My husband is a 45 year old who has had Lipomas since his teens, he literally has hundreds of them. Our Doctor says they need not be removed...they cover my husbands body. They are everywhere, from his thighs all the way up his body on both sides, some are more solid than others and cause real discomfort. I am afraid that by sheer numbers and size that they have to be affecting his circulation and/or nervious system! He has them down both arms, on his back, his stomache....they have to be over, if not on, his spine. They range from very small to 6 inches across..the deepth is a scary thought! My husband says that some of them ache all the time. Which means that he hurts everywhere! Nothing helps and because of our insurances issue with the term "elective surgery" we can't get them to pay for the removal of the largest of these tumors. My question is...when does this disease transform into a surgical necessity and what kind of Dr does he need to see to get some help? Does this disease progress into a more serious disease and should we be concerned about cancer?