World Cancer Day Messages and Quotes

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World Cancer Day is a global observance that helps raise people’s awareness of cancer and how to prevent, detect or treat it. This event is held on February 4 each year.


You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
- Cayla Mills
You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. Its a mindset.
- Dave Pelzer
Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.
- Marcia Smith
Im going to beat this cancer or die trying.
- Michael Landon



Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
- Edward Abbey
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D Burns
Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
- Ingrid Bergman
Cancer is enough to get my attention.
- Charles Grodin


More people live off cancer than die from it.
- Deepak Chopra
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
- Edward Abbey
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D Burns
Grete Waitz: Another inspiration that has helped me get through has been Lance Armstrongs story. My cancer is not nearly as bad as his, but I believe in staying motivated and keeping as fit as you can.


Gilda Radner: The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have
Lance Armstrong: So if there is a purpose to the suffering that is cancer, I think it must be this: it’s meant to improve us.
Melissa Etheridge: Ive been a rock star since you were very young. But Ive never encountered anything as powerful as cancer.
Ingrid Bergman: Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. 


Geraldine Ferraro: I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control.
Georg Groddeck: One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself. He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.
Edward Abbey: Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Grete Waitz: In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.
Susan Sontag: Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene -- in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses.