I am twenty years old. And with all these people being diagnosed with different types of Cancer, I have started to feel really worried. I am worried because I have a lump on the left side of my neck. I actually have two, but they are different. The one that is most visible and easy to locate is the one that is about a pea's size and it does not hurt at all, it's also not that soft (it's pretty stiff). There is a smaller one right next to it, which is more difficult to locate. This one feels like it's deeper in my skin and it moves as I apply pressure to it (it also does not hurt). I have had both these lumps for several years. I remember being about 13 to 15 (maybe even younger) when I first noticed it. Now I am 20 years old, and worried that it could be something serious. Couldn't something bad have happened to me by now? I have heard that cancerous things like lymph nodes and such, have a long period of time to be detected. What kind of procedure would a doctor do, to examine your lumps, ( I am kind of terrified of doctors) does it hurt? I have no reason to be that worried, because I haven't had any weird symptoms. I just happen to hear about too many cases in which people are diagnosed with some type of cancer. Should I go to a Doctor? I mean I would, but I have no health insurance at the moment. Has anyone had something similar?
Ps...I had Hepatitis A, when I 12 years old.