Cancer is one of the most lethal diseases facing human beings , the fight against this disease has been going on for decades, and fortunately science is on the way to being able to fight it very effectively.
Cancer is generated when cells acquire the property of multiplying uncontrollably and invading other tissues and organs. There are Egyptian papyri dating from 1600 BC, which already makes a description of this disease, it is also believed that the first person in history to use the term cancer (carcinos in Latin) was the historic physician Hippocrates.
Our attitude and positivity can help us greatly in combating this disease, which is why in these cases we must keep our morale as high as possible.
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Phrases to Fight Cancer
Below you can discover the 90 best phrases against cancer , said by celebrities or people like us who surely can be of great moral and emotional support.
1. Cancer is a disease where the patient can contribute greatly to helping himself if he can maintain his morale and his hopes. (George Carman)
Indeed, as this quote tells us, we must keep our morals high.
2. I still dream of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light. (Patrick Swayze)
A great quote from the great Patrick Swayze, a real fighter against cancer.
3. Some days there will be no song in your heart. Sing anyway. (Emory Austin)
Music can help us in many moments of life and this can be one of them.
4. The great error in the treatment of diseases is that there are doctors for the body and for the soul, although they cannot be separated. (Plato)
In this quote Plato talks about the importance of our morals in order to effectively deal with a disease.
5. The battle against cancer has made me stronger. It’s like winning a war. When I was diagnosed, doctors told me that my kidney, liver and other organs could fail. I didn’t know if I could save my life. But I was positive, and so the doctor taught me that I would be a man who would never get cancer. (Yuvraj Singh)
Our strength of will and morals can put an end to any evil that afflicts us, we will succeed in beating cancer.
6. The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. (C.C. Scott)
A date that we have to have burned into our memory, our spirit will make us invincible.
7. When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them, too. (Terri Clark)
Our loved ones and loved ones can be our greatest moral support in this circumstance.
8. You can be a victim or a survivor of cancer. It’s a way of thinking. (Dave Pelzer)
We’ll survive and come out of the cancer much stronger.
9. Cancer taught me to stop saving things for a special occasion. Every day is special. You don’t have to have cancer to live life to the fullest. My post-cancer philosophy? There’s no time to waste. No ugly clothes. No boring movies. (Regina Brett)
We must live life to the fullest, take advantage of every second of it. Cancer can help us rearrange our preferences.
10. Prevention is a very important part of solving the cancer problem. (Eva Vertes)
The sooner we can detect a cancer, the sooner we can take it out.
11. Cancer examines you and also brings out the best in you.
Cancer can teach us what we are capable of, what our real strength is.
12. We have forgotten that curing cancer begins with preventing it. (David Agus)
Prevention is our most powerful weapon against cancer, along with early diagnosis.
13. Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart. (Greg Anderson)
Emotions can come out when we find out we have cancer, we should not hide them.
14. Once cancer occurs, it changes the way you live the rest of your life. (Hayley Mills)
Cancer can change the way we live, but it won’t change who we are.
15. I am very lucky; I am a person currently living with a cancer under control. (Geraldine Ferraro)
Medicine can greatly help us to keep the cancer completely under control.
16. A diagnosis of cancer changes you forever. You always remember the moment it came.
The moment when you are diagnosed with cancer can be emotionally very hard, we must know how to lean on our loved ones in order to move forward.
17. I’m gonna beat this cancer or die trying. (Michael Landon)
Our fight against cancer will be a fight without quarter, no prisoners are taken.
18. I attacked my cancer the same way I attack my competitions and training. (Eric Shanteau)
Our conviction is the most powerful weapon that human beings possess, we will win at all costs.
19. I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can live a normal life. (Norman Schwarzkopf)
Early diagnosis can be of great help to us, we should always consult our family doctor as soon as possible.
20. With breast cancer, it’s all about detection. You have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they need to do. (Bill Rancic)
We must make society aware that they must know their own body, and if there is any abnormality, we must consult a doctor.
21. When you have a disease like cancer, you look at life a little differently. Some things that were important don’t seem as important as they were. (Linton Kwesi Johnson)
Many times we are not aware of the really important things we possess, we must value and enjoy them.
22. When I was diagnosed with cancer I knew that the only thing I could control was what I ate, what I drank and what I thought. (Kris Carr)
A good way to deal with this disease that we can all emulate.
