Noncancerous lumps

Noncancerous lumps include:

  • Lipomas (benign fat collections)
  • Cysts (fluid-filled sacs)
  • Hemangiomas (large collections of abnormal blood vessels)

Cancerous lumps

When lumps in the body's soft tissues are found to be cancerous, they may be called soft tissue sarcomas.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.