I have had such lumps on the back of my neck. One large one was removed by a doctor. It was a lipoma - a benign fatty cyst. I still have one smaller one on my neck and a couple of others ones on thigh and abdomen. I've had them for years. I am also a Hodgkin survivor - 3 years now. When the doctors examine me they never look on the back of the neck. I take that to mean there are no lymph nodes there. They check under the jaw, down the neck, over the shoulder, and under the arm. I was a stage II-A. So put your mind at ease and have a doctor look at them anyway. Just so I am clear - the lipoma has nothing to do with lymphoma. Having a limpoma doesn't cause lymphoma.
[This message has been edited by mikenputter (edited 08-23-2003).]