Lump under the skin on my neck - really worrying me a lot
A few weeks ago I woke up from a bad dreams all hot and sweaty, and although this wasn't a proper drenching "night sweat", I knew this was a symptoms of lymphoma and started checking my lymph nodes.
I have noticed a 1 - 1.5cm swollen node on the right of my neck.
It's behind the diagonal muscle down my neck, meaning it is a posterior cervical lymph node.
It doesn't hurt (or it didn't until I started poking it loads), it is hard, rubbery - I can't tell if it's movable or not, it's certainly not locked into place but I can't move it up or down or move it side to side very much.
I can't find any other swollen nodes and the equivalent node on the opposite side is far far smaller.
I have read that the posterior cervical lymph nodes are among the most commonly affected by lymphoma, and I honestly have never noticed a swollen node in this area before.
I'm really really really worried, I saw a nurse who did a really quick and general feel of my neck and she said she couldn't feel a lump, and whilst it's not obvious and doesn't stick out of my neck, if you palpate for it it is very easy to feel.
Tough, rubbery and like an elongated oval in shape.
So freaked out by it......