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Cancer Disease Quotes


"Cancer is an emotional disease." - Marina Abramovic

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

"Boredom is a disease worse than cancer. Drugs cure it." - Doug Stanhope

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

"Many physical illnesses are associated with depression and anxiety, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, stroke, kidney disease, lung disease, dementia and cancer." - Liz Miller

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

"We need to think of chronic disease, hypertension, cancer, like H1N1. In fact, there's an epidemic of chronic disease." - Patrick Soon-Shiong

"We need to think of chronic disease, hypertension, cancer, like H1N1. In fact, there's an epidemic of chronic disease." - Patrick Soonshiong

"A cancer is not only a physical disease, it is a state of mind." - Bill Vaughan

"The failure to think positively can weigh on a cancer patient like a second disease." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"The people who eat the most animal protein have the most heart disease, cancer and diabetes." - T. Colin Campbell

"Depression is a treatable medical illness like cancer and heart disease." - Judith Peacock

"Guns kill more teenagers than the other big killers - heart disease, cancer, and AIDS - combined." - Joycelyn Elders

"You don't fight cancer with grants, or heart disease with grants." - Patrick J Kennedy

"We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease; it matters no less for depression." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"I've always been very involved in anything that had to do with lung disease or cancer." - Loni Anderson

"Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food." - Mario Batali

"The vast knowledge we have to prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses is staggering." - Tom Rath

"Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer." - David Perlmutter

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

"optimism is a disease" - Salman Rushdie

"Contracting a fatal disease." - John Mccain

"Capitalism is a social cancer. It has always been a social cancer. It is the disease of society. It is the malignancy of society." - Murray Bookchin

"Having cancer is one thing; looking like you have cancer is another thing. It's a disease that already takes so much." - Amy Robach

"There is no conclusive proof that nicotine's addictive... And the same thing with cigarettes causing emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease." - Rush Limbaugh

"That was the worst part about having cancer, sometimes: The physical evidence of disease separates you from other people." - John Green

"Don't ask a writer what he's working on. It's like asking someone with cancer on the progress of his disease." - Amy Lowell

"Surgeon General's warning ought to read: Smoking has been determined t0 cause cancer, heart disease & rednecks with seniority." - Bill Hicks

"Do' ask a writer what he's working on. It's like asking someone with cancer on the progress of his disease." - Amy Lowell

"Cancer is a disease that is mysterious, headstrong and makes its own rules. And mine, to this date, is incurable." - Farrah Fawcett

"When our bodies are violated by this horrible disease of cancer, we're in total shock because it's so unexpected." - David H Koch

"Cervical cancer doesn't discriminate by how much money you have. The disease affects so many - it's frightening." - Peta Todd

"Fear of disease killed more men than disease itself." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Inspiration needs disease, injury, madness." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Boredom is a disease, too." - Tommy Chong

"Most of the human body disease such as Obesity, Cancer, Heart disease are linked with our food which we eat in our day to day life. If people are eating health food than how come there be more than 50% death from heart and cancer disease alone in a developed nation such as USA?" - Subodh Gupta

"Cancer is really a slew of rare diseases. Lung cancer has 700 sub-types, breast cancer has 30,000 mutations which means that every cancer in its own right is a rare disease. Sharing data globally in this context is really important from a life-threatening perspective." - Patrick Soon-Shiong

"I first found out I had cancer on my eye and lost an eye to this disease when I was 16, and I've since had cancer in my kidneys and pancreas and a host of other areas." - Tom Rath

"Surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer is standard treatment and is likely curative. Yet, fewer blacks than whites undergo surgery for the disease, leading to a higher mortality rate among blacks with lung cancer," - Henry Ford

"Two to 4% of cancers respond to chemotherapy....The bottom line is for a few kinds of cancer chemo is a life extending procedure-Hodgkin's disease, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Testicular cancer, and Choriocarcinoma." - Ralph W. Moss

"I first found out I had cancer on my eye and lost an eye to this disease when I was 16, and I've since had cancer in my kidneys and pancreas and a host of other areas," - Tom Rath

"A plant-based diet is more likely to produce good health and to reduce sharply the risk of heart problems, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, gallstones, and kidney disease." - T. Colin Campbell

"Giving cancer to laboratory animals has not and will not help us to understand the disease or to treat those persons suffering from it." - Albert Sabin

"Natural healing has the power to cure pancreatic cancer. But usually, before I see the patient, medical treatments - not the disease - have destroyed the patient's body." - Richard M. Schulze

"It's time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems as cancer and heart disease." - William H. Stewart

