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Just as he title states I have had a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck for over two months. I believe it is posterior cervical or occipital. I can only notice one swollen node and there are no more anywhere else on my body that I can find at he moment. I do believe it is mobile (which is usually a good sign) but it is also completely painless (which is usually a bad sign). Being a major hypochondriac with access to the internet, I have already self-diagnosed myself with several illnesses. My research states that the signs point to cancer (lymphoma or leukemia). I saw the PA af my doctors office last week who did not seem concerned and said she would check my blood work for my white blood cell count and let me know in the next few days. I go in to meet with my GP in two days. I have some seasonal allergy symptoms but the node was swollen well before these symptoms ever started. I get sick several times a year but usually just colds here and there with the occasional sinus infection. I attribute this to the fact that I am incredibly busy/active and often skip out on sleep, but seeing as frequent infections are another indicator of cancer this has not helped alleviate my fears. Again, I only notice one swollen node (as of right now) that is about 1cmx1cm and I do not appear to have any other symptoms. What could this be? I have read that some nodes stay swollen permanently?
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