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Swollen lymph nodes / cancer ? (1018)

As of late, (week) I've noticed a small bump located in the area of my right neck (you can feel it if you were to check my pulse in the carotid artery).  I used to chew tobacco prior but since quit.  I am a 36 year old male.  I don't have a sore throat, my voice isn't horse, i don't have a cough, however, I have been experiencing sinus issues.  My neck aches as I turn toward my right side as do my ears slightly.  Now I am fixated with the bump and it has become tender probably from me touching it.  I am scared to death that it is some sort of cancer related to chewing tobacco.  I am very afraid.  I have been reading several things relating to this and none of it is reassuring.  Is this a swollen lymph node, a cancerous tumor etc?  I am going to try to go to my pcp tomorrow but I doubt I will get much accomplished tomorrow besides saying we should set some tests up....Please help!
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