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Can ovarian cancer cause pain in right side and hip?

Can ovarian cancer cause pain in right side and hip?

It might: A woman with ovarian cancer who develops new side or hip pain should notify her oncologist. Ovarian cancer can cause such pain if it has spread to the bones or is growing near the kidney or the muscles of the abdominal wall. It is rare for isolated hip or side pain to be the first symptom of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have what seems to be a constant numbess in my left side above hip below top of ribs. Is this cancer?

I have what seems to be a constant numbess in my left side above hip below top of ribs. Is this cancer?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a neuropathy. I don't know the cause. Could be many things. See a physician for a history and physical examination to explore the possibilities. ...Read more

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Hey am marie and there was 4 days ago when I notice a bump on my hip, and today I notice that the bump grew bigar. Could it be a sign of cancer?

Hey am marie and there was 4 days ago when I notice a bump on my hip, and today I notice that the bump grew bigar. Could it be a sign of cancer?

Hi Marie...: This is very unlikely to be cancer and more likely to be a skin infection of some sort. Try treating it with a warm compress and see your doctor if it doesn't resolve in a few days or if it becomes painful. ...Read more

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Which kind of bone cancer grows aggressively in the hip?

Which kind of bone cancer grows aggressively in the hip?

Rare cancer: Primary cancers of the bone (including the hip) are very rare. The most common bone cancers are actually those that have spread from other cancers (metastatic cancer). The most common primary bone cancers are osteosarcomas, but these are very rare. ...Read more

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My step-dad has lukemia and he broke his hip today. Will the cancer enter his blood faster now?

My step-dad has lukemia and he broke his hip today. Will the cancer enter his blood faster now?

No: I am sorry to hear about your step-dad. Leukemia cells are made in the bone marrow, and they can travel freely in the blood stream. Breaking of a bone will not speed up this process. ...Read more

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X-ray today for hip pain." Questionable Acetabular lucencies" were seen. 3 of them right next to eachother. Scared this could be a Cancer that has met?

X-ray today for hip pain." Questionable Acetabular lucencies" were seen. 3 of them right next to eachother. Scared this could be a Cancer that has met?

They are not sure: So that is why they said questionable. In general if you fear a cancer to the bone diagnosis you should ask for an MRI exam with and without contrast. They will show most mets to the bone. A non contrast CT is also pretty good but MRI is more sensitive for marrow replacing lesions ...Read more

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Could left hip pain indicate colon cancer or something else?

Could left hip pain indicate colon cancer or something else?

Well at your age?: Listen, you are still young but all is possible. First however you need a good examination of your hip. Any pain when you move it? If nothing there than based on the clinical examination, severity of your pain, lab test, an abdominal ct, colonoscopy etc. Etc. Should be down\e. But first the hip is to be examined.
First go to a primary care doctor he may refer you to specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in the knee on the same side as the bad hip, how quickly does the cancer spread?

Questions ??: I am not sure whether you have a cancer in the hip?
Arthritis of the hip can cause pain in the knee and that can last as long the problem is not treated.
You need to see your orthopod to be examined and investigated/treated.
Cancer of the bone is not very common. A bone scan could show if you have cancer in both the hip and knee area. ...Read more

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What is the life exspectancy of someone with hip cancer in the bone stage 4 with other small tumors in diferant places?

What is the life exspectancy of someone with hip cancer in the bone stage 4 with other small tumors in diferant places?

Very difficult: Every case is different and depends on the treatment received and the response. Without treatment probably 6 months or fewer, but that is a far guess. ...Read more

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For a week having pain in right hip sides it hurts to press and feels good laying down feels muscular. Worried its ovarian cancer had clear u/s sept?

For a week having pain in right hip sides it hurts to press and feels good laying down feels muscular. Worried its ovarian cancer had clear u/s sept?

Ovarian cancer worry: This is not ovarian cancer pain unless it has spread everywhere. In that case you would know. Discuss with your team and tell them what your are worried about. ...Read more

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A small bump on left bone hip, around 2 × 1cm, its hurt when get touch (only hurt on the bump not else), it appeared about 5 dys ago, cancer / tumor?

A small bump on left bone hip, around 2 × 1cm, its hurt when get touch (only hurt on the bump not else), it appeared about 5 dys ago, cancer / tumor?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor if the symptoms persist for more than 10 or so days, of if the symptoms get worse.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I have an ovarian cancer, was on chemo for 4 months, now am cancer free but now my left hip is in much pain (had both hip replacements few years ago).?