23. Having cancer led me to take more risks. I knew that getting over it would shape me. (Hoda Kotb)
We can overcome this disease, we can come out even stronger than we were before.
24. I am one of those people who will say, “my cancer was a gift. (Melissa Etheridge)
Cancer gives us the opportunity to stop and think about what we are doing with our lives.
25. I used to get stressed out but cancer has put everything into perspective. (Delta Goodrem)
Sometimes we have to think things through more carefully and assess all the relevant aspects of the issue.
26. The attacks on climate change are no different from the attacks tobacco companies use to say that cigarettes do not cause cancer. (Leonard Mlodinow)
Tobacco is directly related to cancer of the lung, larynx etc. We must be well aware of this.
27. I realized that I could be the example of a woman who is not only aware of her breast cancer, but acts against it. (Giuliana Rancic)
We have to fight cancer, look at him straight in the eye and tell him: you can’t beat me.
28. Cancer is a growth hormone for empathy, and empathy makes us useful in ways that we were not and could not have been before. (Kelly Corrigan)
When we suffer from cancer our attitude towards others can change, we learn that there are many people in great internal wars.
29. It is very important to talk about cancer and the thoughts you have about it. (Mindy Sterling)
Expressing ourselves freely will help us cope better with this disease.
30. Now I’m fighting cancer and everybody knows it. People ask me all the time how I lead my life and how my day-to-day life is, and yet nothing has changed for me. (Jim Valvano)
The fight against cancer is an arduous task that we must all encourage, making people aware of what causes it and how we can detect it.
31. Together we can build a world where cancer no longer means living in fear or without hope. (Patrick Swayze)
This quote from Swayze should be burned into the minds of all of us.
32. Never give up. Life is worth living. There’s life after cancer.
We must fight for a future woman, we will get there.
33. The desire to heal has always been half of the healing. (Seneca)
Seneca tells us about willpower, with it the human being becomes much more powerful.
34. Cancer affects us all, whether you are a son, mother, sister, friend, partner, doctor, or patient. (Jennifer Aniston)
Cancer can influence all of us, so we must fight it together as a whole society.
35. Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and most important cancer survivor, has said that if you ever get a second chance for something, you have to give it your all. (Michael N. Castle)
We must always give one hundred percent of ourselves, in everything we do in life.
36. Once you’ve faced cancer, it all seems like a pretty easy fight to you. (David H. Koch)
When we are aware of how lucky we are to be alive, everything else takes a back seat.
37. It’s all the same; I live with cancer and it’s not going to stop me. But until you really test yourself and challenge yourself, I don’t think you know. (Robin Roberts)
Until we actually encounter such a situation, we are not aware of all the nuances it entails.
38. Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that has taught me to have resilience and faith. (Kris Carr)
Cancer can motivate us emotionally and spiritually, putting us in touch with feelings we didn’t know we had.
39. I never thought of cancer as unfair. I just prepared myself and tried to get through it. (Sam Taylor-Wood)
A quote that gives us a great example to follow, maybe we don’t know why but what we do know is that we will beat this disease.
40. Once I got over breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything else. (Melissa Etheridge)
When we are able to overcome something like this, nothing else in life can stop us.
41. The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. (Nikolai Lenin)
Emotions are a big part of us, we must know how to understand them in such difficult times.
42. Cancer is complicated and scary. You throw everything at it, but don’t forget to throw love at it too. Turns out it could be the best weapon of all. (Regina Brett)
Relying on our loved ones can help us a lot when we are facing cancer.
43. Feed your faith and your fears will starve.
Faith is a very powerful tool that we can use in many aspects of life and this is one of them.
44. My cancer scare changed my life. I am grateful for every day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life. (Olivia Newton-John)
Olivia Newton-John found the kinder side of cancer. Maybe we can do the same as she did?
45. If children have the ability to ignore all the probabilities and percentages, perhaps we can learn from them. When you think about it, what choice is there other than hope? We have two options medically and emotionally: give up or fight. (Lance Armstrong)
We must fight the disease with all our strength, physical and emotional.
46. Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. But it cannot touch my mind, heart, and soul. (Jim Valvano)
Cancer will never change who we really are, it can never make a dent in our personality.
47. Time is shortening, but every day I face this cancer and survive it is a victory for me. (Ingrid Bergman)
A very inspiring quote from Ingrid Bergman, who encourages us to fight this disease and be more positive.
