Inspirational cancer quotes

100 Inspirational Cancer Quotes To Give You Hope

Hope, encouragement, and support from family and friends is what is needed to fight cancer. Cancer is a deadly disease, so when one finds out they have cancer it is quite traumatic and people mostly find it stressful and they panic. If you are volunteering at a health care center dealing with people diagnosed with cancer you may check out volunteer quotes, and surgery quotes.

People living with cancer need encouraging words to keep them going and not to give up after being diagnosed with this illness. Inspirational words are needed to give them hope.  Also see inspirational sick friend quotes

We have made a list of 100 inspirational cancer quotes which might help cancer patients be inspired and motivated to stay positive. Also see prayer for encouragement , bible verses about faith , and breast cancer quotes on our site to help strengthen you.

Breast Cancer Quotes

Breast cancer is a common disease diagnosed in many women around the world. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but so far it is prevalent in women.

We have gathered breast cancer inspirational quotes and hope these quotes will be helpful to many patients, survivors and family members.

  1. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamond

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  1. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”-Unknown
  2. “Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.” – Melissa Etheridge
  3. “Breast cancer changes you, and the change can be beautiful.” – Jane Cook
  4. “It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.” – Robin Roberts

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  1. “Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself!” – Betsey Johnson
  2. “And if it comes back, I’ll keep fighting.” – Nicole Kramer
  3. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  4. “My diagnosis flung me into despair until it hit me: I’m alive.” – Dana Dinerman
  5. “The only person who can save you is you.” – Sheryl Crow

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  1. “Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.”– Unknown
  2. “Some days, there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” Emory Austin
  3. “Keep putting one foot in front of the other. That’s all you need to do right now.”-Unknown
  4. “Life is much better when you choose happy. Despite your uncontrollable circumstances, you have the choice to choose happy and to choose life.” – Lakeia Clark
  5. “No hair, Don’t care”– Unknown

Inspirational Cancer Quotes

News of being diagnosed with cancer can make one’s mind to be in turmoil. These people need wise inspirational words to get them through. Take a look at our cancer quotes below for inspiration.

  1. “You can achieve anything you set your mind to.” – Jimmy (brain cancer survivor).
  2. “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan by Nora Mcmahon (ovarian cancer survivor).
  3. “Cancer is only going to be a chapter in your life, not the whole story” – Joe Wasser by Jennifer (thyroid cancer patient)
  4. “I am not thankful for cancer but I am thankful for what cancer has taught me.” – Brett conley (leukemia survivor)
  5. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength” – Mahatma Gandhi

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  1. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”– Psalm46:1
  2. “Cancer is a marathon – you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.”-Sarah Betz Bucciero
  3. “Plan for the worst, hope for the best and live for the moment!”-Tiffany Smith
  4. “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.
  5. “Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – Ingrid Bergman

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  1. “I want men to know that things really do get better — and they get better fairly rapidly. Don’t get discouraged.” – George Campbell, prostate cancer survivor

Cancer Survivor Quotes

Surviving cancer is a huge achievement. It shows that you are stronger and have the will to inspire others. Use these survivor quotes to be able to encourage others to be positive.

  1. “Having cancer, fighting cancer, and beating cancer have been THE defining events in my life, and though it was the most terrifying, I know that it has changed me for the better, forever.”― Brett M. Cordes, 
  2. “Without hair, A queen is still a queen’.”― Prajakta Mhadnak
  3. “Remember that all cancers are not the same. Take each day as it comes and spend time doing things you enjoy with your loved ones.” – Robin Squellati

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  1. “I learned how to look at each silver lining without feeling like I was falling for a Hallmark card. ‘Everything happens for a reason’ was still hard to hear, but it became the only way I could survive when the bad news kept coming. Ultimately, I realized what a miracle it really is to be alive and to lean into mindfulness, being present, as the best remedy for truly enjoying life.” – Stephanie Chuang
  2. “When you are diagnosed, surround yourself with the best medical providers and uplifting friends. Going through cancer is scary and you can easily go down a path of negativity and darkness. But you can’t let yourself do that. You need to have positivity and encouragement from others. It truly does help you through your healing.” – Charlotte Shaff
  3. ”Once you see the world through the cancer lens, you realize how many people are going through challenges and that you are never truly alone.” – Cynthia Hayes, cancer survivor.
  4. ”I believe in life, no matter the circumstances, no matter what you are facing. You only have two choices. You can lay down and die, or you can get up and live! I choose life! I don’t want to be in this club and neither does my mother, father, sister or brother, but we all thank God we are. We are survivors.” – Barry Davis
  5. “I am grateful to be alive and still have the quality of life which makes it possible for me to spread awareness related to the benefits of detecting prostate cancer early.” – Mical J. Roy
  6. “Cancer recovery is hard work. Life is hard work. And it really pays off. Hang in there.” – Helen Szablya

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  1. “Every day is a gift. You have to find those things to be grateful for.” – Susan Webster

Cancer Zodiac Quotes

If your birthday falls between June 22 to July 22, you are a Cancer zodiac. And here are quotes that may speak to your mind.

