• How about we all give the symptoms that triggered us to see a doctor?

    Asked by Carol-Charlie on Sunday, August 5, 2012

    How about we all give the symptoms that triggered us to see a doctor?

    The only symptom I saw a doctor on was Lower Back Pain. I ignored looking like I was 9 months pregnant... I was 62 and getting old... Old = fat... (Maybe not)... Gas... What did I eat now... oh my the things I ignored. My back surgeon spotted the cancer.... Thank God!

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    • jennifer1010's Avatar

      My cancer was found by a fluke. I went to get an ovarian cyst removed and that's when they found the cancer. I had no symptoms unless the cyst counts. Was staged at 1C. I went in for a simple 2 hour surgery and came out 7 hours later with my life completely changed.

      over 6 years ago
    • victoria14's Avatar

      I too had no symptoms, but found a bump on my groin, and though it was a tumor! Turned out
      it was actually a hernia (probably) caused by the ovarian tumor my gyn found when I went to her
      totally alarmed. The amazing thing is; this was not a really small bump, but I didn't notice it until it was fairly big.

      over 6 years ago
    • jyh5YR2Free's Avatar

      My ovarian cancer was found by accident. I'd had an ovarian cyst for the last 8-9 years about 6mm in size. Never changed. Just stayed there. Doctors never seemed concerned. The last few years I felt more of the symptoms of cyst, like pressure, cramps, lack of energy, slight pain. Doctors never seemed concerned. Then started getting sharp pains in that hip. No explanation. Had MRI, xrays - couldn't find reason for it. I think my orthopedic doctor thought I was crazy or making things up. I finally went in for an ultrasound to see if the cyst was growing or causing it. Doctor said "no". But we scheduled to get it removed anyway. Labs came back Ovarian cancer, grade 3. I could've been dead if I'd waited much longer! Anyway, after surgeries and chemo I am now cancer free. Thankfully it was caught at stage I. And guess what, no more sharp hip pain. :) Trust your instincts. I know God was watching out for me. I hope this helps someone out there.

      over 4 years ago

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