Good day everyone. A little background. About 2 years ago (maybe 3) I noticed a smallish lump, the size of a pea or a little larger on my collar bone. I was adjusting my necklace and just felt it. At that time, it was about the size of half a peanut or so. Of course I kept touching it, because, well, I'm an anxiety person and my mother did have Hodgekins Lymphoma. So I kept feeling it. At the time it wasn't tender to touch. I eventually brought it up to my doctor and he felt it, but he said it was so small that he wasn't concerned about it.
I watch it from time to time and it really never did get any larger. Fast forward to about six months ago, I noticed that I was sore in that part of my chest. I touched where that was and it was really tender, sore. Now that is where my seat belt hits me so I figured maybe it was irritating it. Its seems somewhat larger than it did a few year ago.
I don't really have any lymphoma symptoms other than some fatigue, some warm sleeping habits, but not night sweats. I reread some of my own posts to others about Lymphoma and I sounded really sage, but frankly, this is beginning to worry me a bit.
I'm supposed to go for my physical by the end of the year, so I plan to bring this up again.
Anyone know anyone who really had this? My mother had it, and the lump does feel like the ones she said she felt, rubbery (pretty hard though, but it is on the collar bone, so I don't know how much of that is the lump or the bone). I know cancerous lumps usually don't hurt, but there are some that do. Also having lumps come up in that area is usually not a good thing. My lump though is pretty tiny and hasn't changed in size (much) in several years.