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 6952 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.

Felt painful lump in left breast while showering.
None, found on a mammogram
None...found with regular mammogram
Dimple in skin, lump, hard spot in breast
breast lump, tiredness
Found small lump in shower which was sore. That was it....
Right breast always hurt--someone told me that cancer doesn't hurt so I didn't think I had anything to worry about. WRONG
had some aches and pains in lower back.
Palpable lump & drainage from nipple.
No symptoms
I had no symptoms of cancer. I went in for a complete physical and she sent me for a mammogram
None so far
Found a lump in my left breast.
none,i found the lump myself
I pulled a muscle (picking up pumpkins on our farm) in my low front shoulder area and had radiating chest pain from it and my high blood pressure. My tore muscle hurt more and more and got harder into the top of my breast. showed doc got mamo and walla it was not a muscle ding dong I have CANCER and it hurts My Boxer knew the hole time, he has clung to me since Aug.
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
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.
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
Breast mass
No symptoms. Just went in for a regular mammogram and small calcifictions showed up. Received a letter in the mail for follow-up. Followed up with second mammogram and still unsure. Then did stereotactic biopsy and stage 0 confirmed.
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
Felt a lump about 2 weeks before mammogram, but dismissed it because it felt just like the right breast. Scheduled mammogram next day, because it was time for my yearly physical and I knew this would be necessary. No other symptoms.
None found out I had this from a yearly Mamogram
Major back/rib pain. Had to have 5 separate Toradol shots to alleviate the pain. Nothing showed up on x-rays. Found the cancer with a CT scan almost a year after the symptoms started.
I had a lump that grew, nothing else was wrong

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Gleason 9 (5+4), Stage T-4
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Elevated PSA (6.2) and palpable digital rectal exam (firmness in the right node)
High PSA
Biopsy
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
Neuropathy and fatigue
Urinary difficulty
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
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
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.
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
Trouble passing urine.
none,
elevated psa
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
High PSA, Biopsy Gleason Score of 9 (5/4)
PSA 4.0
None other than slightly elevated PSA
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
little or none prior to diagnosis
bones and mets
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
NONE!!

Lung Cancer Symptoms

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
Blurry Vision, wavy lines
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
Very weak chronic cough hoarseness
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 cough
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
none, incidental finding
Weight loss, fatigue, pain (bilateral lower flank area), loss of appetite/metallic taste.
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
Mild cough, some fatigue and shortness of breath.
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Couphing constant,shortness of breath,bloody sputum,fatigue
pneumonia
Severe pain in shoulder blade for many months
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
Fatigue, headaches due to brain mets
Sickly for several years, always feeling out of sorts, never wanting to do anything or go anywhere (a little rough on the social life); stomach problems, body aches, infections, fevers, headaches, seriously quick failing eyesight & night blindness (this happened during the six weeks of fever)...ALWAYS sick (ALWAYS whiney)...went through the wringer with many a (mis)diagnosis: influenza bugs, mercury poisoning, allergies, fibromyalgia, blood poisoning, diverticulitis, depression, ulcerative colitis, dysentery, psychosomatic disorders, osteopenia, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, age, on and on...you start to wonder yourself...not that all diagnoses were incorrect but...missed A LOT of work, at one point a six-week stint with a constant high fever. I was taking so many different antidepressants, antibiotics and other medications, I was beginning to wonder why I still felt so bad when I could barely feel at all... My third general physician sent me for my annual chest x-ray as I was a smoker. A small spot was found on my right upper lung. Referred to a pulmonologist, a CT scan was performed revealing a 1.6cm nodule with stellate margins. A Pet scan was performed revealing several areas of concern in both lungs. The pulmonologist recommended surgery and referred me to a surgeon.
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
Sore neck
Pain in ribs, coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath.
weight loss, and a surprise mri after a gall bladder removal surgery. Hands and feet always cold. No cough, sometimes phlegm in throat, sinus headaches, chronic sinusitis even after surgery. Bags under my eyes and pale skin that wouldn't go away. A limp in my right foot.
None. Normal mamogram in Dec. 07, then MRI one month later found breast lesion and lung cancer.
Shortness of breath, Fatigue
clubbing of the finger nails, joint pain

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.

