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What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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...found with regular mammogram
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.
2 lumps felt on left breast, dull pain in the same area, fatigue
I found a pea size lump around Thanksgiving of 2007. No symptoms at all.
I felt a lump in the shower and I was concerned and had it checked out. Turns out it was positive for breast cancer
I had a small lump right under my skin and when I went to the doctor for my annual exam she found another one deeper and larger. When I went in for the biopsy they found two more spots. I never really had symptoms that I recognized as symptoms at least but just found the lumps.
Lump in breast.
Found a lump in my left breast.
occaisional sharp pains(in right breast). throbbing-from rt.shoulder to my fingertips.Gradual increase in size of lump while forming an indentation.
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.
2013: My back had been hurting for a while. Had an MRI that found cancer on 2 vertebrae. 2008: I found a lump during a self exam.
Found small lump in shower which was sore. That was it....
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.")
Back pain, found the lump in a mammo. I never would have found it myself.
None/Found my lump while doing a self breast exam.
Marble size lump in left breast with burning sensation, self discovered. Initially thought it was fibroid breast disease, first doctor diagnosed it as cystic mastitis.
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
had some aches and pains in lower back.
I found a lump in my left breast while putting on my bra that snaps in the front. I don't think I would of found this if it wasn't for the placement of it being so close to the edge of my breast and close to the snap. I also would feel a tingling sensation in the area every now and then, sometimes it would itch a little.
Large hardened area beneath the skin (non cancerous, but hid the tumor), itching, tenderness, headaches and exhaustion.
NONE, HAD A MOMOGRAM AND IT WAS FOUND
Sizeable lump in right breast 6 months after taking the hormone pill Estradiol. (Small dosage)
fatigue, nausea, head ache
small lump in left breast near nipple
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
little or none prior to diagnosis
none other than test results PSA 7.5 Digital exam small nodule
cant pee, blood clots,bone pain
Hardly any - sore hip I attributed to physical activity
Neuropathy and fatigue
bones and mets
None other than slightly elevated PSA
Hard to really explain there were changes in sex, things didn't work like it should. And one day we were driving and I had a sharp pain in the area or the prostate. Can't think of anything else.
Gleason 9 (5+4), Stage T-4
Trouble passing urine.
Elevated PSA (6.2) and palpable digital rectal exam (firmness in the right node)
Rising PSA Blood in Urine
Gleason score 9. Cancer already outside prostate so elected radiation over surgery.
Urine stream weak. Not emptying fully.
Pain, Urinary Retention, Blood Clots Bleeding, Anemia. Constipation, did I say blood clots.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
My boyfriend thought his shoulder pain was due to pulling some muscles. After a couple of months of it getting worse...he thought ...oh my Lord...I bet I have a torn rotor-cuff. We only wish it was so... He went from those thoughts to the doctors finding a tumor on shoulder..(no problem, odds are that it is benign)...to hearing lung cancer with metastisis to shoulder and large bones... and 12-18 months??? I started logging this "journey" from MY perspective. The thoughts, feeling and poetry from someone who loves someone...who has cancer.
Shortness of breath and coughing up blood.
Shortness of breath, cough, back pain.
none until i coughed up blood while driving and my wife saw it as i thought it was phleme after coughing
Pain in back, weight loss very quick
coughing blood, very hard to breathe while working at physically intensive job
I had no initial symptoms except for chronic coughing.
Shortness of breath, which almost entirely disappeared after my first chemo
Pain. The metastasis is skull, spine, ribs, liver, lung and lymph nodes in chest and pelvis, liver, pelvis, hip. Half of my tongue is paralyzed due to c-spine involvement so talking, chewing, swallowing are difficult.
Rib pain that wouldnt go away, shortness of breath, slight cough, tired easily
pneumonia symptoms, lung pain, coughing and fatigue
Mild cough, some fatigue and shortness of breath.
deep severe coughing, severe weight loss
shortness of breath, light pains just below her shoulder, some nausea and loss of appetite, gas
tingling down right arm
My left thigh was giving me pain for months
coughing, flu like symptoms, bronchitis,
Temporary blindness to left eye
Pain in the chest. Shortness of breathe
Headaches, vision problems. Symptoms missed until seizure.
shortness of breath
None for Lung Cancer, none for thyroid cancer
Coughing up heavy mucus, headaches, nausea, panic attacks, sever chest pain.
What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bleeding in your urin, blood clots in your urin
None really. Just had to pee a lot and often but it was never painful just annoying.
Bloody urine, pain in the kidneys and bladder.
I began passing blood in my urine. That'll scare the daylights outta ya.
Visible bright red blood in urine. No pain at first.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I found a large hard lymph node tumor in my right super clavicle neck. That tumor was growing a few more off spring tumors around it, then it spread to my left side of neck. Both sides of my neck were bulging with noticeable lumps. I was having severe night sweats with extreme fatigue and constant itching on my lower back and legs. I have narcolepsy so I am still battling that fatigue even while I take the amphetamines to help me stay awake. I started getting a funny phloem in my chest that would make me cough and it would get stuck in the back of my throat. Whenever I went to talk, I would have to clear my throat from that thick mucous. After doing the CAT Scan and Pet Scan it was noted that I was loaded with tumors from my sinuses down to my groin and in both lungs.
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!
Deep cough. Severe itching. Passed out
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
Small, painless lump under left mandible(jaw bone.)
Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
Swollen Nodes and itchy bumps
Large lump on neck.
Extreme shoulder and chest pain.
general fatigue and a lump on the side of my neck.
Nothing as of right now.Not looking forward to them
fever, sweating, articular pain
Weight loss, fatigue, itchiness (10 cm tumour was blocking my bile duct), flashes of fever
Tightness in my throat, Clearing of the throat type cough increasing fatigue
Pea size nodule behind right ear lobe. Felt like hormones were off. cloudy thinking. I remember this feeling when I had cancer in 1999.
Night Sweats, Swollen Lymph nodes, persistent cough
Almost nil except a feeling of wind trapped under my ribs from time to time.
Night sweats - I think I had these for many years but never thought anything about them. They progressed to the point where every week I was having at least one or two. Itchiness - One night it was one leg, the next night the other. It only happened once. Sore tailbone - My tailbone got real sore about three months before I was diagnosed. Constipation - My colon swelled shut about five days before I was diagnosed. Loss of weight - I used to weigh 170 lbs back in my 20's and 30's. In my 40's it started dropping slightly, and my weight crept to the lower 160's. Sore legs - I started feeling a slight tingling in my legs six months before my diagnosis. The month before my diagnosis, I was taking Motrin regularly at night and hot showers focused on my legs which would provide temporary relief. And despite exercising, I was getting weaker in my legs and could hardly run. Tiredness - a few weeks before my diagnosis, I was feeling tired and needing to go to bed early all the time. Swollen lymph node in pelvis - The day before I was diagnosed, I had a huge swelling of the lymph node in my pelvic region.
Back aches, fever spikes, rapid weight loss, night sweats
Lump in my right groin area, then up under my chin I also have had Breast cancer in 2009
Loss of short term memory and extreme fatigue
NAUSEA, Fatigue, irritated, pain VOMITING
Night sweets,enlarged lymph nodes,Enlarged spleen
What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
went in for a checkup, was referred for a specialist, had it removed no issues. Went in again after picking at a spot that I didnt know was a mole and it bled. Went in to have it removed and the rest is history- and the beginning of my journey began. Have since had over 20 spots removed
Itching, Bleeding, Red flat or raised areas
mosquito looking bump that appeared out of nowhere and then a black dot appeared in the corner 4 months later
Found a rather large mole on upper right shoulder when I was in high school. Kept an eye on it. It kept getting larger….began as dime size changed into almost half dollar size within 8 years and had developed 3 darker dots on the inside of the mole towards the middle. Also raised a bit higher off the skin. (((BTW --->>> I finally joined blog4acure this past month after being a regular reader since 2009 when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cervical cancer/stage4.) )) Also >>>>My 'new' account has been disabled???? I hadnt been able to access it since I set it up! So if your wondering where I was...hmmmm...... I finally decided to create a new blog page since no body would respond via email to me @ the address I had registered at. I hopefully can get someone to delete it! I will keep this one!
No symptoms, and no primary found on skin or otherwise. A solitary pulmonary nodule was found via unrelated CT scan of my chest. Monitoring revealed that the nodule grew from 6.6mm to 1.1cm within 4 months, so surgery was opted. It was the surgical pathology which revealed the cancer, and later the full pathology as melanoma.
Painless mass under jaw, likely lymph node. Fatigue. Flu like symptoms at growth.
Just a discoloration on my upper arm; had been there for years, but had developed a black quadrant, and had a "buzzy" feeling on occasion. One caregiver had told me it was "nothing", years ago. When I started this new doctor, he said "let's take a look at it", and sure enough, it was the dreaded melanoma.
Really did not have any - went to see dermatologist for something completely different and was told he did not like a mole I had - biopsy done - call came in - went back for full removal of mole and surrounding area - very very lucky . . .
pretty much A symptomatic
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
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blood in urine and left hip 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.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Blood in urine
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Back and leg pain
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
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.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Blood in urine and flank pain
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine, pain in flank
blood in my urine
flank pain, gross hematuria
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.
Pain in the back and fatique.
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Nothing yet, tumor is small. Found it while looking for gall stones due to unusual blood-work results. Thank goodness my doctor took the abnormal blood results seriously enough to recommend an ultrasound = early detection.
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
weight loss, acid reflux, back pain, itching all over, unable to hold down food
Extreme weight loss, stomach reflux, heart palpitations, itchy skin, jaundice
abd pain, weight loss, sweet taste, weakness,
Pain in side, jaundice
extreme pain in stomach, liver failure,
bloating, pain, anorexia
Stomach pain, extreme fatigue
Back pain, heartburn, constant belching, pain in my right ribcage.
Weight loss masked by a diet my father was on at the time of diagnoses.
Unable to eat or drink. Abdominal pain.
Stomach/back pain, weight loss, fatigue
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
Ingestion and cramping, pain after eating, diffuse abdominal pain.
