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i have a lipoma and had thyroid cancer. my seven year old has two lipomas. are they truly benign or can this be a sign of an underlying disorder?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Familial lipomas?: You might want to read this: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/cowden-syndrome. As you can see, there are certain familial conditions that feature lipomas and thyroid neoplasms. From the information you provided, i cannot tell whether or not you might have this or some other syndrome, but the clustering of tumors suggests there might well be a familial syndrome at play.
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