About symptoms.

Knowing cancer symptoms is very important,becase early detection saves lives.

According to Webster’s Dictionary: symptom – in medicine, means any condition accompanying or resulting from a disease and serving as an aid in diagnosis; a perceptible change in the body or its functions which indicates disease.

Years ago I didin’t pay to much attention to cancer symtoms. I was young, healthy. But I learn my leson and I know now how important is to listen to my body and investigate what my body is telling me.

Here are the basic symptoms of the basic cancers:

– Bladder cancer – pain in abdomen, blood in urine.

-Bone cancer – pain, swelling, fractures, weight loss, nausea, weakness.

– Brain cancer – headaches, dizzines, vision and memory problems, fatigue, weight loss, nausea.

– Breast cancer – lumps in the breast, swollen lymph nodes, discharge from the nipple.

– Colorectal cancer – blood in stools, abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea or constipation, loss of appetite, fatigue.

– Kidney cancer – blood in urine, back pain.

– Leukemia – paleness, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, pain in bones, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats.

– Lung cancer – persistent cough, whizzing, pain in the chest, blood in the sputum, enlarge lymph nodes.

– Melanoma – bumps in the skin, changes in the mole, easy bleeding.

– Non-Hodgkings lymphoma – swelling in the lymph nodes, neck, groin, under arm, fatigue, fever, weight loss, bone pain.

– Oral cancer – any lump in the mouth, pain, bleeding, ulcers.

– Ovarian cancer – abdominal pain, swelling, vaginal bleeding.

– Pancreatic cancer – abdominal swelling, pain, weight loss, back pain, yellowish skin color.

– Prostate cancer – back pain, pain in the pelvis, frequent urinating, pain, blood in urine.

– Stomach cancer – vomiting blood o or blood in the stool, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, loss of apetite.

– Uterine cancer – pain in the pelvic area, bleeding, painfull urination, pain during intercourse.

Learn more. Do your own research. But always think positive, eat healthy. Reduce your cancer risk.

I want to tell you how I’m dealing with symptoms:

– Day one – I have a headache,

– Day two – I have a lover back pain,

– Day three – My headache is gone. I have a pain in my left arm.

– Day four – I’m feeling very, very tired.

– Day five – I’m feeling fine today. All pain is gone.

                    DIAGNOSIS: I’M GETTING OLD……………

371 thoughts on “About symptoms.

  1. Great work! That is the type of info that should be shared around the net. Disgrace on the search engines for no longer positioning this submit higher! Come on over and discuss with my web site . Thank you =)

  2. Thanks for the post… I lost both my biological father and my step-dad to cancer… God bless you in your battle!

  3. I wanted to tell you how much this will help people and to add to the prostate symptoms to be sure and watch the PSA. My husband had a high Psa (.4%)and the doctors wanted to watch him for awhile. This percentage usually means cancer is there. I didn’t know about any Psa symptoms but he had already lost a kidney to cancer. By the time we got him to M.d. Anderson the cancer had already came through the prostate so he had to have radical surgery which has left him with other health issues but Praise God he is cancer free. If the Psa is elevated over a two or even if it is going up please have it checked if you are male and reading this. Thank you for helping so many!

  4. Just read some of your blogs and thank you for following mine. Like you I am a cancer survivor, it’s the reason why my blog exists. Blogging is a catharsis for me…

  5. And the most common first symptom of esophageal cancer is food getting stuck on its way to the stomach. It can also produce weight loss, loss of appetite, or GI bleeding. A more rare symptom, but one that I developed after trouble swallowing was present, was pain, the worst heartburn ever, as stomach acid washed over the open lesion near the bottom of my esophagus.

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post “Rose with damaged petals… don’t ask us why, ask us how”, and I can see why you like it. You are one of those resilient roses who through the trials of growing through concrete you are still reaching up and outward in all of your splendor! So glad that this blog is here to offer help to people that need it. By the way, have you come across any information about the Gerson Institute who provide alternative treatment to cancer (focusing primarily with nutrition). Well if you haven’t it might be worth your while checking it out: http://gerson.org/gerpress/

  7. I recommend that you visit the website drfuhrman.com. I have a relative who has been completely cured of cancer largely through Dr. Furhman’s approach. He is now older than you. You can easily live to be active in your 90s. It’s all in the diet. Check it out.

  8. I am seven years past my colon cancer diagnosis, and my husband is almost six years past his diagnosis of malignant melanoma. We are in our late 60s, and both probably healthier than we’ve ever been! May you have a wonderful recovery!!!