48. Every day I look in the mirror and ask myself, ‘If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m going to do today?’ If the answer is ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. (Steve Jobs)
We must take advantage of our life, do those things we really want to do. This is how we must all live.
49. I told myself that I had to be strong and not lose my temper, since there was no reason to think that I would not see my children and grandchildren grow up. (Angelina Jolie)
We must not get carried away with negativism, we will not achieve anything good with it.
50. Cancer is a word, not a sentence. (John Diamond)
We can get out of that disease we call cancer, the result is never written down.
51. We need not be afraid of the words “cancer” or “metastasis”. (Bimba Bosé)
Bimba Bosé encourages us with this appointment to be positive, we must expect the best and prepare for the worst.
52. It’s just breasts. It’s true, I love them, they’re mine, they’re beautiful. But if one looks at the whole picture, I’d rather live much longer and grow old with my husband. Knowing how to set priorities is what keeps my hope alive. (Shannen Doherty)
Sometimes we must make concessions in order to continue with what really matters to us.
53. When you go through an experience like that, your priorities change and you realize what is really important to you. (Sofia Vergara)
Many times we are not aware of what is really important in life until we are aware that we may lose it.
54. The pain is strongest among the strongest. Like cancer. (Antonio Gala)
Antonio Gala talks to us in this quote about what a cancer patient has to go through, fighting this disease needs all our willpower.
55. Growing by growing is the ideology of the cancer cell. (Edward Paul Abbey)
Cancer tends to develop in an uncontrolled way and in the same way human beings must act in order to stop it.
56. With weapons in my soul, bullets of love, fire of faith, on a war footing before the enemy who does not let himself be seen. (Soraya)
Soraya talks to us in this quote and in a very poetic way about cancer, an evil that we do not see but that is always present.
57. When one is faced with an inevitable, unavoidable situation, whenever one has to confront a destiny that is impossible to change, for example, an incurable illness, a cancer that cannot be operated on, precisely then the opportunity presents itself to realize the supreme value, to fulfill the deepest meaning, which is that of suffering. Because what matters most of all is the attitude that we take towards suffering, our attitude in bearing that suffering. (Viktor Frankl)
Nothing and no one can take away our attitude, our way of facing the evils they blame us for.
58. Cancer increases exponentially with age, and as we live longer, logically there has to be more cancer. We are not perfect machines; the cell makes mistakes, those mistakes accumulate and cancer can come out. (Eduard Punset)
Eduard Punset in this quote talks about how anyone can get cancer, we did not choose it, but we can overcome it.
59. I don’t think you’re ever the same after you have cancer. I would say that the disease made me more thoughtful, more hurt inside, more withdrawn. (Maria Elena Walsh)
We must not let cancer change us, change the person we are or want to become.
60. When I returned to Gothenburg it was with the serious diagnosis of cancer. I do not remember anything in particular about the trip back, only gratitude to my wife Eva Bergman, who was with me. (Henning Mankell)
The affection of our loved ones is possibly the most valuable possession we have, it can help us to comfort ourselves in the most complicated situations.
61. Part of human nature is that it does not learn the importance of anything until something is taken out of our hands. (Malala Yousafzai)
When we lose something as important as our health, we learn to value many things that some people think are simply unnecessary.
62. They always show the cancer of vomiting and physical pain and never to the survivors. I can count on both hands the people who have survived cancer. Not everyone dies of cancer, they also survive, and not just in Houston. (Albert Espinosa)
We can survive this tough disease, we must do our best to make it happen.
63. I liked remembering those difficult times, when I was diagnosed with cancer and told I could die in three months. I thought about how, with my experience or that of people like Lance Armstrong, talking about it can be inspiring and maybe help someone. The thought of dying is devastating. You think it’s the end of the world. But, if you get over it, sharing it can be very enriching. (Norman Foster)
From the most difficult moments the greatest experiences are obtained, as Foster tells us in this quote Armstrong is a clear example of this.
64. The first thing you lose to cancer is the touching and the hugging. Everyone hits you on the back, but hardly anyone hugs or caresses you. Everyone is afraid to show their feelings because that means they think you might die. There was a doctor who always touched my hair and the back of my neck. I had the feeling that I would live, that it was important. (Albert Espinosa)
We must comfort our loved ones who unfortunately suffer from this disease by giving them all our affection.