Pain in my left arm and had a swollen lymph nodes which is what made me go to the doctor
Night Sweats, Swollen Lymph nodes, persistent cough
persistent cough
Fatigue, aching bones, afternoon, day or night sweat flashes, red patches on back of legs above ankles, shortness of breath.
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
Swollen nodes, fatigue
Pain in right pelvic bone. Nerve pain radiating down butt and outside of right leg
In the beginning I had swelling lymph nodes, nausia, diareah, chills, night sweats, skin lesions, weakness and fatigue. I am in my third type of chemo. the 1st 2 were ineffective but the "ICE" chemo seems to be having good results so far. I am currently receiving my 2nd regiment of ICE as I type this
Fatigue, shortness of breath, persistent cough, abdominal pain
Night sweats, back pain, weight loss, loss of appetite.
Night Sweats Wheezing from throat Lack of energy
2 weeks of headaches and had difficulty reading and helping my son with his home work
Enlarged lymph nodes, Tired, depression, some pain, hair loss, neuropathy, blisters from the doxil, memory loss, sleeplessness, my blood sugar is on the whack other than that I'm GREAT!
Swollen node above my clavicle.
None; I was diagnosed accidentally, through an unrelated ultrasound - although, in retrospect I realize I was having night sweats.
Weight loss, then weight gain, fatigue/tiredness, "swollen glands" (or so they kept telling me until it was discovered that my neck was full of cancer), a general feeling of "otherness" -- even before the lumps became palpable, I felt something was off. I told several doctors, "I know this sounds crazy, but I feel like I'm living in someone else's body." Other strange, small symptoms: my forearms were sometimes insanely itchy with a blotchy sunburn-type rash, I often ran a low fever, my hair got very dry and breakable, and I craved weird foods as if I was pregnant.
Lower back pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, sore neck
Has anyone ever seen a lymphoma tumor this big (approximate size 8x12 inches). Location is under the left arm- inflammation of the lymph nodes (type- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma) Patient is a woman in her seventies- no other health issues.-. Patient is now undergoing a CHOP serious- initial treatment started 3 weeks ago- second treatment schedule Monday. After one treatment tumor has become softer with a possible tiny adjustment in size. Patient feels good- hair is just begun to fall out. Seeking anyone with knowledge of tumor reaction, patient reaction, what to expect, hospitals, and Doctors, would be greatly appreciated. Link to view photo- http://www.flickr.com/photos/54882532@N03/5085828301/
Enlarged lymph nodes in left supraclavicular region
started with lump on neck. Only one year after the lump that it got diagnosed, and that is because the lymphoma has already spread to the lower abdomen, the intestine, have to remove part of intestine too!
Swollen inguinal lymph node
Large lump on neck.
(Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
tumor pressing on L4-S2 spinal cord with pain and neurologic issues, sciatic pain, tingling and numbness. No typical lymphoma symptoms
Weight loss, night sweats, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, cough

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 urine
Back and leg pain
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine, pain in flank
Blood in urine and flank pain
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Pain in the back and fatique.
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
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.
blood in my urine
flank pain, gross hematuria
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
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.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
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.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

, stomach pain/pain right rib cage/ bloating/ belching/
jaundice, itching, dark colored urine, weight loss
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Weight loss, pancreatitis, diarrhea, nausea
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
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
Jaundice, chronic pancreatitis
abd pain, weight loss, weakness,
Nausea, loss of appetite, loss of energy, depression
abdominal pain when eating solid foods
Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
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.,
Sore abdomen
bloating, pain, anorexia
Massive loss of weight, pain in abdo, pain in back, feels "something" in his throat, loss of appetite
Stomach pain, extreme fatigue
Loss of weight and stomach pain
Pulmonary Embolism
Abdominal pain, back pain, gassy feeling, loss of appetite prior to diagnosis. After diagnosis - DVT (now on LMWH twice daily)
lower back pain, had to eat small meals, fatigue, jaundice
stomach pain
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!!!!!!
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
Dark urine, jaundice

