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Rose developed lung cancer from smoking cigarettes and showed great strength during nearly 2 years of intense treatments. She had chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and a painful drainage tube in her chest. Rose started smoking at age 13 and continued for many years, smoking two packs a day. When she was 58 years old, her addiction to cigarettes nearly caused her to lose a foot because of clogged blood vessels. It was during that time she learned that she had lung cancer. She hoped that sharing the pain of her treatments would inspire other people to quit smoking as soon as possible.
Rose wished that she had more days to spend with her friends and family—especially her three grandchildren, who meant the world to her. She died in January , at age 60 from cancer caused by smoking. Please include the URL of the site in the Subject line of your request that you would like to access.
View more Tips videos sorted by name, disease and specific groups. View the Tips YouTube video playlist. Rose grew up in a small Texas town and never planned to leave her extended family or the outdoorsy life she built there. She enjoyed fishing, hiking, and working outdoors. She started smoking at age 13 by stealing cigarettes from her father.
Before long, she was spending her school lunch money on cigarettes instead of food. Rose gradually settled into a two-pack-a-day addiction. It was an addiction that nearly caused her to lose a foot—and caused her lung cancer at age Pain and weakness in her legs sent Rose to the doctor in the first place, when her symptoms got so bad she could hardly walk.
Before Rose could have the leg surgery, a chest x-ray showed that she had lung cancer—and the focus turned to saving her life. Doctors removed part of one lung, but then problems kept Rose in the hospital for a month with a chest tube. Finally, the chest tube came out with a sharp pain. Rose had to move in with one of her sons in a big city to be near her doctors—far away from the small town life she loved.
The threat of losing her foot prompted Rose to quit smoking, before she even knew she had lung cancer. After quitting, her cough went away. She felt better, breathed better, and could walk farther without losing her breath. Foods tasted better and even smelled better.
And although she never had surgery on her leg, quitting smoking stopped the clogged blood vessels from getting worse and helped Rose regain some of the blood flow to her foot. Her leg pain went away. Between treatments that lasted for nearly 2 years, Rose relished good days that she spent with her family and friends, especially her three grandchildren. Her youngest grandbaby, named Tomorro Rose, was born around the time Rose started her fight against lung cancer. She hoped that sharing her story would get other people to quit smoking before they get sick.
See all Tips Participant Stories. Skip directly to site content Skip directly to options Skip directly to A-Z link. Section . Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Syndicate. Rose H. Minus Related s. Meet Rose H. On This . Rose developed lung cancer from smoking cigarettes. In this TV ad, she talks about her lung surgery and difficult recovery. Every day for a month after surgery, Rose prayed that doctors would take out a painful chest tube. Rose died in January She was Rose started smoking at 13, and before long, she was spending her lunch money on cigarettes instead of food.
Her addiction led to lung cancer—and the fight of her life. In this video, Rose talks about cancer. She never believed it would happen to her. Rose has had surgery twice to fight the disease. At age 60, she died from lung cancer caused by smoking. Rose: Three Keys to Recovery. Rose had lung cancer from smoking cigarettes, and she needed very difficult medical treatments. This video explains three keys that helped her get through treatments: family support, faith, and quitting smoking.
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