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What is a fatty tumor and should I worry?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Fatty tumor is called a lipoma.
It can grow slowly and if it not painful it s not necessary to remove it.

In brief: No

Fatty tumor is called a lipoma.
It can grow slowly and if it not painful it s not necessary to remove it.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
If you have lipomas (lipomata in Latin) then they may pop elsewhere. Don't get alarmed
Dr. Michael Thompson
There are some cancerous fatty tumors (liposarcoma) although much less common then the benign.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Depends

Fatty tumors can be cancerous or not.
Generally when fatty tumors are described, it tends not to be cancerous.

In brief: Depends

Fatty tumors can be cancerous or not.
Generally when fatty tumors are described, it tends not to be cancerous.
Dr. Uma Swamy
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