Lump in back of neck


Q: I have a hard lump on the back left side of my neck near the base of my skull and hairline. it's far under the skin and painless. I noticed it there when rubbing my neck a couple of years ago, and just noticed again recently and it seems to have grown. Is this something to be worried about? I'm not sure if it's lymph node, because I have swollen nodes (for years) on the other side of my neck and they move around, this one is immobile. Thank you for your help!


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