Pain in back and upper abdomen,trouble digesting,heartburn,weight loss
Started with severe nausea and elevated blood sugars.
pain in middle of ribcage...change in weight (loss of), stool change...tired
right side pain - thought was to be my gallgladder. Turn out two weeks later with all the testing I had done a mass was found in my pancreas and several cancerous leisons in my liver.
abdominal pain, loss of apettite, changes in skin color, dry skin
She was having nausea and bowel troubles for about 12 weeks. When she went in to her md to report her symptoms they decided that she most likely had caught hep a from a new restaurant she had tried. But then she turned yellow. She went back to her md and he took blood and sent it to be tested. when the results came back the doctor called her back in to hear the news in person. He put his arm around my mom and told her she has pancreatic cancer.
jaundice and weight loss
Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Trouble urinating, jaundice
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
sore gums, lump in gum
Initially, trouble swallowing and pain just below the ribcage ... gradually getting worse.
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
Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Tumor on back of tongue
Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
palpable lymph nodes
Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
Lethargy, very notable tumors on neck, neck/head shoulder tension/migrains,
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bloating. Constipation. Abdominal pain. Increased need to urinate.
Bloating and nagging abdominal ache
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
Started with a flat tummy but a few little lumps on my ribcage.
bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Intense stomach cramps
Bloating, Frequent urinating and very light spotting
Abdominal Bloating Back Pain Extreme Fatigue Feeling of fullness, unable to eat
Bloating, constipation, slight weight gain, heartburn, left lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, lethargy, insomnia.
too long to list but when i woke up the 1st time it looked like I had puff daddys legs then i fell asleep again and when i awoke it looked like i was 24 mos pregnant with a set of baby dinosaur triplets talk about scary!
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
Bloating and excessive gas
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
Bloating; unusal weight gain; stomach protruding to 5 months pregnant size; lower abdomen area was too firm to be fat; pain in area of tumor; having a period every two weeks; heavy bleeding day two and three of a four day period; difficulty moving around.
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
Pain from cysts. Had surgery to remove cyst and tumor was found.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
right shoulder pain
As they say "It" whispers...OVCA's symptoms are so vague and can be attributed to so many other mundane things that most women are not diagnosed until late in the game.
bloating, rapid weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and pressure, abnormal periods
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None, went in because I had lost my voice. GP found large lump on my thyroid (Wednesday), Friday was scheduled with the surgeon for the biopsy, the following Wednesday I was in surgery
felt like I had something stuck in the back of my throat
None. Incidental finding on an MRI two months after shoulder surgery.
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.
Intermittent hoarseness and difficulty swallowing (thought I had a cold). Grape-sized lump left side of neck.
Possible cause of severe facial pain. They are looking into para neoplastic antibody link. No other symptoms.
I had no symptoms whatsoever.
Swollen neck, trouble swallowing. Thyroid Gland Right Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 5 mm focus near one pole. Follicular adenoma predominantly macro-follicular type, 4.0 cm. Thyroid Gland Left Lobe: Papillary carcinoma 1.2 cm. Follicular carcinoma 5.0 mm. Follicular adenoma macrofollicular type 3.2 cm diameter.
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.
Small palpable lump on neck
My left laryngeal nerve was cut during the process of removing my thyroid so my left vocal cord is paralyzed.
Lumps on the neck: GET ALL of them CHECKED OUT no matter how small!
None other than a lump in my neck 3 months before it was discovered and I did feel abnormally tired
Had persistent cough that lead to numerous tests which found the thyroid cancer. . . I still had the cough after surgery, but now it seems to be going away. Turns out the cough was due to food allergies and had nothing to do with the cancer. . . go figure!
Fatigue, Constantly clearing my throat, Hoarseness
Semi-large noticeable lump on the right side of neck
Pain in my neck like a bruise under the skin...
Cyst on left side of neck attached to thyroid.
None. Genetic testing is the only way I found this.
Goiter for 2 years and rapidly growing lymphnodes, uncountable until the cut me open.
Sore throat, hoarseness, sometimes difficult swallowing (a "clicking" in my throat), fatigue, mood swings
weight gain,tired,high blood pressure.anxity, a lot of Dr. apt but thyroid came back ok,then sore throat,swelling in neck,hoarse voice.
Small sore throat, cough and raspy voice.
Feel fine have cancerous lymph nodes after being diagnoses in 2008.
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating.
Flu like In February, back pain. Most symptoms are now from chemo treatments.
Not able to eat and bloated stomach
extreme stomach pain
Weight loss, no appetite, severe pain, anemia, fear, sadness, no physical energy
colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)
Nausea,vomiting,abdominal and chest pain, major weight loss ,and bone pain.
Swollen abdomen, persistent nausea
Light headed, weak, low energy, dark stools, low blood count, led to the tests and diagnosis. Tony had several symptoms for years, discomfort after a meal, difficulty swallowing...he mentioned it to all his doctors over and over, but no one picked up on it that it could be stomach cancer. In the navy he had excessive exposure to asbestos, so his lungs were checked, but not his stomach.
Weight loss 30lbs+, vomiting, nausea, small appetite.
Anemia,lost 67lbs,pain in stomach,black stools,feels full all the time
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Seizures at onset
No symptoms prior to a seizure June 3, 2013
Throbbing headeache that started in March and got much worse.
Severe headaches, dizziness, fainting spells, constant nausea.. general unwell feeling.
Headaches, suddenly forgetting where they are, simple math calculations are hard, dragging of the left foot and inability to turn to the left
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.
Lost 40lbs, constant vomiting,major headaches, seizures.
Headache, Lack of Appetite, Weakness, Poor Balance, Migraine, Dehydration, Constipation
right side of my body is numb
It began with high blood pressure 210/120 and facial numbing (which we found out were seizures)
No symptoms until I had a seizure on June 30, 2011
occassional headaches, ringing in left ear
Hearing damage, little to no balance, extreme exhaustion, and loss of hair.
