What is it?

Lower limb cancer includes malignancies in the bones or soft tissues of the legs, hip and knees. Primary bone tumors may include osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, which is more common in young children. Chondrosarcoma can develop in the hips of older adults and middle-aged people. Secondary bone cancer can develop due to metastases from malignancy in other organs such as the kidney,breast, prostate, thyroid and lungs. Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that can occur in muscles, blood vessels, nerves, tendons and the linings of the joints.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Malignant neoplasm of legs

Signs & symptoms

Upper limb cancer may include symptoms such as pain, swelling, a lump, night sweats, fever, fractures in weakened bones.


Diagnosis may include physical tests, lab tests including blood tests, imaging tests such as CT scan, MRI scan and PET scan. A biopsy can be performed to sample the tissue and make a diagnosis.


Treatment of upper limb cancer depends on the site, type, and extent of tumor. Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and cryosurgery.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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