stomic pain and numbess only on right side of stomoic but it could just be i have an ovarin cyst on my left and right side of overaries
I haven't got cancer, I'm here to support..
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.
night sweats,fever,headache,severe back pain,sore lymph nodes,blured vision, swolen stomach,sore stomach,bone pain,excess sweating,shortness of breath,tired- tired-very sore teeth, tired....feels like a bubble in my chest in centre
Not sure as of yet
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
NO anal cancer symptoms. Had breast cancer, skin cancer, now worried about anal cancer. Joined to becomed more informed. Sister had renal cell carcinoma and passed 2 mths after dx. I hate cancer.
Constipation, diahrrea, bloating, weight gain, feeling full quickly.. etc...
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