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130 Inspirational Cancer Quotes And Breast Cancer Quotes



World Cancer Day quotes share the emotional message with the public on 4th February. Resonate with the feelings of millions of patients who are in cancer states. These quotes will work for everyone to educate the public on how to save themselves from cancer.  You can print these posts on banners and posters to understand the importance of conquering cancers.

These quotes are short, catchy, and used for public awareness. You can share these World Cancer Day Quotes with friends, family, and students to save one’s life.


World Cancer Day 2024: Quotes

  1. On this World Cancer Day, I wish you a speedy recovery. May you live long.
  2. Cancer does not have the power to kill you until you allow it to do so. Stay strong and stay happy.
  3. Let us add more meaning to World Cancer Day by creating more awareness about it… Let us end Cancer from all our lives!
  4. I wish a lot of strength and power to all the cancer patients. May God grant courage to their family and loved ones.
  5. Sending you lots of prayers and good wishes on this World Cancer Day. You have been a real hero in your journey.
  6. Enjoy every little thing in the world, so the big things like cancer will never defeat you. Let’s spread awareness on World Cancer Day 2024!

Cancer Survivor Quotes


Fighting Cancer Quotes

“Show you care. Be aware.” – unknown


“Life after breast cancer can go back to normal. It’s just the normal that has changed.” – Unknown


“Cancer can touch you, but not your soul; neither your thoughts, nor your heart.” – Vikrmn


“Cancer is WAY too serious to be taken seriously all the time.” – Tanya Masse


“Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.” – Melissa Etheridge


“Breast cancer changes you, and the change can be beautiful.” – Jane Cook


“Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself.” – Betsey Johnson


“I have surgery scars, but I consider them battle scars.” – unknown


“I didn’t know anything about breast cancer when I got it.” – Rue McClanahan



Inspirational Cancer Quotes

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


“Anywhere is paradise; it’s up to you.” – Unknown


“Scars are tattoos with better stories.” – Unknown


“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill


“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”


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


“Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.”


“Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic.”


“Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish proverb


“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” – Alex Karras


Fighting Cancer Quotes

Cancer Survivor Quotes

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


“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali


“Never give up. Life is worth living. There is life after cancer.”


“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton


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


“Sometimes you have to go through things and not around them.”


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


“More men die of jealousy than of cancer.” – Joseph P. Kennedy


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


“We acquire the strength we have overcome.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.”



Strength Fighting Cancer Quotes

“It is sometimes too difficult to put into words.”


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


“Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.”


“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.”


“Cancer is not a straight line. It’s up and down.” – Elizabeth Edwards


“Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.”


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


“Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” – Hippocrates


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


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



Beautiful Strong Woman Cancer Quotes

“Hope is grief’s best music.”


“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas Murray Butler


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


“A cancer diagnosis changes you forever. You always remember the moment it came.”


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


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


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


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


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


“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Maori Proverb



Cancer Encouragement Quotes

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


“Now I’ve thought of another: Never give up. Never surrender.” – Jason Nesmit


“You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”


“Beat cancer. Small steps every day.”


“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” – Male Cancer


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


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


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


“Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I’d rather not belong to.” – Gilda Radner


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


“You don’t have free will when you have lung cancer.” – Bill O’Reilly


Purple World Cancer Day

Cancer Patient Motivation Quotes

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


“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


“The important thing is not how many years in your life but how much life in your years.” – Edward J. Stieglitz


“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault


“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.


“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright


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


“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


“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 Sucks Quotes

“To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson


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


“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


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


“Cancer didn’t change me at all. I know lots of people talk about the life revelation. I didn’t have that.” – Randy Pausch


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


“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


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


“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


“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Unknown


“Cancer is awful. It took 10 years until I didn’t think about it every day. Nobody should go through this. Nobody.” – Hans Rosling



Family Support Cancer Quotes

“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 is such a ruthless adversary because it behaves as if it has its own fiendishly cunning agenda.” – Paul Davies


“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


“Cancer victims who don’t accept their fate, who don’t learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.” – Ingrid Bergman


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



Defeat Cancer Quotes

“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 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


“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’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


“In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.” – Grete Waitz


Inspirational Cancer Quotes

Beat Cancer Quotes

“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, after cancer surgery in 1978


“Yes, I have cancer and it might not go away, but I can still have a future because life goes on.” – Kris Carr


“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.”