Seizure, Vomiting, Full Body Pain, Double Vision
Woke up with a headache one day.
Progressive neurological failure of fine motor coordination in left hand. Headaches. Dizzyness. Slurred speech.
extreme headache, inability to walk without falling over & slurred speech
headaches, tired, forgetful, stopped texting, making mistakes with numbers at work, anger
had a fit
Seizure and Headachesq
headaches , vomitting
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
Severe back pain, fractures in 4 discs, hypercalcemia, anemia
Spinal cord compression
2008 back pain, found to be compression fractures. I had a mri xrays and the back doctor sent me home Sept of 2009 saying there was nothing more he could do for me. The pain was so bad I spent alot of time laying on the sofa and Feb of 2010 was hospitalized with pneumonia. After ten days in the hospital and every test imaginable,I was sent home to come back ten days later for a bone marrow biopsy. I started treatment of Mar 1 of 2010,
None, and I am cancer free.
Multiple spinal compression fractures, fatigue, nausea, spike in M Protein
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
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Occasional blood in stool, continuous undiagnosed bowel issues
Blood in stool, then indentation in stool. They call it ribboning. I had no other symptoms or signs.
I had bleeding from my bowel and I thought 'I must get around to getting these haemorrhoids fixed one day'. I sure wish I had done something about it sooner rather than later.
Lower abdomnal pressure and pain when having bowels movements, diarreh/hard bowels movements at the same time. Began drinking nutritional drinks for food.
Rectal bleeding that my gynocologist said was "probably hemorrhoids," lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
Pain in right side
Constipation, stomach blotting, bloody stool, tailbone pain, buttock pain.
Only symptom was some crackling when exhaling when I layed down to sleep.
Initially, I lost half of my blood supply to a hemorrhage. Now it is just fatigue.
October 2007 started with infrequent stomach pain and unusual bowel movements. December 2007 more frequent stomach pain, blood in stools, and excessive tiredness.
fatigue, fecal changes in color size, finally blood in stool
Bowel pressure and one time bleeding. Colonoscopy ordered due to family history.
bleeding separate from feces.
He had no symptoms. On July 1, 2011, he texts me from work that he has stomach pains. Told him to come home that we were going to an Urgent Care. When we got their they did blood work (came back find), they did xrays (showed a couple of findings, recommended a CT-scan), when the CT-scan came back it showed something on his Colon and possible met to the liver. We decided to call an ambulence and take him to the hospital, since it was a long weekend.
Bowel changes, pelvic pain, weight gain, severe fatigue, later found palpable mass in lower right quadrant.
blood in stool
Dull pain in Abdomen
Lower abdominal pain.
Blood in stools,Mucus, Passing Blood clots,racing heart,feeling dizzy.
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Sister's (colon): abdominal pain, blood in stool, gasy feeling M-i-l: Shortness of breath that brought her to ER. Turned out t be fluid on lungs that tested positive for cancer cells. Further testing revealed primary site was ovaries.
1)Suddenly feel acute constipation. 2)Narrowing the stool like rectangle (Tape) shape. 3)Smell in Stool & Fart like Putrid Sewer 4)Some time slightly blood found in the stool. 5)Feel sensation that bowl is not empty after going the toilet. 6)Mucus, Pus type, something like onion skin / net found in the stool. 7)Pain in Piles & Anus 8)Continuous feeling that I need to have bowl which does not resolve after passing stool. 9)Heaviness in abdomen. 10)Weakness, Fatigue & Tenderness 11)Loss of weight from 75 kgs to 60 kgs in 2 months 12)Feeling dryness in throat needs drinking water at all times. 13)Slightly pain in back. 14)Loss of appetite. 15)Too many embezzles in the day.
constipation, loose stool, abdominal pains, weight loss,
What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
pain in back and stomach, stomach distended, nausea, internal timeclock completely off whack,
weakness, shortness of breath, pain in right shoulder, bloating
Had one night with a pain in my left side, was hard to breath and sleep but pain went away in a couple days. I had it checked out the next day as I was in the process of changing docors anyways. Then the bomb was dropped on me!
Weight loss, lack of appetite ,
Tierdness, constantly cold.
Very tired and then started having pain in my right shoulder and neck Then the pain began in my upper chest ares, Alomst thought I was having a heart attact
Tiredness, loss of appetite, weakness
Pain under right rib cage and in back. Thought it was my gallbladder only. I was trying to hold on until I got a job with benefits. Pain got to be to much. Finaly went to a clinic. That LNP told me it was indigestion, I knew it wasnt but went home with a perscription for tagament. Several weeks latter went back, she this time said it was acid reflux. Two days latter called and insisted that she send me for an ultrasound. Went and watched as the technician face turned white and she excused herself in search of a radiologist.
Can't eat, violent coughing, chills and shakes, weight gain, pretty much feeling like crap all the time
Extreme back pain, weight loss, tired
Swollen belly, feels hard Vomiting Pain
Felt a bump under my left rib
Ascites pain Nausea fatigue bruising
None at all. It's at a very early stage.
Fatigue, and a little bit of pain on right side below ribcage and lower back
Acute pain in right side initally.
i will tell you
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Heavy irregular bleeding, bleeding during intercourse, cramping, problems with digestion, urination & poohing. Back pain at times ~ burning sensation in abdomine.
