I just discovered this lump yesterday. It's hard, painless, doesn't move, and it's at the back of my neck near the skull. I think it's my occipital node. This is stressing me out sooo badly that I couldn't even bring myself to go to school. I saw my doctor on Tuesday for an unrelated infection and she noticed I had lost 8 pounds in the two weeks since I saw her last. That freaked me out, but she assured me it was my anxiety even though I felt I was eating well enough. My anxiety was pretty well controlled these past two weeks, with hardly any stress and no panic attacks or major worries. I thought for sure I was on the uphill climb after months of being in the dumps, only to find out I was losing weight.
So the losing weight combined with this new lump I found has convinced me it's cancer and I'm dying. I'm only 26. I know it's so incredibly stupid to google health issues, but I feel somewhat safer and more active when I do that compared to just sitting around and worrying about it. Which I know is utter crap because googling it makes me worry more about it, but I just can't stop! Everything I've found online tells me that a hard, unmoving, painless lump is cancer and I'm dying. Of course it does.
I have an appointment with my doctor in two weeks to see how my weight is doing, so that would be the time to bring up this lump. But I'm terrified I'm going to go completely insane in these two weeks. Any help, or someone with a similar story, or anything that could just help me get a grip would be much appreciated!