“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


“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


“Cancer, any type of cancer is terrible. We don’t realize what it actually feels like until it happens to ourselves, and it is terrible. All the emotion we go through and the strength we need to build up, is hard. We don’t understand how bad it really is.” – Unknown


“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



Badass Cancer Quotes

“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


“What Cancer Cannot Do: 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 APIRIT.” – Unknown


“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 already you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me.” – Dr. Seuss


“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


“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 already you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me.” – Dr. Seuss


“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



Battling Cancer Quotes

“It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.” – Robin Roberts


“Don’t let breast cancer take away the motivation to achieve your dreams.” – Diana Cohen


“Fight each round take it on the chin. And never never never ever give in.” – Olivia Newton-John


“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” – Ann Jillian


“I have a new-found respect for women who have been through breast cancer and this surgery.” – Giuliana Rancic


“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


“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


“Love and laughter are two of the most important universal cancer treatments on the planet. Overdose on them.” – Tanya Masse


“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



Positive Cancer Quotes

“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


“Breast cancer is scary and no one understands that like another woman who has gone through it too.” – Mindy Sterling


“Whenever women struggle with breast cancer and face better care than ever, that’s feminism.” – Bell Hooks


“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


“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


“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


“I believe that breast cancer will soon become something we live with rather than die from…” – Lindsay Nicholson


“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



World Cancer day Quotes

“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


“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 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


World Cancer Day 2024:

Health equity in cancer means every single person should avoid habits that increase the chance of cancer.  I believe it’s an excellent way to prevent and treat cancer in the early stages and control the death rate as the CDC works its best to improve the health of Americans by providing them with the required resources.

The distribution of equal resources and education in communities makes the individuals responsible. It simultaneously reduces the difference between states and people by removing factors such as race, economic status, gender, etc.  This way, unfair policies and practices are prohibited.

This goal is achieved when individuals create public awareness of cancer by sharing quotes. These quotes should be shared in advertisements by agencies on social and print media to educate every person in the country. It shows the good side of community and allows people to adopt healthy ways of living.

If you are a content creator or run a relative business, use these quotes to grab people’s attention.  You can use these quotes on social media to support cancer patients. Give them motivational support and hope to pass through difficult times. These calm and cool quotes will heal patients fast by keeping them relaxed.

Schools and health institutes should print and hang these quotes in the hall to make the challenging journey easy. It gives moral support to people and saves them from depression and fear.

You can also add these quotes in an essay or blog post to clarify the message for readers. People read the quotes multiple times instead of long paragraphs.

For better engagement and traffic, write these quotes in pictures and post them on LinkedIn and Pinterest like I do. Suppose you are a YouTuber or social media manager, then use a collection of cancer day quotes in a video and put a pleasant background. It will increase the traffic and followers with time.

Finally, I advise the government to motivate companies to increase the income of the private and public sectors or give people health insurance. This way, people perform monthly checkups to check any abnormality in the body.


Frequently Asked Questions about Cancer Quotes


What is a good quote for cancer?

Here are the good quotes for cancer:

  1. “Cancer cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit.”
  2. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift – that’s why it’s called ‘the present.’”
  3. “Our way is not soft grass; it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun.”


What are some quotes for cancer awareness?

Here are the quotes for cancer awareness:

  1. “Cancer is just a chapter in our lives and not the whole story.”
  2. “Every day you wake up is another opportunity to be a blessing to someone else.”
  3.  “Today is enough.”
  4. “Life becomes more purposeful when you’re doing something good.”
  5. “Giving in to the darkness offers no benefit.”


What is the statement of World Cancer Day?

Society asks the government for health equity to improve the services and reduce the incidents, mortality, disparities in cancer to close the care gap.


What are the advice of World Cancer Day?

To lower the risk of cancers, people should avoid tobacco, drug intake, maintain weight, and protect their skin from sun rays.  Perform screening tests if they encounter any symptoms because it detects cancer early and starts the medical procedure.


What is the aim of cancer?

Study of cancer is done to diagnose, treat, cure, and prevent symptoms of cancers. It allows individuals to adopt safe and secure methods that immune them from diseases known as cancer.


What is the importance of cancer Day?

World Cancer Day unites societies to detect, prevent, treat, and remove cancer from the globe.  The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) motivates individuals to fight against cancer and educates communities to adopt safe habits.


What is the theme for Cancer Day 2024?

The theme of World Cancer Day is ”Close the Care Gap”. Empower people to work together and create campaigns to understand the inequities in cancer care in the world.  This way government and community recognize everyone needs access to cancer care.


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