Nausea, kidney pain, joint pain, hair loss
Heavy bleeding, Kidney pain
Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
Bleeding with a foul smell
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.
Unfortunately I ignored the symptoms for some time. I was experiencing lower back pain that became severe over time. I had irregular bleeding - thought I was pre-menopausal.
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
Irregular bleeding after intercourse. Onset very quickly (so it seems). No other symptoms, no abnormal PAPs, tested negative for HPV in January 2008. It was not until my doctor could actually see and biopsy a mass that we knew there was a problem.
spotting in between periods,tired most of the time
I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
Heavy bleeding, big clots.
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse
Bleeding constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
She bled in between periods and quite a lot. Dr's laughed and said she was just getting older. She pushed the issue and got a second opinion. She was diagnosed fall of 2008.
spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
No Symptoms yet. I was told I have Pre-Cancerous Cells on my Cervix. The internet can't give me the answers I need so I am looking for answers where I can.
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sore throat, hoarseness, drainage - two months of antibiotics and steroids before the ENT discovered it.
Hoarse voice for over a year.
Small nodule below left ear with pain in ear
Dysphonia, plus on & off sore throat
lost my voice
Hoarse voice for 2 years
sore throat burning and ears hurting
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
viral throat infections, extreme fatigue, night sweats, the worst leg cramps in the world, swollen lymph nodes on my neck
night sweats, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, muscle weakness
Shortness of breath, sleepiness, low white count, low hemoglobin count, low platelet count, bruising.
Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Petechiae, Mouth Sores
night sweats, rash
Probly the whole summer before my diagnosis i began to feel fatigued. sometimes id experience feeling like i had low blood sugar and would have to sit down suddenly because i felt so awful. as it progressed i just dragged and dragged. at the time i worked at taco bell and was told i was the best worker but by the time i quit i certainly had dropped out of that position. its not that i was lazy but i was just so exhausted and had to call off alot. finaly i just didnt feel good. it was a jewish holiday and i was supposed to go to the celebration that night but i stayed home instead. i called off work for two weeks and only got worse. it got so bad that i spent the entire day and night sleeping. i was barely eating or drinking. i remember once putting a grape in my mouth and falling asleep immediately after. LOl or the time my friend called me and i asked him to hold a sec. i blew my nose forgot he was on the phone and fell asleep. 20 min later i woke up and saw he was still on the phone. lol i finaly saw a dr and they told me i had strep throat. after taking anti biotics for 10 days and no change i went to the ER. i was dangerously dehydrated, anemic, and had huge lumps on my shins that was tender like a bruise and very feverish. Ill always remember that day cuz i went into that ER and never came back out. it felt like forever waiting on different test results. when the doctor finaly came in and told us i didnt really understand. in fact i didnt even know that leukemia was a cancer. treatments started so fast it all blacked out and i dont really remember any of it. but there was my symptoms.
Blood spots on body and in mouth , fatigue , sweating , cough , bleeding
Nausea/Vomiting. Weight loss. Extreme weakness.
Weakness, headaches, lack of appetite and thirst. Some confusion.
fatigue, swollen lymphnodes / spleen
Sore throat, vision impairment, fatigue, petechiae dots on legs (and a bit on my face), a lot of bruises (really hard to touch), a lot of clots during period
Very tired. No energy.
None really. Just some bruising and I was tired a lot.
swollen lymph nodes lithargic drained
No symptoms prior to chemotherapy
Fever,Tired,Mirsa,Chest pain with breathing issues,Low Platlettes
Originally thought to be pnuemonia, extreme pain in legs and back
Red spots on arms and legs, bruising easily and appearances in between fingers, slight fever, tired.
Reoccurring kidney infection that wouldn't resolve with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Blood test revealed low WBCs, low platelets and low RBCs.
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.
tired, lethargic, flu-like symptoms, bruising, loss of appetite, dizziness and passing out
abdominal pain, lower back pain, low blood counts, tiredness
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.
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.
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
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.
Swollen testis, back pain, swelling and pain in the left leg
Back pain, testicual soreness
What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
Pain under breast, lack of energy
Fatigue/No Energy/Loss of Appetite
Worst stomach pain ever - resulted in a grapefruit size tumor that grew from small intestine and dropped/lodged between ovaries and uterus. Was removed encapsulated but malignant. All in time for my 60th birthday!
What Small Intestine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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, bone pain, hemmorage, nausea, diahrrea.
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
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Bleeding, external and internal tumor, narrow stool
Bleeding from Rectum, Large tumor in-bedded in anal muscle, inability to pee or have a bowel movement.
Tumor between back wall of vagina and rectum -- very low down -- on the anal verge.
Pain and pressure
Blood in stool, uncomfortable sitting
Blood in my stool twice approx 6 weeks before going to be checked out.
Rectal bleeding, bowel problems, abdominal pain
Had bowel changes and shortly after blood in the stool.
Weight loss, thin curved bowel movements
Some blood in stools occasionally for many months and then lower abdomen ache. I thought it was a hemorrhoid and probably would have done nothing except I was (over) due for my first colonoscopy.
Not many, itching and a small amount of bleeding.
itching, change in bowel habits, thinning of stools, anal bleeding, bits hanging out like hemaroids, nerve pain down legs.
