I have an ache in my left leg, mainly around my knee/kneecap. Is it likely to be anything serious like bone cancer or something more common?

Why do you ask? While these tumors are not commony, this is the right age and a likely location for osteosarcoma. If it's bugged you for more than two weeks, or it actually bothers you much, get seen.

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I have a very sore pain in my tailbone, hips, and knee for about 2 month now. No injuries. Could bone cancer be a likely concern?

Seek a doctor. Persistent pains that cannot be attributed to any activity may be nothing serious but may also be a sign of an underlying problem. While this is not likely to be related to urologic cancer by itself you should seek the guidance of a physician who can do a physical exam and order the appropriate tests. Read more...

Is bone cancer a possibility? My foot has had problems before, but its never been this bad. My foot is swollen and I've been having excruciating pain. The pain is getting worse and its going up my leg. My hip has also started to hurt/ache, and so has the

Request . Request a test for gout (uric acid) and an arthritis panel to rule out any autoimmune issues like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. A bone scan (dexa) is a good idea to rule out osteoporosis/osteopenia. Also, have x-rays of your foot and/or hip been done? If not this is not a bad idea to give clues as to the diagnosis. A more detailed history and physical is needed to decide on other possibilities; to answer your question bone cancer is unlikely but not entirely impossible. If you are unhappy with your care, seek a second opinion. Best of luck. Read more...
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 and may need to consult a rheumatologist. Read more...

Pain/aches around my knee area and rib. Scared I might have bone cancer! What are my chances of getting any type of cancer?

Stop worrying. Cancer is an uncommon illness especially in the younger years(< 50 years of age). So you should wait to worry! aches and pains like what you have, are common. Unless these get progressively worse, i would not worry but shift your attention to a more active life style like daily walks which will strengthen your muscles and joints . This might give you more energy and a positive attitude too. Read more...