Re: Is this a Lipoma or Liposarcoma..or neither
It sounds like some sort of injury. I had a spindle cell sarcoma in my leg--it did NOT ever hurt, grew rapidly and noticeably (noticed big changes in the lump over several months) and my doctor excised it to test it. They thought for sure it was a lipoma, but alas it was not. If your doctor is not excising it it could be for one of 2 reasons: 1) he is extremely negligent 2) he sees no signs whatsoever that what you have is a tumor. You can get a lump and have it be an injury , a herniated muscle, a cyst... Most docs can get an idea of what they are dealing with just be palpating the mass. Not to mean they can diagnose a malignancy that way, but tumors present very differently from some other problems. Mine was wierd-very hard, very round and solid, and always growing bigger and bigger. I had a hernia in my calf after my cancer surgery, due to walking differently. It is a large painful lump and it doesn't concern me. Doc could tell right away it was an injury. I've had that for 15 years-no change in size or shape, just a big (tennis-ball size) hard painful lump.