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Lump on the back of the neck, low energy. Diagnosed with thyroid problem. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed within the family. Cancer chances?

I m a 42 year old female with a lump the size of a walnut on the back of my neck , to the left of my spine . It s firm, and doesn t move. It s pretty deep under the skin and you can actually pinch it between 2 fingers. It does not hurt and its been there for 3 months (as far as know). Sometimes my neck feels stiff or aches on the side where the lump is and. I have been low energy for a few years and was diagnosed with an interactive thyroid so I take synthroid everyday. Also, my mom and several relatives have non- hodgkins lymphoma . I am too scared to go to see a doctor. What do you think?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Clinical examination by an experienced doctor is mandatory, many times feel of a lump can guide us to think of differential diagnosis.

Your swelling most likely originated from lymph node, but just adjacent to the spine lymph node swelling is unlikely. Anyway, please consult a physician, if any suspicion is there go for a core needle biopsy for diagnosis.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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