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

Chewing the fat about lipomas (fatty tumors)

Fortbendstar.com
According to Dr. Rita Ho, a veterinary instructor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, ?Lipomas are common tumors of dogs and, although the gross appearance and texture of these tumors is characteristic, they are benign (harmless) tumors in ...
 

Be on the lookout for canine lipomas

Ellwood City Ledger
According to Lipoma.net, an informative Web site for pet owners, lipomas are benign, relatively slow-growing, fat-filled tumors that are quite common in dogs, especially as they get older. Lipomas are not cancerous, and they should be soft and easily ...
 

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 ...
 

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 ...
 

Ask a vet to check tumors

Juneau County Star-Times
Most lipomas feel fairly soft and movable under the skin and do not typically make pets uncomfortable unless they are in a location where normal movement is disrupted. Once a pet develops a lipoma, it's common for additional tumors to appear. If this ...
 

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Positive Data from Phase 2a Study ...

Wall Street Journal
... 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 ...
 

Tumour should have been removed earlier

The Daily Courier (subscription)
The veterinarian took a sample with a needle and concluded after the cells were evaluated by a pathologist that it was just a benign lipoma ? a fatty tumour that would be easy to remove if it grew. Even if it did get larger, the veterinary felt it ...
 

Catching up: GymGuyz

Long Island Business News
... Inc., Impax Laboratories, Inc., Peoples Federal Bancshares, Inc. and Siuslaw Financial Group, Inc. NEW YORK, 2 hours ago 25 minutes ago. BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Study of CCH for Treatment of Lipoma.
 

BioSpecifics (BSTC) Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (BSTC)

Seeking Alpha (registration)
Forward-looking statements include statements concerning among other things, Auxilium's option to license rights in the human lipoma indication and future payments related to human lipoma, data from the new phase clinical trial in human lipoma and ...
 

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