  9. Thanks for visiting from-a-distance and clicking the ‘like’ button on ‘The Good Life Two’ Anna. Hope all goes well with you and yours.

    cheers – Don

  10. Getting old, maybe BUT… you do not have to settle for pain as you grow older. Pain is only a Symptom… and maybe it’s just a symptom of being lazy, and not doing enough for your body, that has housed you and given you refuge for how many years?? I am going to be seventy. I am in my Seventieth year. I have no significant pain. I take no medications. I do the Five Tibetans every day. I walk my dogs. I do a 45 minute strength workout (Gilad in Hawaii) three times a week. I have recently gone VEGAN, because I am realizing that Animal Protein Feeds Cancer… we just have to Step Up the work as we age… it’s only Logical!

  11. This is a great post! Both of my parents had cancer and are now survivors themselves. Thank u so much for visiting my blog, I’m glad that led me to yours!

  12. My mom was eaten alive by cancer in five months. This info would have been helpful eight months ago. But thanks for visiting me. Come back soon. Happy Reading!

  13. Thank you so much for this post! I have a lot of cancer in my family but have stupidly never really found out what i should keep an eye out for to protect myself. I’ve made some notes! I wish this kind of info was more widely publicised. Hooray for your blog.

  14. Hey there, you “liked” one of my posts so I figured that I’d come and take a peek. I saw the cancer theme and got excited… (not that cancer excites me) but I have a pal with an awesome site regarding leukemia. He’s just been through a year of hell fighting a horrible one.

    It’s called “Thrilled to Death”

    Take a look. He’s always looking for new friends.

  15. Thanks for dropping by.

    I’m just a bit younger than you, newly retired and also had a touch of ‘C’ a couple of years ago. I am relieved to know that the niggles just mean I’m getting old – almost certainly a terminal condition 🙂

  16. Based on our experience, if you are at all concerned about any of those seemingly simple “aches & pains” often explained away, (if you can) get a full scan all the same. If nothing, perhaps you’ll feel a bit more at ease. If something, you might get started a bit earlier. Unfortunately, for one, pancreatic cancer often shows no symptoms at all until advanced. Cancer’s a bastard.

  17. Thanks for following my blog, but something went wrong. Could you try to follow it again? Also, very inspiring blog you have here. I’ll be sure to stop by often.

  18. Very informative post. 🙂 I think its great that your blogging about such. Cancer is a terrible disease and I think that we should know the signs and symptoms and also find a lot of ways to prevent or reduce our risks of getting it.

  19. When I read the last line of that post, I smiled….’me too’ I thought. Every day is a challenge as to which pain or discomfort I will get today. I’m lucky. So far I’ve had nothing significant (that I know about), but now that I’m 60 year’s old, every day that I feel o.k. and I mean o.k. not brilliant! is a bonus.

  20. Oh, hun, we’re all getting older. Some people live until over a hundred, and some die before they’ve even seen the light of day. I hope you don’t spend so much time worrying (because worrying in itself can be bad for your health!), but just enjoy life while you can. None of us are here forever. 🙂

  21. Ol’ Ben Franklin was a very astute man—I think he may have missed a connection though; not only “You are what you chew” but also “You are what you think”. No?

    Having read through that list I now think I may have cancer in everything … heck with it, pass the rum!

  22. Thanks for sharing the symptoms. Everyone should know them. And thanks for sharing your great sense of humor. You are one of a kind…..<3

  23. Be aware that some symptoms of cancer do not occur until this UGLY is advanced. Regular check ups are important. I’m three years cancer free of colon cancer (third generation) and my only symptom was too many bowel movements. (I named my tumor ‘Old Ugly).
    I lost my mother, both her parents, her only sibling and my sister to cancers and am an RN of many years experience, so please understand that I know what I’m saying is true. My sister’s ovarian cancer had NO symptoms until too late for her. It was ‘accidently’ discovered during hernia surgery.
    Will be praying for you, Anna. Thanks for visiting *my* blog.
    Geni White (Samcivy).

  24. People close to me have been diagnosed with different types of cancer but I don’t know much about the early/basic symptoms and it was informative to read them all in one post. It’s good to know the signs so I can watch out for them in the future!

  25. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, it may mean the difference between life and death for someone surfing the net. 🙂

  26. thanks for reading my blog and liking my post! This was a great post with good info. I lost my step-dad to cancer a few years ago and hate its very existence. stay strong and healthy…you will beat it! You may want to check the following out. I heard this mycobiologist (Paul Stamets) speak in Seattle and he is brilliant. Mycelium helped his mom beat cancer. I take the MyCommunity product every day…mushrooms are amazing! Hope it helps http://www.fungi.com/

  27. This is a useful post for me… because a year ago when I developed myocarditis I was subjected to an array of tests (inc. x-ray, ct scan, etc..)… which naturally heightens your risk of getting cancer. I read that taking an aspirin a day can help prevent heart attack, but also prevent/reduce symptons of cancer. Thank you for sharing!

