Columbus Bishop Frederick Campbell will have his left leg amputated below the knee Monday because of skin cancer, according to a letter released by the Catholic Diocese today.
Doctors have diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma in Campbell, 65. He also has osteomyelitis, an infection, in multiple bones in his foot, and an open wound that will not heal.
- 11: For thus saith the LORD, I will chastise you as you deserve, I will not let you go unpunished. 12: Incurable is your wound, grievous your bruise; 13There is none to plead your cause, no remedy for your running sore, no healing for you – no healing medicines.
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Do whites burn while they sit in church on Sundays? Can whites wash in Holy Water to prevent the fires God’s 2nd rapture from shaming their skin with His prophesied: Sores that Don’t Heal?
Osteomyelitis affects about one out of every 5,000 people. Several factors can cause the disease, including a bone fracture that pierces the skin, an infection elsewhere in the body or a chronic open wound.
The bishop wrote in the letter that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in mid-February. It is a common type of skin cancer, but the bishop said it is extremely rare on the foot.