Cancer quotes and sayings

You don’t know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Submitted by: october sky girl on April 13, 2010

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

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

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.

You never know how strong you are…until being strong is the only choice you have.

After your treatment and recovery, the painful scars left by cancer will be your life’s biggest source of inspiration.

Don’t let life DURING cancer be a regret about the way you lived life BEFORE cancer. Let it be a dream about the way you will live life AFTER cancer.


Don’t miss your life

Once diagnosed with cancer, life becomes quite simple and comes down to just two choices – give up or fight back with everything you’ve got.

Life is not waiting for the storm to pass — but go out and play in the rain!
Thank God for everything — never, never, never forget you are loved.

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

Doctors can give you all the treatment they want but the real healer is your will to survive. Gather every ounce of hope and tell yourself every day – ‘I have moved a step closer to recovery’.

Out of the many good things that will come out of cancer, one of the best is that you will know which people really care about you. Use this as motivation to recover as fast as you can, so that you can get out and spend more time with them.

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.

Cancer don’t respect nothing.


Cancer may have started the fight, but you finish it

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

Just because life is pinning you down right now doesn’t mean it won’t let you fly later. Just because cancer is beating you up right now doesn’t mean you won’t beat it later.

No matter how dark a night, it must be followed by dawn. No matter how painful the fight, cancer must go so you can live on.

There are two steps to cancer. Accepting that you have the disease itself is a big task. Then comes the harder part, the will to move on. Essentially after all the chemo, all the drugs and all that has been said and done, it all comes down to these two simple steps – Acceptance and Moving On.

Cancer is a shipwreck but there are lifeboats called HOPE and COURAGE waiting to take you back to the mainland. All you have to do is swim to them and then paddle with all your heart.

The battle with cancer is long and hard, but this is one battle you will be glad you fought.

Cancer isn’t always a DEATH SENTENCE. All you have to fight it out in the court of LIFE with HOPE, DETERMINATION and COURAGE.

Keep walking, keep running and let cancer be the shadow that disappears when life turns a new day.

Being a cancer patient is not about TRYING to beat the odds. It is about knowing that the odds will beat you if you don’t GIVE IT YOUR BEST.


Do you know what Lance Armstrong, Sheryl Crow, Sharon Osborne, Ann Romney, Christina Applegate, Robin Roberts, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and Robert De Niro have in common? They are all celebrity cancer survivors – living examples of how people have beaten cancer and lived life to the fullest afterwards.

Don’t be under the impression that people can truly understand the journey you are going through as a cancer patient. You are all but alone on this nasty road. All your friends and family are praying for you, cheering for you and desperately waiting for you at the finish line. Fight for it, go for it.

Choose hope over despair, choose love over hate. Choose smiles over frowns, choose laughs over cries. Choose acceptance over anger, choose optimism over pessimism. Choose life over cancer.

As a cancer patient, think of yourself as someone who got stuck outdoors in a hurricane. Yes, the battle for survival will be tough but there is beautiful sunshine waiting for once the mammoth storm passes away.

Being a cancer patient is all about rearranging just one word. Instead of thinking WILL I SURVIVE, you must say I WILL SURVIVE.

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