The rose is a symbol of love, care and concern. On September 22 every year, Rose Day is observed, for all the people around the world who are battling cancer. It is observed in the memory of 12-year-old Melinda Rose from Canada, who was diagnosed with Askin’s Tumour, which is a rare form of blood cancer.
Doctors had said that she would not live for more than a few weeks, but she lived for six more months. During this period, she managed to cheer up other patients suffering from cancer by writing letters, poems and emails.
The purpose of celebrating Rose Day is to remind all cancer patients that they can face this disease with their spirit and willpower. Being aware of cancer is not only important for supporting those going through it, but also for preventing it. Awareness programs which are held on Rose Day help raise awareness about this dreaded disease.
One way in which we can cut down on cancers such as lung cancer is by reducing the passive smoke that we inhale. Exposure to any environment where people are smoking tobacco and inhaling the smoke can potentially affect a passive smoker. Lung cancer, coughing and wheezing, asthma, sore throats and colds, eye irritation and hoarseness are widely caused by passive smoking.
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