Suspicious lump near cervical spine: Possible cancer? I'm worried
I am 26 years old and about two years ago I discovered a hard lump just to the right of my cervical spine in the back of my neck. I had to dig to feel it however now it’s more noticeable. I can just put my hand on my neck and feel it. It feels like a large part of my spine is sticking out on that side. It’s gotten bigger but I never got it rechecked because the first time I had it checked they did an x ray and the doc made me feel crazy and told me she didn’t feel anything even though my husband and mom both felt it. I have an appointment to get it rechecked next week but now I’m having cold sweats and night sweats to the point that my husband actually told me the other night that I am soaking the bed and I honestly didn’t think it was that noticeable. I had the depo shot about 3 months ago and so I’ve been trying to account everything for imbalanced hormones but it’s getting harder to do that. I’m not eating the way I should be and when I try to eat I end up taking a few bites and not wanting anymore. I’m already underweight as is and I’ve found myself so tired all the time. I never feel well and I’m taking care of my two kids and working as best I can. I’m just so scared. I feel like my spine could just be misaligned but it’s just that one spot in my neck and it feels so hard like bone. I just didn’t know if anybody could tell me what a cancerous mass should feel like. Does it feel like bone? Or is that too hard?