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Cancer Diagnosis Quotes


"After my cancer diagnosis, I really took my swimming to a new level." - Eric Shanteau

"Summer-induced stupidity. That was the diagnosis..." - Aimee Friedman

"I attacked my cancer diagnosis the same way I attack training and competing, and that's pretty fearless." - Eric Shanteau

"You hear the word 'cancer,' and you think it is a death sentence. In fact, the shock is the biggest thing about a diagnosis of cancer." - Clare Balding

"Don't defy the diagnosis, try to defy the verdict." - Norman Cousins

"Cancer don't respect nothing." - David Chase

"Cancer is always funny." - Jim Gaffigan

"Cancer does not discriminate." - Kellie Pickler

"Before my diagnosis [cancer] I was a competitor but not a fierce competitor. When I was diagnosed, that turned me into a fighter." - Lance Armstrong

"When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, my middle school friends and myself really had no idea the impact of that diagnosis, but my family did." - Jenna Morasca

"Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences." - Olympia Snowe

"Obviously, it wasn't meant for me to die of cancer at 40. Every day my life surprises me, just like my cancer diagnosis surprised me. But you roll with it. That's our job as humans." - Edie Falco

"It's unconscionable that cancer patients get the wrong diagnosis 30 percent of the time and that it takes so long to treat them with appropriate drugs for their cancer." - Patrick Soon-Shiong

"It's unconscionable that cancer patients get the wrong diagnosis 30 percent of the time and that it takes so long to treat them with appropriate drugs for their cancer." - Patrick Soonshiong

"They've spread like cancer. ISIS has spread like cancer." - Donald Trump

"It was a fine cancer experience, as cancer experiences go." - Julia Sweeney

"Screening for colon cancer can stop cancer in its tracks." - Hill Harper

"I love the cancer spoon!" - Vicki Pettersson

"It's a scary word, 'cancer." - Alan Jackson

"Cancer is a demonic pregnancy." - Susan Sontag

"Jealousy... is a mental cancer." - B C Forbes

"There's nothing sexy about cancer." - Kris Carr

"Cancer is an emotional disease." - Marina Abramovic

"It's a scary word, 'cancer.'" - Alan Jackson

"For people who are afraid to talk about cancer, for people who are afraid to communicate with their loved ones about it, and for the people who want to pretend cancer doesn't exist, either delaying diagnosis or not getting regular checkups, the consequences can be fatal. Doing nothing about cancer will kill you." - Marlee Matlin

"We take life for granted, sleepwalking until a shattering event knocks us awake. Zen says, don't wait until the car accident, the cancer diagnosis, or the death of a loved one to get your priorities straight. Do it now." - Philip Toshio Sudo

"It's kind of funny. When I got my diagnosis - cancer - I said to myself, 'Why me?' And then, the other day, when I got the good news, I said the same thing." - Walter White

"When I went public with my breast cancer diagnosis six weeks ago, the overwhelming outpouring of love, prayers and support really helped me heal faster. I want to make sure to thank everyone." - Giuliana Rancic

"My wife Cecily Adams was dying of cancer, my daughter Madeline was struggling to overcome an autism diagnosis, and my father was dying, all at the same time. Writing the journal was a cathartic experience, and an extremely positive one." - Jim Beaver

"Anyone who's lost someone to cancer will say this, that you have to struggle to try to remember the person before the diagnosis happened, because they really do change - as anyone would change." - Mindy Kaling

"The art of clinical diagnosis lies in the ability to ask the right questions." - Harriet B. Braiker

"The fact that your patient gets well does not prove that your diagnosis was correct." - Samuel James Meltzer

"DIAGNOSIS, n. A physician's forecast of disease by the patient's pulse and purse." - Ambrose Bierce

"He was a patient with a diagnosis that he couldn't understand." - Maggie Stiefvater

"My business is not prognosis, but diagnosis. I am not engaged in therapeutics, but in pathology." - H L Mencken