Rectal bleeding (alot), narrow stools, cramping, stomach virus symptoms
Itchy anus, blood in stool, fatigue, lump
Bleeding, bowel incontinence. Thought to be hemorrhoids.
I thought I had hemorrhoids, internal and external. Had pain and bleeding. Went to my GP back in Feb for a pap and asked her to take a look- She said that it looked sore and gave me a surgeons name and she did not indicate that she thought it could be something more serious. As I did not want to have hemorrhoid surgery, I put off seeing the surgeon until Nov as I could no longer stand the pain. As soon as he took a look he knew it was cancer.
occassional rectal bleeding, constipation, lump
Rectal bleeding, itching, sciatic pain. (thought my hemorhoid was acting up)
Small amount of blood in stools but no pain. Occurred about 5-6 times over a 6 month period. Gynecologist thought it was a hemorrhoid so she referred me to a colorectal surgeon for removal. But upon exam, surgeon thought it was too hard for a hemorrhoid. She recommended colonoscopy so it could be removed/biopsied. Biopsy showed cancer.
Increase frequency of bowel movements, no pain, no bleeding
Frequent red blood on toilet paper following BMs. Went to Gastro doc. Clean colonoscopy, followed by 'hemorrhoid banding procedure' a year later. Bleeding continued. Nine months later, CR surgeon wanted to to a biopsy of the 'thing down there.' Diagnosed with Stage II, squamous cell Anal Cancer.
Blood in stools, lower right abdominal pain. Frequent bouts of diarrhea.
Thought I had hemarhoids. Rectal pain and bleeding.
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
What Gallbladder Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Gallbladder stones and pain in the back.
What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Shortness of breath
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Sharp very painful feeling in knee
Lump on bottom right jaw line
Pain & swelling in left leg
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
What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
It started with a swollen lymph node..
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Blurred Vision slight headache
Straight lines look wavy, flashing lights, floaters.
Head aches impaired vision red eye
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.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Headaches, sinus infections, swollen neck
Headaches, mental confusion, vision changes, incontinence, memory problems, weakness, paralysis, problems remembering the words for things
Sustained hearing loss
Minimum jaw movement ear pain
Loss of smell, non stop ringing in my ear, hearing loss, swollen nasal passage with uncontrollable drip, a noticeable white film coating my nasal passages when looking up my nose.
Severe sore throat, burned skin, fatigue, la little on edge, weight loss(22lbs) so far, reflux, nausea, vomiting
blood from right nostril, large lump on right nostril
Blood in saliva, enlarged lymph nodes
Swollen lymph node, loss of taste and hearinf
1st bump in neck with bump on tonsil
Fullness in right ear, sinus headaches, tingling and numbness in upper right lip and cheek area near the nose, right side of tongue and right side of roof of mouth sensitive to salty and acidic foods
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Did not really have any.
Bleeding after menopause
What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Urinary only, frequency, tested, no infections, just small amounts of blood, had some bowel changes. Pressure. Weight gain in middle. Bloated a lot, can't finish food
What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
abdominal pain fatigue
Server abdominal pain (on the right side near navel), Chills, Uncontrollable Shaking, Persistent Nausea. Went to the ER and they determined it was appendicitis.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart palpitations, flushing
swelling being very tired sometimes pain in bones sometimes no symptons that you associate with cancer silent ones
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throwing up blood. Diagnosed in Emergency Room last Spring (07)
Some weight loss and night sweats, sudden onset of mild anemia, GERD for many years
Problems swallowing, weight loss, lethargy, hearburn, burping
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.
difficulty swallowing severe abdominal pain on recurrence
I threw up whatever I ate and lost 10 lbs. Before that, I had chronic heartburn.
The classic difficulty swallowing. Sporadic and usually only once per meal when at all. So it was easy to brush off as age and eating too fast.
Difficulty swallowing, long-term heartburn.
Pain in the abdominal area
difficulty swallowing, bad reflux
lose of weight , spitting of phlem ,
I never had a symptom I just have great doctors that pay attention to me.
weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing
difficulty swallowing. extensive weight loss.
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Severe fatigue, lump on my tonsil that didnt go away with antibiotics. Severe sore throat a few months ago...that I ignored.
Feeling like something small was caught in my throat.
Fatigue, swollen glands
Noticed lump in left side of neck that did not go away
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
One enlarged left tonsil and lip sore on bottom lip.
None, No pain. Constant feeling of something stuck in my throat, Left swollen tonsil noticed by my wife. Swollen left cervical Lymph nodes (2).
lump in neck, ear ache, sore throat, change in voice, enlarged tonsil
lump on the right side of neck and node involvement on the left
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
Ear pain and noticeable growth in my throat which did not go after 3 treatments of antibiotics.
Lump in right side of neck
Lump in throat
Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
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.
Swollen lymph node, otherwise no issues that I can recall.
Lump inside right side of neck
I felt as if a had to constantly clear my throat and had trouble sleeping on my left side or back. I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnyea in 2008 and it was only a year later during a visit to mu chiropractor that he noted an enlargement of my right tonsil. I consulted my GP doctor and my dentist who only asked if it hurt, it didn't, and said they would not recommend getting my tonsils out at age 53. It was 3 months later that I had any pain and finally went to an ENT specialist who sent me for the tests that revealed the cancer.
