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What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
Pain in breast, unexplained weight loss
breast lump, tiredness
None, had an annual mammogram.
2 lumps felt on left breast, dull pain in the same area, fatigue
really weird looking breast, back pains.
Found a lump
None - I found a lump, which turned out to by a cyst. That cyst was hiding one of the cancer tumors. The other tumor was closer to my chest wall.
None. Detected in a routine mammogram.
Constant pain in my chest. Lumps make tightening in my chest. EXTREME neuropathy. We all know about hair and what chemo does.
Did not really have any. Just some lumps in the opposite breast from where the cancer started. Right side was the one that was affected the most.
I am very very lucky - I am basically asymptomatic even as bad as my cancer is. The chemo is where I get my side effects and I really cannot complain much about that - yet.
Right breast always hurt--someone told me that cancer doesn't hurt so I didn't think I had anything to worry about. WRONG
Was just goofing off before bed one day and thought I felt a lump ... went to the doctor, he didn't feel anything either but thankfully scheduled an ultrasound...
Lump and hardening of breast. I also noticed my body odor was changing and my doctor thought I was nuts. Look who was right, doc...and you were going to appease me with a mammogram.
Showed up on my ultrasound at my yearly checkup
I had none other than a hard lump. I always get lumps. This one was harder than usual.
Breast cancer no symstoms Kindey cancer no symstoms Thyroid cancer lost weight and a lump
Fatigue, Bone and Muscle Spasms, Abdominal pain, Black outs,. and severe night
A lump that was there one day and gone the next.
None to date.
Found small lump in shower which was sore. That was it....
Found lump in left breast Jan. 17, 2011. Went to my dr. and was sent to hospital for a mammogram. They also did an ultrasound.Was told I needed to see a cancer dr. Saw her on Feb.2nd,2011. She scheduled a needle core biopsy for 2/9/11. Pathology came back as highly invasvie cancer in left breast and 2 lymph nodes under arm. Was then sent for a P.E.T. scan and full body scan to make sure it was not anywhere else.
None. I found my evil lump while showering, and even after I and my doc could feel it, the mammogram was "clear." It was then seen on ultrasound and MRI. NO family history. Genetic tests (BRCA 1 & 2) negative. During routine scans after breast cancer dx, a mass was found in my head. Turns out in addition to the bc, I have a benign meningioma - a brain tumor. My neurologist tells me these grow slowly and we can zap it with rads later, so I'll deal with that after I finish chemo and radiation for the breast cancer.
None/Found my lump while doing a self breast exam.
NONE, HAD A MOMOGRAM AND IT WAS FOUND
Woke in the middle of the night coughing up blood! That is never a good thing!
The first time in August of 2008 was only found due to my mamogram. This time my breast became inflamed, swollen, red. Very painful.
Dense breasts, mammo 8 months before diagnosed. Lump thought to be because of dense breasts. Tumor occupied whole of right breast. Very aggressive.
Lump in left breast, dimpling of skin!...and pain in right hip.
Increased hot flashes, breast enlargement, breast area warm to touch. Also--strange rash developed around groin about two months prior to diagnoses and breasts were also itchy.
I found a small lump in my left breast. Four mammograms, an ultrasound and a biopsy later, I was diagnosed with IDC.
Swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. No pain in breast.
Palpable lump & drainage from nipple.
lump in breast
I had none, no one even felt a lump! Just went to my yearly exam and was asked to do a baseline mammogram and BAM!......Here we are!
Dimple in skin, lump, hard spot in breast
Found the lump while doing regular self exam 4 months after a mammogram was reportedly clear
None...found my lump myself.
Lump I could feel and nipple retraction. Had mammo and ultrasound and the doc said "a fluid filled cyst, nothing to worry about" Thank God I worried, because he couldn't have been more wrong... The ultrasound missed a 3.2 x 3.7 cm tumor- YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
A small pea sized lump undermy left breast
Dull ache in center of breast which radiated out around the shoulder and back area. For over 6 years docs said not to worry, as mammograms were all normal and AOK. I switched docs, had another normal mammogram, but he ordered an ultrasound for me, which showed suspicious results...which turned out to be Stage 3A Invasive Lobular cancer....just one week after a normal mammogram!
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
none - found via mammogram
haven't been diagnosed. but worried about symptoms. lump in right breast with partial nipple inversion and needle prick sensations
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
none,i found the lump myself
I had a lump in my right breast
I was one of the few with pain before my diagnoses. Pain in my breast would take my breath away.
