Cancer Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old cancer quotes, cancer sayings, and cancer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
Cancer is a word, not a sentence.
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.
Cancer affects all of us, whether you're a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It's a mindset.
Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.
Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what's important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them. My friend Gilda Radner used to say, 'If it wasn't for the downside, having cancer would be the best thing and everyone would want it.' That's true. If it wasn't for the downside.
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.
My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.
Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.
So if there is a purpose to the suffering that is cancer, I think it must be this: it's meant to improve us.
Women agonize over cancer; we take as a personal threat the lump in every friend's breast.
Martha Weinman Lear
All too often, we forget about the patient's emotional fight while they're physically fighting their diagnosis. But cancer is a disease of the body, mind, and soul.
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Cancer is so limited. It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot destroy peace. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot invade the soul. It cannot steal eternal life. It cannot conquer the spirit.
The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.
One important thing to know is you're still the same person during it. You're stripped down near zero. But it seems that most people come out at the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before. I'm more eager than ever to do what I did. I want to do everything.
I always look on the positive side and in a weird way just thought of it as another adventure. Not for a single second did it go through my head that I was going to die.
Cancer is really hard to go through and it's really hard to watch someone you love go through, and I know because I have been on both sides of the situation.
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.
I'm stronger than I thought I was. My favorite phrase has been 'This too shall pass.' I now understand it really well.
Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.
You can see a person's whole life in the cancer they get.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.