Death: Henrietta went to the doctor numerous times before her death. She went through radiation treatment. She told her doctors that she felt as if the cancer was spreading all throughout her body, but they told her nothing was wrong. She claimed to have an ache in both sides of her body, but the doctors told her that there was no evidence of recurrence and to return in one month. She went to the doctor again two and a half weeks later claiming that her abdomen hurt and that she could barely urinate. The doctors gave her a catheter and sent her home. She returned three days later, and the doctors found a "stony hard" mass in her abdomen. An X-ray showed that this mass was "inoperable". Her radiation dose was increased and it burned the skin on her abdomen black. Soon, she came to stay at the hospital. New tumors appeared throughout her body nearly everyday. By September, tumors invaded her body and caused her intestines to become blocked. Her blood was full of toxins and she had to get transfusions from her cousins. Her suffering ended on October 4, 1951.