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Cancer Genetics

Fatty Tumors and Cancer Development

04/03/2006

Question:

I had a c-section almost 8 years ago now. Ever since it I have had a knot in my stomach area and it hurts. It is starting to hurt more severly andhas become more persistent. Can fatty tumors become cancerous and should I worry about it hurting me? What are the pros and cons to removing it? What assurance will I have that it will be gone when it is removed?

Answer:

You should discuss this with your primary care physician.  If you don't have a primary care physician, you should try to find one.  This does not mean that there is something wrong, only that I am not an MD and am not able to give you more information about the pain you are experiencing.  If you are not able to find a physician, you might contact your county health department and see if they can arrange an appointment for you.

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Response by:

Duane D Culler, PhD, MS Duane D Culler, PhD, MS
Clinical Instructor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University