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Question by  TiffaniMichelle (25)

What are fatty tumors?

My doctor says I have one.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

Fatty tumors are harmless accumulations of fat that occur primarily just under the skin. They are never at risk for becoming cancerous and need not be removed unless you want them gone. They can grow but often stay the same size forever and cause no pain or discomfort.


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

These are tumors that agglomerate next to fatty, or lipid, tissues. These are not positioned by surface, or dermal fat, rather in the fat surrounding organs.


Answer by  unimaginativeone (116)

A fatty tumor is another name for a lipoma which is a benign lump of fat tissue. Don't be alarmed by the mention of the word tumor as it isn't a cancerous condition. It can be removed by a simple excision but many doctors don't treat lipomas unless it's for cosmetic reasons.


Answer by  pina (46)

I don't know where your 'fatty tumor' is located on your body, but they are quite common. A term widely used is 'lipoma'. Although tumor sounds frightening, these lipoma's are beningn in nature. However, you can choose to have them removed if they bother you, for examply for cosmetical reasons.

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