Hi everyone, recently had my scan done which indicated a inflamed nobe on my neck, .8mm. The nobe was .6mm previous scan. Just visited with my doctor with the follow up and it felt palpable. He said it feels like tumor and needle biopsy is necessary. So now I need to wait a few days for the results. Just wondering how does he know almost for sure its a tumor by just feeling it. Very nervous right now just wondering anyone out there that had the same experience with the doctor. Also, I did have carotid surgery on the same side of my neck 2 years ago, almost same time I had my WLE done. The bump he felt today is right on the end of that scar caused by the carotid surgery where the sutures were made. Whats the chances the lymp node he thinks its now cancerous is exactly on that spot. That gives me a little comfort its not cancerous. But he tends to feel its probably stage 3 for me. Looking for some honesty and hopefully some comfort from anyone out there. Thank you everyone!!