I’m a 54 year old male.
I have a spot on my right index finger that I am uncertain about.
The following is a link to a couple of pictures taken about 4 days apart:
I was diagnosed with CML in 2009 and currently it is undetectable. I take Gleevec every day for therapy There are a variety of side effects.
In fall 2010 my GP found what turned out to be a small melanoma in situ on my back. Surgery was done and I was followed closely for 3 years. A second suspicious spot was removed from my stomach a couple of years ago; it was not melanoma.
I noticed this spot about a week ago and I’m sure it was not there a month ago. I was stung by a wasp on that hand about two weeks ago. I can’t say of this is the exact spot. Other than that I don’t recall any direct trauma. I don’t think there have been any noticeable changes in the spot over the last week.
As a result of my history I am often anxious about health matters. With the Gleevec there are a lot of sides so it is difficult to know at times, what to follow up on.
Do you have any ideas what this spot might be and do I need this seen at a clinic? I can’t get into my GP for a few weeks. I could get to dermatology
clinic sooner possibly.
Any reassurance and/or suggestion would be appreciated.