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!