Oncology (General Cancer)/Swollen underarm lymp gland


Swollen underarm lymph gland

While showering today I noticed a bump under my left underarm.  It feels hard and rubbery and painful if I squeeze it a little.  Slightly larger than a marble.  I have no fever, loss of weight,  headaches, etc.  Could this be possibility lymphoma?  I ask because what I was able to find on the web stated that if on had an lymphatic infected gland it would be not be painful, as mine is.  I am scheduled to have my annual physical in two weeks.  Wondering if I should move it up.

Please advise and many thanks.


That must be a misunderstanding! The fact that it is painful, sore, tender makes it more probable that we are dealing with an infection/inflammation and not a lymphoma! But also an infection may need treatment so my advice to you is that you should let your doctor check this soonest! Good luck!

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