105+ Best Cancer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational cancer quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Powerful Collection of MostĀ Famous Cancer Quotes

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa

Since I had cancer I’ve realised that every day is a bonus. – Geoffrey Boycott

I’m going to beat this cancer or die trying. – Michael Landon

Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart. – Greg Anderson

You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset – Dave Pelzer

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 – Jim Valvano

I think cancer is a hard battle to fight alone or with another person at your side, but I will say having someone to pick you up when you fall, stand by your side through every appointment and delivery of bad news, is priceless. – Jenna Morasca

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. – Nikolai Lenin

I’m in good shape. My cancer means I have lost a lot of organs and I’m a lot lighter. I have devoted myself to yoga and I’m doing handstands. – Eve Ensler

Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed. – Michael Douglas

Cancer is a word, not a sentence – John Diamon

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell – Lance Armstrong

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have – Cayla Mills

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart – Nikolai Lenin

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

Working out is my way of saying to cancer, ‘You’re trying to invade my body; you’re trying to take me away from my daughters, but I’m stronger than you. And I’m going to hit harder than you. – Stuart Scott

Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience. – Kris Carr

Beating cancer is personal battle. It was one of the toughest opponents I have faced so far, and I think I did reasonably well. Touch wood. – Yuvraj Singh

You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight. – David H. Koch

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it – C.C. Scott

The worst thing in your life may contain the seeds of the best. – Joe Kogel

The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it – Harvey Milk

You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset. – Dave Pelzer

I’m battling cancer. It’s another battle I intend to win. – Arlen Specter

Movies are fun, but they are no cure for cancer. – Clint Eastwood

Cancer is a word, not a sentence. – John Diamon

I want to see cancer cured in my lifetime. It might be. – James D. Watson

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow – Orison Swett Marden

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me – Ingrid Bergman

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible – Christopher Reeve

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy. – Felicia Hemans

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell. – Lance Armstrong

Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me. – Jim Valvano

Once cancer happens it changes the way you live for the rest of your life. – Hayley Mills

When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too. – Terri Clark

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on – Franklin D –

I will live a hope-filled life every day. I will handle my problems as opportunities in a different, more effective manner, based on the power of advanced mathematics; You + God = EnoughZig Ziglar

That which does not kill us makes us stronger – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude – William James

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. – Ingrid Bergman

I want men to know that things really do get better – and they get better fairly rapidly. Don’t get discouraged. – George Campbell

Scars are tattoos with better stories. – Unknown

Hope is the physician of each misery. – Irish proverb

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, cancer survivor

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin

Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet. – Michael Douglas

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left. – Hubert Humphrey

Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient. – Jennifer Aniston

More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer. – Sheryl Crow

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always. – Hippocrates

Be a tough-minded optimistFrosty Westering

If you do not hope, you will not find out what is beyond your hopes – Clement of Alexandria

Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being, the most important, the most essential, the one that will sustain, transcend, overcome and vanquish obstacles is Spirit!Buddy Ebsen

Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live – Marcia Smith

There is no hope unmingled with fear, no fear unmingled with hope. – Baruch Spinoza

Cricket is my life. Before the cancer, I was happy-go-lucky. I used to think about my career and worry about the future. But post it, my thinking has completely changed. I’m happy to eat and breathe normally. I’m happy to have my life back. – Yuvraj Singh

Optimism is the foundation of courage. – Nicholas Murray Butler

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. – C.C. Scott

Never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

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. – Jim Valvano

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. – Cayla Mills

Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone: friendship in another’s trials and courage in your own. – Princess Diana

Cancer is that awful word we all fear when we go to the doctor for a physical exam, but in that brief dark moment we hear it the world we live in and the people we share it with begin to illuminate things we did not even pay attention to. – BD Phillips

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy – Felicia Hemans

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts-it’s what you do with what you have left – Hubert Humphrey

Don’t count the days, make the days count – Muhammad Ali

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me. – Dr. Seuss

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. – Alex Karras
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. – Maori Proverb
Don’t count the days, make the days count. – Muhammad Ali
Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. – Joseph Campbell
Now I’ve thought of another: Never give up. Never surrender. – Jason Nesmit
The only disability in life is a bad attitude. – Scott Hamilton
In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally. – Grete Waitz
More men die of jealousy than of cancer. – Joseph P. Kennedy
Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning – Joseph Campbell
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yes, I have cancer and it might not go away, but I can still have a future because life goes on. – Kris Carr
My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life. – Olivia Newton-John
We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The important thing is not how many years in your life but how much life in your years. – Edward J. Stieglitz
Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.”
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault
You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. – Male Cancer
Cancer is not a straight line. It’s up and down. – Elizabeth Edwards
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright
Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don’t forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all. – Regina Brett
To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. – Katherine Paterson
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
Today we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better bring a lunch, ’cause it’s gonna have a long day doing it – Jim Beaver
Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet – Michael Douglas
Scars are tattoos with better stories – unknown
I cried like a baby. When no one could see me or hear me. Not because I feared what cancer would do, but because I didn’t want the disease. I wanted my life to be normal, which it could no longer be. – Yuvraj Singh
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I’d rather not belong to. – Gilda Radner
Cancer didn’t change me at all. I know lots of people talk about the life revelation. I didn’t have that. – Randy Pausch
During chemo, you’re more tired than you’ve ever been. It’s like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you’re out. You don’t know how you’ll answer the door when your groceries are delivered. But you also find that you’re stronger than you’ve ever been. You’re clear. Your mortality is at optimal distance, not up so close that it obscures everything else, but close enough to give you depth perception. Previously, it has taken you weeks, months, or years to discover the meaning of an experience. Now it’s instantaneous. – Melissa Bank
I was a vegetarian first. I had high blood pressure at 27, everybody in my family died of cancer, and I knew it was in the food, so I changed my diet. – John Salley
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
Cancer is awful. It took 10 years until I didn’t think about it every day. Nobody should go through this. Nobody. – Hans Rosling
Cancer is such a ruthless adversary because it behaves as if it has its own fiendishly cunning agenda. – Paul Davies
You don’t have free will when you have lung cancer. – Bill O’Reilly
Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore. – Melissa Etheridge
There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection. – Ann Jillian
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
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, whether I like it or not, is part of my family’s story. That’s why I am so passionate about raising awareness, because I have seen firsthand how it can impact others. – DeAngelo Williams
Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram. – Larry Craig
Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too. – Elizabeth Hurley
Breast cancer is scary and no one understands that like another woman who has gone through it too. – Mindy Sterling
I personally know women who are breast cancer survivors and will do all I can to support the cause. Besides, I love boobies! – Jane Wiedlin
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
I didn’t know anything about breast cancer when I got it. – Rue McClanahan

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