Diets & Weight Loss

Lipoma

Benign fatty tumor, often treated with excision or liposuction

Question: Is lipoma completely noncancerous no matter how long it is on your body? Also, does lipoma spread? I asked that because I'm still scared and worried about getting the lipoma removed from my back and the results that will follow after the procedure.

Answer: By definition, a lipoma is a benign fatty-cell growth, which doesn't spread, but may become large. Generally, the removal of a lipoma doesn't involve a large incision, so that the resulting scar is usually a small one. Since you are worried about it, make sure that the tissue gets examined by a pathologist, who can then assure you that the tissue is not cancerous, as there are liposarcomas, which are cancerous. However, the liposarcomas tend to be rather hard, and not soft and mushy, as is a benign lipoma.

 


Lipoma Related Products and News

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

PR Newswire (press release)
In order to participate in the conference call, please dial 1-866-364-3867 (domestic) or 1-412-902-4213 (international). The live webcast can be accessed under "Events and Presentation" in the Investors section of the Company's website at ...
 

NY-ESO-1 (CTAG1B) expression in mesenchymal tumors

Nature.com
Hemminger et al9 reported that other liposarcoma subtypes, lipomas, and other myxoid mesenchymal tumors were negative for NY-ESO-1, suggesting that NY-ESO-1 could be a sensitive and specific immunohistochemical marker to differentiate myxoid ...
 

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces New Data on XIAFLEX® for ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)
... additional indications including frozen shoulder, cellulite, human lipoma and canine lipoma and uterine fibroids, all of which will determine the amount of milestone, royalty, mark-up on cost of goods sold and sublicense income BioSpecifics may ...
 

BioSpecifics Technologies initiates CCH Phase 2 clinical trial in patients ...

News-Medical.net
"Our initiation of this Phase 2 placebo-controlled clinical trial of CCH in patients with lipoma represents another important development milestone for BioSpecifics as we further advance our pipeline and continue to uncover the vast potential of ...
 

Dog's lump should be examined by vet

Palm Beach Post
It is called a ?lipoma?. These tumors are also usually benign, however, they may continue to grow and can get quite large and cause problems because of their size. They may need to be removed surgically if they are growing in size. The other common ...
 

Integrative Cancer Treatment: A Case Report

Albany Times Union (blog)
In December of 2006, my wife, M, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It initially showed up as a lump in her right arm, which was assumed to be a fatty tumor, or lipoma. She had slowly progressive fatigue, which we didn't think much of at first.
 

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Study ...

PR Newswire (press release)
"Our initiation of this Phase 2 placebo-controlled clinical trial of CCH in patients with lipoma represents another important development milestone for BioSpecifics as we further advance our pipeline and continue to uncover the vast potential of ...
 

Omaha World-Herald

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Omaha World-Herald
 

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Top-line Data from Phase 2 Trial of ...

PR Newswire (press release)
The forward-looking statements include statements concerning, among other things, the timing of the submission of the final study report on canine lipomas to Auxilium; whether Auxilium will exercise its opt-in rights for canine lipoma or whether the ...
 

Positive Data on BioSpecifics/ Auxiliums Xiaflex

Zacks.com
Based on encouraging data from the phase I and phase II trials for the indication of human lipoma, BioSpecifics plans to initiate a placebo-controlled study to further assess the efficacy and safety of Xiaflex for the treatment of human lipoma in the ...