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Forum Name: Breast Cancer
Question: Liposome Tumor?
|nsupanda - Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:39 am||
I found what feels like a "bump" in my upper chest, my doctor said it's at the 11:00 location on my breast. She said it isn't a lump, but probably a liposome tumor. They are going to do an ultrasound because I am only 24 years old. My question is this: I can't find anything on the internet about liposome tumors. When I type in "Liposome" it only shows me that it is a possible TREATMENT for breast cancer. Can you refer me to some more information about a liposome tumor, or tell me more about it? She mentioned that it could be a cyst, but said more likely the liposome tumor. I have no past diagnoses, no past surgeries, no family history of breast cancer, and am not taking current medications. Thanks!
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:35 am||
I guess you mean lipoma.
Lipomas are slow-growing, benign fatty tumors surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule. Clinically they are well defined, free mobile with a characteristic “slippage sign”.
Lipomas of the breast are frequently seen.
They can be diagnosed with mammograph being radiolucent and U.S .
Breast lipomas are excised only if there is doubt about their nature which is no more the case with advanced breast imaging techniques.
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