Check it: I agree with dr. T. Hopefully your pain is due to arthritis or other bone-joint issues but pain in a cancer patient (particularly if always on the same spot or if worsens with time) should be properly evaluated to rule out metastases. ...Read more

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50 & in great shape but w/ pain in both hips for a yr. My doc said probably tendonitis w/ shot recommendation but no xrays taken. Could this be cancer?

50 & in great shape but w/ pain in both hips for a yr. My doc said probably tendonitis w/ shot recommendation but no xrays taken. Could this be cancer?

Not likely: It is not likely to be cancer. However, before going in for shots you may wish try taking 5000 units of vitamin d3/day for about three months to if that helps. It would be useful to add an oral calcium supplement as well. Both of these medications are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Will an X-ray of the hip/pelvic area show cervical cancer?

Nope: Plain x rays of the pelvis will not show cervical cancer unless it got so advanced as to involve the pelvic bone. You don't want to let it get to that point. ...Read more

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Hip cancer and possible lung cancer, what to do to know for sure?

MD time: You need to see a doc for a good evaluation. I'm not sure if you mean that you already were diagnosed with cancer. If so, talk to your oncologist. If not, talk to your family doc about your concerns. You may need to have some tests, like scans or even a biopsy. Don't panic, just make that appointment. ...Read more

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Can a full spine mei detect cancer in left hip or buttocks or thigh area?

Can a full spine mei detect cancer in left hip or buttocks or thigh area?

Spine MRI: When we look at the spine with MR it tends to be focused on just the spine. It might catch the buttocks or hip but definitely not the thigh. The MR coils have to really be aimed at a part to give good images. If you have concerns about other areas please let your doctor know. If you are having pain that goes from back to hip to thigh it might be all from the spine....really talk to your doc! ...Read more

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Can the results of a bone scan of hips show the difference between cancer that has spread or if it is stress reaction?

Can the results of a bone scan of hips show the difference between cancer that has spread or if it is stress reaction?

Not alone.: A nuclear medicine bone scan reveals only bone turnover activity. This can come from several causes such as trauma, degenerative change and tumor. While the scan may give some hints such as distribution of "hot" areas other studies will be needed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Would lower back/upper hip pain in the mornings that gets better throughout the day with movement and exercise be anything serious like cancer?

Inflmmatory back pai: This sounds like inflamatory back pain and could suggest inflammatory back pain like inflammatory spondylitis. Cancer is usually not like this. You need to discuss this with your physician and could be referred to a rheumatologsit. ...Read more

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33 healthy female has had rt hip pain not groin since jan dull can't sleep on that side is it cancer hurts when walk sometimes to what do I think?

33 healthy female has had rt hip pain not groin since jan dull can't sleep on that side is it cancer hurts when walk sometimes to what do I think?

Go see your Dr.: This might be a ligament in your hip that was pulled abnormally. It could remotely be a problem with your ovary on that side, like an ovarian cyst, or an adhesion if you had an operation there. You should go see your doctor to find out the cause before it gets worse. ...Read more

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I have been having severe hip pain and now when I use the restroom it's either hard to go or very painful in stomach. Hmonths history of cancer in fa?

I have been having severe hip pain and now when I use the restroom it's either hard to go or very painful in stomach. Hmonths history of cancer in fa?

Hip pain : This is of concern. Do you have weight loss, night sweats as well. What time of cancer runs in the family? I wonder if you have an osteoarthritis that lead to lumbar compression. If this is the case you could have nerve compression specifically the sacral plexus that regulates bladder and rectal muscle tone? Do you have risk of osteoporosis or trauma to the spine in the past? Recommend an MRI spine. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in hip and leg with colon cancer?

Concerning : Leg pain could be associated with colon cancer. You should see your oncologist and should get appropriate imaging for the area that you have pain in. This pain could also most probably be muscle or skeletal pain but since you have colon cancer you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Pain in hips since radiation and chemotherapy for cervical cancer; does it go away?

Pain in hips since radiation and chemotherapy for cervical cancer; does it go away?

Neuropathy: It can be related to neuropathy after chemotherapy and/or radiation. Often it does go away after several months. However, I would recommend to see pain specialist and start medical treatment. ...Read more