Bump back on neck

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Dreaf01
2/12/2018 12:55am
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Hi All, 

I am in need of some advice. In Dec. of 2016 I was diagnosed with stage 1b 1.5mm non ulcerated melanoma on my right outer thigh. Slnb was negative and margins were clear after wale. Around Christmas this past year I noticed a hard lump/bump on the right side of the back of my neck when I bend my neck to the left. It’s not painful at all. I moved to a different city after my surgery so I am now being followed by a regular dermatologist every 3 months (he said 6 months would be sufficient, but my anxiety forced every 3 month visits). I haven’t had a cold or cough. Going to see my pcp tomorrow to have her look at it. If she doesn’t think anything of it should I see someone else? I know it’s far fetched to have melanoma skip groin nodes and go to the neck, but I am still nervous. Any advice? Thank you warriors! Prayers for all.

Anonymous - (2/12/2018 - 9:34am)

You've answered your own question:  "I know it’s far fetched to have melanoma skip groin nodes and go to the neck".  Neck nodes swell more than any others.  If you haven't been sick recently, then this might be a reactive node.  Swollen when you were sick and never returned to it's original size.