Lymph nodes are supposed to swell and go down. That is normal lymph node behavior. Soft and moveable is usually a good thing. Hard and fixed make me think metastatic cancer, not lymphoma. You can't tell a lymphoma node from a regular swollen node by touch...unless maybe if you are an oncologist with just a vast amount of experience. A lymph node that hasn't gone down in a month needs biopsied. The vast majority of those are ok. Hope that helps.