Lump left side of neck.
my tongue bumped against a lump
Tonsil right side and partial basal tongue cancer
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, anemia
28 lb Mass of 100's of tumors stemming from my peritoneum. Basically your peritoneum allows your organs to glide around in your abdomen. It produces and absorbs fluid. My peritoneum stopped working correctly and continued to flood my abdomen with cyst pockets. I went for many therapy drains which included abdomen taps into these fluid pockets, draining 4 liters of fluid at a time to remove this toxic fluid. The amount of mass and fluid filled my abdomen to the stage where it blocked, impeded, and mangled organs with my abdomen. Ouch! So painful. Some needle taps could not safely reach through my abdomen and it was necessary to tap through my pelvis to reach some cyst pockets. I continually met with doctors who told me my condition was benign! This fluid glowed like mountain dew. Sometimes it was brown and bloody during my more painful periods. Eventually it mangled my ovaries so severely they did metastasize I lost so much work. I lost my jobs. I couldn't find any doctors to help me, only experimental procedures tapping these fluid pockets. I finally found a wonderful surgeon Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, who not only finally was able to cut this complicated mass from my body but saved my life. Life isn't the same. I have ongoing challenges. But I have learned acceptance. I thank God every day for the days I have. I love life!
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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.
I was starting menopause so my light spotting I thought was normal oh I am having a cycle oh I am not it would stop for a day then start it was so scant some times red sometimes not I left it for 6 months. I had had a D/C in October 2008 in feb 2009 Doc said all was fine what he did not tell me is he was told it was cancer so he sent the samples to the cancer institute and they said no. He thought it was squamous cell carcinoma I ended up with aeodnocarcinoma But he never told me what he had done with my samples or what the first lab had thought. He should have told me because I would have been more vigilant and he should of had me come back in six months.
bleeding after menopause, cramping like period cramps
Vaginal bleeding, cervical polyp
heavy bleeding, enlarged uterine lining, abdominal pain
Initially, spotting after menopause, treated with total hysterectomy. However, 15mo after operation, there are cancer cells in the vaginal void, and a growth is visible. awaiting results from mri and ct scans. v. worried. Since then, i have had para aortic lymph node dissection (which was clear) and then pelvic radiotherapy and vaginal brachytherapy. Currently, i'm being monitored every 3 months.
post menopausal bleeding
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! >:(
blood tinged vaginal discharge after 2 years menopausal
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.
Initial - heavy continuous bleeding Recurrence - left pelvic pain Second recurrence - painful, small nodule near vaginal opening
Intermittent spotting seven years after menopause.
Excessive menstrual bleeding dismissed as symptom of PCOS
Lower abdominal pain, nausea, heavy bleeding with periods, bleeding in between periods, pain going to the bathroom, pain with sex (basically pain with anything down there), fatigue, weakness, lightheaded, weight loss, loss of appetite
Post-menopausal spotting. Obgyn did a biopsy, came back positive for uterine cancer June 1, 2010.
bleeding after menopause, extreme fatigue
Bleeding, large clots, delayed menopause.
Heavy bleeding Prolonged periods Constant heavy brown or clear discharge between periods
heavy bleeding. severe pain, fatigue, lymph edema in lower limbs, headaches, bone aches
I basically had none. I went through menopause at 40. In March I spotted for a couple days, make a appointment with my GYN, told him about it. He scheduled a ultrasound and a biopsy.
Had stage one cancer in May of 2012 with a complete hysterectomy. 95% cure rate. Unfortunately I am in the 5%. Had surgery 11/13/13 with tumor removal on bladder and bowel. Scheduled for chemo in January 2014
Spotting after menopause
Bleeding over several years, odor, occasional cramps
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
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Mild pain in the shoulder|slight swelling|extreme pain at night|limited movement.
Large mass in right thigh
Death short of breath chest pains tiredness
Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
painless large mass located on upper right thigh
Felt a growing lump on my left glute, or left butt cheek. I first felt it at Thanksgiving in 2006, by the time I went to the doctor six weeks later, the tumor had grown to over 5 cm
There was no symptoms, only until we decided to have a lump and back pain checked out and then by that time it had spread.
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.
Small fissure on tongue
Lump on lower back
I had a painless fast growing mass on my left thigh.
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'
There isnt any symptoms with this type of cancer. Its a soft tissue it moves with the body.
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!!
Almost none, just felt pain in my stomach area
Nausea, Diarrhea, Weight Loss, Fatigue
swelling of right leg
Small lump found in my abdomen - otherwise, happy and healthy
Tumor in left thigh
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
felt like having a case of the mumps. swollen glands around ears and down neck. very painful, especially when bumped or when I moved. face swollen and paralyzed on one side -- worried that it was Bell's Palsy.
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.
What Mouth Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Ulcer on tongue along with pain when swallowing and eating. Sore neck and trouble moving left shoulder.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Scaly raised sore that won't heal
red raised area on nose for several years, two previous biopsies over 12 year period precancerous results...watchful waiting until third biopsy came back Basal Cell Carcinoma.
dark, irregularly shaped lesion on my back
Left facial paralysis
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Throat : Kept getting a sore throat and difficulty breathing and swallowing. NHL : Tired and skin kept breaking out.
