Breast Cancer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old breast cancer quotes, breast cancer sayings, and breast cancer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I have a new found respect for women who have been through breast cancer and this surgery. Giuliana Rancic
Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn't afraid of anything anymore. Melissa Etheridge
Whether you're a mother or father, or a husband or a son, or a niece or a nephew or uncle, breast cancer doesn't discriminate. Stephanie McMahon
Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Life after breast cancer can go back to normal. It's just the normal that has changed. unknown
Cancer is a word, not a sentence. John Diamond
You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It's a mindset. Dave Pelzer
I had cancer, cancer never had me. unknown
There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection. Ann Jillian
Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself. Betsey Johnson
You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live. unknown
Having cancer does make you try to be better at everything you do and enjoy every moment. It changes you forever. But it can be a positive change. Jaclyn Smith
Don't let breast cancer take away the motivation to achieve your dreams. Diana Cohen
If you have any doubt, go back again… Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn't necessarily mean they're right Kylie Minogue
Cancer can touch you, but not your soul; neither your thoughts, nor your heart. Vikrmn
Breast cancer changes you, and the change can be beautiful. Jane Cook
Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it. unknown
Breast cancer is scary and no one understands that like another woman who has gone through it too. Mindy Sterling
If you have a friend or family member with breast cancer, try not to look at her with ‘sad eyes.' Treat her like you always did; just show a little extra love. Hoda Kotb
I have surgery scars, but I consider them battle scars. unknown
Love and laughter are two of the most important universal cancer treatments on the planet. Overdose on them. Tanya Masse
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. So the only thing to really be afraid of is if you don't go get your mammograms. Cynthia Nixon
It's about focusing on the fight and not the fright. Robin Roberts
Whenever women struggle with breast cancer and face better care than ever, that's feminism. Bell Hooks
Fight each round take it on the chin. And never never never ever give in. Olivia Newton-John
The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. Nikolai Lenin
I've always thought of myself as being a warrior. When you actually have a battle, it's better than when you don't know who to fight. Carly Simon
Cancer is WAY too serious to be taken seriously all the time. Tanya Masse
I believe that breast cancer will soon become something we live with rather than die from… Lindsay Nicholson
Show you care. Be aware. unknown
The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever. Karl Georg Bchner
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. unknown
Whoever said winning isn't everything, obviously wasn't fighting breast cancer. unknown
I have cancer. Cancer doesn't have me. Marco Calderon
When someone has cancer, the whole family & everyone who loves them does, too. Terri Clark
October is breast cancer awareness month, but for a survivor, it's every single day. unknown
Joy shouldn't go away because you have cancer. Mandi Hudson
No matter what the statistics say, there is always a way. Bernie Siegel
You have been assigned this mountain, to show others it can be moved. unknown
Cancer does not have a face until it's yours or someone you know. Anthony del Monte
As a survivor of breast cancer, I cannot imagine what it must be like for children to battle the disease, or to be a terrified parent watching their child endure treatments. Hoda Kotb
I wasn't ever afraid of cancer, but I was annoyed. It was an interruption because I was turning 48 and time was getting on for my running. But I heeded the message. And now that I've come out the other end, I can help other ladies go through the same thing. Priscilla Welch
My mother has had breast cancer twice. And my mother has always been this very positive human being; a glass-half-full type. Like when she was in treatment and feeling really bad, she would always talk about some nurse that was particularly nice to her. Susanne Bier
Whoever thought up the word 'mammogram?' Every time I hear it I think I'm supposed to put my breast in an envelope and then send it to someone. Jan King
If you maintain that god awards the appropriate cancers, you must also account for the numbers of infants who contract leukemia. Hitchens
Cancer victimhood contains a permanent temptation to be self-centered and even solipsistic. Hitchens
Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is, a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene— in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses. Susan Sontag
While breast cancer among young women is on the rise, 80 percent of breast cancers occur in postmenopausal women, and 60 percent of women with breast cancer live as long as women without the disease. Alicia Alvrez
Now, it is cancer's turn to be the disease that doesn't knock before it enters. Susan Sontag
To confront cancer is to encounter a parallel species, one perhaps more adapted to survival than we are. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Cancer is on the rise, and though most of us will not 'slouch towards a malignant end' each of us will know someone who does. Siddhartha Mukherjee
An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease. Yiddish Proverb
Desperate diseases must have desperate cures. English Proverb
A disease known is half-cured. Irish Proverb
All diseases of Christians are to be ascribed to demons. St. Augustine of Hippo
Before you can cure the diseases of the body, you must cure the diseases of the soul— greed, ignorance, prejudice, and intolerance. Paul Ehrlich
Cures were developed for which there were no known diseases Ronald Reagan
My diagnosis flung me into despair until it hit me: I’m alive. Dana Dinerman
Cancer didn't bring me to my knees; it brought me to my feet. Michael Douglas
Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it. Emily Hollenberg
More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer. Sheryl Crow
You know, once you've stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight. David H. Koch
Men get it. I think us men need you, women, to help us survive. Peter Criss
Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
With breast cancer, it’s all about detection. You have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they have to do. Bill Rancic
Since I had cancer I've realized that every day is a bonus. Geoffrey Boycott
Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. Ingrid Bergman
Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed. Michael Douglas