For months now I've had a lump under my arm. Despite its changing shape, texture and size my doctor is unconcerned. However, the lymph nodes under that arm have now ballooned up and are rock hard and extremely tender. I felt some swelling and soreness in them a while ago but this is ridiculous. I know my doctor knows the difference between cancer and not, but (yep, I'm saying this) he could be wrong - all he's done is feel it. And now the pain is making it impossible for me to just ignore it and try to live my life - it's hard to lift or move my arm. Luckily it's on the left and I'm right-handed so it's not too much of an inconvenience but it's still not great. Between the fear and the pain all I do is worry. Truth be told I never stopped worrying about it, just stopped touching it so I wouldn't think about it so much.
Besides being sore it's extremely itchy - so again, worrying about lymphoma.