Lump in neck, hoarseness, sore throat, sick all the time
I just thought I had a sore throat
NONE - Tumor discovered following routine examination/prescription for sore throat.
sore throat, discovered with my lung cancer (carcenoma in situ)
Swollen tonsil, tender lymph gland
Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0
Loss of voice and a lump appearing at the back of my throat.
A simple sore throat
difficulty swallowing, pain in throat, ear side of head & removed all teeth
Sore throat, tonsil and lympth node enlargement.
Enlarged lymph gland that didn't go away.
sore throat, lesion on tonsils
Swelling on the neck
Intermittent enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck for a period of nearly 4 years. Finally the lymph node (which turned out to be a mass of cancer) got so large that it was difficult to turn my head.
Lump on left side of 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.
Mild Persistant Sore Throat
Persistent sore throat with cough
Sore throat, difficulty breathing, ear pain
repeated sore throat... could barely talk
Lump on neck
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
lump on tongue, no pain
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.
trouble swolling, now very dry mouth
Ulcer under tongue
Growing sore on back left side of tongue
Sore under tongue that would not go away. Not painful. Went to three different dentists who were not concerned since I was young and not a drinker or smoker.
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.
Very sore ulcer type lesion on the right middle side of my tongue, plus a tickling in my right ear
Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
lesion at base of tongue. several lymph nodes involved
ear pain, chronic sore throat, sore under tongue
White spot on my tongue that turned into a huge red lump. My pcp kept telling me that is was an ulcer that was being caused by an infection in my body. Finally almost a year later when i could no longer take the pain i finally demanded he send me for a biopsy.
Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
My daughter Sarah noticed a sore on her tongue. Thought it was from biting it. she went to a doctor. He diagnosed her with thrush, gave her meds and sent her on her way. Meds did nothing.. she went back to the same doctor for a 2nd and 3rd time. He told her there was nothing more he could do for her and to stop wasting both his and her time. My daughter lived with this sore on her tongue for over a year.She woke up one morning in horrible pain and her tongue was black. She went to see her personal doctor, She sent Sarah to a ear,nose and throat doctor. That next day he did a biopsy on her tongue. The day after that 2-4-2010 she called me and told me she had cancer. This cancer spread to her lymph nodes then to her lungs. She passed away on 12-26th-2010.
Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
A very sore tongue. It hurts to eat and talk.
Sore, non-healing, ulcerated sore on side of tongue
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
only symptom was swelling of right side of nose
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
For the tongue cancer - Tongue was tender and had a canker that would not go away. Jaw Cancer - Pain to Jaw, Swelling and white spots on the inside of my mouth.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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.
Lower back pain which became constant, responded well to NSAIDs and panadol which is probably why I put up with it for so long. Also got fevers, night sweats, mildy pruritic skin.
Mass at the base of my right side of the neck, itching, coughing, hard to breathe while bending over or picking things up, and fatigue.
sensación de bien estar y ganglios inflamados que van sistemáticamente cada semana de un área a otra.
Lump on left collarbone.
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
Enlarged lymph node(s) in my underarm, chest, and neck.
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Small and large lump on the side of my neck. Fatigue, nerve pain and headaches.
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.
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
Lump on neck
Swollen lymphnodes in neck
Lump on neck, night sweats, itchy skin, tired, chills
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
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
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Lump found on left side of neck, just above the collar bone.
Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Glands in body
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
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
Shortness of breath for 3 months, swollen underarm nodes, huge purple bruises
weakness, exhaustion, bone pains mainly in my jaw bone, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and I was extremely pale.
Extreme Fatigue, loss of appetite
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
Rectal bleeding and severe fatigue
Mass in chest
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
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Stomach pain, weight gain, inability to stand straight or walk without discomfort
What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
could not breath, skin went pale, was light-headed
loss of breath, fatigue, head aches,
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
What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Over a period of 3 months, my weight began to shift. Everything was moving north instead of south. I chalked it up to aging and odd things the body did. An ultra sound showed a massive tumor on my right ovary (20 cm). During the week it took to see a specialist, it grew to 44 cm. Surgery took place the next day and it was found that the point of origin was the appendix.
Constant stomach ache
What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Fatigue, very large inguinal lymph nodes
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.
Nothing until my ovary twisted due to ovarian cyst then biopsy came out and turned to be a borderline serous tumor.
pain in breast & lumps
head and neck cancer
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.
None except for the growths on my ovaries.
Almost-constant heavy bleeding with clots, especially heavy after sex. Pain in the pelvic area and numbness in legs. Extremely tired, feeling "not right" and bloated mid section. Normal pap (first one I've had in 12 years) and all tests normal so far, including pre-menopause (I'm 48). Feel like the doctor will just dismiss everything and tell me to learn to live with it all.
Enlarged lymph node in right underarm
fatigue, loss of appetite
red flaky area on right side of nose
flushing,diarrhea, heart valvales lession, cramping, telanglectasia, peripheral edma, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, pwllagra
Swollen lymph nodes in groin and one under arm pit.
Pain / pressure in chest. Sweating, fainting, fevers, vertigo, throwing up. Fatigue. Bulging neck veins. Throat pain. Loss of voice. No energy. Couldn't sleep on left side. Shortness of breathe hard to get deep breath.
Terrible back pain.
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
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
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.)
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
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.
had swollen lymph node
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.
Pain in my right hip
Lymph nodes swollen all over body, chronic fatigue, body aches and pains, chest pains, cough, some shortness of breath, and night sweats.
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