Squamous Cell Carcinoma– ala Laura Bush

Last Friday, my husband went in to the dermatologist for what he thought would be a very minor procedure. A recent biopsy had revealed squamous cell carcinoma on both ears. The doctor started at 10:30 am and didn’t finish until almost 7pm. The cancer was far more extensive than the doctor had anticipated.

Good news is that the cancer is gone.

Unfortunately, so is half of one ear.

So if you ever, ever, ever have a sore that isn’t healing, please get into a doctor immediately.

Oh…and wear sunscreen! Maybe a big hat, too, like a beekeeper’s.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. rdp says:

    I had some taken off my temple 6 years ago. I had a mole/boil type thing
    for several months and finally went in to get it checked & they cut it out
    that same day! They go deep, it felt like they were going to dig into my
    eye socket. It hasn’t come back so I guess they got it all.

  2. Denise says:

    I read your email aloud to my husband because he has very fair skin and has had many lesions burned off already. We are praying for Steve’s recovery. Thanks for reminding us all about suncreen and hats!