"The diagnosis of disease is often easy, often difficult, and often impossible." - Peter Mere Latham

"It was part of the reason I almost didn't go public with my diagnosis - I was embarrassed. I felt, 'Oh, I've always talked about exercising. And I got cancer.' And then I realized it's a great example of showing that cancer can hit anyone at any time." - Robin Roberts

"Have I told you I have cancer? It's a very special kind of cancer. Cancer of the soul." - Thom Yorke

"My father passed from cancer in 2000; his brother died of cancer before that. My grandfather died of cancer." - Hill Harper

"Cancer research is a growth industry." - George Carlin

"Cigarettes don't kill people - cancer kills people." - Richard M. Weiner

"Cancer is a word, not a sentence." - John Diamond

"There's a cancer on the presidency." - John Dean

"I'm cycling to take cancer message worldwide." - Lance Armstrong

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats..." - Maya Angelou

"hate is cancer of the soul!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"I have preferred chloroform to cancer" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Cancer' is such a frightening word." - Kris Carr

"Cancer is the growth of madness denied." - Norman Mailer

"Can't is the cancer of happening." - Charlie Sheen

"I'm cancer-free right now. That's it." - Jon Lester

"Capitalism is a cancer in the biosphere." - David Foreman

"Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer!" - L Ron Hubbard

"Can't is the cancer of happen." - Charlie Sheen

"Cancer isn't going to slow me down." - Ethan Zohn

"'Cancer' is such a frightening word." - Kris Carr

"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship." - Petrarch

"Cancer is something that touches everyone's lives." - Ellen Pompeo

"Cancer is just a horrible disease." - Kevin Richardson

"I was diagnosed with an early, early stage of prostate cancer. I was almost a vegetarian then. I was heading that direction. What pushed me over the edge, was the doctor who did the diagnosis. He said in a discussion about prostate cancer that he had never seen a vegetarian with prostate cancer. And this is not a holistic doctor, this is a regular, mainstream doctor. And I was just blown away." - Michael Dorn

"Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis. Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning, not treatment." - Thomas Szasz

"The depersonalizati on of diagnosis and therapy has changed malpractice from an ethical into a technical problem." - Ivan Illich

"I don't pretend to be able to do TV diagnosis, but I think the guy [Donald Trump] has a problem." - Jill Stein

"If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor." - Teri Garr

"My tears cure cancer too, it's just that I laugh at cancer patients." - Zach Braff

"Building community for its own sake is like attending a cancer support group without having cancer." - Alan Hirsch

"Cancer is cancer. I've got a great life if I can just stay alive." - Paul Henderson

"I don't think tongue cancer is the best cancer for an actor." - Michael Douglas

"When people get cancer now, the first thing you do is you go to some doctors to get some advice, figure out what to do. People live a long long life after a cancer diagnosis. Not that it's not scary. The people I know have done so many stupid things. And they're still alive. Just being alive at this point is kind of icing on the cake." - Exene Cervenka

"I told Augustus the broad outline of my miracle: diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer when I was thirteen. (I didn't tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die.)" - John Green

"I told Augustus the broad outline of my miracle: diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer when I was thirteen. (I did' tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die.)" - John Green

"The physician who waits until dead certain of a diagnosis before acting is likely to wind up with a dead patient. Sometimes things develop so rapidly that only early action-back when you're still somewhat uncertain-stands a chance of being effective, as in catching cancer before it metastasizes." - Joel Garreau

"The health dollar is very precious. When someone has such a bad condition as brain cancer, we know they're going to die and they're usually going to die within 12 months of diagnosis. They cost a lot of money to keep the patient alive for that period of time. Is it really worth it?" - Charles Teo

"Someone like me shouldnt be diagnosed with breast cancer, thats what was going through my mind. I wasnt thinking about a diagnosis. I was just doing what I was supposed to do, which was staying on top of my mammograms. It was a shock." - Sheryl Crow