  28. Hi…thanks for visiting my blog^^
    I wish You all strenght for the battle.
    Some of my fam died because of cancer.And now, i am taking care of my aunty who has ovaruan cancer third stadium. She refused to have chemo then we were searching for the alternative curibg method.
    She’s now alive and healthier with propolis abd static electric teraphy. *though the doctor once said that her life will not be 6 month at the first time diagnose , 2 years ago.

  29. I love this post, but I do want to add that not everyone will have all, some, or even any of those symptoms. I didn’t know I had stage 3 osteoblastic osteosarcoma until my arm broke due to how thin the bone (my lower left humerus) had gotten. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Great post!some of these I did not know. Just wanted to add for early symptoms of ovarian cancer sometimes the first symptom is incontinence (slight or more) and this symptom is often missed because incontinence happens for many women post menapausal. It was my Mothers first symptom and she was put on incontinence drugs without being checked for ovarian cancer. Two months later she developed asidies (sp?, a condition where fluid built up in the abdomen) but her and her Dr. just thought she was gaining weight due to age factors (she was 63 at the time), and the asidies diagnosis was missed due to that. 4 months after she developed unexplained pain in her abdomen and went in for exploratory surgery. That is when they discovered it wasn’t weight gain but asidies and also when she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. She fought bravely for 4 years. During that time her oncologist informed me that if I ever start having problems with incontinence to make sure I get a blood test (CA-125) right away for ovarian cancer as that is often the first symptom and is often missed, misdiagnosed, or general Dr.’s are not aware of that. While most incontinence problems are not cancer related, don’t want to start a panic here, get the blood test just to make sure as early detection is key! Or if there’s no problems with that but your belly starts puffing out for no reason over the course of a month or two, get tested just to be sure. Anyways, just wanted to add those to the list as I don’t often run across them on the web. Thanks for posting this article!

  31. Thanks for stopping by, and yes, you’re right that people should be paying much better attention to possible symptoms. That’s why my wife and I went vegan, so that we can battle the cancer that is in both of our families early and often. . . with everything we eat.

    Thanks again, and best of luck to you,

  32. great post … sometimes I think information and cure are deliberately kept away from common folks for drug companies to keep demand up. Thank you for sharing
    – ziploom.com

  33. Thanks for visiting my page.

    Your article was very informative. My grandmother passed away due to cancer. Doctors in the city she lived at did nothing to detect her cancer on time. She was diagnosed at a hospital in another city. She got surgery, but then suffered cancer again.

    However, I know a woman in her 40’s that has survived ovarian cancer. She is a strong and working woman, with two young-adult daughters.

    Glad to know a person with a strong spirit like you. God bless you!

  34. Thank you for “liking” my blog post: “Emanation” yesterday. I really appreciate you stopping by my blog:) If you like my blog, check out my website which contains my oil paintings and photography at http://www.FairesFineArt.com. I think your blog is amazing! I applaud you for doing what you are doing to educate people about cancer. I am sorry for your struggle; however, it looks like you are making the most of your situation. Good for you! Keep up the good fight and stay strong. I am a former RN and I firmly believe in education. Information is power….as long as it is the ‘right’ information that is….looks like yours is. Have a blessed day.


    k i m b y

  35. Thanks for listing this very important information. Having knowledge and being proactive about our health….imagine that. And thanks for the diet info. Just ANOTHER reason to eat healthy the way God intended.

  36. Hi — thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 I really appreciate it. It doesn’t seem like the kind of blog you’d be interested in, but I’m glad you visited anywway.
    After reading this post it sounds like my fiancé could have brain cancer — he has all those symptoms quite regularly. Scary anyway, but now a bit more so. I think I will do more research and try to gently suggest he gets a brain scan.
    Thanks for the info.

  37. Great post! Cancer runs in my family so I try my best to do anything I can to avoid being diagnosed with it myself. Thanks for spreading info about this serious disease. Awareness is definitely the 1st step to change 🙂

  38. HWAITING!! *this means fighting in korean :)*

    it sure is important to *listen to our body and investigate what they are telling us.*
    sacroma cancer. it used to be a foreign language to me. but not anymore.

    HWAITING!! let’s be healthy and enjoy life. bring all the happiness ard to win the fight with the “c” word. Ha. 🙂

  39. What a coincidence… I avoided doing research for “vomiting blood” which is under Stomach Cancer.. Anyway. Good post.

  40. And regular checkups. Early detection is key, even before symptoms are present. My melanoma was caught in stage 0, before it had time to affect other areas. So blessed!