"If you are a white male, you don't deserve to live. You are a cancer, you're a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world!" - Noel Ignatiev

"It's time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems as cancer and heart disease." - William H. Stewart

"Either we change our ways, especially the United States, or we will continue to lead the world in heart disease and cancer." - William Mcnamara

"Fighting cancer is my mission right now. The research and development of finding cures for this nasty disease is my passion." - Judith Hill

"If I can just stop being so stressed out, maybe my cancer will get better! This is far less scary than treating a disease of unknown etiology." - Heidi Julavits

"It amazes me that we spend 20% of the US budget on defense and far-off wars, and not on fighting cancer, disease, and aging." - Zoltan Istvan

"When I was diagnosed I didn't know how epidemic cancer was. You find out that everybody you know is touched by this disease." - Laura Ziskin

"Cancer is a disease where the patient can contribute a great deal of help himself if he or she can retain their morale and their hopes." - George Carman

"Once you have a disease like cancer, you look at life a bit differently. Some things that were important no longer seem as important as they were." - Linton Kwesi Johnson

"The thing with cancer is that it's usually the chemo rather than the disease itself that makes the patient feel so ill, particularly at the start." - Amy Hoggart

"Probably the most important reason we are seeing more cancers than before is because the population is ageing overall. And cancer is an age-related disease." - Siddhartha Mukherjee

"Cancer is a collection of many diseases with common principles, and each disease will have to be understood and more effectively controlled on its own terms." - Harold E Varmus

"It's time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems as cancer and heart disease." - William H. Stewart

"Breast cancer isn't one disease - it's probably four or five different types, and without knowing what type a person has, you can't optimize treatment for them." - Leroy Hood

"Our intention is not to create cloned human beings, but rather to make lifesaving therapies for a wide range of human disease conditions, including diabetes, strokes, cancer, AIDS, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease." - Robert Lanza

"Every day we do get closer to a cure. Three out of four children who are diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease, but that is not good enough. The loss of one child to this disease is too much." - Michael Mccaul

"We're really going after truly creating sustainability of a disease-free state, creating a complete system for managing cancer patients for life, so that you can manage from onset of disease all the way through." - Patrick Soonshiong

"The Faustian trade of the 20th century was, we got 30 years of additional life, but in return we got heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's and sensory impairments. The question is: What Faustian trade are we making now, as we go after heart disease, cancer, stroke and Alzheimer's?" - S Jay Olshansky

"Alcoholism is the disease of more." - Caroline Knapp

"The absence of disease is not health." - Shawn Achor

"Most disease is lifestyle related and preventable" - Andrew Weil

"Sin is disease, deformity, and weakness." - Plato

"A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy." - Guy Fawkes

"Bigotry is the disease of ignorance..." - Thomas Jefferson

"Disease is nature's revenge for our destructiveness." - Charles Frazier

"Poetry is the disease of the brain." - Alfred De Vigny

"Life is a sexually transmitted disease." - Ronald David Laing

"Classicism is health, romanticism is disease." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"For a desperate disease a desperate cure." - Michel De Montaigne

"Anthrax is a deadly inhalational disease." - Steven Hatfill

"Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease." - Lewis Grizzard

"Diabetes is a lousy, lousy disease." - Elaine Stritch

"Vice, like disease, floats in the atmosphere." - William Hazlitt

"I joined forces with the American Cancer Society in 2010 as a spokesperson for the N.F.L.'s 'A Crucial Catch' campaign, which benefits the American Cancer Society. This was important to me because I lost my mother to breast cancer, and I have always felt a strong commitment to doing all I can to fight this disease." - Larry Fitzgerald

"You've got to get away from the idea cancer is a disease to be cured. It's not a disease really. The cancer cell is your own body, your own cells, just misbehaving and going a bit wrong, and you don't have to cure cancer. You don't have to get rid of all those cells. Most people have cancer cells swirling around inside them all the time and mostly they don't do any harm, so what we want to do is prevent the cancer from gaining control. We just want to keep it in check for long enough that people die of something else." - Paul Davies

"Addiction is a symptom of not growing up. I know people think it's a disease... If you have a brain tumor, if you have cancer, that's a disease. To say that an addiction is a disease is not fair to the real diseases of the world." - C.C. DeVille

"I think that of all the diseases in the world, the disease that all humankind suffers from, the disease that is most devastating to us is not AIDS, it's not gluttony, it's not cancer, it's not any of those things. It is the disease that comes about because we live in ignorance of the wealth of love that God has for us." - Rich Mullins

