Problem

Lipomas

Other Names:
Benign cancers
Nature:
A lipoma is a common benign fatty growth or tumour. They can be found virtually anywhere in the body, notably under the skin. They may become plum-sized, but generally do not change much in size over time. Lipomas cause no health problems and can be removed by simple cosmetic surgery if desired. If they are not causing a problem they will usually be left alone.
Incidence:
Lipomas are fairly common in the general population.
Broader Problems:
Benign tumours
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Cancer
Date of last update
29.12.2017 – 21:52 CET