100 World Cancer Day Quotes To Inspire And Spread Awareness

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Published on 06 January, 2022

World Cancer Day is observed every year on the fourth of February. This day is dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease, prevention, detection, and treatment. The day is also observed to show support and solidarity to cancer patients.

As this year's theme is "close the care gap," everyone has a part to play to reduce the global impact of Cancer by recognizing, spreading awareness, and making a difference.

Cancer is one of the most deadly diseases and every year world cancer day is celebrated with a theme that encourages its prevention. Almost one-third of all cancer can be cured if detected early. Therefore it is of utmost importance that people are made aware of the disease and all the possible preventive information and treatments that are available.

This fourth of February, let's make a difference and share some inspirational, motivational, and positive quotes about Cancer with those fighting for their lives.

As we approach world cancer day, let's look at a collection of motivational and inspirational words that might help change a survivor's outlook on the world. As well, there is a list of quotes from cancer survivors and fighters that will inspire others to fight their battle.

It will give you or a loved one some hope in the darkest of days and to remind you never to give up and never stop fighting.

25 Motivational Cancer Day Quotes

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"Cancer cannot cripple love; it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit." -Unknown.

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"Cancer is a marathon – you can't look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step." -Shared by Sarah Betz Bucciero.

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Cancer can never have you because you are much more than that. Be aware and stand tall against this disease.- Unknown.

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Surviving a day with Cancer is an achievement, so hold on and make your way out of it like a fighter.- Unknown.

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

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Cancer is a part of life that may or may not enter your life. Don't take it as the full stop; rather, take it as a comma and start a new beginning.- Anonymous.

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Having Cancer doesn't mean it is the ending, have the authority and fight your way out with a big bright smile and warrior's heart.- Unknown.

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Help yourself to make your way out of Cancer. Make every moment worth living worth, mate. Always fight for your life.- Anonymous.

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

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

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

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"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.

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Cancer is not the ultimatum, you are, and you have the power to win the battle. Here's to never giving up. - Unknown.

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Cancer is tough, but you are tougher.- Unknown.

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Cancer might be scary, but you are no joke yourself! Keep strong. - Anonymous.

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The power to heal lies mostly within the patient, and if the patient wants, he can work out miracles. - Unknown.

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On this fourth of February, let us take a vow to not let anybody think that Cancer is a lost battle because it is not. - Unknown.

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One of the ways to beat Cancer is by living every day with positivity and bravery. - Unknown.

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. - Unknown

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Cancer is an ugly disease. But the beauty of life after cancer is worth fighting for. - Unknown.

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If you think winning isn't everything, you've never beat Cancer. - Anonymous

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It's possible not just to survive but to thrive and to live a healthy, wonderful life again. -Erika Evans, Cancer Survivor.

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When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven't.- Unknown.

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Don't let pain define you. Let it refine you. - Unknown.

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The wish for healing has always been half of health. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) founded The World Cancer day in 2008.

25 Inspirational Cancer Day Quotes

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

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"You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of Cancer. It's a mindset." — Dave Pelzer.

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It's just one word in your sentence, one part of your life.- Unknown.

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"Cancer is the be-all and end-all of the sport, and the only thing you can do is show up to the game with your jersey on." — Colleen Hoover.

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You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.- Unknown.

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You are not defined by what you are going through. Cancer will never have you. You are much more than your disease.- Anonymous.

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"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.

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Enjoy the little things, for one day; you may look back and realize they were the big things.- Anonymous.

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At any given moment, you have the power to say this is NOT how the story is going to end.- Anonymous

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.- Anonymous

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Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.- Unknown.

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There is no time for negative energy during cancer. You need to be around people who inspire, challenge, and make you better.- Anonymous.

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My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.- Anonymous

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If you loved your life before cancer, do not be afraid of life after cancer. You will find beauty again.- Anonymous.

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Now I've thought of another: Never give up. Never surrender. - Unknown.

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"Acceptance of death and Cancer did not mean I intended to give up, just the opposite. I was prepared to fight Cancer not out of fear of dying, but out of the joy of living." — Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker.

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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.- Anonymous.

