Lipomas | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Does having lipomas make me more likely to develop cancer?
  • Is there anything I can do to prevent lipomas in the future?
  • Will I need surgery to remove the lipoma?
  • Are there any web sites you recommend where I can find information about lipomas?
  • If I notice another swelling on my body, do I need to see my doctor?
  • Are there any problems that I may experience from my treatment, or from waiting to begin treatment?


Lipoma Excision by GA Salam MD, DO (American Family Physician March 01, 2002,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 04/03