I discovered a lump in my throat on the right side about an inch and a half down, and about a half an inch to the right from my chin. At the dentist about a year ago I had him feel it and he said it was nothing to worry about and it should go away (he showed me that he had some also that had been in his throat for awhile). But it has been about a year and the lump to the best of my knowledge hasn't gotten any bigger or smaller, neither does it feel like it has shifted positions. I have to admit I am very worried about it. I'm a college graduate who just returned home, and I'm waiting until January to get on my parents new medical plan before I get it checked out. My question is, has anyone heard of a lump staying in the throat for such a long period of time? And do you think it's critical that I get this checked asap? I will get it check as soon as our plan takes effect. I appreciate the help.