A 57-year-old female asked:
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confused! my numerous lipomas are not moveable or soft & are fast growing & i'm a cancer survivor.should' nt i have a biopsy to be on the safe side?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Sounds like it: Congratulations on being successfully treated for cancer. There are a few syndromes that may be mistaken by a competent physician for multiple lipomas, and there are multiple-lipoma syndromes in which they can be rather firm. For your own peace of mind, have one or more sent to your local pathologist. Glad you're proactive.
Answered on Apr 11, 2015
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Lipomas are: None of the things you describe...They are usually solitary, soft, painless, and slow growing. See you oncologist that saw you for whatever cancer you "survived" to listen to your story, exam, arrange tests that may include biopsy, imaging as well.
Answered on Jan 22, 2014
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