• How was your cancer found? Mine was irregular bleeding that caused me to go to the doctor.

    Asked by Julianna on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    How was your cancer found? Mine was irregular bleeding that caused me to go to the doctor.

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    • Clyde's Avatar

      Routine trip to the dermo. Totally out of the blue and a big old slap in the face. I was in surgery that afternoon to remove the tumor (local, out patient) and the node dissection set up for later that month. It rocked my world.

      over 3 years ago
    • kerz2013's Avatar

      I had cramping for at least 8 months....i thought it was my ovaries. they did several ultrasounds but did not find anything with my ovaries....until it was time for my routine pap test which showed cervical cancer.

      over 3 years ago
    • hogfan03's Avatar

      I was having a mild pain on my left pelvic side and much heavier periods for about six months I went in for a pap and ultra sound. Did not see anything with the ultrasound but had the abnormal pap.

      over 3 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I also had abnormal bleeding. They first thought it was overproduction of my uterine lining. So they put me on Provera.Then they thought my cycle was just out of control so they put me on birth control LoEstrin. I Had an ultrasound, no masses found. Had a pap smear, came back normal. Cancer was not found. 11 months later they finally decided to go in to perform a D & C with Hysteroscopy. The surgeon said they found the tumor inside my cervix so they did a biopsy. Adenocarcinoma of the cervix was confirmed.

      over 3 years ago
    • futuredreamer's Avatar

      I had a constant vaginal discharge

      over 3 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I went to the doctor because I had pain in my lower right abdomen whenever I moved and I had a low grade fever. I thought I might be having an appendicitis. My doctor had me admitted to the hospital for tests where they diagnosed me with ovarian cancer.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      My cancer was discovered when I went in for an umbilical hernia repair. My general surgeon is also a surgical oncologist, so he knew it was adenocarcinoma as soon as he saw it, and the day after surgery I was pushed throughout the hospital for test to figure out where it had originated. I've had weird periods for my entire life, but other than that I had been completely asymptomatic.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      My stage 1 kidney cancer was found during a study to find out if I had a blocked renal artery which was causing my high BP, good news, arteries fine, bad news, tumor in left kidney. -the nephorctomy did not cure my BP. 14 years later advanced Renal cell cancer fond on liver during a follow up CT. A sonogram showed that I had a fatty cyst on my right kidney, so a CT was ordered to confirm that. Good news no cyst, bad news something wonky on liver.
      stage 1 TNBC yearly mammography - metastasized TNBC - new lesion found on liver during routine follow up scan for treatment of Advanced Kidney cancer.

      over 3 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      I had no symptoms. It was just a routine screening.

      over 3 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I had a huge lump on the side of my neck, it grew to about the size of my hand in 3 days! All the doctors and nurses kept coming in my room saying "What is that!?" Not helpful, but funny now. They did a biopsy and I woke up to "It is Lymphoma"

      over 3 years ago
    • sgmom's Avatar

      Abnormal pap smear on my first check-up post-pregnancy. I was actually supposed to have a 6-mo follow up to an abnormal pap during the month that I found out I was pregnant. My little one is a miracle baby!

      over 3 years ago

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