Oral Cancer Symptoms

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

right sided pain radiating to back, lower extremity weakness, bloating
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
bloating, feeling full, cycles were off, painful cramps, no energy.
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.
Lower back pain
For 2-3 months I noticed that my belly was getting bigger. My belly buttom was tender to touch. I had frequent urination as well.
I had no symptons. Just took a pregnancy test out of the blue that came out positive. This was because the tumor elevated my HCG level. So instead of rejoicing for pregnancy I am now crying with cancer.
I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Bloating, weight gain and low back pain.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
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, Frequent urinating and very light spotting
Enlargement of abdomen like a pregnant lady and abdomen was hard on touching. Periods were regular with no other symptoms
weight gain, bloating, pain, tired, so, so, tired
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
had a bloating in her stomach
Pain in abdomen that put me in the ER. Vomiting and nausea.
bloating
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
Pain from cysts. Had surgery to remove cyst and tumor was found.
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 !
Bloating, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Goiter for 2 years and rapidly growing lymphnodes, uncountable until the cut me open.
Didn't have any symptoms
no symptoms
A year ago an ultrasound on my back revealed 2 nodules on my thyroid but 2 doctors refused to do further testing, "because that's never anything." Not even a "let's keep an eye on it." Later, I developed a raspy/hoarse voice and a small bump on my throat. Saw my ENT. The hoarseness didn't alert me before but it's worse since fna
Hair loss, Weight gain, Depression, Lack of sex Drive, Mood swings, nausea, Migraines
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
It's been about 4 years since i have been in and out of appointments trying to find out if i had anything wrong with my thyroid i have had about 4 biopsies and in the past they were all inconclusive. I don't know what other symptoms i have had but since August of this year 2010 i had horrible bronchitis in the middle of summer it lasted for about 4 weeks horrible cough's sore throat killer headaches and lack of appetite. Since them my life has changed when my bronchitis seem to go away i had horrible heart palpitations had to go into the ER because i got so scared from my heart palpitations i was put on High blood pressure medication Norvasc. After that i was very depressed crying all the time i had to change my medication. I then went in for a physical and my doctor felt a lump on the right side of my thyroid she sent me to and ENT and he sent me to yet another ultra sound and another biopsy. I had a follow up appointment with my ENT and he told me that i had hurthle cells and needed to get it checked and removed surgically. My world felt apart and from there on i was frighten to have a surgery done. But i managed to stay strong until now that my doctor told me i had to have everything removed due to thyroid Cancer. I have been trying my best but im a complete wreck.
Occassionally strep-like feeling on each side of throat for nine years. I thought it was the weather's change. That's pretty much it. I had cancer scare for two months before surgery/final result. The biopsy came up with many 'possible', 'might', 'maybe' with all names of cancer cells. *UPDATE* Do not ever rely on biopsy results until after the post-surgery result.
None.
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 neck
Problems swallowing food, throat pain in the morning, horseness
None other than lump on neck
Cyst on left side of neck attached to thyroid.
No symptoms
Two new nodules showed up on my five-year cancer CT for lymphoma. Subsequent ultrasound and then biopsies revealed papillary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy performed 6/10/15, now starting the process for radioactive iodine ablation therapy.
Swelling without any other symptoms
Severe anxiety, extreme fatigue, inability to sleep, palpitations, feeling extremely cold and nervousness.
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
Small nodule found on thyroid during a routine examine.
Lump in throat, swollen thyroid. Since I am a control freak, I pushed both my daughter and the doctors to investigate.
Thyroid had numerous nodules that had become larger over time. A needle biopsy wasn't possible due to the number of nodules and the depth.
Swollen glands tired all the time and chronic ear infections
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.

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.

Terrible headaces and sick to my stomach.
grand mal seizure
headache, blurring vision, fatigue
Severe Headache, personality, vision, coordination changes
Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
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.
Speech, memory loss, sleeps a lot...
I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Seizures,balance,no driving,no control over my life, and life is just not the same!
Seizure
weakness, trouble speaking and with daily activites
Had 1 Seizure. MRI found BT, after surgery put on 1000mg of Keppra daily for cheap insurance.
headaches, short term memories, long term memories, hand-eye coordination, seizures.... that all I can thank of but I do have memory problems. HAHAHA Nope, not now!!! I can can barely use right leg or arm. This happened from the beginning of Oct to the end. I'm not sure what is next.
Pain, cunfusion, difficulty with speech, seizures, nausea
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Seizures
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
Weird feelings in my head, migraines, fatigue
Constant Headache for a few weeks, Blurry vision
Tingling in his left ear.
pain in head slurred speech delirium hypertension
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
headaches

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.

