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Friday, May 24, 2013
Fatty Tumors and Cancer Development
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?
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.
Duane D Culler, PhD, MS
Clinical Instructor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University