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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 centimeters and appear wherever fat tissue is present.

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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 not something more serious.

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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.

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Some of the causes of tumors in a dog include old age, poor oral care and breed of the dog, explains WebMD. Dogs that have not been spayed also have a higher instance of mammary gland tumors.

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Dog tumors can be treated, and the type of treatment largely depends on the type of tumor. There are three common types of tumors that affect dogs: fatty skin tumors also known as lipomas, benign (noncancerous) tumors and malignant tumors.

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A fatty tumor on the kidney, called angiomyolipoma, is a benign mass composed of fat, blood vessels and smooth muscle. A benign tumor is noncancerous and cannot metastasize or spread to other parts of the body but it can grow and destroy other tissue, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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A biopsy is one common method for identifying a tumor, according to the Mayo Clinic. To have a biopsy, a patient has a physician remove a small amount of tissue for a pathologist to examine it under a microscope.

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As of 2015, images of various types of tumors in dogs are available on the veterinary medicine section of About.com. The Long Beach Animal Hospital website devotes a page to images and information on mast cell tumors in dogs.

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Treatment of stomach tumors range from removing the tumor endoscopically if it is small, to an operation that removes the pancreas and the duodenum, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The latter procedure is done if the doctor suspects that the tumor is cancerous.

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A tumor in the stomach may be the result of stomach or gastric cancer, according to WebMD. However, there are some known instances of benign stomach tumors.