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Cancer For Family Quotes


"The word 'cancer' carries with it enormous fear, fear for the future, fear for family." - Wayne Swan

"Cancer is not for sissies." - Suzanne Somers

"My family has had a lot of trouble with cancer in particular. There are a lot of great causes out there but for me to pick one I would say anything that is cancer related." - Casey James

"The Teenage Cancer Trust does incredible work supporting and caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer, and it's a cause that is really close to me and my family." - Florence Welch

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

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

"I have a deeper compassion for those living with cancer, as well as their family members. And now when someone tells me that a loved one passed away, I feel it deeply, as though it were my own relative." - Edwina Findley

"Cancer stops you in your tracks. It really makes you think about what's important. In a second, life can change. Don't ever forget to say thank you for love and family. What good is your success without them?" - Jaclyn Smith

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

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

"Skin cancer became personal to my family when my father was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma," - Landon Donovan

"When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too." - Terri Clark

"Skin cancer became personal to my family when my father was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma." - Landon Donovan

"When a person has cancer, the whole family really suffers with her." - Ann Jillian

"I'm a huge breast cancer awareness advocate because my mom went through breast cancer recently. It really brought our family closer." - Brenda Song

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

"Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer." - Warren Beatty

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

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

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

"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

"We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane." - Greg Anderson

"Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed." - Michael Douglas

"I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don't have it, but it is in my family. I've always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups." - Erika Slezak

"The most surprising fact that people do not know about breast cancer is that about 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a single relative with breast cancer. Much more than just family history and inherited genes factor into the breast cancer equation." - Kristi Funk

"I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. We are a testament to the importance of early detection and new treatments ... I am inspired by the brave women who have faced this battle before me and grateful for the support of family and friends." - Sheryl Crow

"For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices." - Angelina Jolie

"It's a familiar story now: a meek and depressed high school chemistry teacher with terminal cancer cooks up a scheme to make and market a superior grade of methamphetamine to provide a nest egg for his family after he's gone. But over the course of five seasons Walter White goes from milquetoast to murderous in order to survive." - Bryan Cranston

"Along with church monies and the United Way, most of the others that I give the most to are organizations for which I have some personal connection in that they have affected family members; i.e., kidney, cancer, heart, and organ donation. My wife and I have also contributed to and been heavily involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Utah County." - LaVell Edwards

"My family and friends were definitely the key to my recovery. One thing that I do suggest is that anyone dealing with a life-threatening illness like cancer choose a point person for people to call to find out how you are doing - a sister, brother, mother, father, daughter, son, or close friend." - Olivia Newtonjohn

"I don't need to reiterate the fact that that everyone has a relationship with cancer. Whether it's an individual-personal relationship - whether it's with family or friends - we've all been touched by cancer." - Sheryl Crow

"I do' need to reiterate the fact that that everyone has a relationship with cancer. Whether it's an individual-personal relationship - whether it's with family or friends - we"ve all been touched by cancer." - Sheryl Crow

"Cancer touches every family in one way or another. As other diseases are brought under control, cancer is set to become the number one killer, and is already in epidemic proportions worldwide." - Paul Davies

"Now I'm being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer." - Kate Moss

"I don't rock for Cancer. I rock for cash, and the topless dancers." - Kid Rock

"Now I'm being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer" - Kate Moss

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

"I do a lot of races for the cure for breast cancer." - Mary Ann Mobley

"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

"Risk reduction for BRCA2 carriers includes taking tamoxifen. Removing ovaries prior to age 40 drops breast cancer risk in half. Ovarian cancer surveillance is unfortunately inadequate at early detection, but birth control pills reduce ovarian cancer incidence up to 60%." - Kristi Funk

"For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies." - Kevin Richardson

"The most famous rumor for me is that I had throat cancer. I never had throat cancer... I don't know why that started... The way I sing, probably." - Bob Seger

"Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model." - Jimmy Fallon

"We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference." - Ll Cool J

"My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 13 and it was something we weren't really aware of as a family." - Rima Fakih

"I am living in Norway, where I am under the care of the best cancer doctor in Norway and I can be closer to my family." - Grete Waitz

"I get a lot of letters, mostly from family members who have been affected by cancer rather than young people themselves. I reply to them all." - Jenny Downham

"Like millions of others, I have been plagued by the devastating effects of cancer hitting not one, but multiple members of my family." - Tom Delonge

"Cancer affects so many people, and even if it hasn't affected someone in your family then you know someone who has had it." - Mollie King

"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

"On the male side of my family, cancer has been very insidious, and so I'm just attempting to live a lifestyle that doesn't follow in their footsteps." - Hill Harper

"I was in Vietnam, and I was exposed to Agent Orange. And there's a high relationship between people that were exposed to Agent Orange and the kind of lymphoma that I had. The prostate cancer was genetic in my family. My father had prostate cancer, my - three of my four uncles had prostate cancer." - Hamilton Jordan