"Studies indicate that vegetarians often have lower morbidity and mortality rates. . . . Not only is mortality from coronary artery disease lower in vegetarians than in non-vegetarians, but vegetarian diets have also been successful in arresting coronary artery disease. Scientific data suggest positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for obesity, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and some types of cancer." - John Robbins

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

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

"Violence is a disease, a disease that corrupts all who use it regardless of the cause." - Chris Hedges

"I swear to you, sirs, that excessive consciousness is a disease-a genuine, absolute disease." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Amor deliria nervosa isn't a disease of love. It's a disease of selfishness." - Lauren Oliver

"To be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Racism is America's greatest disease, racism is a disease of the white man." - Albert Einstein

"With breast cancer, nothing is straightforward. It makes sense for most people to make their dietary decisions based on what it does for heart disease. That's where the data are most strong." - Walter Willett

"Watch it...people who keep things inside them develop all sorts of disease...all that emotional gunk's got to find an outlet. Angry people develop cysts; stubborn people get arthritis; resentful people die of cancer." - Arlene J. Chai

"The pink campaign has also served to "normalize" and depoliticize the disease and that makes it less threatening for a LOT of companies to jump onboard and claim breast cancer as their cause." - Ravida Din

"I hope we find a cure for every major disease, because I'm tired of walking 5K. I'm pretty sure I don't have to sweat for cancer. I'll write a check." - Daniel Tosh

"Getting cancer can become the beginning of living. The search for one's own being, the discovery of the life one needs to live, can be one of the strongest weapons against disease." - Lawrence LeShan

"African-American women who develop breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease than White women of the same age. Survival rates are worse among African-Americans for colon, prostate and ovarian cancers as well." - Frank C. Garland

"It should be forbidden and severely punished to remove cancer by cutting, burning, cautery, and other fiendish tortures. It is from nature that the disease comes, and from nature comes the cure, not from physicians." - Paracelsus

"Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!" - Patch Adams

"...animal research is essential to tackling major 21st century health problems such as cancer and heart disease. Without the use of animals it would be impossible, in many cases, to develop drugs or any sort of medical treatment." - George Radda

"Even for the diseases we don't focus on, cancer, heart disease, you're going to be way better off being sick 10 years from now than any time in the past." - Bill Gates

"If we could do something that enhances the body's immune system here on Earth, it would be a tremendous step forward in the fight against disease and cancer and other things." - John Glenn

"But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease." - Jim Valvano

"It is becoming clear that many diseases - especially cancer - are highly complex and may respond better to a multi-drug approach which targets many different aspects of a disease process." - Eva Vertes

"A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses." - Lee Haney

"In too many cases, the moms, the dads, the sisters and brothers of children with cancer must stand by a hospital bed and watch helplessly as this horrible disease consumes the life of an innocent child." - Michael Mccaul

"Dedicated researchers seek better treatments and cures for diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer's and every form of cancer. But these scientists face an array of disincentives. We can do better." - Michael Milken

"If your doctor tells you you have a rare disease that he or she has never seen, if you've got an incurable cancer, boy, don't accept that. You know, go and get a second opinion." - Hamilton Jordan

"I really do believe that America has this weight problem - obesity issues - and we have all these diseases that we get - heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases - that are primarily lifestyle diseases." - John Mackey

"It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone." - Terry Pratchett

"In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke." - Ike Skelton

"Some people say you have to fight cancer. But it was fighting me. The cure was worse than the disease, and it left me totally exhausted and depressed. I just hid myself away in my daughter-in-law's flat." - Maggie Smith

"Well, the most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor." - Jonathan Winters

"The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor." - Jonathan Winters

"Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding." - Arlen Specter

"We live longer and healthier lives than ever before. Animal research has improved the treatment of infections, helped with immunisation, improved cancer treatment and had a big impact on managing heart disease, brain disorders, arthritis and transplantation." - Robert Winston

"Dementia is quite unlike cancer or heart disease or any of those other conditions where you bargain with God for a cure or even just a bit more time." - Laurie Graham

"I am committed to ovarian cancer research on a national level and in my community in the Carolinas. It is important to me to know the women that are true fighters of this difficult disease." - Andie Macdowell

"The upheavals [of artificial intelligence] can escalate quickly and become scarier and even cataclysmic," the New York Times tech columnist once wrote. "Imagine how a medical robot, originally programmed to rid cancer, could conclude that the best way to obliterate cancer is to exterminate humans who are genetically prone to the disease." - Jaron Lanier

