Hi, if I were looking for another possibility besides lymphoma, I might think of tuberculosis, which can cause a swollen neck lymph node and can also make calcium go high (because of increased calcitonin).
What is his age? How fast did the bump grow on his neck and is it still growing? How big is it?
He is 37 he first noticed the lump in may and it has continued to grow he is now feeling achey all thr time and is sweating not just at night but in the day too and his temp his going up to over 37.6 then comes down again for no reason
Well, since he's fairly young it's probably not Multiple Myeloma, which is infamous for hypercalcemia. He apparently doesn't have the bone pain that usually goes with MM, either.
An ultrasound could have helped, but since he's already got a biopsy scheduled there's unfortunately nothing to do but wait for the results of that. Maybe it's tuberculosis, you can do a websearch to see if that is in the area where you live. Immigration has brought tuberculosis to areas where it had previously been eradicated. If it is lymphoma, then you can be aware that there are different types, which have different outcomes. Some respond very well to treatment. Some can be cured. Some types might run in families, others not.
There's probably very little chance of it being a cyst, because of all the other symptoms he has.
Since I don't know the size, I can't make any further guesses.
Good luck to you and your husband.
Its about the size of a grape but there is alot of general swelling also on the left side of his neck
Thanks he has had ct with contrast but the surgeon cant fit him in for biopsy till next week. He has found another lump at the base of his neck almost collar bone regoin id say again a squigy small grape size. He is feeling more exhausted each day the sweats are now in the day also and has episodes of high temp spiking for an hour or so then coming bk down
Hi his ct scan showed no lymphoma so discharged from blood doc however it showed that the salivary gland is bulky and there is a shadow also they said that there is an area of soft tissue in the lung enlarged i think they called it thoras thirus? That may need a biopsy he has been passed to ent specialist