"She had breast cancer. No one said she shouldn't run for governor." - Jodi Rell

"I wish I had cancer. I will burn in hell for that, but it's true." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Don't ask for a cig' - I'm so self-centered, I won't even share this cancer." - Joe Budden

"We're fighting internal struggles, I am the cancer for my own cure." - El-P

"I had cancer for fourteen months and wrote a memoir about the experience." - Natalie Goldberg

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." - Edward Abbey

"I began seeing my wife, Kathleen, while I was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer." - Ken Venturi

"I'm an honorary ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, and I'm also associated with St. Jude's." - Sofia Vassilieva

"We're not going to find a magic cure for cancer. We've got to prevent it." - Joel Fuhrman

"I don't think makeup is rocket science or a cure for cancer." - Cindy Crawford

"Once cancer happens it changes the way you live for the rest of your life." - Hayley Mills

"The standard treatments for cancer are not meant to heal, but to destroy." - Andreas Moritz

"I've kind of got an out in cancer. It keeps things in perspective for me." - Eric Shanteau

"My mother battled cancer for 12 years before losing her fight." - Jenna Morasca

"The virus-to-cancer connection is where medicinal mushrooms offer unique opportunities for medical research." - Paul Stamets

"You know, Mike Milken, the money that he has raised for cancer research has been remarkable." - Joe Torre

"Studying cancer could provide huge insights for astrobiologists into the nature of life itself." - Paul Davies

"Growth purely for its own sake is the philosophy of cancer." - Jasper Fforde

"If Im diagnosed with cancer I might become despondent, but someone young might not, and they might need connections with somebody outside their circle of family because their family is so despondent." - Gus Van Sant

"If I'm diagnosed with cancer I might become despondent, but someone young might not, and they might need connections with somebody outside their circle of family because their family is so despondent." - Gus Van Sant

"Thanks to feminism, women can now acquire status in two ways: through marriage or their own achievements. Cure cancer or marry the man who does, either way society will applaud. Unless he marries into the British royal family, it doesn't work that way for men. Wives shed no glory on their husbands. Having tea with Nancy Reagan is an honor; having tea with Denis Thatcher is a joke." - Katha Pollitt

"The decrease in incidents of death from cancer is largely attributable to new medicines or therapeutics. Perhaps a third is attributable to changing our environment, and that includes of course smoking which I believe accounted for probably 20 percent of deaths from, certainly from lung cancer, more than that from lung cancer, but from cancer overall." - Laurie Glimcher

"Funds raised create hope for kids with cancer. Research is our top priority for discovering a cure." - Jeff Gordon

"Now I'm being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer. - On being a social smoker." - Kate Moss

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

"Cancer is everybody's cause." - Laura Ziskin

"Cancer is always funny." - Jim Gaffigan

"Cancer is very chaotic." - Kris Carr

"Cancer does not discriminate." - Kellie Pickler

"I said, "Suppose communists come out against cancer, do we have to automatically come out for cancer?'" I can't take back that I'm against the poll tax, that I'm against lynching, that I'm for peace." - Studs Terkel

"When my sister was diagnosed with cancer in 1989, her doctor told her that the cancer had probably been in her system for 10 years. By the time cancer's diagnosed, it's usually been around for quite a while." - Marianne Williamson

"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

"Better treatment and detection methods have also improved the survival rate for people with cancer, and for the first time in history, this year the absolute number of cancer deaths in the U.S. has decreased." - Ike Skelton

"I may have found the cure for cancer, and I think it might be Thom Yorke Serum." - Thom Yorke

"There is nothing for the modern man or woman to fear about most cases of cancer. Nothing except delay." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense." - C S Lewis

"Such a strange thing. What was terrible for a healthy fetus has been wonderful at defeating the cancer cells." - Geraldine Ferraro

"I just ask that everyone continue to raise awareness and fight for pediatric cancer. The fight's not over." - Devon Still

"I have a new found respect for women who have been through breast cancer and this surgery." - Giuliana Rancic

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

"With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor." - Cathy Freeman

"It might be hard to believe, but as difficult as cancer was, in some ways it was good for me." - Jon Lester

"In 2001, I was being treated for breast cancer, and I was pretty sure I was going to recover." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"If a black doctor discovers a cure for cancer, ain't no hospital going to lock him out." - Jesse Jackson

"Enoki mushrooms, a tasty variety commonly sold in grocery stores, were one of the first mushrooms studied for preventing cancer." - Paul Stamets

"Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long." - Christopher Hitchens

"Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer, physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time." - David R Brower

"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

"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

"Im known for impressions and family stories." - Jay Pharoah

"That's what you do for family. Anything." - Lauren Oliver

"Friends are family you choose for yourself." - Anonymous

"A small family is soon provided for." - Proverbs

"That's what you do for family. Anything." - Lauren Oliver

"My family is basically Gypsies - for real." - Fairuza Balk

"For me, family has always come first." - Candace Parker

"I'm known for impressions and family stories." - Jay Pharoah

"Cancer has changed, and so have I. Life goes on, even becomes normal again. I refused to let cancer wreck my party. There are just too many cool things to do and plan and live for." - Kris Carr

