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swollen lymph node

hi, i am 18 years old, and my younger brother had hodgkins lymphoma two years ago (he has been in full remission since his treatment and had no complications), so i know that i am statistically at a higher risk for the disease myself.

yesterday, i noticed a very small swelling on the side of my neck, obviously a lymph node or gland. it is sore to the touch. i have no other symptoms common to hodgkins or anything else for that matter--not even the symptoms of the common cold.

should i be worried? if this is normal, how long will it take to go away before i should be worried?
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i now have a second swelling, also small, in the identical place on the other side of my neck. both are now very, very painful to the touch.
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Recently my CEA was test and came back 12.5.  I was being watched and tested for a MPD witch a bone marrow biopsy done.  The blood disorder was ruled out.  Now the doctor is concearned by the CEA number and has ordeded some additional tests.  What tests should I be having?
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I believe that cancerous nodes usually not painful, u probably have an infection
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