What is a Lipoma?

September 17, 2018
by Kevin RR Williams

The lump that usually raises more concern that it should.

An Unusual Lump

Discovery of an unexplained subcutaneous lump anywhere on your body can be a source of considerable anxiety for you—particularly if it is under an arm or within breast tissue. Any mass that grows or remains for 3 weeks should be evaluated by a medical professional.

Irrespective of gender, a type of lump more common in individuals aged 40 to 60 is lipoma (not to be confused with lymphoma, which is cancer originating within lymphocytes or lymph nodes). Each of eight lipoma sub-types is primarily made up of fat tissues.

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Kevin Williams is a health advocate and writer of hundreds of articles for multiple websites, including: A Bit More Healthy, KevinMD, and Sue’s Nutrition Buzz.