Fatty tumors are often caused by genetics, but can develop due to minor injuries, according to Wake Forest Baptist Health. Fatty tumors are typically harmless but should be checked by a doctor to confirm that they are no... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A fatty tumor, also known as a lipoma, is a noncancerous tumor made up of fat cells that grows just under the skin. Lipomas can take up to several years to grow noticeable, according to DermNet. They can reach up to 10 c... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

As of 2015, doctors do not know the cause of fatty tumors, or lipomas, in humans, according to Healthline. Fatty tumors tend to run in families, so there is likely a genetic component. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer
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