You've had it 9 years. Use logic here... Obviously if it was cancer you would be dead already or at least incredibly symptomatic. I've had a neck lump smack in the middle of the left side if my neck since I was at least 11, so I've had it over 12 years. It's about Lima bean size. One if the oddities of me, but NOT cancer. Yes it's been checked many a time... In fact that's one if the things that turned me hypochondriac. I remember my mom taking me to the doc for the lump and it scared me a bit.