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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda answered:

Is a lipoma tumor cause cancer?

Depends on

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size and location. Lipomas that are larger than 10 cm or 4 inches can turn into malignant sarcomas, but even this is uncommon. Lipomata that are deep to the muscle layer have a higher incidence of malignancy. Sometimes lipomas can cause pain and tenderness, too, even though most are asymptomatic except for its apearance.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Having a 3.5 tumor removed on upper thigh. What type of tumor or fatty tumor can it be? Surgeon says most likely lipoma but the pain is unusual.

Ur Dr. Knows Best

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If your surgeon thinks it is a lipoma, that's more-than-likely correct. Although often painless, angiolipomas (benign) can cause pain. Also, if the lipoma is under the fascia next to muscle, it may cause pain. I'm sure the surgery will go well and you'll know with 100% certainty what it is. Good luck!
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Can you tell me about lipoma tumor?

Benign, Fatty tumor

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Lipomas are commonly located and can be felt under the skin. They are benign, so they can be left alone, requiring no surgery unless they are growing in size or become too large to compress internal structures.
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A little confused. Lipoma or liposcaram . Which one has a main Tumor( hub) that has long leders coming off it. ?

Benign vs. cancer

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Lipomas are a benign fatty growth that sometimes can have benign projections of fatty lumps under tissue plains. Liposarcoma is a cancerous growth & is often confined within its own soft covering & often pushes away other tissues and organs as it grows.
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What is the probability that a lipoma would be labeled as that in ultrasound when really it's a tumor that needs to be biopsied?

Not likely

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An ultrasound is quite accurate in that assessment when combined with physical exam and site of origin. Is lipoma in the breast?
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I had an excisional breast biopsy the dr had to go alot deeper,poss. lipoma, will wait for biospy to come back- can this be cancer in any way?

Hard to say

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The important thing is that the surgery is behind you. Without seeing the mammogram and/or ultrasound its hard to predict the chances that this can be cancer. If its a lipoma then its definitely benign! Why it was decided to resect it? Was it symptomatic? Was there something on imaging that was thought to be suspicious? I recommend to wait till biopsy results are back to discuss with ur surgeon.
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Dr. Eric Whitman answered:

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?

Not related

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Lipomas are benign fatty tumors that are totally unrelated to thyroid cancer. Lipomas do tend to run in families, but are still benign in that situation.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg.placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. whats next? Following the removal of my abdominal tumor, I developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. few months la

See your surgeon

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If the problem is discomfort, it may not be related to the hernia, rather scar tissue. If you think the hernia is back, see a surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, including perforator soaring techniques for "component separation". Not sure what you need however without a complete evaluation - history, exam, review old records and ct scans.
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Dr. Kenneth Stein answered:

I have very severe back pain and I went to see a PA and she said it was a lipoma tumor. The lump on my lower back is mushy hard and causes a lot of pain up my back and it is hard to use the restroom now. I went back to see the PA andshe said it wasnt a li

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Typically, Lipomas don't cause severe pain and they certainly should not keep you from have bowel movements or being able to urinate. You should see an internist who can refer you to a proper physician.
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman answered:

Hi, I have lipoma grown on my back of right side,no pain not growing is is going to develop into cancer if not removed?

No

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A lipoma is totally benign. The only reasons to remove it are symptoms (pain) , continued growth, or interference with day to day life ( like getting dressed).
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