Inspirational Cancer Quotes And Cancer Memes

What is a good quote for cancer?

What makes good cancer quotes is a common question and it really depends on what you are using the cancer quote for. Are you looking for inspiration for yourself? trying to cheer on a loved one or friend, looking for ways to support a family touched by cancer?

There are many uses for inspirational cancer quotes and cancer memes and we have a range for you below.

What do you say to someone with cancer?

Using a cancer quote is not always the best thing you can do for a cancer patient and sensitivity is always required. For example, there are many quotes that use the words ‘fighting cancer’ or ‘being brave’, in fact, we do use some of these below. We have posted these because the cancer patients coming to this page can pick and choose the inspirational messages that chime with them. But if you are not a cancer patient, we recommend steering away from telling cancer patients to fight cancer, that you know how they feel, or to be brave.

Not everyone likes these terminologies and sometimes telling some to be brave or to fight to make them feel that they need to dismiss their feelings and cant express that they are frightened or angry. We discuss this more in our article about What To Say To A Cancer Patient, but inspiration and positivity can come in many forms You don’t have to use quotes to tell people how to behave or to encourage them not to express their feelings. They can be instead be used to show concern and that you care. Please chose what you share wisely.

So have gathered together inspirational cancer quotes and cancer memes to help everyone touched by the cancer experience. You are very free to share.

Please choose what you share wisely.

Humourous things said about cancer

Empathic things to say to a cancer patient

  • I am here if you need to talk.
  • I’m sending you a hug.
  • I know this is such a difficult time.
  • I think about you all the time, with my mind and my heart.
  • I am sorry you are going through this.

‘Being Positive’ Quotes

Thoughtful cancer quotes for patients

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Don’t give up. Every day is worth it.

Hashmat Effendi, Cancer Patient

Difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations

Kia Wynn, Cancer Survivor

It’s possible not just to survive, but to thrive and to live a healthy, wonderful life again.

Erika Evans, Cancer Survivor

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 all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me

Dr. Seuss

Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.

Marcia Smith

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There are 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

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

Winston Churchill

You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset

Dave Pelzer

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

Katherine Paterson 

Inspirational quotes by cancer patients and their loved-ones

Cancer doesn’t have to define you.

Nelda Blair, Survivor of Cancer

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

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.

B. D. Phillips, Cancer Patient

Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them.

Joel Siegel, Cancer Patient

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

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, Daughter of Cancer Patient

You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. 

Mary Tyler Moore, Cancer Patient

Every day is a chance to create a memory and to love a little more.

Jessi Hooks, Cancer Patient

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

Leslie Medley-Russell, Cancer Survivor

There’s always hope beyond what you see.

Cora Connor, Cancer Caregiver

Chemo memes for cancer patients

First day of chemo memes

Going through chemo memes

Last chemo memes

Fighting cancer quotes images

Inspiration for any survivor of cancer

  • Keep searching for what you’re looking for.
  • You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control the way you deal with it.
  • Your life .. Your story. Write it well. Edit it Often.
  • If this not the life you want or hoped for, it’s life.
  • You might not be where you want to be right now, but you’re just doing the dance of life.
  • If you loved your life before cancer, do not be afraid of life after cancer.
  • Don’t waste time worrying about the things that you cannot control.
  • You cannot control the past. Keep moving forward.


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