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
weight loss, blood in the stool
problems passing stools, some blood in stools, extended abdomen, feeling like I had a bladder infection, tired
Irregular bowels/constipation. Feeling of "sitting on something." ***Weight loss***
Change in bowel habits. Severe anemia (fatigue, rapid heart beat, etc.)
blood in stool, lose bowel movements, tried, dull pain in my lower right back.
Difficulty going to the bathroom..blockage identified
Obstruction of bowels, extreme pain-fading in and out
Pain defecation
large lump in rectum/anus with diarrhea
abdominal pain, fatique
slight bledding, vague abdominal pain
Not normal bowel movements (small, loose stools) with the need to go often but no results; bloody stools; sometimes bloated feeling but not always; 20lb weight loss over one year (and not trying to lose weight).
Constipation, bloating, blood on stool
originally constipation,diarhea, just felt like something was wrong, Heartburn severe stomach pain, fatigue, then in 2008, fatigue, abdominal pain, could feel tumor, then 2009 fatigue but otherwise felt great, then abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding.
Only symptom was some crackling when exhaling when I layed down to sleep.
Harsh Bowel Movements, weight loss, poor appetite, blood in stool.
Poor bowel habit for a year. Last six months I seemed to want to go all the time and it was always fresh, bloody and mucosy....I wasnt able to eat much that didnt bother me and my stomach looked like it was a round ball because I was always so filled up with gas and I was taking gasX about 2x daily. I was also unable to sleep and was very fatigued.
Blood in stools
Stomach pain
Very Tired, and sometimes pain, from ordinary exercise
I didn't have any symptoms, no bleeding, pain, nothing. I just happen to catch an Oprah episode and Dr. Oz's poop discussion and recognized the "bad poop" symptoms and followed up with my primary doctor.
Intense stomach pain, nausea & vomiting.

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.

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.
Tiredness, loss of energy, depression,
Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse
Pain in lower right abdomen and heavy periods.
Heavy bleeding, big clots.
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
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.
Irregular bleeding, pain, vaginal discharge and a very uneasy ill feeling. Bleeding with intercourse
cramping, fatigue, discharge
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Bleeding constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
watery clear discharge and abdominal bloating
spotting in between periods,tired most of the time
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
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.
A lot of back pain and tummy pressure
Bleeding after intercourse, prolonged periods, fatigue
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
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)

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.

Blood spots on body and in mouth , fatigue , sweating , cough , bleeding
3 day fever and headache. Turned into pneumonia
Shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
Tiredness Fatigue Weak bones
Tired, Drained, wasn't eating and lost loads of weight, muscle aching, brusing...
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
No symptoms prior to chemotherapy
fatigue, lower gums swollen, painful, tender
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
Fever,Tired,Mirsa,Chest pain with breathing issues,Low Platlettes
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.
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
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 tired lots of busing, back pain...found out when I went to the dentist to get my wisdom tooth out and it wouldn't stop bleeding afterwards.
Blood Cancer
Extreme exhaustion.
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
Fatigue, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, recurring illness, flu-like symptoms. Very low WBC count.
Several small infections, chronic cough, loss of appetite, anemia
loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,
I can't walk,Bleeding in my nose and throat,Lymph nodes in my neck,On and Off fever,Sweating,Getting tired easily.
Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Testicular Cancer Symptoms

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Small Intestine Cancer Symptoms

