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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Doctors do not know what causes benign fatty lumps, known as lipomas, as of 2015, notes Mayo Clinic. They believe that genetic factors contribute to the development of lipomas, as people with family members who have the ... More »

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Like many other forms of cancer, doctors do not know exactly what causes liposarcoma, but they suspect a combination of genetics and environment cause the disease, according to Mount Sinai Hospital. Risk factors for deve... More »

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A plastic surgeon specializes in lipoma removal, a procedure using liposuction or a press-and-squeeze technique to remove the fatty, noncancerous tumors, states Darrick Antell, M.D. Generally, existing lipomas do not nee... More »

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The exact cause of lipomas in humans is still unknown. Individuals with a family history of the condition are at a greater risk of getting it, notes WebMD. More »

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