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Neck lump ... very worried!

15 Sep 2020 20:29

A few days ago I was in the shower and felt my neck and noticed a lump on the right side towards the back.

its around the size of a baked bean, feels soft and rolls under my finger tip. It's not tender.

 

i haven't been ill recently, however the last couple of nights I've had a mild sore throat. I'm not sure if this is connected.

 

i can't leave it alone and I'm constantly feeling and pressing it ☹️

Neck lump ... very worried!

16 Sep 2020 09:29 in response to Katielucyx

Hi Katielucy,

If the node is soft & moveable but slightly swollen it's more than likely that it's fighting the sore throat you have. Cancerous nodes tend to be hard & immoveable. Prodding & poking the node will actually make it raise further so try & leave the area alone for a few days. When you do examine it again, use the tips of the fingers in a light, circular motion so you aren't pressing it too much. It takes a while for nodes that are fighting an infection to settle down, so it's really best to wait a couple of days after your sore throat disappears before checking it again. I hope this helps,

Angie (Stage 3 melanoma patient)