"I can tell that in Refuge the question that was burning in me was, how do we find refuge in change? Everything around me that was familiar had been turned inside out with my mother's diagnosis of ovarian cancer and with the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge being flooded." - Terry Tempest Williams

"I always tell people I'm grateful for my cancer diagnosis because it was the greatest gift because it completely changed my life. I was able to stop and let my whole life and world just crash over me like a wave. And I stood there and went, 'Wow.' And for the first time, I stopped everything. I had to." - Melissa Etheridge

"When you have a diagnosis of cancer, or any serious illness, your choices are basically to be passive and kind of accept whatever is offered you, or to be active and to learn about your disease, and understand your options, and be an active partner with your doctor. That's the course I took with all three of my cancers." - Hamilton Jordan

"When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you're more vulnerable than at any other time in your life. I've personally had the experience twice. My only hope for survival was alternatives. But that was my decision, what I thought was best for me." - Suzanne Somers

"The four most common cancers that account for about 80 percent of all cancer deaths are lung, breast, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer." - Laurie Glimcher

"Cancer doesn't care if you're Republican or Democrat." - Lance Armstrong

"Drugs kill, just like cancer. So don't smoke... tumors." - Bo Burnham

"I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart." - Holly Golightly

"People should be afraid of the cancer, not the mammogram." - Nancy Reagan

"An individual doesn't get cancer, a family does." - Terry Tempest Williams

"It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats." - Stephen Hawking

"Cancer does' care if you're Republican or Democrat." - Lance Armstrong

"Envy grew like a cancer, deep and invasive." - J. Lynn

"Together, we can put the brakes on breast cancer..." - Danica Patrick

"The cancer of time is eating us away" - Henry Miller

"The cancer I don't have is everywhere now." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Only the gospel exposes the cancer of idolatry." - Christopher J. H. Wright

"The white race is the cancer of human history." - Susan Sontag

"More people live off cancer than die from it." - Deepak Chopra

"Not having hair makes me feel like a cancer patient." - Amanda Bynes

"The Savior knows what it's like to die of cancer." - Neal A Maxwell

"Society is cancerous and bureaucracy is its cancer." - William S Burroughs

"The biggest risk factor for cancer is aging." - Laurie Glimcher

"The human race will be the cancer of the planet." - Julian Huxley

"People with cancer like to wear jogging suits." - Kathy Griffin

"Fiber has a beneficial effect in preventing colon cancer." - David Jenkins

"I think governments are the cancer of civilization." - Chuck D

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

"Reducing the price of cancer drugs is a humanitarian move." - Yusuf Hamied

"I'm going to beat this cancer or die trying." - Michael Landon

"You don't have free will when you have lung cancer." - Bill Oreilly

"It turned out that, like Satan, cancer had many names." - Khaled Hosseini

"Hatred is the greatest cancer that we must squash." - Traci Lords

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004." - Laura Ziskin

"I would love to start a cancer organization." - Jason Derulo

"Historically, more people have died of religion than cancer." - Dick Francis

"Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore." - Alan Bennett

"E-mails are the cancer of modern business." - John Caudwell

"You don't have free will when you have lung cancer." - Bill O'Reilly

"Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer." - Lynn Redgrave

"I recommend a little dose of cancer to anyone." - Jennifer Saunders

"My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity." - Scott Thompson

"I don't want to die until I see cancer cured." - James D Watson

"I grew up knowing the importance of breast cancer." - Deangelo Williams

"Movies are fun, but they are no cure for cancer." - Clint Eastwood

"I'm battling cancer. It's another battle I intend to win." - Arlen Specter

"I don't want to be a poster child for cancer." - Patrick Swayze

"Cancer is the most pernicious, insidious, disgusting disease of life." - Pierce Brosnan

"Cancer doesn't care if you have suffered before." - Jenna Morasca

"My mother has battled breast cancer three times." - Cynthia Nixon

"More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer." - Sheryl Crow

"Stress is what feeds your cancer. Stress is what gives you cancer and then there's the paparazzi giving you stress." - Farrah Fawcett