  41. Hi Anna…..thank you once again for “liking” some of my posts. I am so happy that you find them to be a light in your world. Continue doing all you can to be healthy. My mum won her battle against bladder cancer so be encouraged as you continue in your fight. Blessings!….Kim

  42. Thank You for liking one of my posts http://carinasinspirations.wordpress.com/
    What a fighter You are!!!
    Really inspired and loved reading your blog.
    You have strength and such life inside. Praying it will fully manifest itself greatly….

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  43. Great list! I had a mother, sister, and grandmother that all died of breast cancer. My husband survived cancer. Some days I feel very carcinogenic! Anyway, loved reading your blog. I came across it because I think you read something from mine (medoit.org) and I’m glad for that because I’m happy to read yours too! I don’t have cancer myself, but it has touched my life deeply.

  44. This post is fantastic! You’re such an inspiration! I will keep you in my thoughts.
    Also, thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you there again, soon.

  45. Wonderful post. I lost my best friend to lymphoma and tried to learn everything I could to help her in her final days. Peace, blessings and continued strength to you. Thank you for stopping by my place.


  46. Super list. It will help others definitely! Thank you for putting it out there
    and thank you for reading my blog post over at Not Dabbling in Normal today. I have changed my eating in the past 3 years. No more boxed or processed foods. Every little bit helps and I will continue to do more.

  47. Thanks for liking my post!
    I really appreciate your post; cancer is such a huge issue in our times and it lies close to everyones hearts because we all have been personally affected by cancer, whether we lost someone to cancer or we ourselves, have survived some form of the disease. I encourage you (if you haven’t done so already) to reach out to the American Cancer Society. They run Relay for Life events all over the country throughout the year and would love to honor your strength with their the survivor dinner and survivor lap held at the Relay for Life events.

  48. nice post, and funny! it’s important to share information like this though. Thanks a lot for liking the book i’m blogging “In That Other Dimension”, glad you’re enjoying it!

  49. Hi! This is Amy from The Messy Middle — I updated my blog this weekend but haven’t been able to move subscribers from wordpress. Sigh. So, if you want to keep following me, you’ll need to resubscribe through wordpress (messymiddle.com). I’m slowly learning more about technology, that’s for sure … thanks for following!


  50. Hi Anna, great work! I have just recently attended an update seminar on the latest natural medicine treatments for cancer. I wanted to update, because my uncle has been diagnosed only recently. There are so many ways supplements can help and I’m really glad that my uncles specialist is agreeing to use herbal medicine in conjunction with his treatments. Better times are ahead for many once we can all work together. Thank you for dropping in on my blog and keep up the great work 🙂

  51. Thank you for bringing me to the attention of your blog by liking mine. I really am absorbed by what you have written. I am a doctor in emergency medicine and so this has been good for me to read-to understand things from another perspective. Take care

  52. Hi Anna .. thanks for liking my blog “The hidden beauty of Kalba, Fujairah” and i am so thankful that you dropping by to my site or else i wouldn’t find your very interesting and informative blog about the symtoms of diff. types of cancer.

    Have a nice weekend ;D

  53. Thank you for sharing this, I wish more people made this information known! To all ages too, I didn’t pay attention to any of this until I was diagnosed at age 24 with Ovarian.
    Just to add to your list – Ovarian cancer: increased frequency and/or urgency of urination and disruption of appetite were two that helped the Dr figure mine out!

  54. Thanks for visitng my blog. I just started this Yammer project blog and I’m thrilled to have a couple of readers already.

    Interesting to read about how the symptoms for different cancers vary. Not something I have personal experience with yet.

  55. Very informative post, I will definitely be sharing this, it is so hard to find this information all in one place, so this is excellent, very helpful. Thank you also for checking out my blog, if you hadnt I wouldnt hVe found yours and I have very much enjoyed reading it.

  56. I liked the symptom for day 2, Lover back pain, may I suggest at your age you give up those excruciating positions. Perhaps #1 symptom is also a result of of this. Liked your blog, keep healthy and happy. I am old but happy.

  57. A wonderfully informative post; my dad’s side of the family has weathered various cancers, something I keep on top of.

