Possible symptoms of cancer of the hip include hip pain, hip fractures and hip inflammation, notes Healthgrades. Hip cancer also commonly causes fatigue, nausea, bleeding and bruising vulnerability, unreasonable loss of weight, and night sweats. Additionally, hip cancer may result in life-threatening symptoms including chest pain, seizure and tachycardia.
Hip cancer attacks hip bones and can start in the hip bone or other body parts, such as the bone marrow and cartilage, and move to the hip, according to Healthgrades. It is of various types, including multiple myeloma, leukemia, soft tissue sarcomas, chondrosarcoma and osteosarcoma. If not treated, hip cancer may result in complications such as anemia, broken hip, elevated blood calcium and kidney failure. The nature of the complication depends on the cancer's underlying condition.
The exact cause of hip cancer is unclear; however, certain factors such as smoking, a weakened immune system resulting from certain conditions including HIV/AIDS and organ transplant, and radiation exposure may predispose an individual to hip cancer, states Healthgrades. To treat hip cancer, doctors recommend a suitable treatment option depending on the type of hip cancer a patient suffers from. Such options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, surgery and biological therapy. Additional therapies include vaccines, painkillers, antibiotics and blood transfusion.