65. Cancer has no respect for money. He won’t back down even if you offer him billions. (Emmanuel Carrere)
It is very true that cancer is not beaten by money, we can have the same possibilities even if we are not treated in the best cancer centers.
66. I’ve asked a patient countless times, “Do you realize you have everything you need to be great?” Sometimes it was a girl who had been abandoned by her boyfriend; sometimes it was someone with cancer, and sometimes it was people with anxiety or chronic pain. And the cure began when they realized that adversity is not an impediment to happiness. (Rafael Santandreu)
Realizing that we’re actually better off may take some time.
67. Only a cancer patient can understand the rage that gives him wings. (Franz-Olivier Giesbert)
In order to know what it feels like to have cancer, we must make a titanic effort to get under your skin.
68. It doesn’t take more than a single altered cell to get cancer. (Arnaldur Indridason)
Cancer can arise in the most unexpected way, we must get it out of our minds that we are to blame.
69. It was about winning at any cost. When I was diagnosed with cancer I was willing to do anything to survive. I took that same attitude – winning at any cost – in cycling. (Lance Armstrong)
Lance Armstrong learned a lot about his illness, he learned to fight to achieve all his goals.
70. But there was no denying his smile. That smile could end wars and cure cancer. (John Green)
Humor can be a great tool in our fight against cancer, everything is better with good humor.
71. For most of my life I had operated under a simple win-lose scheme, but cancer was teaching me to tolerate ambiguity. (Lance Armstrong)
In life there are sometimes grey areas, not everything is always black or white.
72. I slept many hours, about ten, maybe because it took me a long time to recover, because sleep is good for cancer, and maybe also because I was a teenager who didn’t have to wake up at any particular time. (John Green)
Sleeping allows our body to create new cells and improve our hormonal system, we must always sleep our 8 hours.
73. You beat cancer because of the way you live, because you live and the way you live. (Stuart Scott)
Beating cancer is a 360-degree, 365-day-a-year struggle.
74. People talk about the courage of cancer patients, and I don’t deny that we have it. I had been poked, stabbed and poisoned for years, and they were still doing it. (John Green)
We have to go through some very hard times in our fight against cancer, but with perseverance we will get through it.
75. Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but you’re not where you were either.
Although the road may seem long, we always move forward, even if it is little by little.
76. There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection. (Ann Jillian)
Early detection is one of the key aspects of successful cancer survivorship.
77. You are braver than you think, stronger than you look, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you could ever have imagined.
An appointment that can help us to regain our morale and that we should always keep in mind.
78. I have loved the stars too much to fear the night. (Galileo Galilei)
Galileo shows us his most inspiring side in this beautiful appointment.
79. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you have not. (Thomas Edison)
Who better to give lessons than Thomas Edison himself? A person we can all learn from.
80. Never be ashamed of a scar. It just means you were stronger than the thing that tried to hurt you.
Our scars make us stronger, an unmistakable sign that we will end this evil.
81. It’s often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.
It is in the most difficult moments that we can begin to see the most beautiful aspects of life.
82. Breast cancer is not just a disease that attacks women. It attacks the 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 all these things at all. (Debbie Wasserman Schultz)
Cancer is a disease that attacks all of society, all social strata and all economic classes.
83. Don’t feel sorry for yourself. 30 minutes can make the difference between life and death. Love yourself and take care of yourself.
We must take care of ourselves and know our body, if in doubt consult our family doctor.
84. Know your body so that you can take care of yourself and love yourself (Luisa Pegueros)
Knowing our own body is fundamental to detecting a possible cancer.
85. We’re here for everyone who’s been through hard times. Please know your body. (Mariana Tanóri)
We must scan our bodies every day for any physical anomalies.
86. Touch yourself so I don’t touch you. Always with love every obstacle is better.
Being in touch with our bodies is something we all need to do.
87. It affects us all. Whether you’re a man or a woman, take care of yourself. (Sofia Corral)
Whether we’re a man or a woman, we can get cancer.
88. Woman, don’t let someone forbid you to get dressed. Remove your cultural barriers and stigmas and touch yourself! For a Mexico where breast cancer is no longer the number one cause of death. (Ruth Serecer)
A great event that encourages all Mexican women to get to know their own body, something that is undoubtedly very positive.
89. You are love, you are source of life, you are strong.
We are much stronger than we often think.
90. Always fight with determination. Never give up. (Jesús Fernando Bórquez)
We will fight with everything we have at our disposal, we must never give up.