    Thanks for popping round my blog; yours is quite inspiring! Happy belated birthday. 🙂

  58. So sorry to hear about the cancer. Having a good doctor and being persistent in getting a proper diagnosis and information if you feel something is wrong is so important. I lost my mother to stomach cancer at 85 as she was never properly diagnosed until too late, though all the signs were there, and she still had a sharp youthful mind and body,…a very painful death.. and her brothers all had different cancers as well, and my sister now also has cancer, tumors in her body, that broke through to the brain barrier and planted themselves there after her chemo-rad treatment, and she was only diagnosed after not believing her swelling and pain around her stomach and bleeding was “just female problems that show up when you are in your 50’s’, as she was told. She always took care of her health. She was persistent in getting properly diagnosed, and when they finally checked through scans…found she had to have surgery right away, as in a day or two she would be dead. She is as my mother, strong and determined and doing well as can be expected, and as for both of them, the doctors were surprised that they had lived through their condition before being diagnosed, and for surviving after. I expect that it will show up in me some place and sometime, and hope to handle it as well as they did, but… I don’t dwell on it, just expect it.
    Thanks for your great Blog. It is a treasure.

  59. You made me laugh when you listed the days and how you felt. I was saying, “Gee, I feel like that too.” Then I hit the punch line. “I’m getting old.” Who said getting older was going to be fun?


  60. Hi, thanks for visiting my site its very kind of you. When I read your piece about cancer I concluded that yep, getting old is a bit of a rotter. However, too many people don’t get old at all. The young people today seem to complain endlessly of every little cratch or bruise and I wonder how they are going to cope as they age, let alone get old. Then there are others with the worst things going on in their lives. Struck repeatedly with cancer in different areas of their bodies, yet they seldom complain. Perhaps we all need a good shake now and again to remind us of our blessings and that there is always someone who is worse off than us. Thanks Lorelle

  61. If anyone can, you can get the better of the BigC, focus on life, my wife Rita Harrison has worked with people like you for over 26 year. I think you can Win this… I wish you WELL

    Oh and thank you for liking my post… all the best!!!!!

  62. Thanks for liking my post, “Truth Is In The Air” at Later Living. Your diagnosis above fits me too. But who knows, cancer may be lurking in the future. One day today, another tomorrow. Warren

  63. “Day two – I have a lover back pain,”

    Wow – if having back pain caused by a lover is all that’s on your mind on Day two, I hope you have more day twos!


  64. Thanks for liking my post in “Summer in one of my favourite places”. Hope you are doing good 🙂 I just found out that you are a healthy 65 years old and do blogging. Wow, this is new to me! You are amazing! 🙂

  65. Great blog! Yeah, i wonder if a blog promoting chemo would get this many comments. Have you seen the Cancer is curable Now documentary by Marcus Freudenmann? The truth about cancer and the archaic nonsense still being pedaled by the money making medical industry is slowly but surely being exposed in wider and wider circles. Peeps are waking up!

  66. This post was a very good read but, it did not find the cancer I was looking for I believe that my aunt has heart cancer because she suddenly had brain tumors but, its believed that the heart cancer is still present. In addition thank you for dropping by and checking out some of my posts.

  67. This is really well researched and informative Oceana! Best to know these things in advance so we can catch before it’s too late. I need to read more of your blog!!!

  68. You are a very inspiring person. Thank you for all the valuable information provided on your site. Thank you for being such a brave person and showing everyone of us that beating this debilitating disease is possible. Living life to the fullest with a healthy mind is surely it and you are living proof of this.
    x Mika

  69. Thank you for reading and liking my Poetry, as I start to emerge, and ‘brave’ putting myself out there… Not nearly as brave as you have to be to share yourself with us… I feel as Mika does. She said it so well.

  70. Hello! I just started my WP, and I was so excited to see that someone liked my post. I was even more pumped when I saw your blog content and also that you’re the queen! Baha, anyway, I now follow your blog, so please feel free to follow mine. 🙂

  71. Thank you for visiting my blog…
    I am in awe of all that you are dealing with and your healthy, positive mental attitude…and this is such a useful comprehensive list for prevention. I m a firm believer we are here to keep sharing what we know!

  72. Every male in my family that has died has done so thanks to cancer. Some “self inflicted” but mostly just unlucky/genetics. I think this is one of the better posts I have seen. ty so much for posting it. Also thankyou for reading my blog as well.

  73. Thank you for visiting my blog! Also, what a great blog you’ve created about cancer symptoms. I had to deal with cancerous cell growth in my thyroid earlier this year, having to remove 1/2 of it in June. My husband had a lipoma removed from his back as well this year. My tumor was found during a routine checkup. If my doc hadn’t been the great doc that they are, I might never have noticed it. It’s good to pay attention to your body, and to find a doc that you like who is thorough. Great post today, I look forward to reading more!