"I am involved with so many charitable organizations. Lung Cancer because of my dad, Breast Cancer because as a woman and mother of two daughters I have to be, Lupus for my sister, Crohn's disease for a dear friend, as well as Oceana and The Plastic Pollution Coalition because we have to be responsible to save the planet!" - Lois Robbins

"When are we going to say cancer is cured? I'm not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating." - David Baltimore

"If you just do a Google search and type in 'smoking' or 'lung cancer', you will be barraged with never ending facts and numbers, like how one in every three Americans is affected by lung disease and how COPD is the third leading cause of death and if you get lung cancer the odds are 95% that you will die." - Matthew Gray Gubler

"Cancer is a disease of the genome. And that's what happens. You make mistakes in a cell somewhere in your body that causes it to start to grow when it should've stopped, and that's cancer. And those mistakes are mistakes of DNA." - Francis Collins

"My two grandmothers both died of cancer, so I understand how painful and difficult this disease is on the entire family. My first grandmother passed away from bone cancer when I was about 10. It was really horrible. I remember the whole process like it was yesterday." - Gisele Bundchen

"[On cancer] One of the problems is that the notion of cancer has been so normalized. You hear about it so often, and it's not ok... it's not ok to normalize this disease. And with all of the pinkwashing that goes on where companies are selling products based on breast cancer month it's a lovely gesture, but consumers get so used to it that it becomes more normal." - Jennifer Beals

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling or being unwanted, uncared for, deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference towards one's neighbor who lives at the roadside, the victim of exploitation, corruption, poverty, and disease." - Mother Teresa

"The fantasies inspired by TB in the last century, by cancer now, are responses to a disease thought to be intractable and capricious-that is, a disease not understood-in an era in which medicine's central premise is that all diseases can be cured." - Susan Sontag

"High protein diets make you sick in the long and short term. Expect kidney disease, heart disease and more strokes and cancer. Plus the weight loss is temporary because you can't stay sick for long. Look at the creators of these diets - many are fat themselves." - John A. McDougall

"The simplest way to look at all these associations, between obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and Alzheimer's (not to mention the other the conditions that also associate with obesity and diabetes, such as gout, asthma, and fatty liver disease), is that what makes us fat - the quality and quantity of carbohydrates we consume - also makes us sick." - Gary Taubes

"With the modern diseases (once TB, now cancer) the romantic idea that the disease expresses the character is invariably extended to assert that the character causes the disease - because it has not expressed itself. Passion moves inward, striking and blighting the deepest cellular recesses." - Susan Sontag

"In 1978, in the space of 10 months, 28 leukemia patients came to me and they could all work after six days. It is a portal vein circulation disease, not cancer of the blood. So far 150 leukemia patients have come to me and I could help all of them. Do not fear this disease any more." - Rudolf Breuss

"Frequency generators have been around for decades. Royal Rife was using frequencies in the 1920's and 1930's to cure cancer. Today there are several machines using frequencies to balance out a person's energy thus eliminating the energetic frequency of the imbalance or disease. When the frequency of the disease you have has been neutralized, the disease goes away. These machines absolutely, 100 percent allow the body to virtually cure all diseases." - Kevin Trudeau

"We say that one gets cancer, or a cold, or kidney disease. One would never think to say that one is cancer. But we say that one is depressed, or bipolar, or schizophrenic. A disease of the body is a condition. But a disease of the mind, we think, is a state of being. We no longer believe, as we did 250 years ago, that the mentally ill are animals, but we are not yet ready to grant that they are fully human either." - Paul Gruchow

"Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents." - Shannon Fife

"Thinking instead of acting is the number one golf disease." - Sam Snead

"Hockey is not a sport - it's a disease." - Chico Resch

"Golf is an ideal diversion, but a ruinous disease." - B C Forbes

"Disease often tells its secrets in a casual parenthesis." - Wilfred Trotter

"Virtue consists in avoiding scandal and venereal disease." - Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

"Resentment is a communicable disease and should be quarantined." - Cynthia Ozick

"Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote." - Travis Kalanick

"Prevention of disease must become the goal of every physician." - Henry E. Sigerist

"Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized." - William Ralph Inge

"Hope, the patent medicine for disease, disaster, sin." - Wallace Rice

"Disease is not of the body but of the place." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Im generally considered a conservative in my predictions for disease." - Anthony S. Fauci

"Language is a virus, money is a nasty disease." - Jonathan Barnbrook

"Health has its science, as well as disease." - Elizabeth Blackwell

"Energy had fastened upon her like a disease." - Ellen Glasgow

"[Grateful] Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, [ungrateful] melancholy, is disease." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease." - Prince Philip



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