What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Occasional diarrhea

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Anal Cancer Symptoms

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

None for the anal (I have always had irritable bowel) except 2 squamous skin on calf and shoulder and my dermatologist told me to get a colonoscopy because the outside can signal what going on in the inside,
occassional rectal bleeding, constipation, lump
Originally 2 small hard lumps on the verge of the anus - itchy No blood, no constipation, no pain. Left for 1 year by medical profession. Since biopsy have grown and bleed and hurt. Inguinal lymph node swollen
I'm a runner and my run times started getting slower even though I was training harder and longer. Noticed some blood in stool, thinner stool, and felt pressure down there. Final symptom that caused me to get examined was a lump in my vagina (I thought was a cyst but was the tumor growing and invading other territory).
Rectal bleeding during bowel movements
Rectal bleeding. plevic pressure
I had what I thought was a hemorrhoid, anal itching, bleeding and changes in my bowels movements.
Lump near anus, constipation, thin ribbon like bowls.
Fatigue, annoyingly unpredictable bowels, loss of appetite, pain
rectal bleeding and pain.
Blood in bowel movements, feeling of fullness even after bm, narrow stools, lumps in lymph areas
bleeding
I did'nt have much symptoms exact I was itching back there and I felt this slump that seemed to be getting bigger I thought it was a hemmroid since I had dealt with them as a child but after the biopsy I was shocked when they said it was cancer from that point all I could hear was cancer nothing else registered at all I was simply numb.
No symptoms from the actual tumor. I had an anal abcess due to the tumor that caused abnormal bowel movements, pressure, and severe pain. I went to the doctor thinking I had hemorrhoids.
Occasional bleeding from what I thought was hemorrhoid.
Blood in stool. Thats it!
A hemorrhoid that was hard to the touch. Itching, hot flashes, fecal leaking and a swollen lymph node (mistaken for a hernia).
blood in stool episodic
found lump against anis . Blood in stool and on tolit paper
erratic bowel movement, acute pain of the pelvis, a small hemorrhoid, pain, great fatigue and so on
Pain and pressure
bleeding and pain with bowel movements, pressure, feeling of incomplete evacuation after bowel movements, aching in lower buttocks, tenderness and bloating of lower abdomen/pelvic area, felt mass in low rectum and rectovaginal septum, mucous, itching
Bumps, bleeding in rectum. Misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids
'Hemorroids' not responding to over the counter medication, general discomfort, small lump. I had an abnormal Pap test result in 1991 (CIN cell change, not cancerous) and had laser treatment. Given the link with CIN, HPV and anal cancer it seems that this could be related and been dormant for many years.
Blood in stool, uncomfortable sitting

Vulva Cancer Symptoms

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Gallbladder Cancer Symptoms

What Gallbladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Gallbladder stones and pain in the back.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms

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

Shortness of breath

Bone Cancer Symptoms

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Hypopharynx Cancer Symptoms

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

It started with a swollen lymph node..

Eye and Orbit Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Symptoms

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Ureter Cancer Symptoms

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Did not really have any.
Bleeding after menopause

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Esophagus Cancer Symptoms

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Renal Pelvis Cancer Symptoms

What Renal Pelvis Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Felt like a pulled muscle when twisting my torso

Tonsil Cancer Symptoms

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Unbearable pain from throat tumor pressing on Trigemini nerve left side.
Left lymph nodes swollen slight sore throat fatigue
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
Lump on the right side of neck
White lump on tonsil, weight loss, tired.
Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
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.
swollen gland on left side of neck.
Left side neck swollen
enlarged tonsil
Persistant sore throat that would not go away with antibiotics Blood in saliva.
Sore Throat, Ear pain, swollen throat left side
Small marble sized lump on right side of neck
Tonsil Cancer - February 12, 2009 (Not too many.) Tongue Cancer - January 31, 2011 (Sore, painful tongue.) Left Throat Cancer - January 20, 2012 (Lump on left side of jawline.)
lump on side of neck
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
Lump inside right side of neck
Ear pain for apx. 3 years. Noticed swollen tonsil 3 months
Advanced, T2N2Mo squamous cell cancer of the tonsil which seems to be related to a viral origin because it is P16 positive.
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
lump on side of neck
Minor sore throat and ear ache.
Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
Left side of my neck just below my jawbone was "aching" one night. I felt a little lump with my tongue. I went into the bathroom, stuck my finger down my throat and felt a lump. I left a message that night for my dentist, who saw me following morning and sent me to an ENT. He couldn't help me because he doesn't take insurance. So he sent me to another ENT. Next day, I had preliminary tests (Friday) and Monday I had my biopsy. And as they say the rest is history
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.

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.

Spotting
Spotting after menopause
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Blood spotting, very tired, enlarged tummy.
post menopausal bleeding
Vaginal bleed, difficulty urinating
bleeding, pain
Bleeding for a year - mostly spotting but several episodes of extremely heavy bleeding for one day, smelly discharge
Heavy bleeding, large blood clots, bleeding between periods, painful cramps
Sudden bleeding.
I had just a tiny spot of bleeding daily. No pain at all. I was post menopausal, so I knew that there should be no bleeding.
Hemmorhaging after child birth
Constipated bloated aches in joints
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 ...
Bleeding
Severe abdominal pain
Vaginal bleeding, cervical polyp
Bleeding between cycles, cramping/abdominal pain, fatigue
coughing
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 Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
spotting
Passing out & hemoraging. Weight loss.
Heavy bleeding for 6 months, severe lower abdominal cramping, low iron
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.