  74. This post meant a lot to me. My mom found a lump in her breast and told no one. She didn’t go to the doctor until over six months later. By that time, it was much, much worse and had begun to spread. Now I am very careful and even at 24 years old get everything checked very regularly.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  75. I don’t know who are you or how did you find my private blog, I know nothing about you except that the flower of your life was standardized and processed to its roots and binded with the many hundred thousand people who got caught in the net of C-world (it’s a pun on the themepark sea-world – I am not really good at topical humour).

    Strange weird and painful to the bones to embrace the thought.The old ones called it “memento mori”. they were at least prepared.

  76. I lost my father to stomach cancer. He was barely 40, an athlete when he was younger always active, but smoked like crazy. This was the 70’s after all. Everyone smoked, I was barely a few years old I was born in 74. When he started to get sick he refused to go to the Dr. I wish he was as aware as you are. Thank you for raising awareness and posting such an informative Blog. It can help a lot of people. Thank you,
    Eva 🙂

  77. There should be classes about it in schools, at any level. Not only about cancer syndroms, but also other diseases of our times. It would surely help a lot of people to know about their health problem – I mean their own, or their relatives’.

  78. Thank you for liking my article on Child spacing. I found out your article on cancer very informative and educational. Keep the good and continue to educate people.

  79. I doubt you’ll get this message before Christmas…LOL, but I love your informational blog about cancer. I write about my cancer periodically, but can’t remember if I’ve done one like this. Kudos to you! Great write.. 😀

  80. My mother is a survivor of breast cancer by the grace of God! Thank you for your insightful and compassionate post to help others through the wisdom of your experiences. May God continue to richly bless you and expand the platform of your ministry to enrich and enhance the lives of others. Thank you for visiting myImmanuel!

  81. Wish you get well soon and may God bless your health. And I want to say thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry for liking post “Dream”.

  82. Bonjour !

    Thank you for jotting these — it keeps one abreast about the various types. Two key ingredients which will help in combatting, or managing are Fenugreek and Neem. If you can get those in your diet, it will help a lot.

    Hope you get well soon. Blessings for a fabulous journey

  83. Hi…Thanks for coming by my blog!! Not sure how you stumbled upon me but it couldnt have been a better time! My mom is battling Rectal Cancer and I am loving reading you blog!! Its just what I needed and can’t wait to share you with her!! I love your upbeat positveness!!! (((HUGS)))

  84. Hi,
    Many Thanks for your visit to my blog. I am hoping that you enjoyed yourself.
    Wishing you the blessings of happiness and health each and every day.

  85. I’m on the preventative track right now. I know all of the genetic mutations in my body that are supposed to lead to cancer. I know how years of stress has hampered my immune and nervous systems. I know how badly my digestion works, even 5 years after removing all “baddies” from my diet. And yet…………………..I have hope that I will beat the odds. Why? I read articles such as this….and I stay away mainstream medicine. Thanks for being on my team.

  86. Excellent post and one that no one should be afraid to look at; it may just save them! Thank you!
    Sending you well wishes!


  87. These symptoms to specific cancers are so helpful! My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and treatment. Fortunately, she’s been cancer free for twenty years! Good luck to you! 🙂

  88. Hi Anna. Thank you for visiting my blog today and clicking on the Like button to my most recent post. Your blog is informative and inspiring. I encourage you to keep up the good work you’re doing here and more importantly, I encourage you to keep fighting the ill effects of cancer. Wishing you a long and healthy (and happy!) life. Cheers!

  89. Thanks for writing this simple to understand symptoms. My Mom has been fighting breast cancer for 5 years now. And I hope she will have many more years ahead of her. Sometimes I feel awful seeing her doing chemo over and over again when it comes back.

  90. Thank you for all the great information. So glad you survived cancer and you’re feeling well. Mostly I loved your DIAGNOSIS I have all those symptoms too getting old! Love it! Thank you!

  91. I worry so much about cancer, and I never used to. Cancer runs in both sides of my husband’s family, and I didn’t know until recently, but both sides in mine as well. My dad’s mother just died from kidney cancer. Since then I’ve been obsessed with eating healthier and working out. I’ve quit drinking soda and consuming most everything with aspartame. I’ve been strongly encouraging my husband to do the same. It’s been tough, all of these changes, but I know they’re for the better!!!

  92. Thanks for finding me. You may not know it, but your blog has already answered some serious and private questions I’ve had.
    Thanks for being so considerate in posting what you know and what you’re learning about.

  93. Hahahaha…….
    Sorry mam, I can’t stop laughing. The way you put this made my day! I did read “seriously” until I read the last paragraph, “How you deal with your symptoms” then… DIAGNOSIS: I’M GETTING OLD! Hahaha…. “Click” Like

    I will comeback to read more, U’re the 1st Blog I decide to follow! Yaaayyy… Greeting from newbie on the block! 😀

      1. (^_^) after read then wrote and decide to follow your blog, I read more, turn out your blog is getting blog of the year 2012 award! Awesome! And congratulation mam! I surely comeback for more! Cheers and Merry Christmas for you too!

