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A 36-year-old member asked:

why do i have benign tumors in random places in my body?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Usually lipomas: lipomas usually single at the beginning but eventually become multifocal in subcutaneous areas of the body. There is a growth factor that is released (FGF- 1) that stimulates appearance of growths. In vonRecklinghausens disease multiple neurofibromas develop over the skin from head to foot. In both situations, lipoma and neurofibroma if progression noted we see liposarcomas and neuroSa.

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