As a rule TRUE lipomas are benign masses which do not become cancerous. Although it is extremely remotely possible, I have NEVER seen or heard of it.
Are There Any Chances of Lipoma Turning to Cancer?
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Any thing is possible but the chances are extremly low. the reason we take out lipomas is to get a pathology exam and make sure the lipoma is benign and not malignant.
Lipoma Turning to Cancer?
The chances of a lipoma turning into anything is extremely rare. There is a cancer called a liposarcoma than mimics how a lipoma is, but it is very rare, and acts a little differently then a lipoma. Also, it usually does not arise from an exisiting lipoma, but is something that starts out already as a cancer. I do not know the exact rates, but Iam sure that it is less than 0.1%. I hope this helps.
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