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There is a 'can' in Cancer because we CAN beat it!- Unknown

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"Cancer can; it cripples love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit." — Unknown.

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"When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live." — Stuart Scott.

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"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.

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

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"I have Cancer. Cancer doesn't have me." — Marco Calderon.

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"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.

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"Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it." — gotCancer.org

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25 Cancer Survivor Quotes

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Breathe, darling; this is just a chapter and not the end. - S.C. Lourie

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You're given this life because you're strong enough to live it. - Ain Einziz

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I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. -Joshua Graham

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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

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"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.

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"Cricket is my life. Before 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.

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

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"The first step to fight Cancer is to be happy. I feel when it comes to fighting cancer, 50 percent cure can be attributed to medication and another 50 percent to willpower." – Anurag Basu.

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

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There's no one way to tell how our experiences change us or shape us. Not all transformations are visible. What I've learned is to never let it hold me back. I'd rather dress up and show up!" -Sonali Bendre.

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You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of Cancer. It's a mindset." – Dave Pelzer.

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I think Cancer came into my life as a gift. My vision is sharper, my mind clearer, my perspective realigned. I have succeeded in transforming my passive-aggressive anger and anxiety into more peaceful expressions." – Manisha Koirala

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"Don't count the days, make the days count." – Muhammad Ali.

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

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"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.

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"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.

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"Don't pretend to be something you're not. Just be who you are. That's what's cool." - Ben Stiller.

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"Look what scares you in the face and try to understand it."- Jane Fonda.

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"Cancer didn't bring me to my knees; it brought me to my feet." - Michael Douglas.

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"People go through challenging moments of losing people and of having their life threatened from illness and real grief. But they get through it. And that's the testament to the human spirit and it's -we are fragile, but we also are divine. "- Sheryl Crow.

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"I've always thought of myself as being a warrior. When you have a battle, it's better than when you don't know who to fight."- Carly Simon.

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"It was early detection that saved my voice – and I imagine, my life."- Rod Stewart.

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"The pain lets you know you're still alive."- Hugh Jackman.

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"Time goes on. So whatever you're going to do, do it. Do it now. Don't wait.- Robert De Niro

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"I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be a; it's live my life without that fear all the time. It's not 'pity me, it's a decision I made that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around."- Sharon Osborne.

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25 Positive Cancer Day Quotes

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"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 spirit." - Anonymous

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"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.

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"Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come."- Unknown.

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"Do not give up; the beginning is always the hardest." - Unknown.

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"Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always." – Hippocrates.

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"A cancer diagnosis changes you forever. You always remember the moment it came." - Anonymous

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"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.

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"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." - Anonymous.

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

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

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"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.

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

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"Cancer is not a straight line. It's up and down." – Elizabeth Edwards

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"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

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"Cancer, any type of Cancer is terrible. We don't realize what it 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." - Anonymous.

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"Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to." – Gilda Radner.

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

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"Today, we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better brings a lunch, 'cause it's gonna have a long day doing it." – Jim Beaver.

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"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival." – Winston Churchill.

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"Surviving cancer is not the end of a gruesome story; it's the beginning of a beautiful one." – Casey.

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"I am not thankful for cancer, but I am thankful for what cancer has taught me." – Brett Conley.

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You are one of the strongest people I know. Cancer doesn't stand a chance against you. - Anonymous.

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Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage do. - Unknown

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Cancer – don't count the days; make the days count.- Unknown

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Cancer companions accompany people with cancer on their journeys. They do not walk in front of or behind the person with Cancer. They walk alongside, arm-in-arm. - Anonymous

Summing it up

The world needs to be aware of life-threatening diseases like Cancer, and World Cancer Day provides us with the chance to do that. Therefore, let's make the most of the fourth of February for the people's benefit by contributing to the cause.

I hope this article encouraged you to be a part of raising awareness among the people and of making a difference. It is a fact that prevention is better than cure, and the same is true for Cancer.

Early detection can help save many lives.

This article is written by Neha Yasmin who is a content marketer at Vantage Circle. A selenophile with a penchant for discovering great meals and drinks. Is a self-proclaimed binge racer with a knack for cooking in her spare time. For queries, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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