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39 Cancer Quotes to Help You Power Through the Pain and Fear

Finding out you have cancer will change your life forever. It will cause emotional turmoil and you may feel as if the best thing you could do is isolate yourself from your loved ones and go through treatment alone. However, if you take a step back and read some of these cancer quotes, you will see that all is not lost.

Furthermore, if someone close to you has been diagnosed with this condition, use these quotes to show them that there is still hope. Remember, cancer can be cured, but it takes an enormous amount of willpower to get on the path to recovery.

Inspirational Cancer Quotes to Help You Stay Strong

Cancer Quotes to Keep You Optimistic

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

#2. “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

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

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

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

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

#7. “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars. It may be hard to find your silver lining during a cancer diagnosis, but it’s there. If you look for it, you will find it.” ― Anonymous

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

#9. “You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” ― Dave Pelzer

#10. “Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” ― Anonymous

#11. “What cancer cannot do: 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.” ― Anonymous

Powerful Cancer Quotes You Need to Read

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

#13. “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

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

#15. “If you loved your life before cancer, do not be afraid of life after cancer. You will find beauty again.” ― Anonymous

#16. “Good thoughts only. The bad thoughts will try and sneak in, but don’t let them. Focus only on the good thoughts.” ― Anonymous

#17. “I had cancer, cancer never had me. You are not defined by what you are going through. Cancer will never have you. You are much more than your disease.” ― Anonymous

#18. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence. Cancer is not a death sentence. It’s just one word in your sentence; one part of your life.” ― Anonymous

#19. “It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. Try and find some beauty in your situation. You won’t be the person you were before cancer, but that does not have to be a bad thing.” ― Anonymous

#20. “Even if you are sick or unhappy today, look for the beautiful things life has to offer: the fact that you are living, breathing and capable of loving others is reason enough to celebrate. Life is beautiful anyway.” ― Sanchita Pandey

#21. “Never give up. Life is worth living. There is life after cancer.” ― Anonymous

Cancer Quotes by Survivors That Show There is Still Hope

#22. “Cancer doesn’t have to define you.” — Nelda Blair

#23. “Every day is a chance to create a memory and to love a little more.” — Jessi Hooks

#24. “Don’t give up. Every day is worth it.” — Hashmat Effendi

#25. “Difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations.” — Kia Wynn

#26. “There’s always hope beyond what you see.” — Cora Connor

#27. “It’s possible not just to survive, but to thrive and to live a healthy, wonderful life again.” — Erika Evans

#28. “Cancer is only going to be a chapter in your life, not the whole story” — Joe Wasser

#29. “Cancer is like a teeter-totter. Sometimes you gotta go down to go back up.” — John Kennedy

#30. “Being positive is the best medicine you can take.” — Maggie Howard

#31. “Enjoy every day without worrying about the next.” — Diego Zamora

#32. “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

#33. “Beating cancer is a personal battle. It was one of the toughest opponents I have faced so far, and I think I did reasonably well.” — Yuvraj Singh

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

#35. “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

Brett M. Cordes Cancer Quotes to Keep You Strong

#36. “When I was initially diagnosed with cancer, I questioned God’s reasoning for giving me such a debilitating disease. But then it dawned on me: He chose me to give this disease because He knew that I could handle it!”

#37. “I want to show people that even a disease like this cannot break my spirits. In fact, I want to make people feel what I feel …lucky to experience this day to day routine we call “life.” I want to be a source of inspiration to people who think that life has dealt them an unfair hand. Because if you have your health as I will, then be thankful because not everyone has that luxury.”

#38. “It was in that moment that not only did I experience my lowest point through my cancer journey, but as I look back, I realize that I also experienced one of my most empowering.”

#39. “If I had to summarize it with one word it would be hope. Never lose hope.”

The Conclusion

Being diagnosed with an illness, no matter how vicious it is, doesn’t mean there is no hope for recovery. Many people have gone through trials and tribulations in their life and made it through. In fact, sometimes you will get through something as difficult as cancer and the experience will turn you into a better person.

The bottom line is that you need to keep a positive outlook on things no matter how tough it gets. Read some of these inspirational cancer quotes and always remember that you are a survivor, and you can beat anything!

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