Absolutely no medical symptoms. I was not sick or tired, I had no physical discomfort. But I did feel a small lump -left breast, but it would disappear a week after my period. So I thought nothing of it.
Pain in both breast
Pain in left breast when I would lay on that side.
I had no symptoms of cancer. I went in for a complete physical and she sent me for a mammogram
Burning pain in my left breast that shot through my underarm area and down my arm.
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.
Shooting pains in my left breast.
Lump found at annual physical, mammogram negative (did not show up on mammo), ultrasound was considered benign (just watch). I saw a surgeon who again assumed 90% chance this is benign, but we can biopsy. My instincts and medical background were telling me to get a biopsy, so the next day after biopsy - I got the call that it was cancer.
None! Routine Mammogram found suspicious markings.
I actually didn't have any symptoms other than slight tenderness in my breast, which was identical to the kind I got days before my period. I did have a cyst on my breast (a clogged milk duct), but I had it for decades and pretty much didn't pay attention to it until it started to bother me during the fall of 2007. It was getting bigger, periodically caused sharp (but slight) twinges of pain, and seemed to be coming to a head. Trying to open it by myself was tough, as it was very clogged. One night however, and somewhat ironically, my husband must have intuited something was wrong when he ran upstairs to our bedroom (I was in bed) and insisted that he drain it. I thought he was out of his mind and didn't want him to do it, but he insisted that he should for reasons I didn’t know at the time. When he broke it, copious amounts of this foul and fetid fluid drained out of the duct and the cyst disappeared. Months later, after my diagnosis and lumpectomy, the surgeon told us that my husband may have saved my life, as the cancer would have spread if the clogged duct grew larger and wasn’t drained.
None. Tumor found during routine mammogram
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.
I had a lump that grew, nothing else was wrong
itchy, sore, rash-like breast/nipple/areola, small lump on self-exam; u/s & mammo non-definitive
Pain like I cannot describe on the left side of my ribs and spine.
Anger. Fear. Loss of control.
Found a lump while showering that I could no longer deny on 10.16.10. Mammo on 10.25.10 indicated I needed biopsy. Core-needle biopsy at The Rose on 11.16.10, diagnosed 11.18.10. First appointment at MD Anderson 12.21.10. Only symptom of cancer other than the lump was fatigue I couldn't shake.
Itchy nipples, now they are gone, swollen right hand, had to take rings off at night. Pain in my breast ignored it.
Self-discovered lump. Lots of migraines prior
Pain in breast. Then found lump. Mammogram did not see the large lump.
Found small lump that hurt a bit sometimes. Mammogram was clear. 4 months later mammogram was clear again but ultrasound showed something. Biopsy showed invasive ductal carcinoma and carcinoma in situ.
None - found during annual mammogram
Found lump while taking shower. Postponed doctor's visit due to lack of health insurance.
Found a lump in my left breast
A lump in my left breast the size of a ping pong ball.
Lump in right breast
occasional drainage from nipple
All lymph nodes on one side of body swelled w/ low grade fever. lump in breast became noticeable. Turned out to be cyst in the shape of upside down U. Inside the U was what turned out to be the DCIS only seen in ultrasound bright red from the increased circulation contrasted to nearby tissue.
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No symptoms, lump was found on routine mammogram
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.
None. Showed up on a mammogram...there was no lump.
Noticed a small lump visible on chest bone above left breast.Thougt it was just hormones. ?? NO other symptoms.Felt great!! My cancer was not genetic...tested neg for BRCA.
fatigue, nausea, head ache
I feel pain in my right breast and checking myself I found a lump
pain under my right breast and extremely bad headaches
sharp pains in left breast and armpit
No visible lumps, I was clueless
Lump and skin puckering on the left breast. Sharp pain at the sight once in a while.
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.
Puckering of the breast
None, found by yearly mamogram
None, found on a mammogram
small lump in left breast near nipple
Her - 2 positive - ER- PR-
Oblong grape-size lump under breast along bra band-line.
Found a lump in my left breast in June of 2012 at the age of 34.
Red. Hot, bumpy swollen painful breast. This is a second primary after an initial carcinoma of other breast with mastectomy & chemo.
nil - lump discovered by accident after I bruised my breast in a fall. Did not show on diagnostic mammogram but detected by ultrasound
No symptoms. Found during routine mammogram