  94. Hi there! This is great information to have in one tidy list…Thanks for compiling it.

    Congratulations on being a 50+ (anyone’s guess, right?) survivor! Must be doing something right…

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog- glad you enjoyed it! All the best!

  95. Hey girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! You seem like a beautiful, sweet, woman that has many more than 5 years left in her!!

    My mother passed away from endometrial cancer 2 years ago at the age of 62. Her symptoms were very similar to a bladder infection, which is what she thought she had, but when the antibiotics didn’t help, the doctors figured out it was something more. Another, more quirky symptom was that she suddenly lost her taste for coffee! The woman drank coffee everyday of her life, and all of a sudden she didn’t like the taste anymore!!

    I hope all is well!

  96. You forgot one! Testicular Cancer. It is very important for men between the ages of 25-45 to check themselves regularly. Pain and or swelling in this region with or with trauma.

    It has been Six years since I was diagnosised and treated. I got a clean bill of health last year, No More CTs for me!! Ha! Just yearly chest x-rays.

    I don’t tell too many people about this, because I only knew I had cancer for 4 days and then it was successfully removed. So I am not championing myself as a great survivor…just a someone who found it really early–Stage 1 and only 3cm. It was my doctor who ordered the ultrasound that is the real hero. Early detection + Awesome Doctors = a greater success rate!

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

  97. Ovarian cancer is the one that scares me. I don’t have a history of cancer in my family, but really, could the symptoms be any more vague? I eat the same thing practically every day and some days I’ll get horribly bloated and gassy and some days I won’t. Way to go nature, thanks for making me worry cancer is ravishing my insides simply because my food doesn’t agree with me. And for that matter, WTF is the deal with women getting the short end of the heart attack stick, too? Rarely the left arm numb/heart pain thing, just dizziness and upset stomach. Cool. I won’t know if I’m dying.

    Cancer isn’t a bitch, it’s a man.

  98. Great post about cancer symptoms. Another cancer you could add is Mesothelioma. I lost my dad after a 16 week battle. It is considered one of the most aggressive cancers there is. It is only caused by exposure to asbestos. Symptoms are tiredness, weight loss and shortness of breath. If anyone has reason to believe they have had exposure, these symptoms should be checked out immediately. Thank you for all you do!

  99. Thank you for sharing this. There are two sayings that I always keep close to my heart.
    1. One never grows old, only wiser. 🙂 (I am only fifty) 🙂
    2. Bend but never break.
    The second one helped me survive, not cancer but the cancer of society, the cancer of the family!

  100. Thank you for posting the symptoms and information. I’ve never seen all of the types of cancer with symptoms posted before. If more people (healthy or ill) had such a positive, take-charge attitude the world would be such a different place. And thanks for your visit to my site. Happy, happy Birthday!!!

  101. Great blog! I love your name of the blog, too. 🙂 Scott has stomach cancer and had NONE of these symptoms. It is a recurrance of cancer…first time was a rare upper intestinal cancer. This time full blown beyond stage IV. He’s definitely got a reason to live, though, and his doctors cannot figure out why he hasn’t succumbed to the disease despite wasting away to less than half his weight. Thanks for coming by our blog today. Namaste

  102. I worry about this every day of my life. Almost everybody in my family dies of cancer – at least up to now. Oh, and I have no health insurance. So what to do? Go to free clinics, keep living and try not to worry.
    Oh, and follow positive blogs like this.
    Thank you for your blog. And thanks for visiting mine!

  103. This is one of the reasons I’m writing about my cancer (uterine/endometrial) experience – to get the symptoms and knowledge out there. When I first told friends and family about my diagnosis, many of the women e-mailed me to ask how I knew. Luckily, for my cancer, the early signs are visible, and in my case it was irregular spotting post-menopause, which the drs. first thought was just hormonal. Thank God I paid attention to my body and didn’t just blow it off. I caught it early (stage 1a) and surgery removed all of it with no need for radiation or chemo. Life gets busy, but if you don’t put yourself first, who will?