  1. “Cancers are not the biggest risk takers, except in love… they see no boundaries or limits when in love.”– Unknown
  2. “Cancer has plenty of imagination and creativity, tenderness and is the model of a woman.”– Unknown
  3. “Because Cancer feels insecure, any rejection or hurtful words hit them 10x harder than other signs.”– Unknown
  4. “Cancers can be very touch and go. One minute they want to tell you everything, and the next minute they just want to be alone.” – Linda Goodman

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  1. “I go to sleep early because I try to fall asleep before falling apart.”– Anonymous
  2. “Live fast. Die young. Be wild. Have fun.” – Lana Del Ray
  3. “I have an appetite for the normal in my life, as well as the abnormal.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
  4. “I am fucking crazy. But I am free.” – Lana Del Ray
  5. “It’s hard for me to watch the underdog suffer.” – Kristen Bell

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  1. “When someone’s hurting, be there. We could all use a little compassion.” – Ariana Grande
  2. “I love hard; I love who I love, and I don’t make any qualms about it.” – Khloe Kardashian
  3. “I don’t go by the rule book; I lead from the heart, not the head.” – Princess Diana
  4. “I live my life, and nothing is going to dictate how I feel unless I let it.” – Selena Gomez
  5. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

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  1. “Live a life less ordinary.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
  2. “Cancer die inside when friends ask them to stay late but still say yes. Cancer be like: Everything you can imagine is real.”– Unknown

Fighting Cancer Quotes

Cancer patients go through months of chemotherapy fighting off the cancer. That is a difficult and painful journey that not only affects one physical but also emotionally. Some tend to even give up in the process.

This list of fighting cancer quotes below will encourage patients to continue fighting and overcome cancer.

  1. “Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you.”-Tim Fargo
  2. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”– Anonymous
  3. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”– Steve Jobs

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  1. “For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble This is not your destruction. This is your birth.”– Unknown
  2. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou
  3. “Don’t lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out.”– Unknown
  4. “You are loved. You are wonderfully made. You are beautiful. You are a masterpiece. God has a great plan for you.”– Unknown
  5. “The wish for healing has always been half of health.”-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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  1. “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”-Frederick Buechner
  2. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.”– Unknown
  3. “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.”– Hippocrates
  4. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”-Rummi

Breast Cancer Awareness Quotes

Need inspirational sayings to use on your breast cancer campaigns? On awareness, we celebrate survivors and encourage patients to never give up the fight. We encourage people to speak up, spread the word and fight for a cancer free world.

Below are awareness sayings raising awareness on breast cancer.

  1. “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

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  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “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
  5. “Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” – Jennifer Aniston

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  1. “Knowing it exists is not enough. Get informed. Pass it on.” – Unknown
  2. “From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says ‘I survived’.” – Kim
  3. “No matter what the statistics say, there is always a way.” – Bernie Siegel

Breast Cancer Survivor Quotes

Breast cancer is a dangerous disease that affects many women. But over the years, statistics of women surviving cancer has increased which shows that doctors and patients have dedicated themselves to the fight against cancer.”

Dive into these uplifting quotes for women who survived breast cancer.

  1. “I started to walk the day I was told I was dying of cancer. I believe walking has kept me alive. I live with a constant, pressing awareness of death. Once I start to walk, I am not afraid anymore; all is well.” – Edie Littlefield Sundby
  2. “With family and friends, with hope and faith, I am a survivor. -Unknown

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  1. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”– Hellen Keller
  2. “I feel so fortunate and grateful of breast cancer. I see it as a gift.”– Anonymous
  3. “Attitude is the little thing that makes a difference.”– Winston Churdchill
  4. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”– Cic Scott
  5. “Pink is pretty, pink is bright. I made a decision to live and fight.”-B.B Goodman

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  1. “I am a cancer warrior.”– Unknown
  2. “Party like a survivor”– Unknown

Fighting Cancer Quotes Images

Are you looking for words that will help you get through the journey, to motivate you to hold on and not give up.

Take a look at our collection of these encouragement words for fighting cancer.

  1. “Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.”– Unknown
  2. “You are allowed to cry but not to give up.”– Unknown
  3. “Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.”– Ruth Ann

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  1. “Cancer life altering, but not defining.”– Unknown
  2. “Cancer did not bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.”– Micheal Douglas
  3. “Cancer is powerless”– Author Unknown
  4. “Fighting mad chick, Kicking cancer’s butt.”– Unknown

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  1. “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” –Samuel Smiles 
  2. “we need to hold hands and fight cancer.” –Jennifer Aniston
  3. “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong
  4. “Never give up. Never give in.”– Unknown
  5. “Thank you for making stop and listen and remember what is truly important. You can go now.”– Anonymous
  6. “Where there is great love. There is miracles.”– Willa Cather
  7. “My mom’s battle is my battle. Supporting her till she wins.”– Anonymous
  8. “I’m fighting cancer. What’s your super-power?”– Unknown

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  1. “Do not quit, even if it is the last thing to do.”-Unknown
  2. “God is going to light up your life, hold on.”-Anonymous
  3. “There is a CAN in cancer because we can beat it”– Brian Penkeyman

Hope our Inspirational cancer quotes were of great help in uplifting and encouraging you. Stay glued to our website for more words of encouragement to stay motivated as always. 

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