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?