I'm confused. I"m stage 4 with mel in my bones but they do not want to remove a spot that just appeared on my skin (shoulder blade). This is the first spot the drs have seen on my skin. They say it is not their policy to remove melanoma skin cancer when a patient is being treated for melanoma. Currenty I'm taking ipiluminab(Yervoy). This is a dermatologist that has treated over 1000 melanoma patients and removed some of my non mel spots.
Has anyone come across that and can you explain why?
I'm imagining this skin spot the size of a quarter is like a melanoma factory generating a gazillion cancer cells to mess me up. Basically a couple months before I got the stage 4 I had a similar looking spot on my back that went away in a few weeks and I don't know if it was mel. Now I'm even more worried this spot is going to cause my mel to increase enormously if they don't get rid of it. Thoughts?