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Can lipomis be cancer?


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May 24, 2011 10:37AM

Lipomas aren't cancerous and current research suggests that lipomas don't become cancerous either.

A lipoma is a harmless tumor composed of adipose tissue. It is the most common form of a soft tissue tumor. Lipomas are soft when touching it, usually movable, and are most of the times painless. Many lipomas are small (under one centimeter diameter) but can enlarge to sizes greater than six centimeters. Lipomas are commonly found in adults from 40 to 60 years of age, but can also be found in children.