Sarcoma Cancer Symptoms

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

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.

Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Hoarseness
Hoarse throat
Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
A simple sore throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
Lump on neck
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
Swollen, sore throat, extreme coughing.
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.
simple sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore 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
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Intermittent enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck for a period of nearly 4 years. Finally the lymph node (which turned out to be a mass of cancer) got so large that it was difficult to turn my head.
Lump on left side of throat
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Swelling on the neck

Tongue Cancer Symptoms

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

Lump in the lymphnode
Fever, Painful Lump in the Tongue
Swollen tongue
Sore throat.
Sore, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of tongue
little bumps on my tongue. maybe a little tenderness, but nothing remarkable the first time. second time -leukaplakia ..early stage leisons third time snuck up on me like a thief in the night.
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
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.
Stage 2, one tumour on the underside of the tonge and one on one side of the
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
Lump on left sidea neck
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.
Continuous lt ear pain.
Sore on right underside of tongue
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.
Ear Pain
Tongue and ear pain for 10 months ...went to 3 doctors/dentists 2x each and nothing found before the lump appeared on the tongue. In 2007-2009 annually a precancerous lesion removed from tongue.
ear pain, chronic sore throat, sore under tongue
Pain,
tumor on tongue
Found a nodule at the base of my 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.
Spots on bottom of tongue.
White spot on my tongue that turned into a huge red lump. My pcp kept telling me that is was an ulcer that was being caused by an infection in my body. Finally almost a year later when i could no longer take the pain i finally demanded he send me for a biopsy.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth

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.

Swollen nodes in neck and chest, swollen spleen, fatigue, mild itching.
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.
4b: bulky disease, anemia, breathlessness, night sweats, itchy legs 2a: nothing but a tiny swollen 1cm node. No symptoms & no blood markers
Swollen lymph node in supraclavicular region & skin rashes
Glands in body
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
I found lumps in the left side of my neck. The lumps got bigger and I found more. I had some night sweats and fatigue.
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
night sweats, extreme fatigue, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes on collar bone, painful turning neck
Shortness of breathe, night sweats, itching, extreme fatigue
A bit of fatigue and three lumps in neck found while poking around.
Asymptomatic, supraclavicle lymph nodes, whole body itch, weight loss, fatigue,loss of appetide
Large lump masses on left side of neck, occasional night sweats.
Swollen lymph nodes in left armpit & above left clavicle; night sweats; fatigue; bone pain; muscle aches; and fevers.
Night sweats, itchy legs, overly tired, dry cough
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
really itchy skin, it started in my hands and feet and after a couple months, everywhere. Some night sweats & fevers. No unexplained weight loss...ripped off.
I found a lump above my left collar bone. I had hives on my forearms and occasional night sweats.
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.)
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
Enlarged lymph node above collarbone, night sweats, itchy skin, fatigue
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

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

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

Bile Duct Cancer Symptoms

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Leukemia Cancer Symptoms

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Symptoms

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Symptoms

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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

Uncategorized Cancer Symptoms

What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

None except lung infections
still trying to find out whether is it cancer or not
Fatigue, constipation
Not sure as of yet
red flaky area on right side of nose
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.
Mass on the palm of my right hand with slight pain. It is actually a tumor of the soft tissue.
Bloating, digestive difficulties, loss of appetite.
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
None. Saw cell mass on mammogram.
None. Incidentally found
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
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
head and neck cancer
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
Pain in my right hip
Abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing ...
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
I had a weird little lump in my belly, under the fat, found out it was a 7 1/2 x 4 x 3 inch tumour that engulfed my right ovary completely and attatched to the left side of my uterus pushing it forward, hence the lump, constipation, diahrrea, painful sex, lots of pressure on my rectum.
Chronic lung infections - chronic pneumonia - I'm guessing because his tumor was so large it was pressing into his lung tissue
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
had swollen lymph node
I felt a tiny lumps in my breast. Also after I had my baby I had a pap smear that showed a class 4. On further testing it showed cancer.
I had what I thought were very painful hemorrhoids,I kept treating them with hemorrhoid cream but nothing worked. Finally I went to see the doctor he said they would need to be removed . When It was time for the after care appointment Vickie my partner and I were told that it was anal.i have never had any pain relief since.
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
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