What are the symptoms of hip cancer?

Symptoms of hip cancer include pain, fractures, and swelling or a mass in the hip. Other symptoms tend to be nonspecific or related to the primary type of cancer.

Common symptoms of hip cancer

Symptoms of hip cancer may include:

  • Bone or joint pain that may be severe enough to disrupt sleep
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Enlarged liver and glands, such as the spleen and lymph nodes
  • Fatigue
  • Fever and chills
  • Frequent infections
  • Nausea
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight loss

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, the complications of hip cancer can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Bluish coloration of the lips or fingernails
  • Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
  • Change in mental status or sudden behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions
  • Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, palpitations
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Hip deformity or difficulty moving the leg
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, or wheezing
  • Seizure
  • Severe abdominal or hip pain
  • Uncontrolled or heavy bleeding

What is hip cancer?

Cancers of the hip can start in the bones of the hip or may spread there from elsewhere. Cancers that start in the bones of the hip are primary bone cancers. Hip cancer can also originate in the bone marrow, cartilage, and soft tissue. Among these cancer types, the most common are leukemia and multiple myeloma, which for... Read more about hip cancerintroduction


What causes hip cancer?

Although the specific cause of primary hip cancer is not known, a number of factors are associated with its development.

What are the risk factors for hip cancer?

A number of factors increase the risk of developing some of the specific types of hip cancer. Not all people with risk factors will get hip cancer. Risk factors for hip cancer include:


How is hip cancer treated?

The goal of hip cancer treatment is to permanently cure the cancer or to bring about a complete remission of the disease. Remission means that there is no longer any sign of the disease in the body, although it may recur or relapse later.

It is important to continue regular visits with your medical care team so that progression, relapse or metastasis can be caught early and to wat... Read more about hip cancertreatments

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 2, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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