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Hard lump on the neck that seems to be growing, wake up with profuse sweating. Labs show high WBC. Diagnosis?

Hello I am 25 years old i just went through a skin cancer scare a year ago i was good thank god im just high risk m grandpa die from non hodgkins lymphomia and my little cousin just survived it i have a lump on the left side of my neck its hard and growing there is nothing coming out of it i tried and that occured like 3months ago and its just growing the last 2 weeks i been waking up covered in sweat almost like i had water dumped on me i got to the doctors soon what do you think it is i have also been told the last 3 times i went to the ER for different reasons that my white blood cell count is very high what does that meen also
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Painless hard lump in neck along with sweating in night along with high white blood cell count and a positive family history of lymphoma in your family strongly points toward lymphoma.
You must consult your doctor as early as possible and get proper investigations done for the diagnosis.Biopsy would be very important in diagnosing the cause for this lump as there could be other causes for this lump like tuberculosis.
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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