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My Symptoms of Cancer, Plz See a Dr If U Have Any of These (Page 2)


August 4th, 2006
Checking In
Hi to all who have replied. I would love to have updates on checkups, family members etc. You have spoken about.
Mae, hope to hear from you soon.
Recently I have had a few symptoms that have scared me a bit, the air bubble feeling is back in my spine, pain in left side again at times, no blood or (terrible can't stand it) stomach pain. Cat scans and ultra sounds good in dec. But going to schedule a new colonoscopy. So far in the past I have been clear and tumor marker blood tests have in past been normal. Doc says it may be from scar tissue.
One thing I know as a cancer survivor, the (fear) is always there.
Always remember , you know how you feel, do not assume you are nuts, as I said before, if you are not happy with your Dr. Find one that you trust.
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replied February 9th, 2008
a update
In Oct 2007, colonoscopy was clear no signs of colon cancer reoccurring, tumor marker test was not elevated, in normal range....1 month later...breast cancer Nov 9th diagnosed, Nov 19th double mastectomy...I am discouraged
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replied February 13th, 2008
There is no such thing as cancer odor. Only a doctor can diagnose cancer.
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replied May 5th, 2008
update and symptoms
I am doing well, thanks for the pms, and well wishes, and glad to hear from a couple of you and so glad all is going well. Most of all, Happy anniversary to our 3year survivor, not sure you want your name mentioned but you know who you are and congrats!!!I am not online often anymore, medication makes me soooo tired, and sometimes I don't feel the greatest, but all is going great. Everything seems to be going as best as can be. I feel very fortunate.

As for my reason here, I went through so much for so long before diagnosed with colon cancer and have only wanted to let people know what i went through as to help others, by no means have I ever meant to diagnose, my symptoms are owned by me, yours are owned by you. I just want each and every person who fears or has ANY symptoms and suspicions to seek a Drs medical attention ASAP, if you are not satisfied, get a 2nd, 3rd however many it takes opinions till you know why you feel the way you do. The fear of the unknown is unnecessary , it stops many from seeing the Dr, please!!! don't let it stop you. Hopefully yours will be a simple condition easily treated and most of all that fear and imagination of the unknown will be gone.
My recent colonoscopy was again good results, at times I have symptoms that scare me, but I guess that is probably normal, and a good reason for me to keep getting my followups as the Dr says. In October I will be colon cancer free for 5yrs, and in Nov, 1yr breast cancer survivor, I feel so fortunate and am so glad to hear that one of you is soon to hit the 3 year mark... Happy anniversary
Jeannie
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replied January 17th, 2009
Colon Cancer Problems
I am in my teens. My grandfather died of colon cancer at age 66. And i have had constipation problems my whole life, and have never ate well. very recently I i have had some stomach cramps (couple of days for a month). And my farts have smelled wierd, like rotting eggs. I dk if im over reacting, or if i should look further into it. Never had bloody stool.WHAT DO I DO?
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replied January 29th, 2009
qbhornet14,

First, get yourself an FOB test. There could be blood in your stool you're just not seeing.

Second, keep track of your symptoms and call a doctor. If the FOB test comes back positive for blood in your stool, you will need a colonoscopy.

Third, don't panic! You're young, and if you catch it quick enough, -even if it is cancer and it might not be-, colon cancer is very treatable. I was very scared too for a long time but through education, knowing how to test yourself, and being honest with your doctor and your peers about your symptoms, you can gain a huge amount of peace of mind.
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replied September 2nd, 2009
Hi, wanted to update, my last colonoscopy was in July, they found I had a polyp and removed it, it was NOT cancer. This is why it is so important to have tests done and followups , it could have eventually resulted in cancer, but no risk of it now as it is history.
So often the emails I get are about blood in stool, the very 1 st thing to do is contact your Dr., worrying, and guessing wastes valuable time.
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replied November 10th, 2009
Re: Checking In
hi bluejeanangel,

Did everytime you feel the stomach pain, do you poop?,.....and did it subsides the pain after you poop? Just curious. God bless.

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replied January 14th, 2011
Colon cancer
I am 36 yrs old and I have lost about 35 pounds in the past 2.5 months. I also have blood in my stools and I am vomiting blood as well. My last Dr. visit my WBC was low as was my H&H. She wants me to come in for more blood work and tests. I am a single mother of two and have no ins and very limited income. Do I really need to go for these test or are these symptoms something that will pass?
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replied February 28th, 2011
NANNIEGOAT
GO GET THE TESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your symptoms are severe.
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