  104. Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I
    guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips for newbie blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

  105. You certainly are one wonderful lady, How brave you are and I have to say to you that my mom and dad died of cancer, my brother and father both had brain tumors and of died 30 years apart but my dad was buried on Christmas ever and my died on Christmas day…both of brain tumors…thank you for sharing all you do…it is really so awesome and so important I have another blog or mine here that I would love to share this with..will you let me know if so…thank you dear
    God Bless

  106. I offer a bit of advice about pain. My Doctor’s treating my diabetes kept telling me my pain was in reality all in my head because of depression or they conducted useless x-rays on my bone structure. But, all diabetics eventually suffer from peripheral neuropathy. But they kept lying to me and I kept telling them that my pain was very real. When I finally got through to them, I got tested for nerve damage which turned out to be quite severe. Funny thing is testing for nerve damage does not result in any diagnosis back to diabetes, and other nerve related diseases are very difficult if not impossible to diagnose. So, sufferers are often stuck in a limbo taking psych and epileptic drugs to cope, and the Doctor’s are legally bound and under gag orders to treat neuropathy as something it is not. And have no diagnostic name for the condition, which is treated as symptom of illnesses that they are prevented from linking to the system. You have to be vigilant about your pain, because, their are Catch 22’s that make many Doctor’s try to bully their patients into thinking they are crazy.

    Pain isn’t crazy. It just hurts like that.

  107. Hi Anna,
    Lovely to (virtually) meet you 🙂
    Thank you for liking my painting blog.

    Cancer is a tough topic whether you have it, a friend or family member has it or you have pre-cancerous symptoms. I had precancerous symptoms before and my nearest and dearest didn’t handle it well which made it hell for me. I had treatment and I’m healed (Thank God!) with yearly checks now.

    I hope you have a strong support, it is very important. You are very brave to share your experiences and emotions and all! I pray you enjoy many years of happiness.

    I hope you keep well.

  108. My brother just had his kidney removed and found out he had renal cell carcinoma, Cancer of the kidney for those of you who may not know what that means. The only good thing about it being that type of cancer is by being renal cell, that tells you that it originated in the kidney, it didn’t metastisize , or spread, from somewhere else in his body. Up until this we have not had a family history of cancer, so don’t think just because cancer doesn’t run in your family that it cannot happen to you. Listen to your body. Any changes that don’t go away in a very short time, please get checked out. Cancer sucks! Thank you for sharing this very helpful information with us. I look forward to following your blog and thank you for stopping by and reading part of mine. Good luck on your journey.

  109. Life threw a few lemons my way and i spent days/months worrying about the future, clutching my head and moaning…i wish i could smack myself now! Your matteroffactness, your positive outlook and your everyday victories are truly inspiring. Thank you. 🙂

    Also, i wanted to add: knowing the symptoms is a good step , but for every symptom(or group of) there are tens of other differential diagnosis which can be mostly benign diseases. So, please visit a hospital when you have symptoms(especially if you have strong family history, or fit into the susceptible age grousps)or even for regular health checkups, but dont try to self-diagnose and sink into unnecessary panic.

  110. Thanks for sharing, so many people turn to the www for their concerns instead of consulting a
    MD, your post will help so many with their concerns, maybe even scare some to go and get evaluated. Take care, be well.

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  112. Wonderful post! Your survivor story is inspiring… my mom is actually battling an aggressive form of breast cancer, and having a community online really helps. Thank you for posting this to help others!

  113. Great info about cancer symptoms. I admire your research. Many of the symptoms and the cancer itself can be fought with the common radish. Especially the Japanese Dikon Radish. You will find supporting info on my blog at http://www.radishdiet.com. Perhaps you would like to be a guest blogger on my site.

  114. Great post, love the good information. What I find very interesting (that I have learned lately) that cancer cells need an acidic environment to thrive. Let’s maintain our bodies balance and we can stay healthy.

    Another thing, you get some great response. I would love any tips if you have any. Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you come by again!


  115. I have almost all those symptoms except Weight Loss…. Feeling every symptom is one reason I did not succeed in the medical training course I once took- I had every disease I read about! Nice post-

  116. Just wanted you to know I just said a prayer for you. The information you just shared could save someone’s Physical life. I hope my blog might one day show the way to salvation of their spiritual life. Excellent post.

    1. That sucks. Sorry 😥 I’m thankful that my breast cancer was caught in the early stages. I’m getting radiation therapy to prevent future situations. I’m hoping the other boob doesn’t go on strike anytime soon, if it has to at all.

  117. Great tips here,
    Thanks for sharing these valuable symptoms which really many do not know
    if find out early many difficulties can be avoided,
    Recently my Bro-in-law succumbed to cancer, another young man in the family
    is already suffering in US and another young man in the family recently passed away
    due to this. Few other youngsters are undergoing treatment.
    Our prayers for you too.
    Have a good time ahead.
    Best regareds
    ~ Philip V ariel

  118. You are so brave to write about your struggles whilst you are in the thick of it. Great info- wish more people knew what to look out for to get treatment early.

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