"The Great Walk to Beijing was a fundraiser for my cancer center. It was a three-week trek with fellow cancer thrivers, including celebrities ranging from Joan Rivers to Leeza Gibbons and Olympians." - Olivia Newton-John

"But of course there is always a hamartia and yours is that oh, my God, even though you HAD FREAKING CANCER you give money to a company in exchange for the chance to acquire YET MORE CANCER." - John Green

"Early stages' is when the cancer is completely contained within the prostate. If it is detected when the cancer is entirely in the gland, the chance for full recovery is at its highest." - Len Dawson

"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

"So far, I am a cancer survivor, but cancer will be with me for the rest of my life, be it as a nodule, tumor or cell someplace, or in my fears and anxieties," - Kathryn Joosten

"You suffer when you give birth, it doesn't matter, it's nature. They tell you, oh, those hormone pills, they're terrible, you'll get cancer. But when it comes to Viagra for men, they don't speak about cancer." - Jeanne Moreau

"A man goes to the doctor for a check, and the doctor exams him and says I've got bad news, you've got cancer and alzheimers. The man goes Thank god I don't have cancer." - Gilbert Gottfried

"In Canada the cancer death rate is 16% higher than in the U.S. because of rationing of medical care. It takes an eight week wait to get radiation therapy for cancer." - Dick Morris

"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

"'Early stages' is when the cancer is completely contained within the prostate. If it is detected when the cancer is entirely in the gland, the chance for full recovery is at its highest." - Len Dawson

"I enjoy working with the American Cancer Society because I fully support its mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays for everyone." - Larry Fitzgerald

"I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I feel it's very necessary that men be more aware about prostate cancer and their health in general." - Herbie Mann

"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

"The 'Great Walk to Beijing' was a fundraiser for my cancer center. It was a three-week trek with fellow cancer 'thrivers,' including celebrities ranging from Joan Rivers to Leeza Gibbons and Olympians." - Olivia Newtonjohn

"We must work to ensure that the Nevada Cancer Institute continues to receive the dollars necessary to make it a vibrant source of research and clinical assistance for cancer victims throughout the state of Nevada and the nation." - Jon Porter

"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

"Any charity that aids or supports trying to find a cure for cancer is very close to my heart. My mom had cancer multiple times, so it's something that I can relate to." - Jennette Mccurdy

"So many of my family and friends had lost their battles against cancer. What could I do that my relatives and friends had not? What could I do that would be different?" - Michael Milken

"I was a vegetarian first. I had high blood pressure at 27, everybody in my family died of cancer, and I knew it was in the food, so I changed my diet." - John Salley

"Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world." - Rosa Delauro

"If you have a friend or family member with breast cancer, try not to look at her with 'sad eyes.' Treat her like you always did; just show a little extra love." - Hoda Kotb

"If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer." - Paul D Boyer

"My family understands the pain of struggling with a loved one who's suffering from a blood-related cancer, and we seek to support those who are working to find a cure." - Nadia Bjorlin

"Before I started chemotherapy treatments, I wrote down the best advice from doctors, family, friends, books, and survivors and created an 'Owner's Manual' to help me take care of myself. It would remind me that cancer is doable." - Regina Brett

"A noted cancer specialist in Boston said he believed that if some simple and inexpensive replacement for Chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer were found tomorrow, all US medical schools would teeter on the verge of bankruptcy, so integral a part of their hospital revenues is oncology, the medical specialty of cancer treatment" - Barry Lynes

"The truth is, if you asked me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son, and a father." - Lance Armstrong

"If Cancer is the chastening tool of God, then doctors who are fighting cancer are fighting against the work of God. If a preacher or a Christian believes the sickness is a means of chastening, then he should never pray for relief from the sickness, but rather pray that the cancer will continue to grow until the chastening is completed." - Ray Comfort

"When I think of cancer prevention, I think of cancer vaccines, but I think more broadly of all that we can do to prevent cancer. And part of that is coming up with a vaccine that will work like the vaccines we have for hepatitis B or flu or polio." - Laurie Glimcher

"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

"Cancer taught me to stop saving things for a special occasion. Every day is special. You don't have to get cancer to start living life to the fullest. My post-cancer philosophy? No wasted time. No ugly clothes. No boring movies." - Regina Brett

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

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

"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

"For most of my life I had operated under a simple schematic of winning and losing, but cancer was teaching me a tolerance for ambiguities." - Lance Armstrong

"I will be a role model for cancer patients for the rest of my life. But you know what? When I was getting chemo, those people inspired me." - Eric Davis

"What's so brave about being bald? I've not fought for my country or found the cure for cancer - I've just gone out without my hat on!" - Gail Porter

"I love the cancer spoon!" - Vicki Pettersson

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

"Cancer is a demonic pregnancy." - Susan Sontag

"Cancer changes your whole life." - Rachel Naomi Remen



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