"In the poem "C," the crows are associated with cancer, because I had suffered a cancer scare." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"I like to think of making cancer a chronic disease rather than focus just on curing cancer." - Laurie Glimcher

"Serious is when they tell you, 'You've got cancer.' Cancer is serious, but then the rest of it is not." - Michael Douglas

"People's view of cancer will change when they have their own relationship with cancer, which everyone will, at some point." - Laura Linney

"Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem." - David D Burns

"Conventional cancer therapy is so toxic and dehumanizing that I fear it far more than I fear death from cancer." - Julian Whitaker

"A physician who treated mental cases says that he based his diagnosis on the way his patients moved: "The body never lies" was his maxim." - Gerald Jonas

"He was raised without a proper diagnosis." - Augusten Burroughs

"We should not ask, 'What is wrong with the world?' for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather we should ask, "What has happened to salt and light?" - John Stott

"More than one skillful physician has said that if one asks the right questions, the patient will make the diagnosis for you in his or her own words." - Andrew Weil

"Hospice means end-of-life care. The admission ticket is a diagnosis from a doctor that you have six months or less to live." - Eleanor Clift

"In diagnosis think of the easy first." - Martin H Fischer

"A science can diagnose a cancer and can even find a cure for it, but it can't, and a scientist will be the first to say, it's can't help you to deal with the stress and disappointment and terror that comes with a diagnosis, and nor can it help you to die well, like Socrates, kindly, not railing against faith, but in possession of your own death. For these imponderable questions people have turned to mythos." - Karen Armstrong

"I just took [my cancer diagnosis] as bad luck, basically. It did strike me almost immediately, my atheist sort of thing kicked in and I thought "ha, if I was a God-botherer, I'd be thinking, why me God? What have I done to deserve this?" and I thought at least I'm free of that, at least I can simply treat it as bad luck and get on with it." - Iain Banks

"My father enabled me to really believe in myself. And yet I've heard very similar stories - from many, many people. It's the way he approached his life. The way he approached his life - he was the eternal optimist. He was the most optimistic person that I've ever known. Even in the face of this diagnosis with cancer, he was filled with optimism about what he could do and what he could accomplish." - Edward Kennedy

"Few diseases present greater difficulties in the way of diagnosis than malignant endocarditis, difficulties which in many cases are practi- cally insurmountable. It is no disparagement to the many skilled physicians who have put their cases upon record to say that, in fully one-half the diagnosis was made post mortem." - William Osler

"I spent two years telling studio heads that it wasn't a cancer picture. I hate cancer pictures. I don't want to see a cancer picture. There is only one thing worth saying about cancer, and that is that there are human beings in cancer wards." - James L Brooks

"When you have cancer, it's like you enter a new time zone: the Cancer Zone. Everything in the Tropic of Cancer revolves around your health or your sickness. I didn't want my whole life to revolve around cancer. Life came first; cancer came second." - Regina Brett

"But in AIA, Anna decides that being a person with cancer who starts a cancer charity is a bit narcissistic, so she starts a charity called The Anna Foundation for People with cancer Who Want to Cure Cholera." - John Green

"The odd thing is, that I wrote The Great Spring while I had cancer and it's not about cancer. It was after I was done with cancer that I wrote a book about it." - Natalie Goldberg

"It seems that cancer is a direct result to injury. If you smoke, you damage your lung tissue, and then lung cancer arises. If you drink, you damage your liver, and then liver cancer occurs." - Eva Vertes

"Suggesting I hate people with religion because I hate religion is like suggesting I hate people with cancer because I hate cancer." - Ricky Gervais

"Madness is locked beneath. It goes into tissues, is swallowed by the cells. The cells go mad. Cancer is their flag. Cancer is thegrowth of madness denied." - Norman Mailer

"There is only one things in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you're sixteen, and that's having a kid who bites it from cancer." - John Green



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