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Lipoma: Risks and Symptoms

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Lipoma is a harmless non-cancerous (also known as benign) fatty growth which grows between the muscle and skin. Lipoma is a slow-growing mass and it may grow for years before it becomes noticeable. Most importantly, lipoma does not turn into cancer.

Women are less prone to lipoma than men. Lipoma is rarely found in children. Lipoma usually appears during your 40s to 60s. According to CNN, people with the following disorders may be predisposed to lipoma.

• Adiposis dolorosa

• Madelung disease
• Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome
• Cowden syndrome
• Gardner syndrome

Also, those with obesity are prone to lipoma.

For many, lipoma is a harmless unattractive growth or mass. According to the National Institutes of Health, ʺa lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin. ʺ

Lipoma can grow anywhere on your body.


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